Treasures From Allman Brothers Band Unearthed On 'Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival - 1970'


Fans of the legendary Allman Brothers Band now have reason to rejoice as one of the band's most pivotal early concert recordings is finally set to debut on CD. "Live At The Atlanta International Pop Festival -- July 3 & 5, 1970" features over two-and-a-half hours of previously unreleased music which was recorded on July 3rd and 5th, 1970. The 2-CD set will be released on October 21, 2003 by Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony Music.

Produced with the full cooperation of the band, "Live At The Atlanta International Pop Festival -- July 3 & 5, 1970" features the classic Allman Brothers Band lineup of Gregg & Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, J Johnny Johnson and Thom Doucette. The band is also joined by famed guitarist Johnny Winter on the July 5th performance of 'Mountain Jam.' Other highlights include performances of 'Statesboro Blues,' 'One Way Out,' 'Dreams' and 'Whipping Post'. The set has been completely remastered for optimum sound quality and the discs will be packaged in a deluxe digi-pak featuring reproductions of rare photos and memorabilia. A new essay by the band's historian and road manager, Kirk West, is also featured.

After the success of the Montery Pop and Woodstock festivals, many live concert promoters attempted to put on their own regional rock festivals. Most followed the Woodstock formula -- many top bands over the course of a weekend. The Atlanta International Pop Festival was one of the most successful of these ventures and was held several times in the '70s. On the occasion of the second Atlanta Pop Festival, the Georgia crowd was thrilled to see their hometown boys, The Allman Brothers Band, from Macon, GA. To coincide with the release of their debut album on Capricorn Records, the band was picked to both open and close the weekend-long festivities. Blazing through two sets of future classics, the band was at the height of its game, some eight months prior to recording their legendary "Live at the Fillmore East" album.

SOURCE: Epic / Legacy

CONTACT: Tom Cording of Epic/Legacy, +1-212-833-4448

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