The Allman Brothers Band is giving us more to love from one of the most beloved live albums of all time.
On July 29, the group will release "The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings," a six-CD box set featuring all four shows from the group's March 1971 stand at the iconic theater that were recorded for its landmark "At Fillmore East" album.
The bonus sixth disc, meanwhile, will include the June 27, 1971 show that closed the Fillmore East at the personal invitation of theater owner and promoter Bill Graham.
The set includes four marathon versions of "Whipping Post" as well as 15 previously unreleased tracks. To coincide with the release, the Allmans have launched a contest asking fans to design a commemorative poster for the box set; the winner will receive $600, with a second place runner-up getting $250 and a third-place finisher receiving $150. All three will also receive a copy of the box set. Contest information is available at www.creativeallies.com.
The current edition of the Allmans, meanwhile, will play at the group's annual Peach Music Festival on August 16-17 in Moosic, Pa., and on September 7 at the Interlocking Music Festival in Virginia before starting a final six-show run at New York's Beacon Theatre on October 21.