BY MELISSA RUGGIERI
The Allman Brothers’ history runs deep in Macon.
That makes the Aug. 7 release of “Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA,” even more special.
The live CD/DVD – Allman’s first DVD as a solo artist – captures Allman and his eight-piece solo band at a Jan. 14, 2014 performance at the Grand Opera House, the 1,000-seat theater in Macon build in 1884.
The double CD includes 16 tracks – some from the ABB catalog, some from Allman’s solo archives and some covers – while the DVD offers a pair of bonus tracks (“Stormy Monday” and “Floating Bridge”) and interviews.
“Macon is a wonderful town with wonderful people, and I still have some dear, dear friends there,” Allman says in the liner notes, culled by Hittin’ the Note editor and ABB historian John Lynskey. “Macon holds a special place in my heart. It comes with a lot of different memories, but the good ones are all that matter to me now. I’m so proud of this album. Boy, we were smokin’ that night.”
Allman’s crackerjack band is comprised of Scott Sharrard (guitar), Ron Johnson (bass), Ben Stivers (keys), Steve Potts (drums), Marc Quinones (percussion), Jay Collins and Art Edmaiston (saxophones), Dennis Marion (trumpet) and Allman’s son, Devon, a special guest at the show.
Here is the CD track listing:
|1. Statesboro Blues|
|2. I'm No Angel|
|3. Queen of Hearts|
|4. I Can't Be Satisfied|
|5. These Days|
|6. Ain't Wastin' Time No More|
|7. Brightest Smile In Town|
|9. I've Found a Love|
|1. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'|
|2. Before the Bullets Fly|
|4. Midnight Rider|
|5. Love Like Kerosene|
|6. Whipping Post|
|7. One Way Out|
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