48: The Return of the Alyrical Miracles


The Return of the Alyrical Miracles

An Instrumental Ethos, Volume 2


Hard to believe that it has been almost a year since we dropped our first episode highlighting Widespread Panic’s vast catalog of instrumentals. We run it back this week by revisiting a few of our favorite shows (6/7/98 and 10/27/00), visit a smoker from fall 1996 (of which there are many), a wildly underrated show from 1999, and post-Halloween gem from 2000. Just one week after we launch into Panic 3.0, we jump back to 2005 and visit Panic 2.0 for the first time for a cover of “Last Date,” the monster 1960 pop hit by Floyd Cramer. Welcome to The Bluest Tape, George McConnell – we’ll see you again soon!

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Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

22 October 1996 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
Disco > Greta
Source: akg460b/ck61>b18>d7 fob by JK

17 April 1999 – Huntsville, AL – VBCC Arena
Eliza’s Apt > Holden Oversoul > Can’t Get High
Source: Schoeps MK41 > CMC6 > Apogee AD-1000 > Tascam DA-P1 by Taylor Caine

07 June 1998 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheater
Driving Song > Bear’s Gone Fishing > Driving Song
Source: FOB Neumann KM84i > PS-2 > SBM-1 > D8 by Mike Phelps

03 November 2000 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
The Last Straw > E on a G > Papa Legba
Source: B&K 4011 > Lunatec V2 > Tascam DA-P1 by Steve Gilbert

29 October 2000 – New Orleans, LA – Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
Jam > Galleon
Source: Schoeps MK41 > CMC6 > Oade m248 > AD2K > DA-P20 by Bill Mixon

07 April 2005 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
Last Date
Source: unknown AUD

Episode cover art image is from 10/29/2000. Courtesy of Michael Sheehan. www.furtherimages.com