Allman Brothers Band 2003 Live 4-Disc Set: Listen

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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees the Allman Brothers Band announced on April 23 the release of Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003, a collection of the best performances culled from six shows in July and August 2003. The title, coming June 15 via the band’s Peach Records, includes 36 tracks recorded between July 25 and August 10, 2003 in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Darien Center, NY, Hartford, Charlotte and Raleigh, with no song repeated. (See the complete track list below.)

We’ve got several of the songs for you; scroll down.

The Allman Brothers Band formed in 1969 and quickly became one of the most popular live bands in American classic rock history. Hailed for their live improvisation and marathon performances, the group released the At Fillmore East album in 1971, still hailed as one of the best live albums ever. The group played its last live performance October 28, 2014, at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

Related: See where At Fillmore East ranks in our feature 10 Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

The 2003 iteration of the Allman Brothers Band–founding members Gregg Allman, Jaimoe and Butch Trucks plus Warren Haynes, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge and Derek Trucks–would prove to be their longest-running line-up. The band had just released their first album in 10 years, the Grammy-nominated Hittin’ The Note. Guest musicians on four Cream Of The Crop 2003 songs include Susan Tedeschi, Karl Denson and Branford Marsalis.

Listen to “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” from the Indianapolis show

The full curated Peach Picks: Cream Of The Crop 2003 4-CD set will be offered, both physically and digitally. Each of the full six concerts will also be available for completists (see links at bottom), and this marks the first time any of this music has been made available digitally.

Listen to “Soulshine” from the Hartford concert

For this collection, Haynes serves as Supervising Producer, longtime manager Bert Holman as Executive Producer, with Bill Levenson and John Lynskey as Associate Producers. Haynes says, “That was an important time in the growth of that incarnation of the ABB. We had just released Hittin’ The Note and everybody was psyched to be playing a lot of new material from an album we all were very proud of and there was new life being breathed into a lot of the older songs.”

“Warren was asked to oversee this release because he has a keen ear, a great memory for individual show performances and is a master at song sequencing,” says Holman. “The entire process went very well; we were all on the same page about what song should be included and in what order, and everybody in the band agreed with the final choices.”

Hear “Patchwork Quilt” from the Charlotte concert

Cream Of The Crop, like many Allman Brothers Band releases before, is dedicated to a recently lost Brother. This one is in honor of Gregg Allman, 1947-2017.

Scroll down for the complete track listing and to hear more songs from the collection.

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Cream Of The Crop 2003 Track List

Disc One
1) Don’t Want You No More
2) It’s Not My Cross To Bear
3) Black Hearted Woman
4) Rocking Horse
5) Hot ‘Lanta
6) Old Before My Time
7) Come And Go Blues
8) Woman Across The River
9) Desdemona
10) The High Cost Of Low Living
11) Hoochie Coochie Man
12) Revival

Disc Two
1) Trouble No More
2) Midnight Rider
3) You Don’t Love Me
4) Who To Believe
5) Stormy Monday
6) Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
7) In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

Disc Three
1) Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
2) Worried Down With The Blues
3) Statesboro Blues
4) Stand Back
5) Melissa
6) Mountain Jam
7) Layla

Listen to “Done Somebody Wrong” from the Darien Center performance

Disc Four
1) Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
2) Done Somebody Wrong
3) Gambler’s Roll
4) Soulshine
5) Who’s Been Talking
6) Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
7) Wasted Words
8) Dreams
9) Whipping Post
10) One Way Out

Hear “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin'” from the Raleigh concert

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