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  • Audio CD (13 Nov. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00EDJVP9Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,753 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This encore edition of the critically acclaimed 7-CD set, produced by Duane's daughter Galadrielle Allman and esteemed reissue producer Bill Levenson, shows the full breadth and depth of Duane's work, from early recordings (with Gregg) in bands such as The Escorts, Allman Joys and Hour Glass; to his studio work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, Ronnie Hawkins and many others; to a live jam session with the Grateful Dead. The set includes 129 tracks spanning his legendary career, several performances available only in this collection, many classic Allman Brothers songs, and a collector's cache of rare singles and long out-of-print album tracks. Also included is a 72 page book with essays by Scott Schinder and Galadrielle Allman and many rare photographs.

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I consider myself fortunate to have a copy of this magnificent box. Rhino have done a wonderful job on the package and the music in my opinion, but why issue it as a limited edition of only 10,000 which is bound to keep prices up!!

A comment that I made elsewhere was that Duane Allman achieved more in his 24 years than many do in a full lifetime, and surely this box is evidence to back that up. It starts back in 1965 with unreleased tracks by the Escorts (care of his brother Greg) with an immediate crisp sound that exemplifies 60s recordings. From there the 7 CDs take us on a delightful aural ride up to the last track Little Martha (from Eat A Peach in 72). Perhaps being a Deadhead, the inclusion of Duane playing with the Dead at the Fillmore East in April 71 is the icing on the cake! But then again CD2 contains his session work with some Soul greats. OK, so I do have duplications of some of the tracks but having an anthology of this quality is worth it.

Anyone who is fan of the Allmans will love the music contained here and for collectors it makes a great companion to Dreams, but like I said in the heading many will not be able to get a copy either due to price or availability!!

Something worth a mention if you are considering a purchase is the packaging itself. It comes in a hinged long box with a gold velvet lining. The internal dimensions are very precise to hold the paper (not cardboard) slip cases and the book. There is a sticker (why??) and a plectrum as well. My only gripe, and it is a minor one is that the book could have been a hardback and why have it open lengthways - crazy in my opinion.

If you are wondering is it as good as everyone says - yes it is - even Uncut gave it 9/10 a couple of months back.
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The 129 tracks contained in this 7 cd box set cover such diverse musical genres as garage, psych, rhythm and blues, blues, blues rock, dead on rock and roll, jazz rock, soul, anything remotely related to the blues or rock is to be found in the track listing. Duane's daughter Galadrielle was in charge of licensing and she did an absolutely perfect job. Not only is Duane's work with The Allman Brothers, and AB precursor groups The Alllman Joys, Hour Glass and 31st of February included, but his session work at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL, where he played on sessions with r&b legend Wilson Pickett, The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, super producer King Curtis, Chicago blues guitar legend Otis Rush, former Steve Miller Band member Boz Scaggs and Ronnie Hawkins, as well as Criterion Studio, Florida based post-Blind Faith Eric Clapton band Derek and the Dominos, and the list goes on and on. All of this accomplished before his untimely death in 1971 at age 24. Well over 8 hours of absolutely amazing music contained within the 7 discs. The box set, due for official release on 19 March, 2013, arrived from The Allman Brothers website on 13 March, which offered the set at a discounted price of $99.99 plus shipping and handling. I got set #132 of the 10,000 numbered sets available and was fortunate enough to get my order for a second set processed before the bands website ran out. Rounder Records, the label which was in charge of release sold out their copies on pre-order and I don't know how many copies Amazon.com or Amazom.co.uk had available. It appears that Amazon.co.uk sold out their available copies prior to release date despite a hefty price of 160 pounds sterling, about $260US.Read more ›
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An amazing range of music encompassing the vast talent that is Duane Allman. I won't deny that I have some of the tracks, but it's amazing to have a definitive collection spanning his recording career. Duane your magic shines on , and to Galadrielle your dad was a truly inspirational guitarist as also portrayed in your book Please be with me. Cheers Vintage Rob
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I have the Duane Allman anthology albums Vol 1 and 2 on vinyl and was intent on getting them on cd, then this came out. It gives a far more definitive insight into the genius of Skydog. There were a few very pleasant surprises in some of the additional material. One such song was " One More Night" by Ronnie Hawkins. When I first heard it I thought it was a Dickey Betts outtake, it sounded so similar. Allman's ability to adapt to any style of music is astounding, I can't think of any guitarist with such a wide range. I was happy to see "You don't love me/Soul Serenade" from a radio broadcast included, the improvisation is first class, incorporating one song into another. Although the price will deter any non fans from investing in this reelease, its a must for all fans of great guitar work. In my humble opinion Duane Allman is the best and most under rated guitarist ever
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Really excellent wide ranging boxed set I have wanted to buy for a long time.Not that widely available in the UK,bit of a travesty.
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