40: 40th Anniversary Show Live at the Beacon Theater
By 2009, The Allman Brothers Band had morphed into a line-up that consisted of Gregg, Jaimoe and Butch, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge and Marc Quinones on percussion. In tune with each other musically, philosophically and personally, these players were hitting on all cylinders as they prepared to mark the band's 40th anniversary with a no-holds-barred celebration during the group's annual stand at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City. This rustic venue had become a favored spot for the ABB to play in Manhattan, in the tradition of the Fillmore East. 40 is a very special number, and this DVD proves why The Allman Brothers Band is a special group indeed. Savor every note of every song, because chances are a band the likes of this one will not come our way again. The Live DVD was recorded and filmed at the Beacon Theatre March 26, 2009.