Drive By Truckers Live Epic


The Drive By Truckers have announced the October 30 release of a new live album – It’s Great To Be Alive – with 35 tracks recorded during a three-night stand at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

The set covers the Truckers’ entire career, including tracks from Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood’s early band, Adam’s Housecat, through to the 2014 album English Oceans. The album includes an epic version of ‘Grand Canyon,’ dedicated to the late Craig Lieske, who was the band’s tour merchandise man for a decade who died in 2013. 

There are a number of different versions of the release with a deluxe box set containing three CDs and 5 vinyl albums 4 plus mini concert posters by Wes Freed and a 16-page LP-sized booklet with liner notes by Patterson Hood. There is also a CD only deluxe version and a single CD highlights release.

The band is currently on an American tour that will take them all the way through to October.


Lookout Mountain 4:51
Where the Devil Don’t Stay 4:52
Sink Hole 5:22
Made Up English Oceans 5:16
The Righteous Path 5:15
Women Without Whiskey 4:31
The Living Bubba 6:24
Primer Coat 4:19
Mercy Buckets 5:26
Marry Me 5:46
Tornadoes 5:23
Sounds Better in the Song 5:10
Used to Be a Cop 6:58
Shit Shots Count 4:06
Runaway Train 5:35
A Ghost to Most 4:57
Goode’s Field Road 7:35
Uncle Frank 5:13
Putting People on the Moon 7:17
First Air of Autumn 3:35
Box of Spiders 7:47
When the Pin Hits the Shell 3:57
A World of Hurt 7:42
Get Downtown 3:24
Ronnie and Neil 5:03
Gravity’s Gone 3:35
Pauline Hawkins 6:26
Birthday Boy 3:32
Girls Who Smoke 4:30
Three Dimes Down 2:53
Hell No, I Ain’t Happy 8:10
Shut Up and Get on the Plane 5:24
Angels and Fuselage 5:15
Zip City 7:53
Grand Canyon 13:08

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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