Contest: Win a super deluxe expanded edition of the Allman Brothers album ‘Brothers and Sisters’
In 1973, the Allman Brothers were still pretty early in their career, but fresh off the fame they’d established with 71’s ‘At Fillmore East’ live album. The release of ‘Brothers and Sisters’ cemented the group’s place in rock and roll history, earning them their first Platinum album and spending five weeks at Number One.
Now, Mercury Records is celebrating the albums 40th year with a major deluxe and super-deluxe expanded edition of Brothers and Sisters on vinyl, CD, an Anniversary Deluxe package, and something they’re calling the 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe edition. Luckily for you, we’ve teamed up with the fine folks at Mercury to offer a contest where two lucky ND members can win a copy of the Super Deluxe version of Brothers and Sisters.
To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post telling us about how you think the Allman Brothers have influenced modern music. If you’re a musician, tell us how they’ve influenced you. Or, simply tell us what your favorite track from Brothers and Sisters is, and why.
The contest will be open from now until next Monday, July 1, 2012. You’re welcome to comment more than once, and to enter if you live internationally. However, due to shipping costs, the prize must be shipped to a U.S. address.
Comments posted on Facebook or Twitter will not be counted as entries to this contest, nor will separate blog posts. (Although you are welcome to tell a much longer story about the Allman Brothers via blog post on this site. Just be sure to also comment here if you’re interested in being entered to win.)
To comment: Scroll to the bottom of this page and leave your comment in the comment field.
The deluxe two-CD edition of Brothers and Sisters includes the original remastered recording as well as previously unreleased rehearsals of “Wasted Words,” “Trouble No More,” “One Way Out,” “I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town” and “Done Somebody Wrong”; outtakes of the instrumental “Southbound,” “Double Cross” and “Early Morning Blues,” as well as the brand-new archival find, “A Minor Jam.” The four-CD set includes two discs devoted to a live performance at Winterland in San Francisco, Sept. 26, 1973, right after Brothers and Sisters’ release, featuring an introduction by Bill Graham and previously unavailable live versions of “Done Somebody Wrong,” “Stormy Monday,” “Midnight Rider,” “Statesboro Blues,” “You Don’t Love Me” (which includes “Amazing Grace”), “Les Brers in A Minor,” “Blue Sky,” “Trouble No More” and “Whipping Post,” along with two Brothers and Sisters tracks in “Come and Go Blues” and “Jessica.”