Allman Brothers Band reissuing iconic 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival concert

Set will be available on 2 CDs and digitally

The Allman Brothers Band have announced plans to re-issue their legendary performance at the July 4, 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival. Attended by over half a million people, the band’s epic performances showed clear signs on what was to come on future live albums like 1971’s At Fillmore East and 1972’s Eat A Peach.

Set for digital re-release on October 23rd and on CD in March 2021 from the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company, distributed by The Orchard, the 2 CD set of this highly sought-after audience recording contains over 150 minutes of music from their Friday and Sunday night shows at the massive festival. Featuring their original lineup of Gregg Allman (keyboard and vocals), guitarists Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley (bass) and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, the set captures some epic instrumental ABB music in its early development, from a 28-minute “Mountain Jam” to an 11-minute version of “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.” There’s also classic ABB staples like “Statesboro Blues,” “Whipping Post” and “Trouble No More.”

Music from The Allman Brothers Band Live At The Atlanta International Pop Festival was initially released by Columbia Records in 1971 and featured select cuts from sets by ABB, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Poco, Sly and the Family Stone and others. The Allman Brothers Band Atlanta Pop set was issued in full by Sony Legacy in 2003, and has been out of print since, and is now being made available digitally for the first time on the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company label.

The Allman Brothers Band formed in 1969 and their epic live performances and platinum-selling records would make them one of the biggest rock bands in America. They’re members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and have received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and Billboard’s Legend Of Live award. The group played their final show in 2014.

Meanwhile, the group recently announced the October 16th releases of The Final Note (Duane Allman’s last show in 1971) and Warner Theatre, Erie, PA 7/19/05 (also known as “The Best Show You Never Heard,” a band-favorite live show from 2005).

CD 1:

  1. Introduction
  2. Statesboro Blues
  3. Trouble No More
  4. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
  5. Dreams
  6. Every Hungry Woman
  7. Hoochie Coochie Man
  8. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
  9. Whipping Post
  10. Mountain Jam Pt. I
  11. Rain Delay
  12. Mountain Jam Pt. II

CD 2:

  1. Introduction
  2. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
  3. Statesboro Blues
  4. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
  5. Stormy Monday
  6. Whipping Post
  7. Mountain Jam

Author: Buddy Iahn

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