Double-Disc Bonnaroo Set Due Next Month
As first tipped here last month, Sanctuary will on Sept. 24 release a double-disc live album chronicling this year's inaugural Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn.As first tipped here last month, Sanctuary will on Sept. 24 release a double-disc live album chronicling this year's inaugural Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The event attracted 75,000 fans and grossed close to $9 million. According to promoters Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, Bonnaroo will return again in the summer of 2003.
The disc presents a wide array of performers, from West Coast rap outfit Jurassic 5 ("Countdown") to jazz pianist/vocalist Norah Jones ("Nightingale") and cult rock duo Ween ("Bananas and Blow"). Highlights include tracks from such jam band staples as Widespread Panic ("Tallboy," featuring gospel vocalist Dottie Peoples), Phish's Trey Anastasio (a mind-bending, 11-minute version of "Last Tube"), and the String Cheese Incident ("Search"). Grateful Dead alum Bob Weir guests on "Tennesee Jed" with fellow Dead principal Phil Lesh & Friends.
Songs from Ben Harper, Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Soulive, moe., and Gov't Mule are also included on "Bonnaroo 2002."
A Bonnaroo DVD is due in November. "[It] is a full documentary, including the build through the live performances," Superfly's Jonathan Mayers told Billboard. "We even had a crew in traffic. This felt like an important event."
Here is the tracklist for "Bonnaroo 2002":
"Tallboy," Widespread Panic featuring Dottie Peoples
"Tennessee Jed," Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Bob Weir
"Rodeo Clown," Jack Johnson
"Tiger Roll," Galactic
"Countdown," Jurassic 5
"Locomotive Breath," Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
"Peekaboo," Robert Randolph & Family Band
"Nightingale," Norah Jones
"Turn It Out," Soulive
"Ain't Nothin' But a Party," Dirty Dozen Brass Band
"Last Tube," Trey Anastasio
"Burn One Down" / "With My Own Two Hands," Ben Harper
"Banks of the Deep End," Gov't Mule
"Search," String Cheese Incident
"Bonnaroo Traveler," Bela Fleck & Edgar Meyer
"Captain America," moe.
"Bananas and Blow," Ween
"Sugartown," North Mississippi Allstars
"Pickapart," John Butler Trio
"Rain and Snow," Del McCoury Band
"Amazing Grace," Blind Boys Of Alabama