Thread: ABB to re-release HTN, One Way Out, Stonybrook and Beacon DVD

JNB - 11/15/2011 at 12:03 AM

I don't think a day goes by that we don't get a call in the Hittin' the Note office asking when the ABB Archive, Stonybrook 9/19/71, is going to be reprinted. So, I'm really excited to tell you that this incredible CD along with Hittin' the Note and One Way Out will be back in stock on December 6th! In addition the 2003 Beacon DVD will also be re-released. You can pre-order now at the following link:

http://www.hittinthenote.com/cart/c-35-new-stuff.aspx

I am also please to pass on that there will be a DVD release in 2012 of the ABB 40th Anniversary performance at the Beacon Theatre from 3/26/09!!!

Happy Holidaze!



JNB

[Edited on 11/15/2011 by JNB]


Brock - 11/15/2011 at 01:36 AM

Great to hear about the 3-26-09 DVD, but damn, three years? Especially when the fine Moogis recording is already in the can. Still, much better late than never. What a show that was, even with the Statesboro muff!


PhotoRon286 - 11/15/2011 at 02:10 AM

I think we'd all prefer NEW studio material.


WharfRat - 11/15/2011 at 02:45 AM

quote:
I am also please to pass on that there will be a DVD release in 2012 of the ABB 40th Anniversary performance at the Beacon Theatre from 3/26/09!!!



Sweet
Better late then never I guess


IPowrie - 11/15/2011 at 03:30 AM

Glad the Hittin the Note album we be back in stock as Ive heard nothing but good things about that album but have never been able to get a copy


JimSheridan - 11/15/2011 at 03:31 AM

Well, that is some good news on the 40th anniv Beacon DVD!! I'm in.


Brightboy - 11/15/2011 at 05:03 AM

The Allman Brothers Band will release three live and archival CDs and one DVD on Dec. 6 as part of a new distribution deal that gives the band control of their own music to an unprecedented level. “Finally, after 40 years, (the band) are making records for their own label, without any interference from non-musicians,” says Gregg Allman.

The group has joined forces with Entertainment One Distribution to market two signature record labels; Peach Records and the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company. The agreement with Peach Records is for the sales of its previous Sanctuary label releases, as well as new live recordings of the current band. The deal with the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company is for the release of archival recordings that feature the late band members Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.

First up, they will release the live ‘S.U.N.Y. At Stonybrook, NY’ (1971) show, which will include apparently the only soundboard recording of ‘Blue Sky’ that features deceased founding members Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.

Previously, this show was only available through mail-order and at the ABB live shows. Also to be expected is the out-of-print 2003 studio album ‘Hittin’ The Note,’ a re-issue of the 2003 ‘Live At The Beacon Theatre’ DVD, and the 2004 live album ‘One Way Out,’ which features classics and newer material.

The group also plan a 2012 release of their 40th Anniversary show held at the 2009 Beacon Theatre. After years of the band being protective about their material, the group is excited about the possibilities of this deal. Longtime manager Bert Holman says, “This new relationship will allow us to get music into fans’ hands quicker and more readily than ever and will give us the added marketing support that these projects deserve.”

Source: UltimateClassicRock.com

http://rock1029.com/the-allman-brothers-band-plot-release-of-new-classic-er a-live-albums/


susea - 11/15/2011 at 11:32 AM

I have most of the other stuff so went ahead and did the pre order for StonyBrook and will await the release of the 2009 DVD! Thanks Joe! I imagine I'll be seeing you in Boston real soon!


HeathO96001 - 11/15/2011 at 12:06 PM

Awesome news! Thanks for the head's up!


jszfunk - 11/15/2011 at 12:19 PM

I had no idea HTN was out of print.


Rydethwind - 11/15/2011 at 01:16 PM

anyone who does not have ‘S.U.N.Y. At Stonybrook, NY’ (1971) is infor a real treat it stays in my disc changer blue sky is simply brilliant...


gotdrumz - 11/15/2011 at 02:48 PM

Lots of legal manuevering to just release "old" stuff......makes one wonder a couple of things ? 1) Do they go the route akin to The Dead and start a live series ? or 2) Release new material now the money trail stays closer to home instead of lining other pockets ?


Quinn - 11/15/2011 at 04:06 PM

lets hope for a series like the Dead do


brofan - 11/15/2011 at 06:39 PM

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Lots of legal manuevering to just release "old" stuff......makes one wonder a couple of things ? 1) Do they go the route akin to The Dead and start a live series ? or 2) Release new material now the money trail stays closer to home instead of lining other pockets ?


Only time will tell.

I've heard this MANY times before.....let's hope things will finally be different.

I'm glad to hear the news, Joe, but color me skeptical as far as the Vault opening for any imminent Archival/Historic releases.......still a lot of unresolved issues with Kirk, etc. - unless all that has been cleared up. Until they issue a press release to that effect, let's just day I won't hold my breath.

Woflgang's Vault, Bill Graham Enterprises, Phil Walden, Epic Records, Capricorn Records, Polygram.....the list goes on and on. A LOT of great stuff is out there. And so little is available to the fan base through legitimate commercial release.

The problem in the past was that they just didn't own most of their own stuff - hell, the best pre-Fillmore soundboard recording came out on Grateful Dead Records, for crissakes, and then almost immediately went out of print. And that, like most of the early stuff, i.e. Ludlow Garage, Atlanta Pop Festival (which I have been listening to again lately - man, that is some good stuff) were all spearheaded by Kirk, who is now on the outs. Say what you will about the man, but he was the ONLY one in the ABB organization who seemed willing to spend the time and energy or had any interest whatsoever in organizing, protecting and preserving their recorded and photographic legacy. And he did a pretty damn good job of it, too. For that he got canned.......I obviously don't know all the circumstances and ins and outs of why what happened happened, but to me it seems like a damn shame and ultimately once again the fans lost out.

I apologize if I have offended anyone in or out of the ABB circle with my comments here. I know Kirk is a polarizing figure in the ABB world but one thing that I think is indisputable is that he knew more about the ABB's past and had access to possibly more of their recorded and photographic legacy than just about anyone else - can anyone say that The Big House would have attained Museum status without his efforts? - and he is far more responsible for the release of the ABB's Duane-era recordings since 1989 than anyone else.

Thanks, Kirk. I am very grateful for what you were able to share with us.


jfk2112 - 11/15/2011 at 08:13 PM

A "bootleg" series like Experience Hendrix does with its Dagger Records releases would be cool too. I volunteer to help with the project.

I too did not know HTN and One Way Out were out of print. I have all the sets that are being reissued so all I have to look forward to is the anniversary show which in effect already have thanks to Moogis.

An Archival release from the Dan Toler era with proceeds going to Dan would be cool. We could probably all put up with some Keytar from 80-82 era if it's for a good cause.


JohnJohnston - 11/15/2011 at 10:03 PM

I heard that there were several archive releases that Kirk West had prepared before he departed. Any word on what has happened the these? Kirk did a great job on the first five and I'm sure that the new ones would have been amazing as well.

The ABB's slow movement on this front is a big disappointment. The Dead has done an amazing job.


fender31 - 11/15/2011 at 10:29 PM

I will try to be optimistic and not complain about the ABB not releasing new music as I usually do. I will definantly buy the 2009 show ,I wonder if clapton will be in it? I am sure they want to show some different songs on this dvd that were not on the last one. Would of loved to have release a 2009 tour dvd with jack pearson smokin on dreams,mtn jam,liz reed at the TN shows. I hope this will open new doors for this band and to fans.

[Edited on 11/15/2011 by fender31]


Tarzan - 11/15/2011 at 11:02 PM

greatnews


stormyrider - 11/16/2011 at 03:34 AM

still waiting for the Atlanta Pop vid


Rydethwind - 11/16/2011 at 01:35 PM

Totally agree about buying new dvd I know I will and I sure wish they would release a archive with Jack he so deserves some recognition of his talent and willingness to always be ready to sub for a sick member and the fans always love Jack...


Stephen - 11/16/2011 at 03:29 PM

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I sure wish they would release a archive with Jack he so deserves some recognition of his talent and willingness to always be ready to sub for a sick member and the fans always love Jack...


Agreed -- if there's another archive release it should highlight Jack, whether from his '93 dates subbing for Dickey, 2005 Ontario/Rosemont shows for Warren (the Ontario show is ABB at/near its best IMO), the various guest spots at the Beacon, obviously the '98 tour -- something along the line of a comp a la WTWCTODG -- it would be a first, ie previous releases have been of single shows -- certainly many tremendous possibilities here -- Jack's playing seems so well-suited to ABB material...

great news about the rereleases


OriginalGoober - 11/16/2011 at 05:35 PM

Does any of this benefit Dickey Betts financially? I hope so!


TheBabe714 - 11/16/2011 at 07:53 PM

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I heard that there were several archive releases that Kirk West had prepared before he departed. Any word on what has happened the these? Kirk did a great job on the first five and I'm sure that the new ones would have been amazing as well.



Home Run.


CanadianMule - 11/16/2011 at 08:13 PM

Some stuff was out of print as the company went under. sales were not high enough for others to jump on.

New DVD sounds great but I think it is all one night so don't expect the Clapton/guests angle.

As for new stuff, this is a distribution deal and not being signed to a label. They will just use the video from the Moogis stuff for the DVD relese.


fender31 - 11/16/2011 at 08:37 PM

I was hoping the song list for the new dvd would be a mix of songs from their shows.

[Edited on 11/16/2011 by fender31]


Shavian - 11/16/2011 at 08:45 PM

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sales were not high enough for others to jump on.



I can't imagine any measurable demand for rereleases of SUNY, HTN, OWO or the Beacon dvd.

Sorry.






[Edited on 11/16/2011 by Shavian]


jfk2112 - 11/16/2011 at 09:15 PM

I think Hittin' the Note sales were low because the band played many the songs live for two years before the record came out. they don't play as many now so maybe will be curious to hear the album. I think it's a barnburner of a record. Even "Heart Of Stone" is surprisingly good.


CanadianMule - 11/16/2011 at 09:24 PM

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I think Hittin' the Note sales were low because the band played many the songs live for two years before the record came out. they don't play as many now so maybe will be curious to hear the album. I think it's a barnburner of a record. Even "Heart Of Stone" is surprisingly good.


The truth is that sales were low because the ABB had not sold well for many years before it. Sad but true. It took forever for even BWIAB to go gold.

Agree with Shavian about the demand but there is really little risk in the distribution deal for either side. Sales will trickle but they will sell.


hotlantatim - 11/16/2011 at 10:29 PM

BWIAB came out in 1994 and went Gold in '97 or '98 (500,000 copies sold in the US). Considering the era, not bad at all.

The ABB put out an album in 2003 when even people like Tom Petty couldn't get new music played on the radio. It debuted at #37 (43,000) and was in the top 200 for 7 weeks. Not a smash nor did it have BWIAB's success, but respectable for a new release by a legacy rock act at that time. Live at the Beacon Theatre DVD sold 100,000+ and was certified Platinum, so I'd estimate HTNote to have sold north of that.

Point being - I guess I don't understand the need to constantly try to paint the ABB as some sort of commercial failures. Loads of artists who sell less than the ABB record, produce and release new music. They realize the benefits it does for their career beyond just the pure profit/loss of those specific transactions, just as the ABB got a lot of benefits out of their previous 2 studio releases.

Hopefully, Butch's comments a couple of months ago means the ice has thawed on the resistance.


CanadianMule - 11/16/2011 at 10:47 PM

I don't think anyone is painting them as failures. I certainly am not. Just stating reality.

Going gold after 4 years is not really a huge success for a band of their level at the time. By that I mean they were playing the large sheds alone and had the best radio success that they had in a long time. It means that the people going to shows were not buying the album. Shame but true.

With support from the company, it was believed that HTN could fare at least as well as BWIAB. It fell way short. It was after that, they realized that albums would not fare as well as they wanted.

As for a commercial failure, hell no. They make real good money playing live especially the Beacon run. At this point a studio release will not put any extra asses in the seats. No benefit to their career. Younger bands - sure. The ABB - no. Of course the diehards like us would eat it up but little else.


Shavian - 11/16/2011 at 11:09 PM

I'm not painting them as commercial failures either.

But most people who want HTN, OWO, SUNY and dvd will already have them. Only those who have become fans since their original release might be interested in buying. And that, let's be honest, isn't a huge population.



brofan - 11/16/2011 at 11:13 PM

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BWIAB came out in 1994 and went Gold in '97 or '98 (500,000 copies sold in the US). Considering the era, not bad at all.

The ABB put out an album in 2003 when even people like Tom Petty couldn't get new music played on the radio. It debuted at #37 (43,000) and was in the top 200 for 7 weeks. Not a smash nor did it have BWIAB's success, but respectable for a new release by a legacy rock act at that time. Live at the Beacon Theatre DVD sold 100,000+ and was certified Platinum, so I'd estimate HTNote to have sold north of that.

Point being - I guess I don't understand the need to constantly try to paint the ABB as some sort of commercial failures. Loads of artists who sell less than the ABB record, produce and release new music. They realize the benefits it does for their career beyond just the pure profit/loss of those specific transactions, just as the ABB got a lot of benefits out of their previous 2 studio releases.

Hopefully, Butch's comments a couple of months ago means the ice has thawed on the resistance.


Tim, I think the point is that they are NOT commercial failures, and that's why so many of us are very frustrated with the complete lack of not only new material but also vintage live stuff, both audio AND video. Like stormyrider said, still waiting for the Atlanta Pop DVD, which we KNOW exists because some collector is sitting on at least one copy of it - and if you think that's the only one, I've got a bridge to sell ya in NYC.

As many have stated ad nauseum over the years, many of us are getting up in years, as is most of the band, and what purpose does it serve for all this great stuff to sit collecting dust in some vault? The amount of money that would be needed to get the vintage stuff out is next to nothing. It would REALLY suck for this stuff to come out AFTER the Band and most of the original fan base is dead and gone. Less royalties to pay, I guess. Maybe that explains the delay. God knows there is no logic to it.

They could put out an archive release every 6 months. This would probably not only provide a modest flow of cash for the 4 partners, but it would also stir up interest in the band a couple of times a year, outside of the annual Beacon hysteria. Free advertising is free advertising - there are MANY casual ABB fans who have no idea the band is still around, much less as vital live as it has been. The Dead keep their name alive not just among their fan base but in the greater music world/industry by constantly creating new ways of presenting their "brand" (hate that word0 to the world.

When the Dead announced the Europe '72 box, it created quite a stir outside of Deadworld. It became a music news item and really created a buzz, especially among Deadheads who are old enough to remember seeing them back in '72 and have that record in their collection, but gave up on them post early '80s.

The Allmans don't have anywhere near the recorded legacy that the Dead has, but they DO have quite a bit that they could release to a hungry fan base, if someone had the initiative and responsibility to take charge and make it happen, the way Dick Latvala and then David Lemieux have done for the Dead. I hate to keep using them as a model/example, but they have created the template and been very successful at it.

The Allmans are responsible for their own legacy. It's totally up to them if they want to do something positive and preserve their history with it, as well as point the way to their future, or just do what they've always done, which is let someone else do it. Which is why every little, if anything, ever gets done.


hotlantatim - 11/16/2011 at 11:20 PM

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I don't think anyone is painting them as failures. I certainly am not. Just stating reality.

Going gold after 4 years is not really a huge success for a band of their level at the time. By that I mean they were playing the large sheds alone and had the best radio success that they had in a long time. It means that the people going to shows were not buying the album. Shame but true.

With support from the company, it was believed that HTN could fare at least as well as BWIAB. It fell way short. It was after that, they realized that albums would not fare as well as they wanted.

As for a commercial failure, hell no. They make real good money playing live especially the Beacon run. At this point a studio release will not put any extra asses in the seats. No benefit to their career. Younger bands - sure. The ABB - no. Of course the diehards like us would eat it up but little else.


Strongly disagree on no benefit to their career. And no one called anything a "huge success" so that's a straw man argument to reiterate your dig at the ABB. And considering the state of rock radio and the download phenomenon, I don't think there was anyone who thought the HTN was going to sell as many CDs as BWIAB (maybe there was someone with a pipe dream).


brofan - 11/16/2011 at 11:24 PM

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I'm not painting them as commercial failures either.

But most people who want HTN, OWO, SUNY and dvd will already have them. Only those who have become fans since their original release might be interested in buying. And that, let's be honest, isn't a huge population.





You're exactly right. And the solution to that conundrum is to release not necessarily NEW stuff, as in bright and shiny, since there ain't any right now or in the near future, but DIFFERENT stuff, stuff that the fans have been screaming for for years, in some case decades.

Focus groups are not needed here. Already in this thread there have been MANY excellent ideas offered by lots of fans right off the tops of their heads. It wouldn't take a whole of work - if ANY at all - to figure out what the people want and how to give them that. But it would take SOME work, and it just doesn't seem like anyone has been or is willing to do it.

Hell, I'll volunteer my services, free of charge. I'm not doing anything else with my life right now, unfortunately, and I'd be more than willing to dive in, roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty in order to follow my passion, which is The Allman Brothers Band and their music, which the world NEEDS to hear more of - a LOT more.


CanadianMule - 11/17/2011 at 01:57 PM

Give brofan that job! You are right on the money about what they could do. But they never have for some reason. They have failed to jump on many opportunities over the years. To me it has been a management issue all along.

As for sales, people who hoped that sales would match or come close to BWIAB - the band, Sanctuary, and management. As for some straw argument, the fact is it fell far short of expectations. And there is no dig at the band in any way as I think the album was awesome. It is the fan who failed them and the download issue was no where near what it is. With the average age of their fanbase, many don't even have a clue how to download. they just didn't buy the album. Hell not even all the regulars on here bought it.

But I am curious, what do you believe the benefits of a new album would be to their career? Using the download and state of radio defence, they would sell even less now.


Rydethwind - 11/17/2011 at 02:09 PM

I know that some archive releases with Jack would selll well he is better known now than ever but his time with the band is also Dickey's last shining times as well and many folks would love to own some of that... I know I would The ABB is a history of music the whole story needs to be out there not just this and that...


CanadianMule - 11/17/2011 at 02:33 PM

I would love a Jack release too. But there quite a few soundboard records floating around the trade circles and also some stellar aud recordings too. Any release would likely be one of those shows. One real simple release would be a DVD of their pay-per-view show that they did with Jack. No sure on some of the legal issues as to who owns the rights but it is likely the ABB.

A mini boxset of some Jack shows would be ideal but I think we are dreamers.


Stephen - 11/17/2011 at 03:54 PM

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But I am curious, what do you believe the benefits of a new album would be to their career? Using the download and state of radio defence, they would sell even less now.




I agree w/this -- the times they have achanged -- it's simply no longer financially feasible to issue an album of new music -- digital downloading etc. has been a great thing in music but this is one of the downsides IMO -- music shops have gone out of business left & right, some CDs can only be bought at Wal-Mart etc etc


piper - 11/17/2011 at 04:28 PM

i'd like a dickey/derek era release....


PauliG - 11/17/2011 at 04:57 PM

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i'd like a dickey/derek era release....


There's PEAKIN' AT THE BEACON.


PauliG - 11/17/2011 at 04:59 PM

Anything with Dickey on it is owned by someone other than the band. They were under contract with Sony through Dickey's tenure...

This is the problem with the majority of the archival material, it is owned by major companies and therefore becomes nearly impossible to put out if the companies who own it aren't interested. Unfortunately liscening this material is probably way too expensive.


piper - 11/17/2011 at 05:13 PM

yeah, but Peakin' is awful.


Stephen - 11/17/2011 at 05:48 PM

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i'd like a dickey/derek era release....





Have the 99 SPAC & GWoods shows w/them on cassette, that's the summer they played JJ's Alley -- it Smokes & oh if they brought that one back -- very interesting to listen to, almost can't help but compare what the previous summer's shows sounded like w/Jack, ie

they both B-U-R-N -- Derek on Dreams is every bit the space traveler Jack was...


jfk2112 - 11/17/2011 at 06:25 PM

Didn't "JJ's Alley" turn into "One Stop Bepop"?


hotlantatim - 11/17/2011 at 06:48 PM

I agree w/this -- the times they have achanged -- it's simply no longer financially feasible to issue an album of new music -- digital downloading etc. has been a great thing in music but this is one of the downsides IMO -- music shops have gone out of business left & right, some CDs can only be bought at Wal-Mart etc etc




While I agree storefront/physical CD shops have gone out of business and CDs don't sell what they once did, I disagree with this premise that it's not financially feasible for the ABB to record and release a new CD of music. First off, most the members are wealthy - so even if it were a money loser, it's feasible.

BUT --- One of them has a studio at his own house! No need to even rent studio space. They now have a distribution deal (Derek himself is signed to a major label so the ABB aren't themselves by choice). Most of the members of the ABB release new music on CD outside of the Allman Brothers. Loads of other artists who don't sell as well as the ABB do, also. Downloads is how most of the music would be legally bought/distributed, in addition to whatever CD copies got sold.

I can't buy this idea that the ABB are in such a unique situation that it's a money loser for the band, while other artists record and release music semi-regularly. Even if it's break even, it's hard to believe they wouldn't want to do it....to make new art and get it out to the world.


fender31 - 11/17/2011 at 08:45 PM

I'm with you Tim . I am all for new music from the Brothers.It will be 9 years since HTN was released..I believe warren,Gregg, and Derek all have studios. I am glad that the 2009 dvd is coming out.It should be.Even Jaimoes band is supposed to be putting out a new album so how can it not be feasible for the ABB. I know in one of Butch last blogs he said they were talking about new music which is more positive than what he usually says,unless he got sick of people writing in complaining. But don't hold your breath Gregg is not a Neil young as far as songwriting goes,so maybe Just another Rider is truly going to be Greggs last original recording.


D28guy - 11/17/2011 at 09:00 PM

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An Archival release from the Dan Toler era with proceeds going to Dan would be cool. We could probably all put up with some Keytar from 80-82 era if it's for a good cause.


As long as its from the great 79 band and not the horrible 80's band

79: they get my money
80: not a penny


[Edited on 11/17/2011 by D28guy]

[Edited on 11/17/2011 by D28guy]


Stephen - 11/17/2011 at 10:13 PM

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quote:

An Archival release from the Dan Toler era with proceeds going to Dan would be cool. We could probably all put up with some Keytar from 80-82 era if it's for a good cause.


As long as its from the great 79 band and not the horrible 80's band

79: they get my money
80: not a penny


[Edited on 11/17/2011 by D28guy]


Personally I don't think the presence of that one person/instrument, Mike Lawler/keytar, sends the band as far down the tubes over the course of one year, as all else who weigh in on the subject, seem to

there's a big difference in the sound of ER, vs the 2 Arista albums
but the Allmans have always brought it onstage -- all the same musicians are there that were on the ER tour, I'm just the lonely joe who doesn't mind the keytar

a show with Lawler, and Frankie T on drums -- I'd be curious to see what it sounded like, and am in a huge minority w/that


D28guy - 11/18/2011 at 01:41 AM

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Personally I don't think the presence of that one person/instrument, Mike Lawler/keytar, sends the band as far down the tubes over the course of one year, as all else who weigh in on the subject, seem to


Its not just Lawler and the Keytar. The band had be *Clived*. (Clive Davis)

I just hear a COMPLETLY different sound on the 2 80's albums then on Enlightend Rogues.

When I listen to Rogues I hear (((the Allman Brothers Band))). It sounds 100% legit.


When I listen to the 80's stuff I hear some other band trying, unsuccesfully, to imitate the Allman Brothers Band. That stuff sounds completely iligitimate. Like a bad counterfeit.


CanadianMule - 11/18/2011 at 02:02 AM

I don't think it is a question of whether we all would like some new material. I think we could all agree on that.

But in your response there is no clear indication of any sort of benefit for the ABB. If you look at many of the bands from that era, many have stopped releasing and many more are stopping. Even Deep Purple who constantly put out new material have said that is coming to an end.

The younger members of the ABB still do put out releases because their careers have not yet peaked or so they hope. There is a benefit in promoting themselves and even in some of those cases no major label wants them i.e. Govt Mule. You mention that Derek is on a major so the ABB could be too. No. They have tried in the past with no interest. The truth is that there is no upside for a major with the ABB. from an album sales standpoint, they peaked long ago.

Then you get to the songwriting end which is another issue altogether. As mentioned above, Gregg is hardly some song writing machine. The album would have to rely on Warren and with all the releases between various bands and projects, he is pretty much tapped. Plenty of songs still to come but I don't see him coming up with 10-12 amazing songs that would create an ABB that would rank with some of their best. That means even less sales than HTN.


ruahawk - 11/18/2011 at 02:17 AM

i would prefer a new album.....i'm happy about the beacon 2009 40th anniversary show....i think most of us own the rest..... hey ,even more archival releases would be really nice!

p.s. re-release the gregg allman tour!


JimSheridan - 11/18/2011 at 02:42 AM

For archives, I would be happy to see them do what the Stones seem to be doing: setting up a downloadable archive series. I prefer hard copies and liner notes, but I am a dinosaur.

I would love to see the ABB write and offer new music, no matter how they do it. Instant lives, downloads, whatever. I think it would be a great and powerful statement to do it as an album because I feel that albums ARE statements, milestone documents that show where a band is at, something with the sprawl and scope that singles lack. However, as noted, I live in the past.


samadams757 - 11/18/2011 at 04:22 AM

I am just thrilled to see they are re-releasing SOMETHING and releasing ANYTHING on video from 2009. To me, this shows forward movement and for that I am grateful. Bring it on! I may even buy some of the releases I already have just to show demand ....


robslob - 11/18/2011 at 05:57 AM

I hope the second night with Clapton from 2009 makes it's way to DVD. And I would certainly think there would be a huge market for that, just having Eric's name on it. So why not capitalize on it? That's not the only reason to issue it; it also happens to be a tremendous show! The band was on FIRE and did a long set before Eric even walked onstage.


hotlantatim - 11/18/2011 at 03:10 PM

Count me in for a second night Clapton DVD too!

I was only there for the 1st EC night back in 2009. I will say that the electricity in the air the first night was like few concerts I've ever been to...it was believed he was there, but nothing was 100% guaranteed he was playing or for how long. The ABB played lights out even before Eric hit the stage (first set Whipping Post closer!). Why Does Love Have to Be So Sad from that night was as blissful of music as I've ever seen live. I just soaked it all in. One of those nights would seem to be the easiest special guest night to release because it was so few guests (Eric, Susan).


hotlantatim - 11/18/2011 at 03:18 PM

ABB don't need Warren to come up with 10-12 amazing songs for a new album. Here's my thoughts and I'm admitted optimist:

Between new ideas/themes the band has already presented on stage (completely new sections of No One To Run With & Rockin Horse could be great songs!), a cover or two (Who's Been Talking), an instrumental already written (Bag End for me), a few Gregg/Warren/Derek new collaborations (Derek has become a good co-writer in recent years), and some help from close friends (you know that Mike Mattison, Jack Pearson, Kofi Burbridge, Doyle Bramhall II et al would totally dig having a co-writing credit or two on an ABB album).

I'm also thinking of 2 particular Warren song from the late 90s he used to play in acoustic sets that he's never recorded that could be cool vehicles for Gregg - I'll dig out some names (I could care less how old a song idea is). Point being, Warren is surely needed for songs & ideas but not 10-12 new songs. I'm a believer there is another top notch album in these guys.


Rubba - 11/18/2011 at 09:20 PM

Damn. Thought the 'DVD' part was referring to the Stony Brook show as well. Buzzkill.


PhotoRon286 - 11/19/2011 at 04:32 AM

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Didn't "JJ's Alley" turn into "One Stop Bepop"?


Two of my kids' first ABB show was in 99.

JJ's Alley & Georgia on a Fast Train were as lame as it gets.

Fortunately, the rest of the show was grate.


Lee - 11/19/2011 at 12:03 PM

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I don't think it is a question of whether we all would like some new material. I think we could all agree on that.

But in your response there is no clear indication of any sort of benefit for the ABB.


No disrespect but I have seen a few of your comments regarding this topic. I am curious as to your thoughts on why you think there is no benefit to the ABB. I have to assume you are thinking financial. What about just being great artists and putting out some new music?


leftyblues - 11/19/2011 at 09:00 PM

I have all of them and i love them...

I must say, I LOVE hittin the Note..

I have always wondered why more here dont seem to like it


steadyhorse - 11/19/2011 at 11:21 PM

Hittin' The Note is a great album and I love it that they play a bunch of songs from the album(damn I mean CD) live. Maydelle was a great addition earlier this year.

[Edited on 11/19/2011 by steadyhorse]


fender31 - 11/20/2011 at 11:27 AM

I like HTN alot too. If we are not going to get any new music from the bros I would sure welcome firing line,old friend,maydell,Inst illness back in the setlist.


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