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  posted on 4/9/2007 at 04:03 PM
Where It All Begins went Gold in 1997 (500,000+ copies sold in US). I never saw the totals for Hittin the Note but it sold 37K in the first week and has now been out for 4 years.

I bet it has sold 200K which is enough for a label to be interested AND make some money for everyone. The Beacon DVD went platinum in just a few months, which I believe is 50,000 sold. HTN was not released on a major label so I believe it would have done even better had been release on one. Either way, a major distributor would certainly be involved in a new album even if a major label wasn't.

My point in the above is that let's don't kid ourselves about HTN cd. I'm sure it hit the targets and expectations of those involved. I also believe a major label would take on the Allman Brothers (considering their off-shoots like dTb are on major labels).

I may be able to actually find out sales totals from a friend in the distribution business...

 

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  posted on 4/9/2007 at 04:25 PM
At this point in time, I think the ABB (Gregg, Jaimoe and Butch) are contend to make it to 2009 (the 40th anniversary of the founding of the ABB) and then gracefully retire the ABB. Warren and Derek are at the point with their bands (Govt Mule and dTb) that if they want to take it to the next level they got to focus on doing just that, and I think the rest of the ABB understands their need to do so, and unfortunately, you may see one or the other or even both leaving the ABB in the next year or two (all on good terms, of course). We'll get a summer tour this year and maybe next. Beyond that it'll be the Beacon run and Wanee. As for a studio CD, don't see it happening, as Warren needs to concentrate on the Mule and Derek on the dTb, as that really is the future and the continuing legacy of the ABB. I've been following the band since 1970 (Love Valley, first show) and you know there are not a lot of bands that have done what the ABB have done for as long as they been doing it. They really have, by and large, kept their musical standards up all these years, not a lot of bands can say that. And if the "old dogs" want to lay up on the porch, and face it, not many want to be "road dogs" after the age of 60, they've certainly earned the right. Appreciate what you've gotten from these guys, if you get any more, consider it a bonus.
 
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  posted on 4/9/2007 at 04:28 PM
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you know there are not a lot of bands that have done what the ABB have done for as long as they been doing it. They really have, by and large, kept their musical standards up all these years, not a lot of bands can say that. And if the "old dogs" want to lay up on the porch, and face it, not many want to be "road dogs" after the age of 60, they've certainly earned the right. Appreciate what you've gotten from these guys, if you get any more, consider it a bonus.


I agree...these guys have set the bar VERY high

 

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  posted on 4/9/2007 at 05:24 PM
Dang

Some of my favorite bands are on Sanctuary


Butch should snatch up all these band for Flying Frog Records

 

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