What was once an Allman Brothers Band bootleg is now a more official release, called Live From A&R Studios.
While the August 26, 1971 live, in-studio performance broadcast on New York’s WPLJ radio has long circulated as a bootleg, the new release’s sound quality sets it apart, having been remixed from the original multi-track studio recording.
The record also features the playing of original bassist Berry Oakley, who died just over a year later in a November 1972 motorcycle accident. The radio broadcast was at the original band’s zenith, coming shortly after the July 1971 release of the band’s breakthrough album, At Fillmore East, and before legendary guitarist Duane Allman’s October 1971 death, also from a motorcycle accident.
The in-studio session includes performances of classic tunes like “Statesboro Blues” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.”
Live From A&R Studios Track List:
- Statesboro Blues
- Trouble No More
- Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
- Done Somebody Wrong
- One Way Out
- In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
- Stormy Monday
- Medley: You Don’t Love Me/Soul Serenade
- Hot ’Lanta