An Anthology (Remastered) Duane Allman

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Label: Island Records

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Blues-Rock

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  • 1B.B. King Medley: Sweet Little Angel / It's My Own Fault / How Blue Can You Get07:12
  • 2Hey Jude04:04
  • 3The Road Of Love02:57
  • 4Goin' Down Slow08:49
  • 5The Weight03:00
  • 6Games People Play02:48
  • 7Shake For Me02:42
  • 8Loan Me A Dime13:03
  • 9Rollin' Stone05:03
  • 10Livin On The Open Road03:05
  • 11Down Along The Cove03:05
  • 12Please Be With Me03:51
  • 13Mean Old World03:53
  • 14Layla07:08
  • 15Statesboro Blues04:19
  • 16Don't Keep Me Wonderin'03:30
  • 17Stand Back03:27
  • 18Dreams07:18
  • 19Little Martha02:09
  • Total Runtime01:31:23

Info for An Anthology (Remastered)

Few artists have had as large an impact on popular music in such a short period of time as legendary guitarist Duane Allman. In just four years, Allman laid down session tracks for some of music’s most important stars, founded one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most influential collectives and redefined the lead guitar, spawning multiple generations of guitar heroes who continue to rediscover his genius 45 years after his tragic death at age 24.

On October 28, Mercury/UMe will reissue Allman’s long-out-of-print 1972 double LP, An Anthology, on HighResAudio. The career-defining retrospective was released in two installments shortly after Allman’s death in a 1971 motorcycle accident in Macon, Ga. The release coincides with the October 29 anniversary of his death and comes about a month before he would have turned 70, on November 20.

Allman’s impact on rock is incalculable, influencing players and exciting fans through non-stop exposure on radio, in popular culture and through the sounds of the legion of players who’ve mimicked him over the years. An Anthology captures Allman in the many guises he somehow developed in just four years – from his time as a session musician at the iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals to his fraternization with fellow legend Eric Clapton and his fiery, virtuoso work with The Allman Brothers Band.

The double album-set opens with a 20-year old Allman showcasing his blues player skills with a devilish slide hand and epic sense of grandeur on the track “B.B. King Medley” recorded with his bandmates Hour Glass in 1968. Allman caught the attention of Rick Hall, visionary producer at Muscle Shoals, and decided to put him on Wilson Pickett’s version of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” which led to another huge opportunity for Allman when Atlantic Records’ Jerry Wexler heard his work and bought out his contract. That led to sessions with Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs, John Hammond, King Curtis, Bonnie & Delaney & Friends and Clarence Carter, all of whom make an appearance on An Anthology.

Around the same time Allman founded The Allman Brothers Band and moved the group to Macon, where they began to redefine rock ‘n’ roll with a blend of fire and ice - high energy solo runs provided by Duane and laid-back cool provided by his brother Gregg - that still reverberates in pop music today as country music artists and fans rediscover and reinterpret 1970s Southern rock. The closing side of the second platter includes benchmark Allman Brothers recordings such as the sound-defining “Statesboro Blues,” the lowdown boogie “Stand Back” and the spacy, jazz-influenced “Dreams” and “Little Martha.”

The collection also includes his work with Clapton on the Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs sessions, one of music history’s most memorable super-power team-ups. The recordings here, laid down in Miami where Clapton met and befriended the guitarist in 1970, include Derek & The Dominos’ “Layla” and the Clapton recording “Mean Old World,” a jovial acoustic back and forth between the two guitar masters.

An Anthology paints a vivid portrait – for legacy fans and new acolytes alike - of a musician who like Hendrix and Cobain changed so much about the music we love in a creative explosion that lasted just a few years, but continues to resonate decades later.

„Duane Allman's greatness was apparent on his recordings with the Allman Brothers, yet there was another side to the superb guitarist. For many years, he was a highly respected session musician, playing on cuts by Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, and Clarence Carter, among others. By including those session cuts, as well as a sampling of his brief sojourn in Eric Clapton's Derek and the Dominoes and a few rare solo tracks, along with a number of representative Allman Brothers songs, the double-album Anthology winds up drawing a complete portrait of Allman. He may have recorded plenty of other material worth hearing, but this has the bare essentials for an excellent introduction and retrospective.“ (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG)

"...Allman was one of the true innovators of the electric guitar to rise in the Sixties; arguably on a par with Hendrix....A thoughful attempt to present Duane Allman's career in some kind of cohesive context..." (Lester Bangs, Rolling Stone)

Duane Allman, vocals, guitar, slide guitar, dobro, electric sitar
Scott Boyer, vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar
Eric Clapton, vocals, guitar, slide guitar
Clarence Carter, vocals, guitar
Boz Scaggs, vocals, guitar
Johnny Jenkins, vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Gregg Allman, vocals, piano, electric piano, organ
Aretha Franklin, vocals, piano
Bobby Whitlock, vocals, piano
Delaney Bramlett, vocals
John F. Hammond, vocals
Bonnie, Delaney, vocals
John Hammond, Jr., vocals
Wilson Pickett, vocals
Bonnie Bramlett, vocals
Dickey Betts, guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro
Pete Carr, guitar, acoustic guitar
Albert Lowe, guitar
Ben Benay, guitar
Thom Doucette, harmonica
Floyd Newman, saxophone, baritone saxophone
King Curtis, saxophone, horns
Jerry Jumonville, alto saxophone
Joe Arnold, tenor saxophone
Frank Mayes, tenor saxophone
Aaron Varnell, tenor saxophone
James J. Mitchell, baritone saxophone
James Mitchell, baritone saxophone
Darrell Leonard, trumpet, trombone
Gene Miller, trumpet
The Memphis Horns
Paul Hornsby, piano, electric piano, organ
Jim Gordon, piano, organ, drums
Barry Beckett, piano, organ
Marvell Thomas, organ
Spooner Oldham, organ
Jaimoe, drums, congas, timbales
Charlie Morgan, drums
Butch Trucks, drums, tambourine
Chuck Morgan, background vocals
Johnny Sandlin, background vocals
Roger Hawkins, background vocals
Peter Kowalke, background vocals
Tommy Talton, background vocals

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