Music in High Places

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Music in High Places
Unwritten Law - Music in High Places cover.jpg
Live album by Unwritten Law
Released January 21, 2003
Recorded August 2002 in Yellowstone National Park and at DLI Studios, San Diego
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop punk
Length 36:54
Label Earth Escapes
Producer Unwritten Law, Anthony Eaton
Unwritten Law chronology
Music in High Places
Here's to the Mourning
Alternative cover
Alternative cover used for online pre-order copies of the album.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 starslink

Music in High Places is a live album by the San Diego-based rock band Unwritten Law, released in 2003 by Earth Escapes. It was recorded live for the VH1 program Music in High Places and features the band performing acoustic renditions of their songs in various natural settings in Yellowstone National Park (with the exception of "Shallow," which was recorded acoustically in the studio). The version of "Rest of My Life" from this recording was released as a music video and reached #16 on US modern rock charts. The album peaked at #134 on the Billboard 200.

Most of the songs performed are from the band's preceding 2 albums, 1998's Unwritten Law and 2002's Elva. It would be the band's final recording with founding drummer Wade Youman, who was ejected from the band shortly after, due to personal and professional issues, until he was reinstated in 2013.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Scott Russo, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Before I Go" Russo, Wade Youman, Steve Morris Russo, Morris, Rob Brewer, Youman 3:35
2. "Rest of My Life"   Russo 2:32
3. "Seein' Red"   Russo 3:41
4. "Up All Night"   Russo 2:54
5. "Blame It on Me"   Brewer, Russo, Wade Youman 3:01
6. "Geronimo"   Russo, Morris, Youman, Brewer, Pat Kim 3:08
7. "Cailin"   Russo, Morris, Brewer, Youman 3:56
8. "Rescue Me"   Russo 3:34
9. "Elva"   Russo, Nicholas Wright, Phil Jamieson 4:26
10. "How You Feel"   Russo 2:41
11. "Shallow" Russo, Morris, Brewer, John Bell, Youman Russo, Morris, Brewer, Bell, Youman 3:26
Total length: 36:54



  • Scott Russo - vocals
  • Steve Morris - guitar, backing vocals
  • Rob Brewer - guitar, backing vocals
  • Pat "PK" Kim - bass guitar
  • Wade Youman - drums


  • Don Worsham and Wil Burston – recording engineers
  • John Alagia and Jeff Juliano – mixing
  • Peter Harding – additional engineering and editing
  • Baraka – Pro Tools


  • Jeff Nicholas and Marco Orozco – cover design and art direction
  • Spencer Thornton and Steve Simmons – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Rest of My Life" Modern Rock Tracks 16