Monday, July 03, 1989

Allman Brothers Band - Mansfield, MA - 1989-07-03

Allman Brothers Band, Greatwoods in Mansfield, MA, July 3, 1989.

Long before they were so widely known for their annual run of shows at the Beacon in New York City, the Allmans were citing Greatwoods as their main "home on the road", even filming a concert movie there (which is apparently great on VHS but is a horribly edited DVD re-issue).

This date was at the very beginning of their 1989 reunion tour (second night, actually), when they were out in support of the just-released box set, Dreams.

At that point we had been into the band for a year or two, driven mainly through incessant playback of Eat A Peach and had just seen the Dead the day before, up the road at the old Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro (and if memory serves we killed the day of the show going to see Batman at the movies!). This show led to about five more years of pretty intense Allmans-worship (any many road trips to go see them throughout New England). They only got better well into the mid-nineties, but we lost interest as the rotating cast of band members started up again (as it had throughout the mid-70s to early-80s). The music suffered as a result.

This was such a fun night, though.

Don't Want You No More
It's Not My Cross To Bear
Statesboro Blues
You Don't Love Me
Please Call Home
Blue Sky
I'm No Angel
Trouble No More
Midnight Rider
Blues Ain't Nothin'
Duane's Tune
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Done Somebody Wrong
Stormy Monday
One Way Out
Rock Bottom
Just Before The Bullets Fly
Whipping Post

Disc One
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Disc three