PEACH PICKS: CREAM OF THE CROP 2003:
FOUR-DISC SET, OUT IN MAY, FEATURES
CURATED SELECTIONS FROM SIX SUMMER SHOWS
**Dedicated To The Memory Of Gregg Allman**
Fans of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame group THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND will be excited to hear Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003, a collection of the best performances culled from six shows in July and August 2003. Set for release May 16 via the band’s Peach Records (Orchard distribution), the collection includes 36 tracks recorded between July 25 and August 10, 2003 in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Darien Center, NY, Hartford, Charlotte and Raleigh, with no song repeated.
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND formed in 1969 and quickly became one of the most popular live bands in American rock music history, selling millions of records along the way. Hailed for their live improvisation and marathon performances, the group released the At Fillmore East album in 1971, and it’s still hailed as one of the best live albums ever. The group played its last live performance October 28, 2014, at New York’s Beacon Theatre.
The 2003 iteration of the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND–founding members GREGG ALLMAN, JAIMOE and BUTCH TRUCKS plus WARREN HAYNES, MARC QUINONES, OTEIL BURBRIDGE and DEREK TRUCKS–would prove to be the longest-running line-up and most consistent in its live performances. The band had just released their first album in 10 years, the Grammy-nominated Hittin’ The Note and were in top shape. Guest musicians on four Cream Of The Crop 2003 songs include Susan Tedeschi, Karl Denson and Branford Marsalis.
Continuing the tradition of providing quality content for fans, Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003 will be available in an array of configurations. The full curated four-CD set will be offered, both physically and digitally. Each of the full six concerts will also be available for completists, and this marks the first time any of this music has been made available digitally.
Recorded for the then-nascent “Instant Live” CD series (fans picked up copies of the concert immediately after the show as they were being burned on CD), these shows capture the group at full throttle. For this collection, Warren Haynes serves as Supervising Producer, longtime manager Bert Holman as Executive Producer, with Bill Levenson and John Lynskey as Associate Producers. Haynes says, “That was an important time in the growth of that incarnation of the ABB. We had just released Hittin’ The Note and everybody was psyched to be playing a lot of new material from an album we all were very proud of and there was new life being breathed into a lot of the older songs.” “Warren was asked to oversee this release because he has a keen ear, a great memory for individual show performances and is a master at song sequencing,” says Holman. “The entire process went very well; we were all on the same page about what song should be included and in what order, and everybody in the band agreed with the final choices.”
Cream Of The Crop, like many Allman Brothers Band releases before, is dedicated to a recently lost Brother. This one is in honor of Gregg Allman 1947-2017.
Cream Of The Crop 2003 track list:
- Don’t Want You No More
- It’s Not My Cross To Bear
- Black Hearted Woman
- Rocking Horse
- Hot ‘Lanta
- Old Before My Time
- Come And Go Blues
- Woman Across The River
- The High Cost Of Low Living
- Hoochie Coochie Man
- Trouble No More
- Midnight Rider
- You Don’t Love Me
- Who To Believe
- Stormy Monday
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
- Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
- Worried Down With The Blues
- Statesboro Blues
- Stand Back
- Mountain Jam
- Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Gambler’s Roll
- Who’s Been Talking
- Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
- Wasted Words
- Whipping Post
- One Way Out
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ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND TO RELEASE
THE FOX BOX:
2004 THREE-NIGHT STAND FROM ATLANTA’S FABULOUS FOX THEATRE
When the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND hit Atlanta’s Fox Theatre for a sold-out three-night run in 2004, they were buoyed by the critical and fan reception of what would be their final studio album, Hittin’ The Note. The band had been touring heavily and were ready to settle down in their beloved Atlanta for three special nights. The shows were released by the then-nascent “Instant Live” program, contemporaneous recordings sold at shows and internet mail order only afterwards without much packaging or fanfare.
Now, the band will release–digitally March 24 and physically on April 28–via RED Distribution all three shows as The Fox Box. The 8-CD set features a remastered audio mix as well as tightening up of the song spacing. And these three September 2004 shows have a unique feature that ABB fans will appreciate: of the 53 songs performed, there is only one repeat, the sprawling “Dreams,” played (three times), and each with a different voicing by the guitar soloist: DEREK TRUCKS, WARREN HAYNES and JACK PEARSON.
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND in 2004 featured founding members GREGG ALLMAN (keyboards, vocals) and drummers BUTCH TRUCKS and JAIMOE along with longtime percussionist MARC QUINONES, guitarists WARREN HAYNES and DEREK TRUCKS and bassist OTEIL BURBRIDGE. Guitarist JACK PEARSON, who was in the band from 1997-99, was a special guest. Other guests include Derek’s bandmate/wife Susan Tedeschi, guitarist Vaylor Trucks (Butch’s son who was captured on the rear cover of Brothers & Sisters as a child) and keyboardist Rob Baracco (Phil Lesh Quintet/Other Ones).
Since 2002, representatives for the ABB–Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honorees–have worked diligently to honor and respect the music of the band, which was founded in 1969. Through their own Peach Records, they have released a number of high-quality, fan-favorite shows including a 40th Anniversary DVD as well as Hittin’ the Note and One Way Out CDs, among others.
FOX BOX track list:
9/24/04 Disc 1
–Trouble No More
–Worried Down With The Blues
–You Don’t Love Me
–Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
–Come And Go Blues
–Can’t Love What You Never Had
–Why Does Love Got To Be So Bad?
–Black Hearted Woman
–Dreams (with Jack Pearson)
–Mountain Jam (reprise) (with Jack Pearson)
–Southbound (with Jack Pearson)
9/25/04 Disc 1
–Les Brers (Intro)
–Don’t Want You No More / It’s Not My Cross To Bear
–Who’s Been Talking
–Good Clean Fun
–Old Before My Time
–Woman Across The River
–The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
–Leave My Blues At Home
–Key To The Highway
–Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (with Susan Tedeschi)
–One Way Out (with Valor Trucks)
–Les Brers In A Minor
9/26/04 Disc 1
–Every Hungry Woman
–Done Somebody Wrong
–Hoochie Coochie Man
–High Cost Of Low Living
–End Of The Line
–I Walk On Gilded Splinters
–The Same Thing (with Rob Baracco)
–In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (with Rob Baracco)
–In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (cont’d, with Rob Baracco)
–Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
–No One To Run With
Fox Box: 3 Nights Live at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA (9/24/04): http://a.co/aEmS23f
Fox Box: 3 Nights Live at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA (9/25/04): http://a.co/fG6azdh
Fox Box: 3 Nights Live at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA (9/26/04: http://a.co/f2Xpbtn
Fox Box: 3 Nights Live at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA (9/24/04): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fox-box-3-nights-live-at-fox-theatre-in-atlanta-ga/id1210121966
Fox Box: 3 Nights Live at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA (9/25/04): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fox-box-3-nights-live-at-fox-theatre-in-atlanta-ga/id1210550638
Fox Box: 3 Nights Live at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA (9/26/04): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fox-box-3-nights-live-at-fox-theatre-in-atlanta-ga/id1210551405
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND ANNOUNCE ON-SALE INFO FOR FINAL CONCERTS
FOUR POSTPONED BEACON THEATRE SHOWS IN NEW YORK CITY SET FOR OCTOBER 21, 22, 24 & 25 AND FINAL TWO CONCERTS OCTOBER 27 & 28
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND have announced the on-sale information for the final shows for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group that formed in 1969. Tickets for their October 27 and 28 performances at New York City’s Beacon Theatre will go on sale to the public Friday, July 11 at 10:00 AM Eastern. These final ABB performances bring the band full circle back to the Beacon, a venue the band has played exactly 232 times since their annual tradition began there in 1989.
This comes after the news that the band rescheduled dates for four shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre that were postponed in March: Tuesday, 10/21, Wednesday 10/22, Friday, 10/24 and Saturday, 10/25. Tickets purchased for those sold-out shows (originally set for 3/25, 26, 28 & 29) will be honored on these dates for the corresponding days (see itinerary below). Fans unable to attend the rescheduled shows can return tickets for a refund at the point of purchase prior to August 1.
As part of the 45th anniversary celebration, the band recently released a new DVD 40, filmed at the Beacon on their 40th anniversary, where they performed their first two albums The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South in their entirety. Their monumental breakthrough live album At Filmore East (cited by Rolling Stone on their list of 25 Best Live Albums) will be celebrated by Universal Records with the July 29 release of a six-CD set.
The current lineup of the band–founding members GREGG ALLMAN (vocals and keyboards), BUTCH TRUCKS (drums and tympani) and JAIMOE (drums) plus longtime members WARREN HAYNES (vocals, lead and slide guitar), DEREK TRUCKS (slide and lead guitar), OTEIL BURBRIDGE (bass) and MARC QUINONES (congas and percussion)–is, at 14 years, substantially longer than any other version of the band.
Meanwhile, the band is gearing up for two nights of concerts as part of their very own PEACH FESTIVAL, August 14-17 in Northeast Pennsylvania. In its third year, PEACH FEST 2014 will feature artists including the ABB on two nights, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Trey Anastasio Band, Lotus, Big Gigantic, the Taj Mahal Trio, Blackberry Smoke, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, the London Souls and more. The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND will close the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA on Sunday, September 7.
Tickets for the October 27 & 28 Beacon Theatre shows go on sale to the public Friday, July 11 at 10AM ET and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com and www.beacontheatre.com and via charge by phone at 866-858-0008. If tickets remain, they will also be available at the venue box office beginning Saturday, July 12 at 11:00AM. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, July 8 at 10AM ET through Thursday, July 10 at 10PM ET.
Here is the band’s final itinerary:
|Sat-Sun 8/16-17||Scranton, PA||Peach Fest|
|Sun 9/7||Arrington, VA||Lockn’ Music Fest|
|Tues 10/21||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 25 honored)|
|Weds 10/22||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 26 honored)|
|Fri 10/24||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 28 honored)|
|Sat 10/25||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre (tickets for March 29 honored)|
|Mon 10/27||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre|
|Tues 10/28||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre|
For more information, contact:
Todd Brodginski/RECKONING PR