Duane Allman Skydog Box Set to Vinyl

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duane allman 4_restoredRounder Records will release a limited-edition vinyl version of its popular 2013 boxed set, Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, the label has announced. Each of the 1,000 individually numbered copies, set for release on October 28, will include all of the music from the CD editions—129 tracks in total—on 14 180-gram vinyl LPs. Rounding out the box is a 56-page booklet that includes rare photos plus essays by journalist Scott Schinder and Duane‘s daughter, Galadrielle Allman, who compiled the collection alongside producer Bill Levenson. New to this edition are several previously unpublished photos of the artist, which will be featured on each LP sleeve.

Pre-order is available here.

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Rounder teamed with PledgeMusic to bring the vinyl box directly to fans. “The Super Deluxe Bundle,” which features one of 50 limited-edition, numbered LPs in a custom-printed Skydog shipping carton; a copy of Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman, signed and individually numbered by Galadrielle Allman; and other extras. “The Deluxe Bundle” will include the Skydog box, custom-printed Skydog shipping carton, a copy of Please Be With Me signed and individually numbered by Galadrielle Allman; and other items.

The premiere, 2013 CD edition of Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, which received rave reviews from Rolling Stone and other media outlets, was released in a limited run of 10,000 numbered CD boxed sets. It sold out to fans in a matter of weeks (the deluxe package included a gold velour-lined box that represented a guitar case, a replica of Duane’s guitar pick, a “Skydog” sticker, and vellum disc sleeves). A slimmed-down version was released months later to a wider audience.

Watch Duane killing it with the Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East in 1970

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