Old & In the Way (album)

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Old & In the Way
Old and in the Way.jpg
Live album by Old & In the Way
Released February 1975
Recorded October 1973
Genre Bluegrass
Length 42:48
Label Round
Producer David Grisman
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Old & In the Way is the self-titled first album by the bluegrass band Old & In the Way. It was recorded 8 October 1973 at the Boarding House in San Francisco by Owsley Stanley and Vickie Babcock utilizing eight microphones (four per channel) mixed live onto a stereo Nagra tape recorder. The caricature album cover was illustrated by Greg Irons.[1][2][3][4][5] For many years it was the top selling bluegrass album of all time[citation needed], until that title was taken by the soundtrack album for O Brother, Where Art Thou.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[6]

On AllMusic, Peter J. D'Angelo said, "Soaring multi-part harmonies; fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, and mandolin lines that seamlessly intertwine with a good-time feel; and exceptionally solid musicianship round out the ten-track effort.... This is the sound of purists re-creating the music they grew up with and it's both enjoyable and inspiring to listen to."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pig in a Pen" (Traditional) – 2:53
  2. "Midnight Moonlight" (Peter Rowan) – 6:17
  3. "Old and In the Way" (David Grisman) – 3:05
  4. "Knockin' on Your Door" (trad.) – 3:36
  5. "The Hobo Song" (Jack Bonus) – 5:05
  6. "Panama Red" (Rowan) – 2:57
  7. "Wild Horses" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 4:19
  8. "Kissimmee Kid" (Vassar Clements) – 3:32
  9. "White Dove" (Carter Stanley) – 4:45
  10. "Land of the Navajo" (Rowan) – 6:19

Personnel[edit]

Old & In the Way[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recording engineers – Owsley Stanley, Vickie Babcock
  • Producer, mixing – David Grisman
  • Editing – David Grisman, Owsley Stanley
  • Sleeve illustration – Greg Irons
  • Sleeve layout – Raymond Simone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Old & In the Way at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  2. ^ Jackson, Blair (1999). Garcia: An American Life. Penguin Books. p. 505. ISBN 0-14-029199-7. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
  3. ^ Trager, Oliver (1997). The American Book of the Dead: The Definitive Grateful Dead Encyclopedia. Fireside. ISBN 0-684-81402-1. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
  4. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Canongate U.S. p. 625. ISBN 1-84195-615-5. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
  5. ^ Old and in the Way at RateYourMusic.com
  6. ^ a b D'Angelo, Peter J. "Old & In the Way". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-09-20.