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Friday
Jan252013

Allman Brothers Band Releasing Two New Archival Concert Albums in February

Legacy RecordingsThe Allman Brothers Band is set to release two new live albums next month, each documenting a concert from the early 1970s -- a transitional period in the group's history.  Both recordings will be issued as two-CD sets on February 12.

The first collection captures a February 11, 1972, show at the City Auditorium in Macon, Georgia.  The gig marked the first time the band had played in its hometown since the death of lead guitarist Duane Allman the previous October.  At this point, the rest of the group's lineup remained unchanged: singer/keyboardist Gregg Allman, singer/guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe.  Recorded two months before the arrival of the Allmans' classic Eat a Peach album, the concert featured performances of a number of songs from the release, including "Ain't Wastin' Time No More," "One Way Out" and "Trouble No More."

The second live album documents a May 1, 1973, concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  The Allmans lineup featured at this show saw the addition of future Rolling Stones touring keyboardist Chuck Leavell and new bass player Lamar Williams, who had joined the group after Oakley died in November '72.  The set list for the event included four songs -- "Come & Go Blues," "Wasted Words," "Jessica" and "Ramblin' Man" -- that would appear on the band's Brothers and Sister album, which wasn't released until that August.  It also featured a marathon 31-minute rendition of Eat a Peach's "Mountain Jam."

The high-quality audio from both albums comes from the original two-track master tapes from the soundboard at the shows.

Here are the complete track list to the albums:

City Auditorium, Macon, GA 2-11-72:

Disc 1:
"Statesboro Blues"
"Done Somebody Wrong"
"Ain't Wasting Time No More"
"One Way Out"
"Midnight Rider"
"You Don't Love Me"
"Stormy Monday"
"Hoochie Coochie Man"
"Hot 'Lanta"

Disc 2:    
"Les Brers in 'A' Minor"
"Trouble No More"
"Whipping Post"

Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 5-1-73:

Disc 1:
"Wasted Words"
"Done Somebody Wrong"
"Statesboro Blues"
"One Way Out"
"Stormy Monday"
"Midnight Rider"
"Jessica"
"Come and Go Blues"
"Ramblin' Man"
"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"

Disc 2:
"Trouble No More"
"You Don't Love Me"
"Les Brers in 'A' Minor"
"Whipping Post"
"Mountain Jam"

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