Drive-By Truckers It's Great To Be Alive! on Limited Edition 5LP + 3CD Box Set
The Drive-By Truckers are thrilled to announce that their long awaited live album, recorded over three nights at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco CA, will be released in October 2015. The band's long-time producer, David Barbe, acquired the necessary mobile gear to record the band and flew out to San Francisco to capture their three-night stand in November of 2014.
The Drive-By Truckers hired some horns, sold some tickets and played three special and unique shows. From those shows they have sequenced a sort of ultimate live Drive-By Truckers collection, one that hopefully captures the essence of the band's life’s work into one cohesive whole.
Bundled up in a specially designed deluxe box, It's Great To Be Alive! features songs and stories spanning thirty years of the DBT history sequenced to give listeners a close as possible document of their Fillmore shows. It's Great To Be Alive! includes: 5 LPs, 3 CDs, 4 mini concert posters by Wes Freed and 16-page LP-sized booklet with liner notes by Patterson Hood.
Pattersoon Hood to NPR: "We sequenced it to be like kind of an ultimate DBT set list. We never use a set list from night to night so the show is ever evolving, but for this it was like, what would be the ultimate three hour show we could play right now? We also sequenced the vinyl so that each disc was like its own mini-record...I mean, I realize that no one has three hours to listen to an album any more, so hopefully each section stands up as its own thing."