From DBT’s forthcoming epic 5 LP / 3 CD live record, the album was recorded over three nights at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, It’s Great To Be Alive! is available to pre-order now direct from the band.
Here’s the original Adam’s House Cat version
It’s a Great Time to Be Alive! is an epic 35 track 5 LP live deluxe album which was recorded over three nights at the historic Filmore Auditorium in San Francisco, there’s also a 13-track edition titled This Weekend’s the Night and a number of package options that are all up for pre-order on the band’s website, the album includes tracks stretching back to the Hood & Cooley band Adam’s House Cat band and right through to the band’s last last long player English Oceans. The album is set for release on October 30th, in the mean time Jason Thrasher has recently uploaded a lot of videos of the band to Vimeo and I’ve picked a couple to post here, for the rest click here.
Jay Gonzalez (DBT’s keyboard maestro), is after funding to release The Bitter Suite, a 5 song rock medley that’ll be pressed on a limited edition run of 180 gram vinyl with a unique etching on the flip-side, if you’re going to ask for funding then I think he’s hit on the best way – great selling job.
The Bitter Suite. If it reaches the goal, it’ll be pressed onto 180 gram vinyl. Some folks may question the validity of vinyl, but, in my opinion, you can taste the difference…
Obsessing over the new DBT album at the moment, here’s my Minilog
In case you missed it DBT have released more info on the upcoming album, the release entitled English Oceans is out in March and the news items at Rolling Stone has the full story, with the promise of a return to a simpler direct sound and that Cooley and Hood have split the songwriting duties down the middle this time, there’s much to be excited for.
Tracklist for English Oceans:
1. Shit Shots Count
2. When He’s Gone
3. Primer Coat
4. Pauline Hawkins
5. Made Up English Oceans
6. The Part of Him
7. Hearing Jimmy Loud
8. Til He’s Dead or Rising
9. Hanging On
10. Natural Light
11. When Walter Went Crazy
12. First Air of Autumn
13. Grand Canyon