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  posted on 12/2/2007 at 02:17 PM
Everyone knows which ABB live album is the best. Many think "Peakin At The Beacon" is about the worst.

Where does ONE WAY OUT, the 2003 Beacon release stand? I haven't read too many reviews from fans or critics, and the double CD set has seemed to slipped a bit into obscurity.

How do the ABB forum fans think about the quality of ONE WAY OUT?

 

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  posted on 12/2/2007 at 02:24 PM
I think the sound quality is great...certainly great music...

But I think it sort of lost something as many of the songs were repeated on the DVD and we've all heard the songs on other equally great live albums making this one seem superfluous.

I like it, but I reach for others first....

 

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  posted on 12/2/2007 at 03:28 PM
The Fox Box is the album that should have been released in stores, One Way Out is kind of tame, compared to it. I felt 2nd Set's song selection was kind of superfluous (although it's still great music), too, with a lot of cuts already appearing "live" on Where It All Begins, and "Liz Reed" having already been released three years prior. Still a great listen, but I preferred the song selection on the limited release "3rd Set" from their Austin City Limits appearance - much more diverse (even though the sound on that album is terrible).

Say what you will about quality of performance and sound on Peakin' but the song selection was great - I was really pumped for getting an album with songs that hadn't made it onto a live album in years, if at all.

One Way Out, however, didn't take any chances. Yes, it's great music, but I already felt I had heard it all before (some live versions of tunes from Hittin' the Note, two songs that had just appeared on Peakin', another Warren "Dreams", a by-the-numbers "Midnight Rider", the unintentionally funny "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"). There are some great moments (Derek on "Stateboro", the new "Wasted Words" arrangement) but otherwise, I feel like it was a missed opportunity and rarely ever spin anything from it. Although I did buy it after I bought the Fox Box, to be fair, and those shows just blow it out of the water. Hell, the '03 Raleigh disc blows it out of the water.

One Way Out just seems like another Instant Live, nothing that will turn your head if you've been paying attention to the band since then.

 

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  posted on 12/2/2007 at 04:00 PM
I love it! Love it I say! I just purchased it about a year ago. I didn't realize Derek was on it and when I did I ordered it right away. I love the studio album "Hittin' The Note" that they did with the current lineup as well! Can't get enough of the Brothers, every line up has had it's moment and place in their history and souldn't be ignored!
 

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  posted on 12/2/2007 at 05:17 PM
i too agree that this one seemed to play it safe. still it is a smoking set by the band - just nothing here that surprises. perhaps culling some of the best moments from some of the instant lives would have made a much better live release.

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I preferred the song selection on the limited release "3rd Set" from their Austin City Limits appearance - much more diverse (even though the sound on that album is terrible).


pcb - i've never heard of or seen this release. was this an official limited release (like the irsa release) or a boot?

 

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  posted on 12/2/2007 at 05:24 PM
It's a boot.

 

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  posted on 12/2/2007 at 05:56 PM
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  posted on 12/2/2007 at 06:03 PM
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Everyone knows which ABB live album is the best. Many think "Peakin At The Beacon" is about the worst.

Where does ONE WAY OUT, the 2003 Beacon release stand? I haven't read too many reviews from fans or critics, and the double CD set has seemed to slipped a bit into obscurity.

How do the ABB forum fans think about the quality of ONE WAY OUT?


The complete availability of high quality show recordings by either fan taping or Instant Live has rendered this album superfluous. It is a high quality sampling of the current band just as it began to jell in a serious way and the year that Hittin the Note was released.

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  posted on 12/3/2007 at 10:42 AM
Superfluous seems to be the 50 cent word of the thread so far...

 

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  posted on 12/3/2007 at 11:01 AM
At the time of its release I thought it was nice companion piece to the Beacon DVD and I love the "Midnight Rider" and "don’t keep me wondering" versions. It holds up very well so far and would be the one I'd recommend to someone to listen to THAT DOES NOT KNOW THE “new Band ". However as mentioned above I have some instant lives I like just as well and recently the New Orleans live show o7 has become my fav of the new band.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2007 at 11:42 AM
I recommend it to non-traders and/or casual fans to get an idea of what the current band is up to live.

If I'm looking for a dose myself, I'll almost always spin something from the Fox Box or a Beacon show.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2007 at 11:47 AM
Amen Porkchopbob! The Fox Box is unflippilnbelievable!!

 

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  posted on 12/3/2007 at 11:58 AM
Having every INSTANT LIVE release from 2003-2005 and most of 2006 and a few from 2007 I can say I don't listen to it that much... BUT I think it's an incredible album. I think it sounds phenomenal, and for people who don't collect concerts its a great representation of the current band. However, I actually wish they didn't limit it to just those 2 nights. It would be great to have remixed the best versions of songs from several nights of an entire tour. Although I think that "Rocking Horse" & "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" are some of the greatest live versions of those songs. With "Desdemona" & "Statesboro Blues" also being incredible version. Everything on there is great, however there are things such as "Come and Go Blues" which is good, was nailed way better later.

If it were economically feesible, I'd say they should release more live albums more frequently if they're not in the studio. But I know that isn't very feesible.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2007 at 01:24 PM
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=1820
 

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  posted on 12/3/2007 at 02:17 PM
I enjoy it a lot. Hard for me to rank with the other releases. Basically the same music thats on the Beacon DVD. Give or take a few songs. If you like One Way Out, you would love the DVD.
I suggest the DVD too

 

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  posted on 12/3/2007 at 02:32 PM
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Having every INSTANT LIVE release from 2003-2005 and most of 2006 and a few from 2007 I can say I don't listen to it that much...


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  posted on 12/4/2007 at 04:28 PM
I think One Way Out is a very very very good live album. Great sound quality and hot performances.

The only negative to me is that is has kind of a "play it safe" vibe to it. The thing that made Fillmore East so awesome is that they pushed the envelope and took some chances.

I think One Way Out would have been even better if they had let the 1st disc be pretty much like it is, but then had the 2nd disc have only 2 tracks or something like that. Maybe something like Dreams followed by a 45-50 minute epic Mountain Jam or something.

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  posted on 12/4/2007 at 05:11 PM
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I think One Way Out is a very very very good live album. Great sound quality and hot performances.

The only negative to me is that is has kind of a "play it safe" vibe to it. The thing that made Fillmore East so awesome is that they pushed the envelope and took some chances.

I think One Way Out would have been even better if they had let the 1st disc be pretty much like it is, but then had the 2nd disc have only 2 tracks or something like that. Maybe something like Dreams followed by a 45-50 minute epic Mountain Jam or something.

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Interresting point about playing it safe which only shines the light on what a Gutsy move the orginal fillmore was for its time... cool thought...

 

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  posted on 12/4/2007 at 05:51 PM
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I think One Way Out is a very very very good live album. Great sound quality and hot performances.

The only negative to me is that is has kind of a "play it safe" vibe to it. The thing that made Fillmore East so awesome is that they pushed the envelope and took some chances.

I think One Way Out would have been even better if they had let the 1st disc be pretty much like it is, but then had the 2nd disc have only 2 tracks or something like that. Maybe something like Dreams followed by a 45-50 minute epic Mountain Jam or something.

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Exactly how I feel. It may not be fair to compare it to Fillmore East, of course, but I feel 1st Set (with the exception of kicking the album off with the same song the previous album began with) took more chances than and stands on it's own far more than One Way Out does. Like everyone has been saying, it's a companion to the dvd, but no one refers to 1st Set as a companion to the Great Woods vhs. I feel that the album should be the focus, and the dvd a supplement since there are more people out there who listen to music than watch music.

There's just nothing terribly special about One Way Out, comparatively speaking, but the masses at tower and virgin megastores probably weren't going to shell out the dough for the amazing and far superior Fox Box.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2007 at 05:59 PM
I see your point about being a companion to the DVD but I think part of the reason the discs are over-shadowed is because the DVD is brilliant. Amazing quality, camera work and the music smokes even if there may be better performances that the traders know of.

I have lots of music DVDs but i find I watch most once or twice and then file them. I have watched that DVD more than just about any other I can think of.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2007 at 06:03 PM
It was a wise move by the band to issue a "commercial" release live record. It probably turned a lot of folks on to the new version of the band who either were not into them at all or lost interest somewhere in the post Duane or post Dickey eras. But I agree it does not compare to the Fox Box, or for that matter Wanee 2007, neither of which to my knowledge are available in a brick and mortar record store.

 

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