WSP: CHOICE CUTS

Choice Cuts: The Capricorn Years 1991-1999

Widespread Panic's Choice Cuts will be in stores on July 3! Released by Legacy Recordings, the album contains songs personally hand picked by the band. To quote JB, "This smattering of self-proclaimed anthems and nursery rhymes by Widespread Panic is a fair taste of what was going on during 'The Capricorn Years'."

Choice Cuts is a great compilation to add to your Panic collection and may be a great way to turn your friends on to the band! You can order a copy now at Widespread Merchandise.

The Cuts:

01. Travelin' Light
(J.J. Cale)
from Space Wrangler (1988)
Produced by John Keane and Widespread Panic

02. Chilly Water
(Widespread Panic)
from Space Wrangler (1988)
Produced by John Keane and Widespread Panic

03. Love Tractor
(Widespread Panic)
from Widespread Panic (1991)
Produced by Johnny Sandlin for Duck Tape Music

04. Weight of The World
(Widespread Panic)
from Widespread Panic (1991)
Produced by Johnny Sandlin for Duck Tape Music

05. Papa's Home
(Widespread Panic)
from Everyday (1993)
Produced by Johnny Sandlin for Duck Tape Music

06. Ain't Life Grand
(Widespread Panic)
from Ain't Life Grand (1994)
Produced by John Keane

07. Blackout Blues
(Widespread Panic)
from Ain't Life Grand (1994)
Produced by John Keane

08. Rebirtha
(Widespread Panic)
from Bombs & Butterflies (1997)
Produced by John Keane

09. Aunt Avis (featuring Vic Chesnutt)
(Vic Chesnutt)
from Bombs & Butterflies (1997)
Produced by John Keane

10. Blue Indian
(Widespread Panic)
from Til The Medicine Takes (1999)
Produce by John Keane

11. Climb to Safety
(Music, Jerry Joseph and Glen Esparza/ Lyrics, Jerry Joseph)
from Til The Medicine Takes (1999)
Produced by John Keane

12. Surprise Valley
(Widespread Panic)
from Til The Medicine Takes (1999)
Produce by John Keane

13. Pickin' Up The Pieces (featuring Branford Marsalis)
(Live) (Widespread Panic) from Light Fuse Get Away (1998)
Produced by John Keane and Widespread Panic

14. Pigeons (Live)
(Widespread Panic)
from Light Fuse Get Away (1998)
Produced by John Keane and Widespread Panic

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[Published on: 6/28/07]

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Comments

sunnbear star Thu 6/28/2007 03:03PM
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sunnbear

Love Panic, but a "greatest hits" type album? WTF? Should have been live selections...maybe, but...

lizardking1 Thu 6/28/2007 03:06PM
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this is a sad day for panic. they definetly should have just done a live album or something.

AZ~*Droo* Thu 6/28/2007 03:13PM
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AZ~*Droo*

i defitnitly agree!! should of put out a live album vs a $$ maker!

lowspark211 Thu 6/28/2007 03:17PM
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they put out a live album after every show....

paulygparty Thu 6/28/2007 03:40PM
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If they want to put it out, I say put it out. Now if the record company wants to put it out, that's a different story.

You know what, I think I'll just ask them tonight when I see them. Or maybe tomorrow. Or maybe Saturday!

Panic's back in LA this weekend and all the freaks are freaking!!!

lipsey655 starstar Thu 6/28/2007 03:59PM
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garbage, i am with sunnbear, if they had to release this album then they should have picked some of their favortie live selections for each song, maybe some cuts from the earlier years

umphkabump Thu 6/28/2007 05:01PM
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nwilso starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/28/2007 06:12PM
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If you want a live recording go to livewidespreadpanic.com there is an infinite supply of live wsp. Everyone on here gives grief to bands whos ultimate goal is to make money. Isnt that what we are all kinda working for? Unless you dont have a job and follow shows all the time.

BRabbit Thu 6/28/2007 06:50PM
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BRabbit

who the fuck cares if they put out this album or not? let panic be panic. get rich bitch. fucking hippies bitching about an album from panic because its not what they want. PANIC BRING OUT ANY ALBUM AND ILL BUY IT.

Zapzapa Thu 6/28/2007 07:36PM
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Zapzapa

^I second that brother^ bnaylor knows whats up

Rickymullet Thu 6/28/2007 08:19PM
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kaiserbun Thu 6/28/2007 09:08PM
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pretty ridiculous to me, and i've always been a big panic fan. they don't need to release something like this, probably got a little extra cash for it. stupid comment rickymullet, its not unoriginal at all. nobody out there has ever sounded anything like panic, and if you are bored at their shows then you don't enjoy live music. i've never heard anyone compare them to the dead, not even close to the same kind of sound.

Luthur starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/28/2007 10:09PM
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Panic has put out several live albums. And several live DVDs. Most of us on here have the studio originals. This compilation is a restrospective deal. Nothing wrong with that. How many folks here were listening to Panic back in 88? Not many. I agree with Bnaylor. Their catalog is so extensive that it may be daunting to a person that is interested. I like the idea. Let Panic be Panic. Go hippie away otherwise. They've only allowed, I dunnow, several hundred free taped shows over the past 20 years. Get over yourselves. You don't want it? Don't buy it. Eat a biscuit and all will be better.

cmaxwell starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/28/2007 10:46PM
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This really isn't Panic's idea. I have no proof-just instinct, but keep in mind they are not with Capricorn any more. They probrably went along so that Capricorn would not release this right when their freshly recorded material comes out. Supposedly the boys were not happy about Capricorn re-releasing the Panic in the Streets/Ga Theatre DVD at the same time as Live at the Backyard. Still, it's more artwork and whatnot for the collection so I'm buying.

phalluscooper star Thu 6/28/2007 10:53PM
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phalluscooper

This would be a decent starter for a new fan...nothing more. Consider the contract with Capricorn complete and leave it on the shelves. B-sides and alternate takes would be more appealing than this.

dudeski3 Fri 6/29/2007 12:29AM
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dudeski3

Good selections but I agree that Panic is not the greatest hits type.

treetops78 starstarstar Fri 6/29/2007 04:30AM
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treetops78

I could make this CD right now in my house. I think I might have made it already. What is the point?

treetops78 starstarstar Fri 6/29/2007 04:34AM
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treetops78

But they should have cut TTMT to one song and given three to Everyday, a much bigger album in my mind of Panic history. That lead in to Pleas is where my Panic dreams began. I mean come on people!

phishphreak2009 starstarstarstar Fri 6/29/2007 07:08AM
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phishphreak2009

Of course I wish this was a live album, but please let panic do what the heck they want. Afterall it is their music there is no reason for you to sit there and complain because you don't want them to release this album. Just don't buy it and quit your bitching. I know I will be buying it!

nsafay Fri 6/29/2007 07:52AM
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i third bnaylor and second kaiserbun. just keep touring so i can get my live fixes.

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Fri 6/29/2007 08:47AM
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picking favorites from albums is senseless. I do not get it.
Pick favorite LIVE cuts.. that would be better. peaces

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Fri 6/29/2007 08:52AM
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I say that because most of us, have all these albums. What would be the point of buying this one? meh. Pieces . :P

scottblack65 Fri 6/29/2007 09:31AM
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Look, goodpeople, this greatest hits album is not targeted at anyone who has ever been on jambase, let alone someone who has attended multiple shows and owns multiple albums. It is directed at newbies, to make it easier for folks curious about WP to buy one album and see if they like it. If they do, they'll be back for more. Any band with as many studio albums as Panic has SHOULD have a greatest hits album. It will continue to sell well for decades. Haven't you ever bought a greatest hits album as your first one by a band you don't know that much about? I wish I was still in LA so I could go to those shows this weekend!

canoftunapudding Fri 6/29/2007 09:48AM
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I celebrate their entire catalogue

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Fri 6/29/2007 09:53AM
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my favorite is everyday 1993 get that one if you do not know what to do. :P

Makisupa_McGee Fri 6/29/2007 10:30AM
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Makisupa_McGee

hardcore panic fans...when would you say panics true heyday was???

Every show i saw from 98 - 01 was a throwdown but Ive also had some good times with em recently mixed in with a few mediocre ones.

dogphishhead Fri 6/29/2007 11:47AM
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dogphishhead

If you want a live cd go to livewidespreadpanic.com

BearLeeStandin starstarstarstarstar Fri 6/29/2007 01:16PM
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To question Panic is to question Gravity.

letshavesomefun Fri 6/29/2007 01:32PM
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They should change their name to Widespread Buttcheeks. Cause the Panic is over. It all sounds the same.

AdCo Fri 6/29/2007 01:44PM
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AdCo

we need some more comments like letshavesomefun

not that i agree with him, i dont. i dig panic.

but comeon...that shit made me laugh. i kill time at work reading this shit, and anything that makes me smile is good enough for me.

and the album, IMO - who cares? like i understand people perferring a live selection of greatest hits, cause this is jambase, of course with a band like panic we'd perfer live...but there arnt actually any negative consequences that this album can have. plus, i wouldnt doubt that feedback like this will reach the panic boys and we can expect a live greatest hits sometime in the future.
meanwhile...i'll enjoy the flecktones at carnegie hall this weekend. if anyone's in nyc tonight check out kenny's castaways - codename is playing there and they play some ill jazz-infused funk rock. peace all

lvcheese Fri 6/29/2007 02:48PM
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phishr82 Fri 6/29/2007 03:26PM
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phishr82

i love michael bolton, i celebrate his entire catalogue

cuttyfives Fri 6/29/2007 04:34PM
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choice cuts of a goat?

standingtaller star Fri 6/29/2007 10:27PM
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standingtaller

I really hate to see this from Panic. Lookup Legacy Records, people, then read and learn. The are finding the time to make moe money...moe money...moe money. Damn, I understand it, but it stings when the music gets whored this way!

Carini83 starstarstar Sat 6/30/2007 12:20AM
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Carini83

here's the thing, WSP probably didn't want to realease a "Greatest Hits" album but it may have been required in their contract. thats what happened to DMB aka "The Best of Whats Around"

Nibble starstarstarstarstar Sat 6/30/2007 06:54AM
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There's been alot of talk about Widespread's decision to making this a studio greatest hits. All bands, no matter how good live they are, still record in a studio. Even the holy grail of jambands did so. I may be a bit old school but I always look forward to getting a new widespread studio album. To assume that anyone knows why this band decided to put this album out is presumptuous. Keep in mind they have not only thre own families to think of. Everyone is about making the money. I think we all need to take a step back and realize that if we were in the situation as some of these artists we would do the same. I would looooovveeee to get paid 20/30/40/60 thousand bucks for four hours of work. Make sure you think about the reality of this music business before posting any judgements on these great musicians or any other.
Well done boys, thanks for putting this out, of what I hope to be many, greatest hits albums. Maybe you can begin a "Dick's Picks" of your own.
OOOOOOOOOOooooo, maybe a box set. That'll get 'em going.
Peace. "Hope to see you there"

vwphan starstarstarstar Sat 6/30/2007 07:45AM
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Hey Morons, We live in a free market society. Panic has the right to do whatever the hell they want. Personally, I have all of these tracks on my computer so I won't be buying it. I don't think they put this out for the DIE HARD fans. That's what livepanic.com is for. This is a disk that a newbie can pick up at Best Buy and fall in love with the band. Let it be.

O1Roggae Sat 6/30/2007 07:48AM
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O1Roggae

i'll be at tour closer in Charlotte. It's gonna be an awesome way to close out the summer. Herring is bringin wsp to a new level, and i personally love it

lexslamman starstarstarstar Sat 6/30/2007 12:55PM
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As musicians trying to market themselves, this album was an excellent idea - since I have multiple live versions of all these songs, I probably won't choose to buy it, but there are still a lot of live-music fans out there who have been orphaned by the demise of the dead, the break-up of Phish, and the pending conclusion of SCI's tenure - so it is the perfect time to try to broaden their appeal. WSP was on FIRE the last time I saw them (Bonnaroo) - I have never seen a show like that without any set breaks... there was a point where I was tiring of the Panic schtick, but since Herring has come on board they've been getting better and better, and now I won't hesitate to call myself a SpreadHead.

das starstarstarstarstar Sat 6/30/2007 03:13PM
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For someone just opening their eyes to Panic this record is the perfect thing. The most far out live jam or intense show is lost on new ears. Sure most of us have heard these cuts before but for someone who doesn't want all Panic's albums(yet)this idea is brilliant. More Power!

yemmw Sat 6/30/2007 03:19PM
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yemmw

They need to cut an album with Herring

das Sat 6/30/2007 04:29PM
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I love the metaphor of eating the meat of the goat. Just one liiitle taste my precious.... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahah, gasp!

Ula Sat 6/30/2007 11:28PM
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Ula

I want some live vault releases!

hnkscrpio starstarstar Sun 7/1/2007 03:35AM
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hnkscrpio

damn i thought this was gonna be all live songs, oh well panic rules, even though a lot of people have these already.

dedliug Sun 7/1/2007 01:39PM
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yemmw-the album with herring has been recorded already i think
it's being post-whatevered i believe now-terry manning producing

some really original hating on these comments...it's like i have never seen some of this insightful, incisive hater bulls*&t ever before, anywhere, ever, at all...))))bravo for originality lot lizards(((((

TravlynnJoe star Sun 7/1/2007 06:46PM
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TravlynnJoe

Bring Back GEORGE MCCONNELL ASAP !!!

BooneRes star Sun 7/1/2007 10:36PM
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the cd earth to america was all new tracks tranceful.
that was 2005. I bet u would like the song second skin, its trancy. peace

hatfieldsbro starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/2/2007 08:25AM
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to all u haters
GMAC sucked royal cock
and this something the record company wanted to do,not the bands decision
the band only decided what songs they are putting on there

for ur new tunes u are wanting, they just got back from the Bahamas the new cd will have plenty of new tracks
if u dont like them why even make a comment on here, OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Phish is done,SCI is done and there is nobody out there to follow---other than Panic bitchez

letshavesomefun Mon 7/2/2007 01:38PM
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happydestiny Mon 7/2/2007 03:54PM
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happydestiny

lets have some fun----the scene is dead? apparently you werent at red rocks

go follow OAR you fuckin tool

Daddyphatsacks Mon 7/2/2007 07:02PM
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Daddyphatsacks

Saturday night in LA lived up to all hype! Great time in Babylon.

laybcknrelax starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/3/2007 09:40AM
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i say to everyone... think what you want too . thats what makes this fun. as far as widespread panic putting out a greatest hits album. I SAY GOOD FOR THEM. i think it is probably a cool feeling in every bands career, when they can say "hey lets do a greatest hits".i own enough WSP music that honestly i might not need a greatist hits album, but thats not the point. someone who doesn't have all the tunes can have some of the best with one purchase. hell i own a lot of greatest hits cds of bands that i didn't like enough to buy an album of. And honestly i think everyone i own has driven me to buy something else from that band, or at least explore them further. thats what they wan....fans.... and i want it too, i think everybody and there mother and there mother's mother should know WIDESPREAD PANIC. these guys are money making fools. AND I BET IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO MAKE THE MONEY THEY ARE..... YOU WOULD TOO. honestly I personally really enjoy widespread panic. i loved em with micheal houser,i loved em with george mcconnel, and i love em with jimmy. they are a really fun band and a good group of dudes that are going to be remembered forever, and so is the culture they have produced over the years. i think if anything be proud that we could all be a part of it. a greatest hits album just means more memories man!!!!!!. TAKE HER EASY.

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I wish I loved them with Herring :/

cmaxwell starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/3/2007 11:43PM
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Seems like they have yet to road-test all the new material. Can't wait for the surprises!

blower starstarstarstar Wed 7/4/2007 10:07AM
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Hey Miles check out the last few nights. Jimmy busted out a Saldano amp. The tone is a little warmer and richer. It is almost there.

jaxpanic Thu 7/5/2007 05:18AM
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when i was 12 years old "we sold our soul for rock and roll" sure helped me discover Black Sabbath. if some kid is saying what's up with this panic band i keep hearing about goes out and buys this then says wow--these guys sure have a bunch of good songs--i think i'll support them by attending shows--well..............you know the rest

lindsay_kimmell starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/6/2007 01:35PM
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lindsay_kimmell

I hadn't thought about it like that jaxpanic and it is a very valid point. I know the essential bob dylan greatest hits helped me to get more familiar w/ his music. Greatest hits are usually a safe bet when being introduced to a new band.

I think it is really neat that you get a cd w/ hand picked favorites of the band; but I was dissapointed upon looking at the tracks and it not being a live cd (I think there is one live song). I don't think panic's studio albums do them justice as it is. When I introduce people to them I tell them you have to see them live or I let them listen to a live cd. The studio albums are however useful if you have trouble understanding JB and you want to familiarize yourself w/ the lyrics. Now don't get me wrong. I am not saying their studio albums aren't good by any means; I just feel that they are constricted mainly to just playing the meat of the song and you don't get a feel for what they are capable of.

It is what it is. I personally wont purchase this cd; but I will save the money I would have spent on and put it to use cathing as many shows as possible!!

We finally found the place in time to call our own!!!

Peace and Panic

thegdead Sat 7/7/2007 01:44PM
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canoftunapudding Mon 7/9/2007 01:10PM
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What were the best performances Gdead?

Promontory Rider Tue 7/10/2007 07:17AM
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Promontory Rider

DI
Dreadlock Inhalation
"Choking on dreadlocks"
Beware of hair matting!
DI first responce

ankasi Wed 7/18/2007 09:49AM
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if you don't like it, don't buy it. simple.