By Damian Fanelli
Today, GuitarAficionado.com presents the premiere of a video of the Allman Brothers Band's live performance of "Midnight Rider" from their storied 1992 tour.
The clip is from an upcoming archival DVD release from the band, Live at Great Woods, which will be available February 18.
That same date, fans of the band also will be treated to a new two-CD set, Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992, and a new Allmans biography by Alan Paul — The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. You can check out Guitar Aficionado Editor Director Brad Tolinski's review of One Way Outright here.
Recorded before a crowd of nearly 20,000 fans at the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Massachusetts, and featuring a set of favorites, Live at Great Woods features, for the first time on DVD, the original long-form video version of this show with no interviews edited into the main feature.
Meanwhile, Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992 showcases the band’s first time playing an extended run at New York City's Beacon Theatre.
Both releases feature founding members Gregg Allman (vocals/keyboards), Dickey Betts (guitar), Butch Trucks and Jaimoe (drums) plus a trio of talented up-and-comers: Allen Woody on bass, Marc Quinones on percussion and Warren Haynes on guitar. The hiring of Haynes, a little-known guitarist who’d toured with Betts, was genius; his approach evoked the spirit of the late Duane Allman, drawing a clear line from the band’s past to its future.
Play All Night features new liner notes by John Lynskey, editor of Hittin’ The Note, the official ABB magazine, plus onstage photos by Kirk West (See the photo gallery below). You can see the track lists from both releases below.
For more about the Allman Brothers Band, visit allmanbrothersband.com.
The pre-order the new releases, check out the links below:
Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992 2CD
02.You Don’t Love Me
03.End Of The Line
06.Low Down Dirty Mean
09.Come On In My Kitchen
01.Guitar Intro / Hoochie Coochie Man
03.Get On With Your Life
04.In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
Live at Great Woods DVD
01. Statesboro Blues
02. End Of The Line
03. Blue Sky
04. Midnight Rider (Presented here exclusively)
05. Going Down The Road
06. Hoochie Coochie Man
07. Get On With Your Life
08. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
11. Whipping Post
All photos: Kirk West