Trouble No More - 50th Anniversary CD Boxed Set (5CD)
The Allman Brothers Band
Release Date 28 February 2020
The Allman Brothers Band formed in 1969 with founding members Duane Allman, Jaimoe, Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman. The band’s very first informal jam together was a Muddy Waters song “Trouble No More” which shortly after became the very first song they officially demo’d together, has remained unreleased until now and starts off this 50th anniversary collection. ABB essentially are the fathers of the southern rock sound; that acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and The Marshal Tucker Band soon became widely known for; along with the jam band scene due to their larger than life instrumental jams. After their first two albums, The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South, the band recorded and released their first live double album At Fillmore East which has become the live album that all other live albums are measured. Just four days after At Fillmore East was certified gold, Duane Allman suffered a motorcycle accident and died. The band was determined to carry on, but a year later, their next band leader Berry Oakley suffered the same fate as Duane not three blocks from the location of Duane’s accident. The band’s members evolved from these unfortunate moments in their history through thirteen incarnations and in 2014 the band decided to retire from touring officially. The very last song performed by The Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre was the very first song they ever jammed together “Trouble No More” which this performance beautifully closes our 61-song boxset.
The boxset was produced by Allman Brothers historians and aficionados Bill Levenson, John Lynskey and Kirk West. The 10-LP packaging consists of a wood veneer wrapped slipcase with gold graphics, 5 gatefold jackets and a 56-page book. The 5-CD edition includes a 88-page booklet and is housed in a 12-panel softpack with a slipcase. Each CD is a thematic overview of the various stages of the band’s recording and performance history as noted in the below track listing. Both the 10-LP & 5-CD editions feature an 8,900+ word essay on the 50-year history of the band by John Lynskey, unreleased band photos along with newly shot photos of memorabilia from the Big House Museum in Macon, GA and a recap of the 13 incarnations of the band line-up.