Official Live: 101 Proof reached #15 on the Billboard Top 200 charts with the album receiving solid reviews.
One of the preeminent metal bands of all time, Pantera put to rest any and all remnants of the '80s metal scene, almost single-handedly demolishing any notion that hair metal, speed metal, power metal, et al., were anything but passé. As one of metal's most ferocious acts, with one of its most insanely devoted audiences, it's clear as an empty whiskey bottle that Pantera's impact and influence on heavy music is still being felt.
The first fourteen tracks are live recordings of songs from previously released studio albums (starting with Cowboys from Hell); the last two songs ("Where You Come from" and "I Can't Hide") are studio recordings made for this album.
Dimebag Darrell on Live 101 Proof (Guitar World 02/98): "The memory of that is just the best time I ever had, just being on the road and playing to the fans. We were recording for years, and we pretty much went with the last tour to, kind of like, keep it all sounding the same. We wanted to put two new studio tracks on it. We wrote those in something like three days. We came back and mixed them after we went on tour with the Ozzfest and had a couple of days off."
Vinnie Paul on Live 101 Proof (nyrock.com 10/97): "We just felt that after four studio albums, and years of non-stop touring, we'd see all these fans at our in-store [appearances] and they'd be like, "when are you putting out a live album?" So we decided to start working on this live album. We just felt like, let's try to give something back to the fans, and make the very best valued product that we can. So instead of doing a big double CD, or box set, or something that's gonna cost a lot of money, we went for, as cheap as possible, and to make it that much more special too, we went and did two new studio tracks ["Where You Come From" & "I Can't Hide,"] right before we went on the Ozzfest."
180 Gram Rhino Double Vinyl
Cut at The Mastering Lab from the Original Master Tapes!
Tip-on Heavy-Board Gatefold Jacket
Same Set as the Original Release!
Phil Anselmo - lead vocals
Dimebag Darrell, guitar, backing vocals
Rex Brown, bass guitar, backing vocals
Vinnie Paul, drums
LP1 - Side A:
1. New Level
4. 5 Minutes Alone
LP1 - Side B:
1. Sandblasted Skin
2. Suicide Note Pt. 2
3. War Nerve
4. This Love
LP2 - Side C:
1. Dom / Hollow
2. I'm Broken
3. Cowboys From Hell
4. Cemetery Gates
LP2 - Side D:
1. Strength Beyond Strength
3. Where You Come From*
4. I Can't Hide*
*Studio Recording from May 1997