Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Allman Brothers to release legendary archival 1971 concert

The Allman Brothers Band will release a legendary 1971 archival concert next month.

Due April 1, “Live From A&R Studios: New York, August 26, 1971” presents the only band-authorized version of the much-bootlegged recording, which features the original line-up of the Allman Brothers Band - Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks - recorded and broadcast live on WPLJ radio in NYC.

The group were at one of their highest peaks at the time, having just released their breakthrough “At Fillmore East” album only a month before.

"Oh, man, I'll never forget that one," drummer Butch Trucks tells Rolling Stone of the radio concert. “We were set up in that studio just like we did on stage. But it was better. Rather than having their backs to me, the front line - Duane, Dickey and Berry - was facing us in kind of a semi-circle, which made it even easier to communicate.

“When I play, I stare at the left hand of whoever is playing lead. And I get to know what people are playing well enough that when they start going somewhere, once they arrive, I'm already there."

Sadly, the project captures founding guitarist Duane Allman’s last New York performance as he died eight weeks later, on October 2, 1971, in a motorcycle accident.

“Live From A&R Studios: New York, August 26, 1971” is the first release under a new deal between the Allman Brothers Band and RED Distribution for upcoming archival releases as well as the handling of their diverse releases through the band's Allman Brothers Band Recording Company label.

The group are previewing the April 1 release with a performance of "You Don't Love Me"/"Soul Serenade."

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

Allman Brothers Band
“Live From A&R Studios: New York, August 26, 1971”
Release date: April 1

“Statesboro Blues”
“Trouble No More”
“Don't Keep Me Wonderin'”
“Done Somebody Wrong”
“One Way Out”
“In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”
“Stormy Monday”
“You Don't Love Me/Soul Serenade”
“Hot 'lanta”

See also:

Allman Brothers to release expanded reissues of Idlewild South
VIDEO: Gregg Allman performs at Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert
VIDEO: Gregg Allman previews I’m No Angel from forthcoming live album
VIDEO: Gregg Allman previews forthcoming live album
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