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Duane Allman Celebrated With Massive Box Set

Rolling Stone
January 25, 2013
Duane Allman Celebrated With Massive Box Set
Duane Allman Celebrated With Massive Box Set

Duane Allman, one of rock's all-time greats, will get a fitting tribute to his legacy on March 5th when Rounder Records releases a comprehensive seven-disc box set. Curated by Scott Billington and Bill Levenson and produced by Levenson and Allman's daughter Galladrielle, Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective spans the guitarist's too-short career.

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The 129-song compilation featuring recordings from Allman's early garage-rock days in the Allman Joys, the Escorts and the Hour Glass; studio sessions with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Clarence Carter and more; and, of course, selections from the Allman Brothers Band and his work with Derek and the Dominoes.

The collection features liner notes from Rolling Stone's Alt-Rock-A-Rama author Scott Schinder, plus additional notes from Galladrielle Allman. The Allman Brothers had begun recording Eat a Peach, the follow-up to their classic At Fillmore East, shortly before Duane Allman died in a motorcycle crash on October 29th, 1971. He was 24.