first_imgOn September 14th, 2001, seminal alternative rock band Ween were faced with a conundrum: should they go on with the re-release party they had planned for their 1990 album GodWeenSatan: The Oneness? With all of the turmoil in the world after the horrific attacks on September 11th just three days prior, the band was simply unsure if they a concert or party was the right move. The band decided to take the stage at their local New Hope, PA bar, John & Peter’s, and play through the pain and the anger. What resulted is the stuff of legend, a powerful cover-to-cover rendition of the album in its entirety in front of a capacity crowd.“There was a sense of raw emotion the night of the show. It had been only a few days since the towers had fallen, and everyone in the world had been glued to their TVs,” explains Dean Ween in a press release. “As we walked onto the stage the crowd was in a daze, but we came to play that night and needed to deliver in a big way. It was very cathartic on both sides of the stage, for both band and audience.”He continues, “Remarkably, that night, we were able to conjure up the spirit we had when we originally wrote these songs – some dating back to 1985. I have never heard Gener sing as hard as he did that night. He was screaming, just like he did when we cut the record. I broke out my old 1958 Fender Musicmaster – the same one I had played on GWS.”The show was never released to the public, however, thanks to a 24-track tape recording, Ween fans can now hear this legendary set for the first time. The band have announced that GodWeenSatan Live will be released on November 16th. The album, which contains the full recording of that magical night in New Hope, will be released as a double LP pressed onto 180g white vinyl. This marks Ween’s first new release since 2008.Explains Deaner, “9/14/01 was a very special night for Ween, a time way before it was trendy for bands to perform an album live in its entirety. It seemed like a good idea at the time, and now we’re pretty sure it was.”You can pre-order GodWeenSatan Live at this link. See below for the album’s art.last_img