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Live, Vol. Four
Live, Vol. Four (The Avett Brothers) cover art.jpg
Live album by The Avett Brothers
Released December 18, 2015 (2015-12-18)
Recorded December 31, 2014 (2014-12-31)
Venue PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Length 72:26
Producer
  • The Avett Brothers producer
  • Rick Rubin executive producer
The Avett Brothers chronology
Magpie and the Dandelion
(2013)Magpie and the Dandelion2013
Live, Vol. Four
(2015)
True Sadness
(2016)True Sadness2016

Live, Vol. Four is the fourth live album from The Avett Brothers. It, and its concert DVD counterpart, was released on December 18, 2015,[1] the vinyl edition will be released in early 2016. It contains 14 tracks, including 4 covers and 2 never released original songs.[2]

Live, Vol. Four was recorded at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on December 31, 2014.[1] Many of the tracks feature Valient Himself of the North Carolinian band Valient Thorr as Father Time.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Zumic 4.5/5 stars[4]

Francesco Marano of Zumic gave the album a positive review, writing that "...you can hear, and almost feel, the band’s energy through the night" of the 2014 New Year’s Eve concert.[4] Marcy Donelson of Allmusic gives a more mixed review, that although "over-sung and over-played... their performance has the uplifting infectiousness of a gospel choir."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro / "Feeling Good" (Nina Simone cover)" 1:41
2. "Satan Pulls the Strings" (previously unreleased) 7:40
3. "Laundry Room" 4:47
4. "Another Is Waiting" 2:13
5. "Shame" 4:17
6. "Kick Drum Heart" 5:24
7. "Rejects in the Attic" (previously unreleased) 6:31
8. "Ten Thousand Words" 6:24
9. "Talk on Indolence" 6:58
10. "Auld Lang Syne (Traditional cover)" 4:47
11. "The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy cover)" 2:22
12. "Slight Figure of Speech" 7:01
13. "I and Love and You" 5:34
14. "Happy Trails (Roy Rogers cover)" 2:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Scott Avett - vocals, banjo, acoustic guitar, piano, kick drum
  • Seth Avett - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, hi-hat
  • Bob Crawford - backing vocals, upright bass, electric bass, fiddle
  • Paul Defiglia - backing vocals, keyboard, organ, upright bass
  • Tania Elizabeth - backing vocals, violin
  • Joe Kwon - backing vocals, cello
  • Mike Marsh - drums
  • Bonnie Avett - vocals on "Ten Thousand Words" and "Happy Trails"
  • Jim Avett - vocals on "Happy Trails"
  • Valient Thorr - vocals on "The Boys Are Back in Town" and "Happy Trails"[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[6] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[7] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Avett Brothers Release Live, Vol. Four". American Songwriter. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Live, Vol. Four". theavettbrothers.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Marcy Donelson. "Live, Vol. Four". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Francesco Marano (23 December 2015). ""Live Vol. Four" – The Avett Brothers". Zumic. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Setlist". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Avett Brothers Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  7. ^ "The Avett Brothers Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 January 2016.