It’s going to be a very busy later winter/early spring for fans of the Allman Brothers Band.
On February 18, the same day that my book One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band is launched, Sony will also be releasing two archival Allman Brothers recordings. Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theater 1992 will be two discs from the band’s first extended run at the Beacon Theatre, taken from two shows, March 10 and 11, 1992.
On March 7, the band will set up shop at New York’s Beacon Theatre for the rest of the month, celebrating their 45th anniversary with a series of shows.
I interviewed Warren Haynes, who produced the Beacon CDs for release, about this last night for a feature in an upcoming Guitar World. More on that as it gets closer. The release also features liner notes by my friend John Lynskey, editor of Hittin The Note.
In February, the band’s Allman Brothers Recording Company label dips back into the archives with Boston Common 8/17/71, recorded the same year as At Fillmore East, and less than three months before Duane Allman’s death.
The Beacon shows were recorded for An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band but only a handful of songs were used on that live album. The rest of the multi-track recordings have never been heard – until now. Only one track on the collection, “Revival” appeared on An Evening With. Warren Haynes was involved in the track selection and production. Full track listings below. Sony is also releasing, at long last, a DVD of The Allman Brothers Band Live at Great Woods featuring the entire performance, not interrupted by interviews.
A couple of week later, on March 11, while the band is in full swing at the Beacon for their 45h anniversary – and 25th anniversary at the Upper West Side theater – Galadrielle Allman’s Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman will be released. This is also a must-read for hardcore fans. Galadrielle did a great job last year compiling and writing liner notes for Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, which has also been reissued and is available once again after its initial 10,000 copy run sold out.
Play All Night DISC 1
INTRO >STATESBORO BLUES
YOU DON’T LOVE ME
END OF THE LINE
LOW DOWN, DIRTY, AND MEAN
COME ON IN MY KITCHEN
GUITAR INTRO >HOOCHIE COOHIE MAN
GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE
IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED
REVIVAL appears on EVENING WITH
Sony Press Release:
On February 18, Epic/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment will release Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theater 1992, a new two-disc set showcasing The Allman Brothers Band’s very first time playing such an extended run at the Beacon. In 1992, The Allman Brothers Band reunited for a tour which saw The Brothers first take the Beacon’s stage for a lengthy run – a residency that’s now a tradition for both band and venue. The band would tape two of their 10 shows at the theater in March 1992. Amazingly, material from these electrifying shows has seen virtually no release – until now.
Also due out on February 18 (Epic/Legacy Recordings), the DVD release of The Allman Brothers Band Live At Great Woods. Recorded in September, 1991, before a crowd of nearly 20,000 adoring fans at the Great Woods Amphitheater in Massachusetts, this DVD release features, for the first time on the format, the original long form video version of this concert, with no interviews edited into the main feature. This DVD reissue has been long requested by Allman Brothers Band fans