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The Allman Brothers – Live at Beacon Theatre 2003 (AVI)

Posted in BLUES, MOVIES, The Allman Brothers on November 23, 2010 by whoisthemonk

The Allman Brothers – Live at Beacon Theatre 2003 (AVI)

Blues

The Allman Brothers’ strong, occasionally startling set on this DVD may soften those intransigent purists who won’t accept the band without its original (and now fired) guitarist, Dickey Betts. The group’s classic dual-guitar sound is capably covered by returning member Warren Haynes and rising star Derek Trucks (young nephew of Allmans’ drummer Butch Trucks), who sounds as if he’s lived and breathed the late Duane Allman’s playbook since he left the cradle. Derek’s barbed riffs feed the textured funk of “Statesboro Blues” and get some mileage out of filler like “Come and Go Blues,” but the blissful-looking fellow’s supreme moment comes when he joins Haynes in a blisteringly beautiful attack on gospel stunner “Soul Shine.” Some of the material here borders on the pedestrian, but vocalist-keyboardist Gregg Allman’s grizzled mastery of the blues can still lead this legendary band through some epic mysteries.
By Tom Keogh.
**
The first ABB DVD since 1994. Filmed and recorded live at the Beacon Theatre March 25-26, 2003. The Allman Brothers’ strong, occasionally startling set on this DVD may soften those intransigent purists who won’t accept the band without its original (and now fired) guitarist, Dickey Betts. The group’s classic dual-guitar sound is capably covered by returning member Warren Haynes and rising star Derek Trucks (young nephew of Allmans’ drummer Butch Trucks), who sounds as if he’s lived and breathed the late Duane Allman’s playbook since he left the cradle. Derek’s barbed riffs feed the textured funk of Statesboro Blues and get some mileage out of filler like Come and Go Blues, but the blissful-looking fellow’s supreme moment comes when he joins Haynes in a blisteringly beautiful attack on gospel stunner Soul Shine. Some of the material here borders on the pedestrian, but vocalist-keyboardist Gregg Allman’s grizzled mastery of the blues can still lead this legendary band through some epic mysteries.
**
An excellent live concert release from one of the original jam bands. Here The Allman Brothers Band present an uncut 2 Hour and 48 minute concert recorded in March 2003 at The Beacon Theater in New York. Although a few Allman Brothers classics like Ramblin Man, Jessica, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, and Revival are not here they are included on other video releases and what is included here is excellent and worthy of 5 stars. The 5.1 sound and video quality are excellent and the band is as tight as they have ever been. This version of the Allman Brothers Band (Founding members Gregg Allman, Jaimoe, and Butch Trucks, along with longtime band members Warren Haynes, Marc Quinones, and Oteil Burbridge, and more recent addition Derek Trucks doing a good job filling Dickie Betts’ shoes) seem to be really enjoying themselves on stage and it comes through in the quality of the music.
Besides the concert, the double DVD release also includes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes of interviews and behind the scenes footage. There is a also a very good dressing room performance of Old Friend by Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks along with a photo gallery and discography.
By Bill Thompson.
**
Gregg Allman- Organ, Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Butch Trucks- Drums, Tympani
Jai Johanny Jaimoe Johanson- Drums, Percussion
Warren Haynes- Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Marc Quinones- Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
Oteil Burbridge- Bass, Vocals
Derek Trucks- Guitar, Slide Guitar
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01. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
02. Black Hearted Woman
03. Statesboro Blues
04. Woman Across The River
05. A Change Is Gonna Come
06. Maydell
07. Come & Go Blues
08. Rockin’ Horse
09. Desdemona
10. Don’t Keep Me Wondering
11. Midnight Rider
12. Soulshine
13. High Cost Of Low Living
14. Leave My Blues At Home
15. Old Before My Time
16. The Same Thing
17. Melissa
18. Instrumental Illness
19. Worried Down With The Blues
20. Dreams
21. Whippin’ Post
22. One Way Out
**

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