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  posted on 8/26/2005 at 11:07 AM
is this a new ABB song? what's it like?
 
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  posted on 8/26/2005 at 11:09 AM
Yes it is a new ABB song - Oteil wrote it (I believe). I really like it - a great instrumental. I'm not sure I can describe what it's like, but there are plenty of shows which have it if you can get your hands on any of them.

 

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  posted on 8/26/2005 at 11:16 AM
While watching the Beacon run and summer tour setlists this year, I've noticed a few song titles I'm not familiar with (besides all the 'new' tunes on Hittin' the Note) in addition to Egypt. Anyone hear any word on an ABB trip to the studio for a follow up to HTN?

 

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  posted on 8/26/2005 at 11:31 AM
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While watching the Beacon run and summer tour setlists this year, I've noticed a few song titles I'm not familiar with (besides all the 'new' tunes on Hittin' the Note) in addition to Egypt. Anyone hear any word on an ABB trip to the studio for a follow up to HTN?


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  posted on 8/26/2005 at 11:43 AM
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Yes it is a new ABB song - Oteil wrote it (I believe). I really like it - a great instrumental. I'm not sure I can describe what it's like, but there are plenty of shows which have it if you can get your hands on any of them.


I thought Warren and Oteil co-wrote it. Am I wrong?

 

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  posted on 8/26/2005 at 11:45 AM
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Yes it is a new ABB song - Oteil wrote it (I believe). I really like it - a great instrumental. I'm not sure I can describe what it's like, but there are plenty of shows which have it if you can get your hands on any of them.


I thought Warren and Oteil co-wrote it. Am I wrong?


I believe it was Oteil because he played it before he brought it to the ABB.. but it had a different name.

 

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  posted on 8/26/2005 at 12:32 PM
Well Oteil is definitely the main writer, but whether or not any other guys will get credit remains to be seen. I would bet it's just Oteil. The song that evolved into "Egypt" would be "Walk Like a Man", which was a great song the ABB only played twice, August 1 & 2, 2000.

The best way to describe it is to compare it to the feel of "Deviant Dreams" by Frogwings. It has that 6/8 feel, with great allman-esque guitar harmonies, it starts with Just Marc on percussion, when the band kicks in the guitar melody/harmony starts and when the solos come in (both over different patterns) the song builds in intensity as you'd expect. I really like this tune and I can't wait to hear it more...

 

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  posted on 8/26/2005 at 03:16 PM
Have they been playing it at most shows they've doing? I'm seeing them in September and hope to hear it.
And get it on tape too.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 03:07 PM
Just saw them perform it at Jones Beach (8/24), to me it was the best song they played besides for a killer version of Jessica. Got the instant live, and have listened to Egypt everyday since the concert. Great Song.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 03:22 PM
It's definitely an Oteil-inspired song if not written by him! in fact, in St. Louis earlier this summer, Oteil introduced himself before an Oteil and the Peacemakers show as Oteil of Egypt! it was a killer fun show!! small venue small crowd.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 04:24 PM
I believe Oteil sorta introduced it in 2000 as "Walk Like A Bad Man" and the song had lyrics and Oteil sang it. They played it twice that summer (check the ABBase for dates), but apparently the song didn't "fit" as an ABB song as it was written at the time. Since Warren joined the band, there had been some talk about rearranging it as a tune for Warren to sing or as an instrumental. I guess they chose the latter. My understanding is "Egypt" has several new parts that Warren wrote that weren't in "Walk Like A Bad Man" -- hence the co-writing credit of Warren and Oteil.

I still haven't heard the version they did in 2000, but I do recall seeing that both shows were floating around in trading circles. For some reason I just never tracked either one down to hear with my own ears.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 05:20 PM
i was floored by 8/20's version, it definitely represents the jazz element of the band, its got oteil written all over it and you can tell derek really enjoys playing it
 

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 06:50 PM
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I believe Oteil sorta introduced it in 2000 as "Walk Like A Bad Man" and the song had lyrics and Oteil sang it. They played it twice that summer (check the ABBase for dates), but apparently the song didn't "fit" as an ABB song as it was written at the time. Since Warren joined the band, there had been some talk about rearranging it as a tune for Warren to sing or as an instrumental. I guess they chose the latter. My understanding is "Egypt" has several new parts that Warren wrote that weren't in "Walk Like A Bad Man" -- hence the co-writing credit of Warren and Oteil.

I still haven't heard the version they did in 2000, but I do recall seeing that both shows were floating around in trading circles. For some reason I just never tracked either one down to hear with my own ears.


Just for the record, I thought "Walk Like a Man" fit awesome. Oteil told me one of the main reasons for the departure of that song was that he wasn't happy with the lyrics.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 07:10 PM
i went to wanee specifically to hear "egypt." at that point i figured to see the band once more, and after the "woke-up-the-next-morning-haunted-by-the-melody-and-fasicnated-by-the-math" version i heard at the beacon -- VERY much a working it out onstage thing, but instantly memorable, i HAD to hear it again and at wanee i was excited by the progression. NOTHING preapared me for the PERFECT version played at Virginia Beach, just PERFECT. now to get it beyond perfect.

best description i've heard is "hot 'lanta" in slow motion. kinda in the way, i know this is a stretch, the ramones are ac/dc sped waaaaaaaaaaaaay up, and ac/dc is the ramones sped waaaaaaaaaaaaay down...and the one doesn't equal the other.

2 more shows to go -- a chance for my wife to hear "jessica" (her: they've been tesing me by playing it before and after i see them!") and me, "Egypt," and both of us everything else!

PS: the other thing i woke up in NYC haunted by (5 shows in 6 nights you know?) was Gregg singing "These Days." i surely do wish they'd do that at the last show of the year.

 

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 07:32 PM
Went to wanee and heard egypt for the first time,it really got my attention......Went to orlando 5-23-05 bob carr show and heard egypt AND jessica......SMOKIN SHOW...BLEW ME AWAY..

 

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 07:43 PM
yeh at the jones beach show 8/24/05 we also got egypt and jessica-yet somehow some people still found room to complain and said it was a bad show--i dont get it but hey-everyones entitled to thier own opinion i guess....

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 08:06 PM
I have not heard the song yet and I can't wait to hear it!

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  posted on 8/30/2005 at 08:14 PM
"Just saw them perform it at Jones Beach (8/24), to me it was the best song they played besides for a killer version of Jessica."

At the Wanee festival, I met a total newbie who had never seen the Allman Brothers before, a young jam kid in his 20s who had only heard a few songs on the radio. He told me "Egypt" was his favorite song they played that night.

I agree with what Ron was saying about the progression of this song. The Virginia Beach and Saratoga versions from July are both smokin' hot, but something tells me this song still has a ways to go before it hits its maximum potential.

 
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