The Grand Theatre, Volume One

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The Grand Theatre, Volume One
Studio album by Old 97's
Released October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12)
Genre Alternative country, Southern rock
Length 44:35
Label New West
Producer Salim Nourallah
Old 97's chronology
Mimeograph EP
The Grand Theatre, Volume One
The Grand Theatre, Volume Two
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Spin 7/10 stars[2]
Classic Rock 7/10 stars[3]

The Grand Theatre, Volume One is the title of the eighth studio album from alternative country/rock band the Old 97's, released on October 12, 2010. The band took up a week-long residency at Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas, Texas, simulating the concert experience to test out new material. The songs which the band felt worked were then taken to Treefort Studios in Austin, Texas, for proper recording. Over two dozen songs were recorded during these sessions. The remaining material was released as The Grand Theatre, Volume Two in 2011.

Track list[edit]

  1. "The Grand Theatre" - 3:15
  2. "Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You)" - 2:45
  3. "The Magician" - 3:54
  4. "You Were Born to Be in Battle" - 3:50
  5. "The Dance Class" - 3:22
  6. "Let the Whiskey Take the Reins" - 4:10
  7. "Champaign, Illinois" - 3:25
  8. "A State of Texas" - 2:54
  9. "You Smoke Too Much" - 3:44
  10. "Love Is What You Are" - 4:04
  11. "Please Hold on While the Train is Moving" - 5:26
  12. "The Beauty Marks" - 3:34

Bonus tracks[edit]

  • "Marcy Anne" (iTunes bonus track)
  • "Two Family Trees" (Amazon bonus track)



  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Old 97's - The Grand Theatre vol. I review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  2. ^ Menconi, David (1 October 2010). "Old 97's, 'The Grand Theatre Volume One' (New West)". Spin. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  3. ^ Staunton, Terry (February 2011). "Old 97's - The Grand Theatre". Classic Rock 154. London, UK: Future plc. p. 86.