Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theater 1992

Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theater 1992

by The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band


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If truth be told, the Allman Brothers Band have always been the quintessential American rock band, shaping a rootsy mix of blues, jazz, country, and rock into an elegant, nuanced sound that single-handedly created what became known as Southern rock. Full of beautiful dual guitar leads and driven by double drummers, and possessing a lead singer who, when he was on his game, had as much soul as anyone around, the Allman Brothers Band were also an improvisational band who found all kinds of new corners in their classic catalog when they played live, no matter what the configuration of the band was at the time. It's no coincidence that the group's first live album, 1971's landmark At Fillmore East, was the one that broke them commercially, because it showed this always impressive band in its natural habitat. So why does the world need another live Allman Brothers Band release? There have been several already since At Fillmore East, and most feature the same classic songs from the band's early legacy. The show's the same, or at least most of the set list is. But the world can always use another live Allman Brothers Band release -- perhaps it helps to think of this band in the same way one looks at the various classic quartets and quintets of jazz artists like Miles Davis or John Coltrane. It's the songs, yeah, but it's also who's playing those songs, and all the little improv twists and turns that come with that. This live set was drawn from two shows of a ten-show run the Allman Brothers Band did at New York's Beacon Theatre in March of 1992, and it was with one of the best versions of the post-Duane Allman band in the middle of a triumphant and revitalizing tour, featuring the guitars of Dickey Betts and Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe on drums, percussionist Marc Quiñones, Allen Woody on bass, and a nightmare-is-over Gregg Allman singing and playing organ like his old self. The catalog gems are here, from "Statesboro Blues" through "Blue Sky," "Midnight Rider," "Jessica," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and "Whipping Post," and the band performs them like they're all brand-new, with spirit, precision, grace, elegance, and grit. One could argue that America has never produced a better live rock band, and that they've been that through all kinds of tragedy, upheaval, and personnel configurations is nothing short of amazing. The more live Allman Brothers Band shows we get to enjoy in this world, the better. It's that simple.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/2014
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886919144222
catalogNumber: 191442
Rank: 26714

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Hammond B3
Dickey Betts   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Warren Haynes   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Thom Doucette   Harmonica
Jaimoe   Drums,Background Vocals
Marc Quiñones   Percussion,Conga
Butch Trucks   Drums,Background Vocals,Timpani
Allen Woody   Bass,Background Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Willie Cobbs   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Dickey Betts   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer,Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
David Hewitt   Engineer
Jay Mark   Engineer
Allen Woody   Composer
Johnny Neel   Composer
Dave Roberts   Engineer
Jerry Rappaport   Executive Producer
Phil Gitomer   Engineer
John Jaworowicz   Composer
Rob Carter   Art Direction
John Lynskey   Liner Notes
Robert Kim Payne   Composer

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