Allman Brothers Remasters Collected in New Vinyl Set
Nine Allman Brothers Band albums will be remastered and released on vinyl in a new set this summer. Best of all, they will be housed in a wooden peach crate.
The 15-LP collection will include an expanded two-record edition of The Allman Brothers Band; Idlewild South; the double At Fillmore East and Eat a Peach; Brothers and Sisters; Win, Lose or Draw; the two-LP Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas; Enlightened Rogues; and the three-record Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970, a new concert album.
The set, which includes replications of each album's original artwork, will be available on July 22.
The group's 1969 debut includes the original 1969 stereo mix and the later stereo mix found on 1973's Beginnings compilation. Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970 offers the debut of a complete concert from arguably the Allmans' strongest period. One song from the show, “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” showed up on last year's 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of Idlewild South.
The records were remastered from the original analog tapes on 180-gram vinyl and will be available separately. The limited-edition set (only 500 were made) also includes an amplifier-shaped USB stick featuring all of the albums as downloadable 44.1kHz/16-bit uncompressed AIFF audio files, four posters, magnets of all the LP covers, guitar picks and buttons featuring art or photos from each album, a custom deck of playing cards, a trucker hat and a turntable mat. The peach crate itself leaves room for other LPs.
On the same day, high definition digital audio (192kHz/24-bit and 96kHz/24-bit) downloads will be available for all of the albums. The individual vinyl LPs and the limited-edition peach crate collection are both available for pre-order now.
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