Free Somehow

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Free Somehow
Studio album by Widespread Panic
Released February 12, 2008
Recorded May 2007
Genre Rock, southern rock, jam
Label Widespread Records
Producer Terry Manning
Widespread Panic
Widespread Panic chronology
Earth to America
(2006)Earth to America2006
Free Somehow
Dirty Side Down
(2010)Dirty Side Down2010

Free Somehow is the tenth studio album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic. It was recorded in May 2007 with Terry Manning producing in Nassau, Bahamas at the Compass Point Studios. The album is being offered in three variations; a regular CD release, a digital release, and a vinyl record release (April 14, 2008). It was the band's first studio album featuring guitarist Jimmy Herring who joined in 2006.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Boom Boom Boom" (Jerry Joseph / Widespread Panic) 4:25
  2. "Walk On The Flood" (Widespread Panic) 6:53
  3. "Angels On High" (Terry Manning / Widespread Panic) 7:13
  4. "Three Candles" (Widespread Panic) 5:00
  5. "Tickle the Truth" (Widespread Panic) 5:15
  6. "Free Somehow" (Widespread Panic) 4:43
  7. "Flicker" (Jerry Joseph / Widespread Panic) 4:57
  8. "Dark Day Program" (Jerry Joseph / Widespread Panic) 5:57
  9. "Her Dance Needs No Body" (Terry Manning / Widespread Panic) 8:19
  10. "Already Fried" (Widespread Panic) 3:36
  11. "Up All Night" (Widespread Panic) 3:46


Widespread Panic

Guest performers

  • Horns on "Angels On High", "Dark Day Program", "Her Dance Needs No Body" – The Compass Point Horns:
    • Trumpet & Flugelhorn – Jawara Adams
    • Saxophone – Tino Richardson
    • Valve Trombone – Terry Manning
  • Horns on "Up All Night":
    • Trumpet – Rookie Fisher
    • Baritone Sax – Joel Johanson
    • Tenor Sax – Charlie Chalmers
    • Valve Trombone – Terry Manning
  • Orchestral strings and woodwinds – The Compass Point Orchestra
  • Horn and string arrangements, additional harmony vocals, cello and harmonica – Terry Manning
  • Fiddle on "Free Somehow" – Bruce Hoffman
  • Backing vocals on "Up All Night" & "Free Somehow" – Sandra Rhodes, Brenda Barnett, Charlie Chalmers
  • Backing vocals on "Boom Boom Boom" – Everybody


  • Terry Manning – Producer, Engineer, Mastering
  • Chris Bilheimer – Art Direction & Design



Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200[1] 78
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[2] 8
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[3] 21
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[4] 11

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