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Allman Brothers Band releasing 50th anniversary box set, ‘Trouble No More,’ in February

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Island Mercury/UMeThe Allman Brothers Band‘s self-titled debut album was released 50 years ago this past November, so in celebration of the group’s milestone anniversary, a career-spanning box set titled Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection is scheduled to hit stores February 28.

The 61-track compilation, which will be available as a 10-LP vinyl package, a five-CD collection and digitally, will feature studio tracks, live performances and rarities, including seven previously unreleased recordings.

The package kicks off with The Allmans’ original 1969 demo of the Muddy Waters tune “Trouble No More,” which is receiving its debut release, and ends with a live version of the same song, which closed out the band’s final concert, which took place October 2014 at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

Fans who pre-order the box set will receive an instant free download of the 1969 “Trouble No More” demo.

The collection is sequenced in chronological order and divided into different eras based on The Allmans’ time on various record labels, including with Capricorn, Arista, Epic and their own Peach Records label.

Among the many highlights are selections from the classic 1971 live album At Fillmore East, enduring studio tracks like “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider,” “Revival,” “Melissa” and “Blue Sky,” and the hit single “Ramblin’ Man.” Trouble No More also feature five unreleased live performances from the various post-2000 Beacon Theatre residencies the group played.

Both physical versions of the box set come with a booklet featuring a new essay, unseen photos of the band, pics of memorabilia from The Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia and a rundown of the group’s 13 lineups.

A limited-edition colored-vinyl version of the collection pressed on orange-and-red-splatter vinyl can purchased exclusively at

Here’s the track list for the five-CD Trouble No More set:

CD 1: The Capricorn Years 1969–1979 Part I

“Trouble No More” (Demo)*
“Don’t Want You No More”
“It’ Not My Cross to Bear”
“Whipping Post”
“I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town” (Live at Ludlow Garage)
“Midnight Rider”
“Don’t Keep Me Wonderin'”
“Hoochie Coochie Man”
“Please Call Home”
“Statesboro Blues” (Live at Fillmore East)
“Stormy Monday” (Live at Fillmore East)
“In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” (Live at Fillmore East)

CD 2: The Capricorn Years 1969–1979 Part II

“One Way Out” (Live at Fillmore East)
“You Don’t Love Me”/”Soul Serenade” (Live at A&R Studios)
“Hot ‘Lanta” (Live at A&R Studios)
“Stand Back”
“Blue Sky”
“Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” (Live at Mar y Sol)
“Wasted Words”
“Ramblin’ Man”
“Early Morning Blues” (Outtake)

CD 3: The Capricorn Years 1969–1979 Part III/The Arista Years 1980–1981

“Come and Go Blues” (Live at Watkins Glen)
“Mountain Jam” (Live at Watkins Glen)*
“Can’t Lose What You Never Had”
“Win, Lose or Draw”
“High Falls”
“Crazy Love”
“Can’t Take It with You”
“Just Ain’t Easy” (Live at Merriweather Post Pavilion)
“Hell & High Water”
“Never Knew How Much (I Needed You)”

CD 4: The Epic Years 1990–2000

“Good Clean Fun”
“Seven Turns”
“Gambler’s Roll”
“End of the Line”
“Nobody Knows”
“Low Down Dirty Mean” (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
“Come On into My Kitchen” (Live at Radio & Records Convention)
“Sailin’ ‘Cross the Devil’s Sea”
“Back Where It All Begins”
“No One to Run With”
“I’m Not Crying” (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*

CD 5: The Peach Years 2000–2014

“Loan Me a Dime” (Live at World Music Theatre)*
“Desdemona” (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
“High Cost of Low Living”
“Old Before My Time”
“Blue Sky” (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
“Little Martha” (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
“Black Hearted Woman” (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
“The Sky Is Crying” (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
“Farewell” speeches (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
“Trouble No More” (Live at the Beacon Theatre)

* = previously unreleased.

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