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The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9029] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9029]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 78:40 minutes | No Scans | 3,15 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | No Scans | 1,58 GB

Reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players) and the 2010 DSD remastering.

Whereas most great live rock albums are about energy, At Fillmore East is like a great live jazz session, where the pleasure comes from the musicians’ interaction and playing. The great thing about that is, the original album that brought the Allmans so much acclaim is as notable for its clever studio editing as it is for its performances. Producer Tom Dowd skillfully trimmed some of the performances down to relatively concise running time (edits later restored on the double-disc set The Fillmore Concerts), at times condensing several performances into one track. Far from being a sacrilege, this tactic helps present the Allmans in their best light, since even if the music isn’t necessarily concise (three tracks run over ten minutes, with two in the 20-minute range), it does showcase the group’s terrific instrumental interplay, letting each member (but particularly guitarist Duane and keyboardist/vocalist Gregg) shine. Even after the release of the unedited concerts, this original double album (single CD) remains the pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy.

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The Allman Brothers Band – Cream of the Crop 2003 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – Cream of the Crop 2003 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 05:14:00 minutes | 3,56 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Peach Records

The Allman Brothers Band will issue Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003 on May 16 via the group’s Peach Records imprint. Warren Haynes served as supervising producer for the collection of 36 tracks recorded by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band between July 25 – August 10, 2003.

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The Allman Brothers Band – Idlewild South (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – Idlewild South (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 30:57 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Island Records

While that first album had little commercial success, the band’s relentless touring behind it led to a buzz that led Eric Clapton to enlist Duane Allman to take part on his 1970 Derek and the Dominos album which produced “Layla.” Produced by Tom Dowd, marking his first album with the band, Idlewild South was recorded in a variety of cities, including New York, Miami and Macon, GA, the band’s adopted home, because of their hectic performance schedule. Most of the songs, including two of their most iconic – Gregg Allman and Kim Payne’s “Midnight Rider” and Dickey Betts’ “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” – were road-tested before they were ever recorded. The album’s title comes from the group’s name for the run-down, isolated hunting cabin the band used for rehearsals and partying. The farmhouse, which they rented for the princely sum of $165 a month, was located on a manmade lake outside Macon, and people came and went with such frequency, the band compared it to New York’s airport of the same name (later changed to John F. Kennedy International). Much of the material on the album was first created in that cabin, where the band’s “brotherhood came to pass,” according to Allmans roadie (and “Midnight Rider” co-writer) Kim Payne. The album didn’t sell well at first, but eventually peaked at #38 on Billboard, setting the stage for their 1971 breakthrough, At Fillmore East.

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The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers And Sisters (1973/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers And Sisters (1973/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 38:23 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mercury Records

When the Allman Brothers Band’s fifth album, Brothers and Sisters, was released on Capricorn Records in August 1973, the legendary southern blues-rock group had already achieved world-wide fame with their 1971 live album, At Fillmore East. This success was followed by the tragic loss of their founder, leader and musical visionary, guitarist Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle crash on October 29, 1971. While regrouping under the leadership of singer/organist Gregg Allman and guitarist/vocalist Dickey Betts, The Allman Brothers Band soldiered on with Brothers and Sisters, which turned out to be their most successful recording to date.

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The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1972/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 01:18:40 minutes | 3,21 GB | Genre: Blues Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Island Records

The original Fillmore East album is one of the finest live documents of the rock era, capturing the original line-up of one of the ’70s’ tightest outfits before they were cruelly robbed of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Taken from five 1971 performances at New York’s fabled Fillmore East, the extended and effortlessly melodic workouts of “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post” still have the power to rivet and move.

On display here is the Allmans’ fabled chemistry at its finest. The band not only rocks, it rolls, swings, and stretches out in exploratory, jazzy passages. The dual guitar interplay of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts glides effortlessly over the propulsive rhythm section of Oakley and twin drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, while Greg Allman’s powerful blues voice and melodic keyboard work provides the icing on the cake. Though the later-released The Fillmore Concerts presents these songs in their original entirety, “At Fillmore East”, with its seamless edits of multiple performances, may be the superior recording. It highlights all the glint and sparkle of what still ranks among the best jamming committed to record.

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The Allman Brothers Band – Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas (1976/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:12:01 minutes | 2,84 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Island Records

Released in 1976 after the band had already broken up, this double live album from the Allman Brothers includes recordings made between 1972 and 1975 at concerts in San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, Oakland and Bakersfield.

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The Allman Brothers Band – The Allman Brothers Band (1969) {Deluxe Edition 2016} [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – The Allman Brothers Band (1969) {Deluxe Edition 2016}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:18 minutes | 2,83 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Island Records

The Allman Brothers’ first album featuring their new lineup change that resulted from the band’s 1976 breakup. Seeking to recapture their band’s classic sound, the Allman Brothers reunited with producer Tom Dowd for the first time in eight years to record Enlightened Rogues, released in 1979. The strategy paid off: the album returned the Allmans to the top 10 and even yielded a top 30 hit, Crazy Love, the band’s most successful single since 1973’s Ramblin’ Man.

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The Allman Brothers Band – Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theatre 1992 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 02:19:32 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Epic – Legacy

Much as the current Allman Brothers lineup had coalesced in 2003, the ensemble that came together in 1989 for the twentieth anniversary box set Dreams (Polydor, 1989) tour had tightened considerably (minus keyboardist /vocalist Johnny Neel) by the time they decided to engage in their first extended run at New York’s Beacon Theatre and record themselves for a live album. Play All Night: Live At the Beacon Theatre consists of performances captured on March 10 & 11 in 1992 and over the course of its two discs, effectively supplants the concert pieces of that era captured on “An Evening With”.

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The Allman Brothers Band – Live At Ludlow Garage 1970 (1990/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – Live At Ludlow Garage 1970 (1990/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:49:12 minutes | 4,33 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Island Records

“Ludlow Garage” captures a concert performance from the early Allman Brothers Band, recorded in Cincinnati in April 1970 but not issued until 1990. The highlight of this live album is the 45 minute version of Mountain Jam, which occupied one entire disc of the original double-vinyl release.

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The Allman Brothers Band – Enlightened Rogues (1979/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – Enlightened Rogues (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:20 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front Cover | © Mercury Records
Recorded: December 1978–January 1979, Criteria Studios, Miami, FL

Enlightened Rogues is the sixth studio album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band. Produced by Tom Dowd, the album was released in February 1979 in the United States by Capricorn Records and PolyGram Records elsewhere. The Allman Brothers Band had broken up in 1976 following internal turmoil, amplified by escalating drug use. The band members splintered into different acts — among those Great Southern, Sea Level, and the Gregg Allman Band. Guitarist Dickey Betts approached his bandmates in 1978 with the prospects of a reunion. After two former members declined to return, they added new members: guitarist Dan Toler and bassist David Goldflies. Living together in Sarasota, Florida, they rehearsed and wrote the material for their next album in fall 1978.
They began recording Enlightened Rogues that December, and recording stretched into the new year. Sessions took place in Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida with producer Tom Dowd, who worked on a trio of early Allman Brothers albums. The group stayed at a home overlooking Biscayne Bay, which promoted unity within the members. The recording process was smooth and pleasant, with members showing courtesy to one another in comparison to ill feelings felt earlier. The album’s title comes from a quote original guitarist Duane Allman used to describe the band: “The world is made of two great schools, enlightened rogues and religious fools.”

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