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Please Be With Me

Galadrielle Allman's memoir is at once a rapturous, riveting, and intimate account of one of the greatest guitar prodigies of all time, the story of the birth of a band that redefined the American musical landscape, and a tender inquiry of a daughter searching for her father in the memories of others.
The release date for this book is March 4, 2014. All pre-orders will receive a free printed copy of HTN80, which will feature an in-depth interview with Galadrielle.

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One Way Out: The Inside History Of The Allman Brothers Band

One Way Out is the powerful biography of The Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long. The release date for this book is February 18, 2014. All pre-orders will receive a free printed copy of HTN80, which will feature an in-depth interview with Alan Paul.

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Allman Brothers Band, Play All Night – Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992

This new 2 CD set, to be released on February 18th, showcases The Allman Brothers Band’s very first time playing such an extended run at the Beacon. In the spirit of The Allmans’ iconic 1971 live album At Fillmore East, Play All Night features Allman, Betts, Trucks, Jaimoe, Haynes, Woody and Quinones taking the Beacon’s stage by storm. Through their most-requested songs, deep cuts and new favorites, the Allmans expertly showcase that unmistakable raw energy - at once practiced and spontaneous - that still make them one of the most beloved live acts. To find out the set list and to pre-order, please click here.

Allman Brothers Band, Live At Great Woods DVD 1991

Recorded in the September of 1991, originally for Japanese TV, The Allman Brothers Band’s beloved Live At Great Woods showcases the classic American rock band reaching a new generation of audiences. Original band members Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe were joined by new guitarist Warren Haynes, bassist Allen Woody and percussionist Marc Quinones in one of the most powerful lineups in the group’s history. This concert - recorded before a crowd of nearly 20,000 adoring fans at the Great Woods Amphitheater in Massachusetts - features a top-notch set of fan favorites, with a fiery acoustic mini-set included for good measure. Please click here for more info and to order.

Allman Brothers Band 2013 Complete Set

2013 was a year of incredible performances by the Allman Brothers Band. Fans and critics alike thought that it was the group's best run since the legendary 2009 40th anniversary tour. Get all 27 shows from 2013 in this specially-designed custom package and receive a free, one-year subscription to Hittin' the Note magazine, plus a two DVD bonus of Eric Clapton Guitar Festival Crossroads 2013 which includes the only other appearance of the Allman Brothers Band this year. Click here to learn more and place your order. Please click here to learn more and place your order.

40th Anniversary Re-issue of Brothers and Sisters

Universal Music, along with the Allman Brothers Band, Hittin’ the Note and the Big House Museum, are proud to announce the 40th anniversary re-issue of Brothers and Sisters. The Brothers originally released this CD in the summer of 1973 and it hit the top of the charts and remained at the #1 position for five consecutive weeks.

This special edition of Brothers and Sisters is available in four different packages. First, the original album has been re-mastered from the original analog tapes and has been pressed onto 200 gram vinyl. Second, you can purchase the re-issued album on CD. The third and fourth packages are where it gets more interesting. The third package is the “Deluxe Edition,” which includes one CD for the original songs and a second CD that contains studio jams, rehearsals and outtakes cut during the album sessions that offer considerable insight into the band’s organic creative process. The fourth package is the “Super Deluxe Edition,” and it includes everything from the 3rd package and adds two more CDs that capture the bands live performance at Winterland in San Francisco on September 26, 1973.

All those that order the Deluxe and Super-Deluxe editions from Hittin’ the Note will receive very competitive pricing plus a free, printed version of HTN #77, whose cover story is all about this 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Re-issue. HTN spoke to Executive Producer Bill Levenson about assembling this marvelous package, and former ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell shared his memories of joining the band during that special time.

To check out the packages and tracks please click here.

ABB Live Concert CD's: Beacon 2013

The Beacon Theatre runs are legendary and 2013 was exceptional. If you were there, a live CD is a great way of remembering your special night(s). If you couldn't make it, this is the next best thing! Read the descriptions to get the flavor and see the setlist for each show, or just save some time and buy the set!

Duane Allman Poster and T-Shirt

Hittin' the Note is honored to announce the release of a new official Duane Allman poster and T-shirt. The image was taken from a photograph by Amalie R. Rothschild on the closing night of the Fillmore East. This picture of Duane, in his "peacock" shirt, is widely regarded as one of the best shot's of rock's legendary guitarist. The caption on the lower left of the image states "Closing night of the Fillmore East - June 27, 1971."
Duane Allman Poster
Duane Allman T-Shirt

Holiday Specials

Happy Holidays! It's that time of year again and Hittin' the Note is putting together some very special stocking stuffers, in all price ranges, for every ABB fan.

All ABB sweatshirts are now on sale - these sweatshirts sold for $85.00 at the shows and for $60.00 on our website. Now, you can get them for only $40.00! We are also offering a very special price (over 25% off) on all ABB Instant Live shows from 2004 through 2006. There was some amazing music made during those years – so this is the perfect time to round out your collection! All Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band CDs are on sale and we also have a number of t-shirts for just $10.00 in our Ludlow Garage Sale section! In addition, we have a new retro 1975 ABB t-shirt from New Haven , CT, a 40th anniversary Eat A Peach coffee cup as well as several new CD releases! For all of our new products please go to our New Stuff Section and check back often as we have more items coming!

For the 2012 ABB Live shows we are offering each individual concert on CD with several discounted packages in the mix as well. The "Beacon Package" includes all 10 shows from the March 2012 run for the price of 9. The "Southern Swing" is a three show set that includes Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh at a discount. The "Tour Ending 5 for 4 Package" is the last 5 shows of the Summer Tour for the price of 4! The "El Grande Package" is a 16 show set that includes 2 free summer shows plus one free pick of your choice from the Instant Live years of 2004, 2005 or 2006. 16 shows for the price of 13!

For the ultimate ABB collectors, the "2012 Complete Set" represents all 27 shows from the year 2012 and includes a CD Booklet full of pictures from the two tours, a free subscription to Hittin' the Note magazine and a custom-made box to house the CDs in that reflects a theme that honors the 40th anniversary of Eat a Peach. Also included in the set will be a special bonus disc of Redbeard's In the Studio recording of interviews with the band about the making of that legendary double album.

Re-Released! Hittin' The Note, One Way Out, Stonybrook, Live At The Beacon Theatre DVD

The Allman Brothers Band has joined forces with Entertainment One Distribution to re-release three out-of-print CDs - Hittin’ the Note, One Way Out and the best selling archive, Stonybrook along with the gold certified 2003 Live At The Beacon Theatre DVD. The group is also planning the 2012 release of their 40th anniversary show held in 2009 at the Beacon Theatre. It was dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman, seminal guitarist and founder of the band, and to help celebrate Duane’s legacy. On March 26, 2009 the group performed each of their first two albums in their entirety: the self-titled 1969 debut (including iconic live staples “Dreams” and “Whipping Post”) and their 1970 album Idlewild South (which features “Revival,” “Midnight Rider” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed").

You can buy these re-released CD's and the DVD at Hittin' The Note.


2011 Beacon Box

Hittin' the Note is offering a special commemorative edition of this year's Beacon run in a customized, serial numbered box that will contain all 13 shows plus a bonus of both ABB 2011 Wanee concerts.

The 2011 Beacon box will look like a road case in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Fillmore East recording. Also included will be a 32 page CD booklet with exclusive photos and content along with a copy of this year's 28 page Beacon program! HTN will credit you full retail price towards the purchase of the 2011 Beacon Box for any 2011 Beacon shows you have already ordered from Hittin' the Note. Click here for more info and to order.








Hittin' the Note's First Dual Cover

Warren Haynes and Derek trucks are known for their dual guitar work in the Allman Brothers Band, and now they are the subjects of the first dual covers in the history of Hittin' the Note. With both artists having new releases, choosing one over the other was like picking between your children, so HTN went with both - now that's a win-win! Click here for more info and to order.








2010 Complete Set

In looking back at 2010 it's safe to say this was another great year to be an Allmans fan! Over the course of 22 shows they played as well as ever, and from the United Palace in March to the Orpheum in November, they were hittin' the note all the way!

Besides all 22 individual 2010 ABB shows, a subscription to Hittin' the Note magazine, and a deluxe custom box, this set comes with a special treat. Every 2010 Complete Set comes with the emotional set the ABB played at the Another One For Woody concert in New York on November 22nd, as well as a program from the United Palace, Wanee and the Another One For Woody event.

All previously purchased 2010 concerts from Hittin' the Note will count towards the final price paid. If you have purchased some of these shows already, please tell us which ones in the order comments section and we will refund the full retail difference. Click here to order

2010 United Palace Shows

Now that the run is over, all we can do is look back in wonder on the fantastic shows that the Allman Brothers played at the United Palace in New York. Adding new songs to the rotation, bringing back long-lost favorites, and infusing setlist staples with newfound energy, the ABB played like they had something to prove from start to finish. All 8 shows are unique and interesting, and our friends at Hittin' The Note are currently taking pre-orders for these 3-CD sets.

For maximum musical enjoyment, we recommend the "Palace Pack," which features all 8 shows for the price of 7, plus a souvenir program from the shows.

CLICK HERE for setlists, details and to order these great shows!


15-Show 2009 Beacon Theatre Run Released!

To commemorate their 40th anniversary, The Allman Brothers Band has released a Beacon Box live CD package, capturing all 15 sold-out shows from the group’s historic March 2009 stand at the venerable Beacon Theatre in New York City. This is the first time the band has made CDs available from their annual visits to New York, which date back to 1989 and includes 188 consecutive sold-out shows at the Beacon. Individual shows are available as well and can be ordered from www.hittinthenote.com.

This run was dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman, seminal guitarist and founder of the band, and to help celebrate Duane’s legacy, 62 special guests shared the stage with the Allman Brothers Band. The list includes a “Who’s Who” of rock, jazz and jams greats, including Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, Johnny Winter, Sheryl Crow, Widespread Panic’s Jimmy Herring and John Bell, Kid Rock, Billy Gibbons, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, Bob Margolin, Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, Chuck Leavell, Jimmy Hall, Susan Tedeschi, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and many others. Also appearing for two nights with the band was the inimitable Eric Clapton, who teamed with Duane Allman to record Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs in 1970, considered by many critics to be the finest guitar album of all time. This marked the first occasion that Clapton had played with the Allman Brothers Band in a public setting.

The fact that the band performed at its considerable best in its 40th year is a remarkable testament to the talents of this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group. All the magic of their timeless classics, newer tunes and spectacular cover songs shines through on the Beacon Box live CD package. The 15 historical shows, containing 100 different songs is packaged in a custom-made, hand-crafted, serial numbered box that has the Beacon Theatre’s marquee silkscreened across the front. In addition to the Beacon concerts, this box set includes a special bonus performance of the Allman Brothers Band at Warren Haynes’ 20th Annual Christmas Jam, which occurred in December of 2008. Also included in the box set edition is a 60 page CD booklet with liner notes, set list and exclusive photos taken during the run by ABB Tour Mystic, Kirk West. Shows are available on an individual basis as well, so take advantage of this once in a lifetime offer to savor a once in a lifetime event. Please visit www.hittinthenote.com. for set list, show descriptions and ordering info.

May through October 2009 Shows Released

The Allman Brothers Band Announces the Release of Their May through October 2009 shows

The 40th Anniversary magic didn't end at the Beacon! From May to October of 2009, the Allman Brothers Band traveled from coast-to-coast celebrating their 40th anniversary with 38 spectacular shows. As usual, Hittin' the Note and the ABB have put together the West Best package containing 6 of the best concerts from the tour for the price of 5 and the West Best El Grande which is 12 of the best concerts for the price of 10! For the complete collector we also have a 40th Anniversary 2009 Summer Box Set that includes all of the shows that occurred after the March Beacon Theatre run plus a killer 3CD compilation of the Brothers sitting in with Widespread Panic! The 2009 Summer Box Set complements the 2009 Beacon Box Set in style and design. You can apply any individual 2009 tour CD purchases from Hittin' the Note towards the price of the full Box Set, West Best or El Grande packages. Click here to see set list and concert descriptions!

From the Archives

Did you enjoy the Live at Fillmore East album? Or is a better question, "how many copies have you worn out?!" The ABB is an improvisational jam band -- they never play a song the same way twice. So if you liked the Fillmore album, now you can enjoy other variations of your favorites, and some new songs you haven't heard live before. Thanks to the efforts of people who love the ABB music as much as you do, a number of fantastic live show recordings were rescued from the vaults and made available for us all to enjoy.

Boston Common, August 17, 1971
This CD features the original ABB lineup playing at the Boston Common August 17, 1971. Recorded just five months after the historic Fillmore East shows, this gem includes "Statesboro Blues," "Trouble No More," "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'," a 26 minute "You Don't Love Me," Berry's vocals on "Hoochie Coochie Man," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and a riveting and unusual "Whipping Post" finale. You can buy it at the Beacon shows or click to order it online.

American University, 12/13/70
The first ABB archive release, American University, 12/13/70, another superb early recording and ABB manager Bert Holman's first show, is back in stock!

SUNY Stonybrook, 9/19/71
The second ABB archive release, SUNY at Stonybrook, 9/19/71, contains one of the best “Dreams” ever captured on tape and a rare “Blue Sky” with Duane! Recorded just weeks prior to Duane’s untimely passing, this one will surely make you sit up and listen to the growth of the band in its short run to that point.

Macon, 2/11/72
The third ABB archive, Macon, 2/11/72, captures the intense spirit and determination the "5-man band era" showed as they regrouped following the loss of their leader, Duane Allman. Many of your friends here at HTW heard the band during this extremely emotional era and found healing in the music, including members of the ABB themselves. A rare glimpse into that time can be found on this CD.

Nassau Coliseum, 5/1/73
The fourth archival release from the Allman Brothers Band features the same lineup that recorded the legendary Brothers and Sisters album, with new members Chuck Leavell and Lamar Williams. Nassau Coliseum, 5/1/73 is another proud addition to this line of great archival shows from the Allman Brothers Band. This particular incarnation was often referred to as the “best damn band in the land,” and for good reason. Such ABB gems as “Jessica,” “Come and Go Blues,” “Ramblin’ Man,” and “Wasted Words,” plus a cool “Mountain Jam” are highlights of this outstanding recording. In addition, old chestnuts are revamped to fit the current lineup – this one is a keeper for sure!

Hittin' The Note Magazine
Each new issue of Hittin’ the Note magazine brings you the latest in-depth coverage of the Allman Brothers Band and its extended family, as well as other bands and artists you have come to love over the years, and some new and exciting ones as well. Chock-full of CD reviews, DVD and book reviews, Hittin’ the Note is continuing to grow and respond to you, our readers. Check us out on the web at Hittin' the Note and see all that we have for you. Subscribe for one year US at $21.00, or for two years at $39.00, an almost 20% savings over the newsstand price. Foreign subscriptions are $35.00 for one year, and Canadian subscriptions are $25.00 per year. We are also the official Allman Brothers Band merchandising arm on the Internet, and we have all of the new tour merch and more for you. Hittin' the Note… because music matters.


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