Stand Back: The Anthology

Stand Back: The Anthology

by The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band




In Stand Back's subtitle, the word "The" is no mistake, nor is it a grammatical convenience. This sprawling two-disc set is the only cross-licensed retrospective to dig into the all of the band's studio recordings from its debut in 1969 to 2003's Hittin' the Note and to offer not only representative cuts but the shining examples of the band's studio and live prowess, its transitions from incarnation to reincarnation to mutation, and its seminal At Fillmore East live set. Disc one is comprised of five cuts from The Allman Brothers Band, three from Idlewild South, two from At Fillmore East (the 13-plus minute "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed " and "Statesboro Blues"), and a whopping six cuts from Eat a Peach. Disc two begins with a handful from Brothers and Sisters, a pair each from Win, Lose or Draw and Enlightened Rogues, and Dickey Betts' brilliant "Hell & High Water" from Reach for the Sky, issued in 1980. It goes on to include tracks from Brothers of the Road, Seven Turns, Shades of Two Worlds, and Where It All Begins, and ends with an edited version of Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes' fine "High Cost of Low Living." There are 32 tracks in all, and the sound and package are excellent. Certainly it serves as a great introduction for the newcomer, but perhaps more importantly, it is the only place to get all the band's best cuts from albums that are sometimes spotty. Producer Bill Levenson has, with input from the band, assembled a truly awesome, even unbeatable collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2004
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0731458676225
catalogNumber: 586762

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Organ,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Dickey Betts   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Group Member
Bonnie Bramlett   Background Vocals
Dudek   Acoustic Guitar,Group Member
Jimmy Hall   Saxophone
Warren Haynes   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Duane Allman   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Oteil Burbridge   Bass
Johnny Cobb   Piano,Background Vocals
Jim Essery   Harmonica
David Goldflies   Bass
Mike Lawler   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano
Chuck Leavell   Piano,Background Vocals,Group Member
Berry Oakley   Bass,Group Member
Marc Quiñones   Percussion,Conga
Dan Toler   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Derek Trucks   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Lamar Williams   Bass,Group Member
Allen Woody   Bass,Background Vocals
Thomas Caine   Background Vocals
David "Frankie" Toler   Drums
Jai Johanny Johanson   Percussion,Drums,Timpani,Group Member

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Allman Brothers Band   Producer
Dickey Betts   Composer
Steve Alaimo   Composer
Eddie Hardin   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer,Producer
Duane Allman   Composer
Adrian Barber   Audio Production
Michael Barbiero   Producer,Audio Production
Johnny Cobb   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Audio Production
Elmore James   Composer
Mike Lawler   Producer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Berry Oakley   Composer
Robert Payne   Composer
John Ryan   Producer
Johnny Sandlin   Producer,Audio Production
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Allen Woody   Composer
Johnny Neel   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Spencer Davis   Composer
John Jaworowicz   Composer
Robin Schwartz   Licensing
Stephen Paley   Inlay Photography
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes
John Prestia   Composer

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