Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Allman Brothers Band 1971 archive rerelease set for January

The Allman Brothers Band dig into their extensive archives for a legendary 1971 performance that’s set for rerelease in January.

The second in the band’s archival series, "SUNY at Stony Brook 9/19/71" was recorded, as the title suggests, on September 19, 1971 at the State University of New York, and it features the band at their absolute peak.

The album was originally released as the second in the band's self distributed archive series in 2003, but had fallen out of print.

Guitarist Duane Allman was tragically killed less than six weeks after this recording was made, making it one of the last live performances from the original line-up.

This second ABB archive release contains one of the best “Dreams” ever captured on tape and a rare “Blue Sky” with Duane.

The recording is made from the original analog 2-track tapes, not multi-tracked, and the mix improves from the beginning through about the first 3-4 songs, as the ABB soundman was tweaking the sound "on the fly."

Allman Brothers
SUNY at Stony Brook 9/19/71

Statesboro Blues (4:16)
Trouble No More (4:00)
Don't Keep Me Wonderin' (3:47)
Done Somebody Wrong (3:54)
One Way Out 5:08 Blue Sky (11:26)
Stormy Monday (8:53)
You Don't Love Me (25:47)

Dreams (19:37)
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (19:43)

This set comes out the same day as Gregg Allman’s “Low Country Blues” - his first solo album in 14 years (the last one was 1997’s “Searching For Simplicity.”)

This isn’t from the SUNY set, but was captured a year earlier at the legendary Fillmore East.

Allman Brothers – Dreams
Fillmore East – September 23, 1970

See also:

Gregg Allman’s 1st solo album in 14 years due in January