Thursday, November 12, 2015

Allman Brothers to release expanded reissues of Idlewild South

The Allman Brothers Band will mark the 45th anniversary of their second album, “Idlewild South”, with a series of expanded reissues on December 4.

The follow-up to their 1969 self-titled debut featured a pair of Allman concert staples, “Midnight Rider” and the epic “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.”

The album's title came from the band's nickname for a farmhouse it rented on a lake outside of Macon, Georgia during the project’s recording, with its busy atmosphere reminding them of New York City's Idlewild Airport.

An updated series of the album will include a remastered edition on CD, vinyl and digital, a Deluxe 2CD set and a Super Deluxe 3CD/Blu-ray package.

The 2-CD Deluxe Edition adds 12 tracks, including a combination of outtakes, live and studio cuts, while a 3-CD and Blu-Ray Super Deluxe edition with 14 added tracks also includes the entire album (plus four additional outtakes, alternate takes or mixes) in Blu-Ray Pure Audio in 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround & Stereo.

After 45 years together, The Allman Brothers Band performed its final show on October 28, 2014 at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

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