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The Allman Brothers Band - Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection Vinyl 10LP Box Set (Out Of Stock) Pre-order - direct audio

The Allman Brothers Band - Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection Vinyl 10LP Box Set (Out Of Stock) Pre-order

Mercury Records

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The Allman Brothers Band Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection Vinyl 10LP Box Set

Career-Spanning Retrospective Assembles Half Century of Classics, Live Performances, Rarities and 7 Previously Unreleased Tracks including the Band's Very First Recording!
All Recordings Newly Mastered by Jason NeSmith at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA

When Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Jaimoe, and Gregg Allman finally coalesced in 1969 as The Allman Brothers Band, after stints in other bands and musical endeavors – some alone, some with each other – the group's very first informal jam together was the stomping Muddy Waters song, "Trouble No More." Almost immediately the six musicians knew they were on to something special. Shortly after, it also became the very first song they officially demoed together for their eponymous debut record, an album that would begin their legendary, unparalleled, and often times, turbulent journey as one of the best American rock bands to ever exist.

The band's original 1969 demo of "Trouble No More," which has remained unreleased for more than half a century, fittingly opens the new, aptly-titled Allman Brothers Band career retrospective, Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection, which pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the pioneering Southern rock legends and their incredible body of work. Available as a 10LP or 5CD box set, Trouble No More – produced by Allman Brothers Band historians and aficionados Bill Levenson, John Lynskey and Kirk West – offers a massive selection of 61 Allman Brothers Band classics, live performances and rarities from across their 45-year career, and includes seven previously unreleased tracks that take you from the very beginning until the very end. The collection is bookended with a live performance of "Trouble No More" from the Allman Brothers Band's final show at New York's Beacon Theatre that brought the band's legend to a close and which brings this retrospective full circle.

The deluxe vinyl box set of Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection beautifully presents the Allman Brothers Band's legacy across 10 LPs packaged in five gatefold jackets housed in a wood veneer wrapped slipcase with gold graphics, accompanied by a 56-page book. The 5CD edition will be packaged in a 12-panel softpack with a visually distinctive slipcase and includes an 88-page booklet. Both physical editions feature an insightful nearly 9000 word essay on the 50-year history of the band by John Lynskey, unreleased band photos along with newly shot photos of memorabilia from the Big House Museum in the band's adopted hometown Macon, GA and a recap of the 13 incarnations of the band lineup. All recordings have been newly mastered by Jason NeSmith at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA and sound better than ever.

As the band experienced one blow after another, Brothers and Sisters tore up the charts and so they soldiered on through the pain and grief and did what they did best – play. The Capricorn Years, 1969-1979, Part III/The Arista Years, 1980-1981 launches with two live performances from their historic "Summer Jam" show in July '73 with the Grateful Dead at Watkins Glen, NY which drew more than half a million fans to the grounds of the famed raceway. "Come and Go Blues," released on the live album, Wipe the Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas, is an especially grooving number of Gregg's while "Mountain Jam" is a previously unreleased breathtaking version that grew out of a line from Donovan's happy folk song "First There Is A Mountain" into a 12-minute jam.

The band's record Win, Lose Or Draw, recorded in 1975 after a couple years apart following the release and subsequent tours for Gregg and Dickey's debut solo albums and is highlighted here with the moving title track, their inspired rendition of Muddy Waters' "Can't Lose What You Never Had" and the rollicking instrumental, "High Falls." As a result of fractures in the band, they disbanded after the album's tour and remained apart for four years. Eventually overtures were made and after an impromptu performance together made them yearn to be together again, the original members – Butch, Dickey, Jaimoe and Gregg – decamped to the studio and recorded 1979's Enlightened Rogues. Included here are standouts "Crazy Love," "Can't Take It With You," "Pegasus" and a live version of Gregg's autobiographical "Just Ain't Easy." The end of the decade would also mark the end of their time with Capricorn, as a result of the label going bankrupt, and a new label home with Clive Davis' Arista Records, which they signed to in 1980.

"Hell and High Water," and "Angeline" from the resulting album, Reach For The Sky, released in August 1980, had glossier production and synthesizers. Sadly, Jaimoe and the group would part ways after this. "Never Knew How Much," a gorgeous ballad that originated during the sessions for Gregg's solo album, Laid Back, and "Leavin'" a song that may have foreshadowed what was to come from their album, Brothers Of The Road, released in August 1981, round out the chapter.

In 1989, after years apart and several solo albums, the original members of the band were approached about doing a reunion tour to promote an upcoming career box set, and Butch, Dickey, Jaimoe and Gregg all agreed. For the tour, they recruited Warren Haynes, a guitarist that Dickey had been playing with, and went out as a seven-piece. The chemistry was palpable and the shows so well received that the band, now signed to Epic, recorded Seven Turns, their first album together in nearly a decade. The Epic Years, 1989-2000 includes the album's title track, considered one of Dickey's best songs and "Good Clean Fun," which received solid airplay on MTV. The album was a resounding statement that ABB were back. 

Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection eloquently demonstrates how The Allman Brothers Band weathered extreme adversity to pursue its singular musical mission and single-handedly spawned the Southern rock genre while continually managing to reinvent themselves in the face of loss and tragedy and sell millions of records along the way. This new collection is a compelling summary of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer's timelessly brilliant and influential contributions to American music.

Features:

• 50th anniversary vinyl 10LP box set
• Career-spanning retrospective assembles half century of classics, live performances, rarities and 7 previously unreleased tracks including the band's very first recording
• Produced by Allman Brothers Band historians and aficionados Bill Levenson, John Lynskey and Kirk West
• All recordings newly mastered by Jason NeSmith at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA
• Arranged chronologically and thematically and representing all 13 of the band's lineups; Grouped into five distinct eras
• 10 LPs packaged in five gatefold jackets housed in a wood veneer wrapped slipcase with gold graphics
• 56-page book
• Essay on the 50-year history of the band by John Lynskey, unreleased photos along with newly shot photos of memorabilia from the Big House Museum and a recap of the 13 incarnations of the band lineup

The Allman Brothers Band Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection Track Listing:

The Capricorn Years 1969 – 1979 Part I

LP1

1. Trouble No More (Demo)*
2. Don’t Want You No More
3. It’ Not My Cross To Bear
4. Dreams
5. Whipping Post
6. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (Live at Ludlow Garage)
7. Midnight Rider
8. Revival

LP2

1. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
2. Hoochie Coochie Man
3. Please Call Home
4. Statesboro Blues (Live at Fillmore East)
5. Stormy Monday (Live at Fillmore East)
6. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (Live at Fillmore East)

The Capricorn Years 1969 – 1979 Part II

LP3

1. One Way Out (Live at Fillmore East)
2. You Don't Love Me / Soul Serenade (Live at A&R Studios)
3. Hot ‘Lanta (Live at A&R Studios)
4. Stand Back
5. Melissa
6. Blue Sky

LP4

1. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (Live at Mar y Sol)
2. Wasted Words
3. Ramblin’ Man
4. Southbound
5. Jessica
6. Early Morning Blues (Outtake)

The Capricorn Years 1969 – 1979 Part III / The Arista Years 1980 – 1981

LP5

1. Come And Go Blues (Live at Watkins Glen)
2. Mountain Jam (Live at Watkins Glen)*
3. Can’t Lose What You Never Had
4. Win, Lose Or Draw
5. High Falls

LP6

1. Crazy Love
2. Can’t Take It With You
3. Pegasus
4. Just Ain’t Easy (Live at Merriweather Post Pavilion)
5. Hell & High Water
6. Angeline
7. Leavin’
8. Never Knew How Much (I Needed You)

The Epic Years 1990 – 2000

LP7

1. Good Clean Fun
2. Seven Turns
3. Gamblers Roll
4. End Of The Line
5. Nobody Knows
6. Low Down Dirty Mean (Live at the Beacon Theatre)

LP8

1. Come On Into My Kitchen (Live at Radio & Records Convention)
2. Sailin’ ‘Cross The Devil’s Sea
3. Back Where It All Begins
4. Soulshine
5. No One To Run With (
6. I’m Not Crying (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*

The Peach Years 2000 – 2014

LP9

1. Loan Me A Dime (Live at the New World Music Theatre)*
2. Desdemona (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
3. High Cost Of Low Living
4. Old Before My Time

LP10

1. Blue Sky (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
2. Little Martha (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
3. Black Hearted Woman (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
4. The Sky Is Crying (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
5. “Farewell” speeches (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
6. Trouble No More (Live at the Beacon Theatre)

* Previously unreleased


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