The Allman Brothers Trouble No More 50th Anniversary Box Set Review

The Allman Brothers : Trouble No More : 50th Anniversary Collection
1969 – 2019 – 61 Track 5CD Box Set – 7 Unreleased Tracks + 88 Page Book

Please watch the video above for the full review

I am a huge fan of The Allman Brothers and this is a follow up to my video where I looked at the 4CD Dreams Box Set

The Allman Brothers Band were formed in 1969 by Duane Allman, Jaimoe, Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman. The band’s very first jam together was on a Muddy Waters song, called’Trouble No More’, which shortly after became the very first song they officially demoed together. It had remained unreleased until being included in this box set.

The box set was produced by Allman Brothers historians and aficionados Bill Levenson, John Lynskey and Kirk West. This 5-CD edition includes an 88-page booklet and is housed in a 12-panel softpack with a slipcase. Each CD is a thematic overview of the various stages of the band’s recording and performance history. The box set also includes an 8,900+ word essay on the 50-year history of the band by John Lynskey, unreleased band photos along with newly-shot photos of memorabilia from the Big House Museum in Macon, GA and a recap of the 13 incarnations of the band line-up.


The Capricorn Years 1969 – 1979 Part I / CD1
1 Trouble No More (Demo)*
2 Don’t Want You No More
3 It’ Not My Cross To Bear
4 Dreams
5 Whipping Post
6 I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (Live at Ludlow Garage)
7 Midnight Rider
8 Revival
9 Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
10 Hoochie Coochie Man
11 Please Call Home
12 Statesboro Blues (Live at Fillmore East)
13 Stormy Monday (Live at Fillmore East)
14 In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (Live at Fillmore East)

The Capricorn Years 1969 – 1979 Part II / CD2
1 One Way Out (Live at Fillmore East)
2 You Don’t Love Me / Soul Serenade (Live at A&R Studios)
3 Hot ‘Lanta (Live at A&R Studios)
4 Stand Back
5 Melissa
6 Blue Sky
7 Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (Live at Mar y Sol)
8 Wasted Words
9 Ramblin’ Man
10 Southbound
11 Jessica
12 Early Morning Blues (Outtake)

The Capricorn Years 1969 – 1979 Part III / The Arista Years 1980 – 1981 / CD3
1 Come And Go Blues (Live at Watkins Glen)
2 Mountain Jam (Live at Watkins Glen)*
3 Can’t Lose What You Never Had
4 Win, Lose Or Draw
5 High Falls
6 Crazy Love
7 Can’t Take It With You
8 Pegasus
9 Just Ain’t Easy (Live at Merriweather Post Pavilion)
10 Hell & High Water
11 Angeline
12 Leavin’
13 Never Knew How Much (I Needed You)

The Epic Years 1990 – 2000 / CD4
1 Good Clean Fun
2 Seven Turns
3 Gambler’s Roll
4 End Of The Line
5 Nobody Knows
6 Low Down Dirty Mean (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
7 Come On Into My Kitchen (Live at Radio & Records Convention)
8 Sailin’ ‘Cross The Devil’s Sea
9 Back Where It All Begins
10 Soulshine
11 No One To Run With
12 I’m Not Crying (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*

The Peach Years 2000 – 2014 / CD5
1 Loan Me A Dime (Live at World Music Theatre)*
2 Desdemona (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
3 High Cost Of Low Living
4 Old Before My Time
5 Blue Sky (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
6 Little Martha (Live at the Beacon Theatre)*
7 Black Hearted Woman (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
8 The Sky Is Crying (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
9 “Farewell” speeches (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
10 Trouble No More (Live at the Beacon Theatre)
* Previously unreleased

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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