Iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Allman Brothers Band have announced a distribution agreement with Entertainment One Music to market two signature band-owned labels: Peach Records for the sales of its previous Sanctuary label releases and new live recordings of the current band as well as the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company for the release of archival recordings featuring the late Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. The deal begins with three CDs and one DVD streeting December 6.
First up in the new deal: the live S.U.N.Y. At Stony Brook, NY 9/19/1971 album. The acclaimed Stony Brook showthe only soundboard recording of Blue Sky" to feature the late founding members Duane Allman and Berry Oakleyhad only previously been available through mail order and at Allman Brothers Band shows.
Peach Records will re-release the ABB's out-of-print studio album Hittin' The Note and re-issue the gold-certified Live At The Beacon Theatre DVD, both of which were originally released in 2003 and feature the band's current line-up. It will also re-issue the live album One Way Out, which features ABB classics as well as newer material including the Grammy-nominated Instrumental Illness." One Way Out and Live At The Beacon Theatre were recorded in 2003 at the group's legendary annual March shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre. Hittin' The Note, the Beacon DVD and One Way Out had been available via Sanctuary Music.
The group is also planning the 2012 release of their 40th anniversary show held in 2009 at the Beacon Theatre. It was dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman, seminal guitarist and founder of the band, and to help celebrate Duane's legacy. On March 26, 2009 the group performed each of their first two albums in their entirety: the self-titled 1969 debut (including iconic live staples Dreams" and Whipping Post") and their 1970 album Idlewild South (which features Revival," Midnight Rider" and In Memory of Elizabeth Reed").