CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED
SKYDOG: THE DUANE ALLMAN RETROSPECTIVE
TO BE REISSUED AS 14-LP VINYL BOX SET

INDIVIDUALLY-NUMBERED BOXES WILL BE LIMITED TO RUN OF 1000

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When it was released as a CD box set in 2013, Rounder Records’ deluxe collection, Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, was a critical and commercial success. Now, on October 28th, 2016, Rounder will offer a limited-edition vinyl version of the retrospective. Each of the 1000 individually-numbered copies will include all of the music from the CD editions–129 tracks in total- covered on 14, 180-gram vinyl LPs. Rounding out the box is a 56-page booklet that includes rare photos, plus essays by journalist Scott Schinder and Duane’s daughter, Galadrielle Allman, who compiled the collection alongside esteemed reissue producer Bill Levenson. New to this edition are several previously unpublished photos of the artist, which will be featured on each LP sleeve.

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To make this release even more special, Rounder Records has joined forces with the direct-to-fan platform leader, PledgeMusic to bring this incredible box set to fans. Pledgers can pre-order the box set and also select bundles that will include exclusive items available only to pledgers. They will include: The Super Deluxe Bundle which features one of 50 limited-edition, numbered LPs in a custom printed Skydog shipping carton, a copy of Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman signed and individually numbered by Galadrielle Allman. Number in book will correspond with number on vinylbox, a leather slipmat, embossed with Skydog title treatment. A lithograph poster, an 8-panel postcard set, and a black & white photo. The Deluxe Bundle will include the Skydog box, custom printed Skydog shipping carton, a copy of Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman signed and individually numbered by Galadrielle Allman (number in book will not correspond with number on vinyl box), a leather slipmat, embossed with Skydog title treatment. A lithograph poster, a postcard set, and a black & white photo. The Standard Bundle will include the Skydog box, custom printed shipping carton, an 8-panel postcard set, and a black & white photo.

Galadrielle AllmanDuane’s daughter and author of Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman – says, “The Skydog retrospective tells my father Duane Allman’s life story in the fierce and melodic voice of his guitar. From his earliest high school strivings to the stunning virtuosity he finally achieved, it is all here. Being part of this project has deepened my understanding of who my father was, and he was remarkable. I hope it will do the same for all who listen. This collection deserves to be heard on vinyl, still the warmest and richest format there is. I’m so proud it was possible.”

Duane Allman // Photography by John Gellman
Duane Allman // Photography by John Gellman

Despite a career cut short at the age of 24, Duane Allman was one of the defining musicians of the rock era, rated second only to Jimi Hendrix in Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists”. Known best for his role in the Allman Brothers Band, Duane was also active as a session musician, and as a member of the all-star group Derek & the Dominos. Skydog illustrates the guitarist’s incredible output and unmatched talent through a wide range of material, including Allman’s early recordings (with brother Gregg) in bands such as The Escorts, The Allman Joys, and Hour Glass; his studio work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs and Delaney & Bonnie, among others; plus, many iconic Allman Brothers songs, a live jam session with the Grateful Dead and a collector’s cache of rare singles.

The premiere, 2013 CD edition of Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective received nothing but the highest praise from the press, which heralded the collection as a must-have for all rock music lovers. Rolling Stone’s David Fricke placed Skydog as number two on his “Top 10 Reissues of the Year” list, praising it as “thrilling and definitive,” while Uncut Magazine proclaimed “Skydog is an addictive, endlessly captivating aural history of a towering figure in rock history, with each disc forming a distinct chapter in the sprawling narrative.” The initial, limited run of 10,000 numbered CD box sets sold out to fans in a matter of weeks (the deluxe package included a gold velour-lined box that represented a guitar case, a replica of Duane’s guitar pick, a “Skydog” sticker, and vellum disc sleeves). In response to overwhelming demand, a slimmed-down version was released months later to a wider audience, and remains a top-seller in the Rounder catalog. “We’re proud of our ongoing relationship with the Allman family, and of the success that this set has achieved,” declares Rounder Records’ Vice President of A&R, Scott Billington. “Duane Allman’s starburst of creativity might have happened almost fifty years ago, but his music and his guitar innovations are timeless.”

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SKYDOG: THE DUANE ALLMAN RETROSPECTIVE

Vinyl Track List:

LP 1:

Side A

THE ESCORTS Turn On Your Love Light

THE ESCORTS No Name Instrumental

THE ESCORTS What’d I Say

THE ALLMAN JOYS Spoonful

THE ALLMAN JOYS Gotta Get Away

THE ALLMAN JOYS Shapes Of Things

THE ALLMAN JOYS Crossroads

Side B

THE ALLMAN JOYS Mister, You’re A Better Man Than I

THE ALLMAN JOYS Lost Woman

HOUR GLASS Cast Off All My Fears

HOUR GLASS I’ve Been Trying

HOUR GLASS Nothing But Tears

LP 2:

Side A

HOUR GLASS Power Of Love

HOUR GLASS Down In Texas

HOUR GLASS Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

HOUR GLASS B.B. King Medley:

Sweet Little Angel

It’s My Own Fault

How Blue Can You Get?

HOUR GLASS Been Gone Too Long

Side B

HOUR GLASS Ain’t No Good To Cry

31ST OF FEBRUARY Morning Dew

31ST OF FEBRUARY Melissa

THE BLEUS Milk And Honey

THE BLEUS Leavin’ Lisa

THE BLEUS Julianna’s Gone

LP 3:

Side A

CLARENCE CARTER The Road Of Love

CLARENCE CARTER Light My Fire

WILSON PICKETT Hey Jude

WILSON PICKETT Toe Hold

WILSON PICKETT My Own Style Of Loving

WILSON PICKETT Born to Be Wild

Side B

LAURA LEE It’s How You Make It Good

LAURA LEE It Ain’t What You Do (But How You Do It)

SPENCER WIGGINS I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You)

ARTHUR CONLEY Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

ARTHUR CONLEY Stuff You Gotta Watch

ARTHUR CONLEY Speak Her Name

ARTHUR CONLEY That Can’t Be My Baby

LP 4:

Side A

WILLIE WALKER A Lucky Loser

THE LOVELLES I’m Coming Today

THE LOVELLES Pretending Dear

ARETHA FRANKLIN The Weight

ARETHA FRANKLIN It Ain’t Fair

SOUL SURVIVORS Darkness

SOUL SURVIVORS Tell Daddy

Side B

SOUL SURVIVORS Got Down On Saturday

KING CURTIS Hey Joe

KING CURTIS Foot Pattin’

KING CURTIS Games People Play

KING CURTIS The Weight

THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS Get A Little Order

LP 5:

Side A

THE BARRY GOLDBERG BLUES BAND Twice A Man

DUANE ALLMAN Goin’ Down Slow

DUANE ALLMAN No Money Down

DUANE ALLMAN Happily Married Man

Side B

OTIS RUSH Me

OTIS RUSH Reap What You Sow

OTIS RUSH It Takes Time

THE DUCK & THE BEAR Going Up The Country

THE DUCK & THE BEAR Hand Jive

BOZ SCAGGS Finding Her

LP 6:

Side A

BOZ SCAGGS Look What I Got

BOZ SCAGGS Waiting For A Train

BOZ SCAGGS Loan Me A Dime

Side B

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Don’t Want You No More

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND It’s Not My Cross To Bear

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Black Hearted Woman

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Trouble No More

LP 7:

Side A

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Every Hungry Woman

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dreams

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Whipping Post

Side B

RONNIE HAWKINS One More Night

RONNIE HAWKINS Will The Circle Be Unbroken

RONNIE HAWKINS Matchbox

RONNIE HAWKINS Down In The Alley

RONNIE HAWKINS Who Do You Love

LULU Marley Purt Drive

LULU Dirty Old Man

LP 8:

Side A

LULU Mr. Bojangles

LULU Sweep Around Your Own Back Door

JOHNNY JENKINS I Walk On Gilded Splinters

JOHNNY JENKINS Rollin’ Stone

JOHNNY JENKINS Down Along The Cove

Side B

JOHNNY JENKINS Voodoo In You

JOHN HAMMOND Shake For Me

JOHN HAMMOND Cryin’ For My Baby

JOHN HAMMOND I’m Leavin’ You

JOHN HAMMOND You’ll Be Mine

DORIS DUKE Ghost Of Myself

LP 9:

Side A

ERIC QUINCY TATE Comin’ Down (demo version)

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Hoochie Coochie Man (live)

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Midnight Rider

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (live)

Side B

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dimples (live)

DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Soul Shake

LAURA NYRO Beads Of Sweat

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’

DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Living On The Open Road

LP 10:

Side A

ELLA BROWN A Woman Left Lonely

ELLA BROWN Touch Me

BOBBY LANCE More Than Enough Rain

DEREK & THE DOMINOS I Am Yours

DEREK & THE DOMINOS Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?

Side B

DEREK & THE DOMINOS Have You Ever Loved A Woman

DEREK & THE DOMINOS Layla

ERIC CLAPTON & DUANE ALLMAN Mean Old World

LP 11:

Side A

SAM SAMUDIO Me And Bobby McGee

SAM SAMUDIO Relativity

SAM SAMUDIO Goin’ Upstairs

RONNIE HAWKINS Don’t Tell Me Your Troubles

RONNIE HAWKINS Sick And Tired

RONNIE HAWKINS Odessa

Side B

DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Gift Of Love

DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Sing My Way Home

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (live)

LP 12:

Side A

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Statesboro Blues (live)

GRATEFUL DEAD Sugar Magnolia (live)

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND One Way Out (live)

Side B

HERBIE MANN Push Push

HERBIE MANN Spirit In The Dark

HERBIE MANN What’d I Say

LP 13:

Side A

DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Come On In My Kitchen (live)

DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (live)

DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Poor Elijah / Tribute To Johnson (Medley) (live)

COWBOY Please Be With Me

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Stand Back

Side B

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND You Don’t Love Me / Soul Serenade (live)

LP 14:

Side A

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Blue Sky

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Blue Sky (live)

Side B

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dreams (live)

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Little Martha

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