Duanne Allman’s Final Performance Will Be Released As A New Live LP
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Featuring Seven Songs
Duane Allman played his final concert with The Allman Brothers Band on October 17, 1971 – twelve days before the guitarist’s tragic death at 24 years old. Part of the gig will be released as the The Final Note LP, out this October 16. It features seven songs from their show in Owings Mill, Maryland. The Final Note is one of two archival releases on the same date – the other one is a recording of their full performance on July 19, 2005 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The cassette tape was discovered by radio journalist Sam Idas. In a press release, he said: “My only intention was to record the interview. This was a brand-new cassette recorder with an internal microphone, and I had one 60-minute cassette tape. I was sitting there with the recorder in my lap, and I remember thinking ‘Why don’t I try this out? I can record the concert!’ It was a totally spontaneous decision. I’d been to many concerts, but this was the only time I had the thought—and the motivation—to record the show.”
Idas was only 18 when he recorded the concert and had forgotten about it until his old roommate asked him about the tape.
The band added, “Despite the obvious limitations that come with a 50-year-old cassette tape, modern technological enhancements help restore the magic of this significant night.”
The Allman Brothers Band, ‘The Final Note’ Track Listing:
1. Statesboro Blues
2. Trouble No More
3. Don’t Keep Me Wondering
4. One Way Out
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
6. Hot ‘lanta
7. Whipping Post