Allman Brothers to Release Historic Macon Concert | News
Fans of the Allman Brothers Band will soon have a new recording to add to their collection.
On Feb. 12, 1972, the Allman Brothers Band released "Eat a Peach," the last album to feature founding member Duane Allman, who had been killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon the previous October.
But the day before "Eat a Peach" was released, the band took an arguably bigger step: playing their first show without their beloved guitarist.
Now, according to the Allman Brothers Band website, more fans will get a chance to hear that concert, recorded live at the Macon City Auditorium on Feb. 11, 1972.
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The recording of the concert features the band as a five-piece -- Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe Johanson, Berry Oakley and Dickey Betts -- before they added keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
This two-disc release -- as well as one from a 1973 show featuring Leavell and Lamar Williams at New York's Nassau Coliseum -- comes on February 12, 41 years to the day of the "Eat a Peach" album's release.
These two recordings are among those made by the band of their live shows, which they are releasing through their own label, Allman Brothers Band Recording Company.
Both concerts come from a two-track reel-to-reel soundboard master tape.
Here is the track listing for the February 11, 1972 Macon concert:
Statesboro Blues - 4:09
Done Somebody Wrong - 3:34
Ain't Wasting Time No More - 4:15
One Way Out - 6:49
Midnight Rider - 2:55
You Don't Love Me - 21:37
Stormy Monday - 7:58
Hoochie Coochie Man - 4:40
Hot 'Lanta - 5:07
Les Brers in 'A' Minor - 11:14
Trouble No More - 3:53
Whipping Post - 15:45