The Allman Brothers Band: 2014-03-18 Live at Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, March 18, 2014

$ 14.95



1. Trouble No More (3:58)
2. Leave My Blues At Home (6:17)
3. Rockin' Horse (14:29)
4. Low Dow Dirty Mean (6:30)
5. Revival (9:28)
6. Egypt (9:49)
7. Announcement 1 (0:13)
8. I Found A Love (6:47) *
9. It Makes No Difference (6:13) * #
10. Stage banter 1 (0:14)
11. The Same Thing (11:06) * # $

1. One Way Out (8:35) %
2. Done Somebody Wrong (3:55)
3. Desdemona (12:48)
4. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home (9:41) *
5. Stand Back (5:27)

1. Please Call Home (5:58) *
2. Mountain Jam (12:34)
3. JaMaBuBu (7:38)
4. Mountain Jam - reprise (7:43)
5. Crowd noise (3:37)
6. Announcement 2 (0:36)
7. Southbound (7:44) * ^

# = w/ Yon Rico Scott, drums
$ = w/ Cyril Neville, percussion
% = w/ Robert Randolph, pedal steel
^ = w/ Jeff Pitchell, guitar
* = w/ The Juke Horns:
Chris Anderson, Trumpet
Neal Pawley, Trombone
John Isley, Tenor Sax
Don Harris, Trumpet
Bill Harris, Baritone Sax

Beacon veterans know that there is a special mojo that can come over this band in a mid-week show; maybe the boys are rested, maybe the pressure's off, maybe Mars is in Jupiter. Whatever it is, the great mid-week shows are treasures, and this was one of them-- to these ears easily one of the best of the run so far. Just about every song worked, and it was one of those nights here the music was like food, and you just soaked it up and basked in the glory.

A fierce 1-2 punch of "Trouble No More" and "Leave My Blues at Home" set the tone for the evening; the latter seriously crunchy and featuring an extended conversation between Derek and Warren that broke into a friendly but heated argument. "Rocking Horse" was ferocious, of course, with "Low Down Dirty Mean" rising from the "Rocking Horse" ashes and a set highlight; on an extended outro, Warren tossed the gauntlet down at Derek, and the two of them just went to town, camping it up all bluesy and casual. Neither guitarist could suppress wide grins as they finally put the song to bed. "Revival" was stretched and tugged like taffy; "Egypt" was just exquisite. The Juke Horns came on for the last three songs of the set, highlighted by a "Same Thing" (with Yonrico Scott and Cyril Neville in for Jaimoe and Marc) that fused blues, funk, and N'Awlins jazz into one thick soulful gumbo.

Robert Randolph got the second set off to a flying start, sitting in on "One Way Out." "Desdemona" was a highlight, with the guitarists moving away from the familiar "My Favorite Things" feel of the instrumental break, instead crafting new music full of body and tone. "Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home" with the horns was another highlight, mixing classic R'n'B vibe with that pure Warren Haynes molten scorched-earth we've come to know and love.

"Please Call Home" with the horns was just cry-in-your-beer beautiful. Finally the band crept sideways into the set-closing "Mountain Jam," sneaking up on the theme, darting away form it, finally embracing it, once again making new music in the moment. Derek laid on shapeshifting tones that filled your heart with light; Warren swooped and dived as he offered up guitar heroics, all the while not going anywhere near the familiar licks of the song. A novel, terrific version. The band was easy and loose, and almost every song tonight was a highlight!

The Allman Brothers Band:

Gregg Allman - keys, vocals

Butch Trucks - drums

Jaimoe - drums

Oteil Burbridge - bass

Marc Quinones - percussion

Derek Trucks - guitar

Warren Haynes - guitar, vocals



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