It's a little early to start thinking about what you really want for Christmas, but I'm doin' it anyway.
I'll take the 15-LP vinyl box set of Allman Brothers albums that comes in a Georgia-style solid-wood peach crate with a whole whack of collectable extras!
The southern-rock legends announced the limited-edition package on their Facebook page for all their fans to drool over or--if they happen to have 400 smackers U.S. lying around--actually buy.
The set includes six studios albums and three live albums released between 1969 and '79, including their self-titled debut expanded to 2 LPs; Idlewild South (1 LP); At Fillmore East (2 LP); Eat A Peach (2 LP); Brothers and Sisters (1 LP); Win, Lose or Draw (1 LP); Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas (2 LP), Enlightened Rogues (1 LP), and the vinyl debut of Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970 (3 LP).
I'm pretty sure I still have my original vinyl copies of Eat a Peach and Brothers and Sisters, but new, un-worn out versions would be nice.
According to the promotional bumph, the box set "boasts a bevy of exclusive collectable extras, including a half-stack amplifier-shaped 8gb USB stick with all nine remastered albums as downloadable 44.1kHz 16-bit uncompressed AIFF audio files; four double-sided posters of key art or photos from the albums; nine magnets featuring each album’s cover art; nine guitar picks and buttons with key art or photos from each album; a custom deck of Allman Brothers Band playing cards; a trucker/snapback-style hat; a turntable mat, and a microfiber cleaning cloth. The peach crate, weighing in at approximately 26 pounds fully loaded, measures 15.25” x 13.625” x 13.625,” providing ample room for more vinyl LP storage."
I can just picture myself on the back deck, sipping a Pil with the trucker hat on, using the playing cards to whip the kids' asses in Go Fish while revelling in Skydog's slide-guitar mastery.