Thread: Allman Brothers Band Cream of The Crop 2003 4 CD

WarEagleRK - 4/20/2018 at 08:35 PM

Looks like we have a 4 CD compilation of the 2003 tour to look forward to.

https://smile.amazon.com/Cream-Crop-2003-Allman-Brothers/dp/B07CCFRZNC/ref= sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1524256452&sr=1-2&keywords=allma n+brothers&refinements=p_n_date%3A1249114011


DOVETAIL - 4/20/2018 at 09:09 PM

interesting to see what's included here: hope there's stuff from that year's Beacon run (though I know Brothers On Broadway DVD is a good summary)!....This is the year the final lineup really hit its stride IMO....Anyone know if Bill Levenson's posted anything anywhere?

[Edited on 4/20/2018 by DOVETAIL]


sckeys - 4/20/2018 at 10:46 PM

I hope they get it on Apple.


samadams757 - 4/21/2018 at 12:12 PM

This was the first year they had Instant Live recording their show. It was a trial run of six dates. There were some duplicates so this should be a very good collection of the best. Looking forward to this.

Don’t forget that a multi track recording exists in the Beacon show for that year.


crazyjoe - 4/21/2018 at 01:49 PM

Well, I had always enjoyed the Allman Brother Band, but July 7th 2003 was my first show and I was hooked big time, it was the one and only time the Brothers played in South Bend, it was stellar show that featured 19 songs I believe, and 2 instrumentals! Strangely this show does not appear in the live show data base, but if You go to the following show, then hit "previous " it pops right up? ............Peace.......joe

http://allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar& file=showCalendarMonth&type=viewevent&tapers=&eid=3956&even tcode=abb20030707


slothrop8 - 4/21/2018 at 03:22 PM

I really hope it's previously unavailable material and not a compilation from the Instant Lives from that year. This has the potential to be awesome if its new material.


jszfunk - 4/21/2018 at 03:38 PM

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I really hope it's previously unavailable material and not a compilation from the Instant Lives from that year. .


that's what I am wondering.....


WarEagleRK - 4/21/2018 at 05:25 PM

quote:
I really hope it's previously unavailable material and not a compilation from the Instant Lives from that year. This has the potential to be awesome if its new material.


My guess is that it will be a best of the Instant Lives.


ABBDutchFan - 4/22/2018 at 07:43 AM

I remember reading about this planned release shortly after Gregg's passing. I googled it and found it. It's unfortunally no unreleased material but indeed a best of compilation of these first 6 Instant Live shows from 2003. Will be probably remastered but i'm kinda underwelmed by this scheduled release. I wish they gave priority to the planned Duane era Fillmore West boxset or the Jack Pearson era release.

Here's the article:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7809755/gregg-allman-brothe rs-manager-bert-holman-band-archives

It's a short Billboard interview with manager Bert Holman.

Here's the info:

"Allman Brothers Records most recently released The Fox Box, a compilation from a three-night stand at the Fox theatre during 2004. A number of other releases are in motion, including the individual digital release of six 2003 shows from the Instant Live series, as well as a "best of 2003" four-disc set that Holman says will "cull the best songs and put together a mega-concert in terms of sequencing." Also on the near-term docket is a package featuring multiple shows by the original Allmans lineup at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.


fender31 - 4/22/2018 at 10:33 AM

I still think this will be very good. From 2003-2005 the band was on fire. I hope to hear songs like Firing line, High cost, worried down, inst illness.


WarEagleRK - 4/22/2018 at 01:00 PM

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Also on the near-term docket is a package featuring multiple shows by the original Allmans lineup at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.


Let's just get to moving on this one.


harvey - 4/23/2018 at 04:27 PM

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
CREAM OF THE CROP 2003

Disc One
1) Don’t Want You No More
2) It’s Not My Cross To Bear
3) Black Hearted Woman
4) Rocking Horse
5) Hot ‘Lanta
6) Old Before My Time
7) Come And Go Blues
8) Woman Across The River
9) Desdemona
10) The High Cost Of Low Living
11) Hoochie Coochie Man
12) Revival

Disc Two
1) Trouble No More
2) Midnight Rider
3) You Don’t Love Me
4) Who To Believe
5) Stormy Monday
6) Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
7) In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

Disc Three
1) Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
2) Worried Down With The Blues
3) Statesboro Blues
4) Stand Back
5) Melissa
6) Mountain Jam
7) Layla

Disc Four
1) Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
2) Done Somebody Wrong
3) Gambler’s Roll
4) Soulshine
5) Who’s Been Talking
6) Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
7) Wasted Words
8) Dreams
9) Whipping Post
10) One Way Out


plqmule - 4/23/2018 at 04:31 PM

The Allman Brothers Band announced a new release today, Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003, a collection of the best performances culled from six shows in July and August 2003–dedicated to Gregg Allman, who passed away in 2017. Set for release May 16 via the band’s Peach Records (Orchard distribution), the collection includes 36 tracks recorded between July 25 and August 10, 2003, in Indianapolis; Pittsburgh; Darien Center, NY; Hartford; Charlotte; and Raleigh, with no song repeated. Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003 also features special guest collaborations on four songs with Susan Tedeschi, Karl Denson, and Branford Marsalis.

The 2003 iteration of the Allman Brothers Band included founding members Gregg Allman, Jaimoe, and Butch Trucks, as well as guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes, percussionist Marc Quiñones, bassist Oteil Burbridge, and guitarist Derek Trucks—the same lineup that lasted through the band’s final run in 2014, marking the band’s longest-running lineup and most consistent in its live performances. According to a press release, “The band had just released their first album in 10 years, the Grammy-nominated Hittin’ The Note and were in top shape.”

Continuing the tradition of providing quality content for fans, Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003 will be available in an array of configurations. The full curated four-CD set will be offered, both physically and digitally. Each of the full six concerts will also be available for completists, and this marks the first time any of this music has been made available digitally. Recorded for the then-nascent “Instant Live” CD series (fans picked up copies of the concert immediately after the show as they were being burned on CD), these shows capture the group at full throttle.

For this collection, Warren Haynes serves as Supervising Producer and longtime manager Bert Holman as Executive Producer, with Bill Levenson and John Lynskey as Associate Producers.

Haynes says in a press statement, “That was an important time in the growth of that incarnation of the ABB. We had just released Hittin’ The Note and everybody was psyched to be playing a lot of new material from an album we all were very proud of and there was new life being breathed into a lot of the older songs.”

“Warren was asked to oversee this release because he has a keen ear, a great memory for individual show performances and is a master at song sequencing,” continues Holman. “The entire process went very well; we were all on the same page about what song should be included and in what order, and everybody in the band agreed with the final choices.”


The_Newt - 4/23/2018 at 06:09 PM

That's cool that they are doing this but I wish they would release full soundboards of 2003 Beacon shows, and summer shows from 2003-2005.

I'll just have to listen to my old AUDs instead.


DOVETAIL - 4/23/2018 at 11:02 PM

surprised to hear myself say this, but more excited about shows from original lineup mentioned below...


nebish - 4/24/2018 at 01:45 PM

I used to make tour compilation CDs. 2003-2004, 2005-2006, made some Beacon only highlight discs.

Kind of disappointed that this material is just pulling from 6 Instant Lives, which is what I used to do, rather than from a broader set of shows the band may have, but atleast it is keeping the music out there available to people.


revonah - 4/24/2018 at 10:33 PM

.....and this marks the first time any of this music has been made available digitally. Recorded for the then-nascent “Instant Live” CD series (fans picked up copies of the concert immediately after the show as they were being burned on CD), these shows capture the group at full throttle.

For clarification purposes, does the above claim mean the 2003 shows were only available at the venue, and never for sale otherwise?


harvey - 4/25/2018 at 09:14 AM

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.....and this marks the first time any of this music has been made available digitally. Recorded for the then-nascent “Instant Live” CD series (fans picked up copies of the concert immediately after the show as they were being burned on CD), these shows capture the group at full throttle.

For clarification purposes, does the above claim mean the 2003 shows were only available at the venue, and never for sale otherwise?



No ... I think it means that this is the first time that ABB music has been "officially" available for digital download


revonah - 4/25/2018 at 11:17 AM

Thanks. That makes sense.


Holt - 4/25/2018 at 01:24 PM

The Fillmore West set has been ready to go for more than 10 years now. I think it was supposed to come out after Boston Common which came out in 2007, but then the Archival Series stopped. Looks like 4 shows in late January '71 with Hot Tuna! Jorma, Jack, Dickey, Berry, Duane and the others on one stage, oh my! I bet Berry and Dickey were in heaven as I believe the Airplane was a huge inspiration to them both from what I've read in the past.

Here's the set lists to those and the Erie 2005 gig and Fresno 1993 gig. Both of those in small theaters. Can't believe they're putting out another set from the 90's version of the band when they just put out Play All Night from '92 in the last few. Don't get me wrong I'm thankful for anything we get. I guess Warren is the only one to really step up in his already busy schedule and help with the Archives. For that I'm thankful too. It's great that a living band member has a large role in these and I know it'll be quality if Warren (and Levinson) is involved. Thankful for Kirk, et al for the past archives too.

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar& amp;file=showCalendarMonth&type=viewevent&tapers=&eid=1224& day=02&month=06&year=1993

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar& amp;file=showCalendarMonth&type=viewevent&tapers=&eid=6666& day=19&month=07&year=2005

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar& amp;file=showCalendarMonth&tapers=&year=1971&month=01&day=0 1


Billastro - 4/25/2018 at 01:42 PM

But will anyone ever release more of the foundational Duane-era music? The later groups are interesting, but without Duane, nothing would have ever happened.

Billastro


PhotoRon286 - 4/25/2018 at 04:18 PM

We were at the Darien show.

It was excellent.


samadams757 - 4/27/2018 at 12:21 AM

quote:
.....and this marks the first time any of this music has been made available digitally. Recorded for the then-nascent “Instant Live” CD series (fans picked up copies of the concert immediately after the show as they were being burned on CD), these shows capture the group at full throttle.

For clarification purposes, does the above claim mean the 2003 shows were only available at the venue, and never for sale otherwise?



The recordings were intended to only be available at the show but there were some extras sold through HTN when available. You have to remember that this was the infancy of this type of an arrangement where a band recorded and sold their recordings at the show. The six shows were a trial run that turned out to be successful. More shows were added through the years and finally in 2009 the Beacon shows were available for the first time.

So my guess is that only these six shows were recorded. This is a good start as the recordings were well done and this collection is a good one, hitting all the good stuff.


tori - 4/27/2018 at 12:54 AM

Agreed, most of the 2003 Instant Lives were stellar in terms of sound quality. Some shows from later years were quite uneven. The Charlotte show the 2003 is outstanding both in performance and recording quality.


hotlantatim - 4/27/2018 at 03:54 PM

I'll be a buyer of the 4CD set!

Now bring on a compilation of all the Chuck Leavell guest spots over the final 13-14 years of the ABB. Easily enough to have a double CD release:

Jessica
Mountain Jam
Desdemona
Been Loving You Too Long
One Way Out
Statesboro Blues
All Night Train
Come & Go Blues
Elizabeth Reed
more....


revonah - 4/30/2018 at 09:09 PM

I was so psyched when these live discs started coming out. I have all 6.
I have to say, imo, this tour was one of the best, with this line-up. Gregg was
healthy....Derek was getting into the groove.


DOVETAIL - 5/10/2018 at 10:45 PM

quote:
The Fillmore West set has been ready to go for more than 10 years now. I think it was supposed to come out after Boston Common which came out in 2007, but then the Archival Series stopped. Looks like 4 shows in late January '71 with Hot Tuna! Jorma, Jack, Dickey, Berry, Duane and the others on one stage, oh my! I bet Berry and Dickey were in heaven as I believe the Airplane was a huge inspiration to them both from what I've read in the past.

Here's the set lists to those and the Erie 2005 gig and Fresno 1993 gig. Both of those in small theaters. Can't believe they're putting out another set from the 90's version of the band when they just put out Play All Night from '92 in the last few. Don't get me wrong I'm thankful for anything we get. I guess Warren is the only one to really step up in his already busy schedule and help with the Archives. For that I'm thankful too. It's great that a living band member has a large role in these and I know it'll be quality if Warren (and Levinson) is involved. Thankful for Kirk, et al for the past archives too.

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar& amp;file=showCalendarMonth&type=viewevent&tapers=&eid=1224& day=02&month=06&year=1993

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar& amp;file=showCalendarMonth&type=viewevent&tapers=&eid=6666& day=19&month=07&year=2005


http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Calendar& amp;file=showCalendarMonth&tapers=&year=1971&month=01&day=0 1




Does the ABB have a full-time archivist these days? I know Levenson's invaluable as is Warren, but is there a David Lemieux in the organization? (lotta executive producers?!)


Holt - 5/14/2018 at 09:43 PM

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Does the ABB have a full-time archivist these days? I know Levenson's invaluable as is Warren, but is there a David Lemieux in the organization? (lotta executive producers?!)


I think the answer is no as someone like David Lemieux has a very involved role. Speculating . . . but I doubt there's many actual employee's left of the band as there was in the end in 2014. Maybe only Bert and an attorney(s), now? I know I saw Bert, Kirk, and a man who works at the Big House on the side stage during Yeti's set at Wanee a few weeks ago. When I stopped at the Big House on the way home I saw the guy from the stage and mentioned I'd seen him up there during the set. He said Kirk hadn't been to a Wanee in years. I was surprised to hear that it had been so long but I also hadn't been myself in many years. Kirk was in that role of archivist but he is doing his own thing now with his photography and books. He hasn't been involved since around 2009-'10 or so from all I've read.


WarEagleRK - 5/15/2018 at 07:04 PM

I don't think Kirk West and the ABB had a good split.

I've posted on here several times, if this band had good management their legacy could be up there with some of the greats. However they have dropped the ball in protecting the legacy of this band at every turn.

At least there seems to be some positive movement on archive releases.


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