18 Songs, 2 Hours 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Allman Brothers Band not only survived the death of slide guitarist Duane Allman in the midst of the Eat a Peach sessions, they subsequently emerged with an extraordinary double album that showcased their many stylistic sides. Ultimately, the band cobbled together a potent mix of nine tracks; three studio cuts with Duane on board, three scintillating tracks from 1971’s monumental Fillmore East shows, and three more studio performances completed after Duane’s tragic motorcycle accident. “Melissa” and “Blue Sky,” with Duane and Dickey Betts trading licks, added a distinct country feel to the set, but the centerpieces remain the live workouts – two ripping blues covers and the 33-minute “Mountain Jam,” which set a standard for improvisational rock that’s rarely been matched.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Allman Brothers Band not only survived the death of slide guitarist Duane Allman in the midst of the Eat a Peach sessions, they subsequently emerged with an extraordinary double album that showcased their many stylistic sides. Ultimately, the band cobbled together a potent mix of nine tracks; three studio cuts with Duane on board, three scintillating tracks from 1971’s monumental Fillmore East shows, and three more studio performances completed after Duane’s tragic motorcycle accident. “Melissa” and “Blue Sky,” with Duane and Dickey Betts trading licks, added a distinct country feel to the set, but the centerpieces remain the live workouts – two ripping blues covers and the 33-minute “Mountain Jam,” which set a standard for improvisational rock that’s rarely been matched.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

classicrockjason ,

Wow. Finally the alternate versions are released!

Thank God. The original album "Live at The Fillmore East" was culled from five shows, yet the alternate versions of the songs have never been released, until now. This has been a long time coming. All the best songs from their live act have alternate versions released, most notably "Statesboro Blues", "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", and "Whipping Post". But those are just my personal favorites, as all of the tracks are excellent. If you enjoyed "Live at Fillmore East"or "Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival", then this album is what you have been waiting for: more original line-up ABB at their peak. Everyone agrees that the original "Live at Fillmore East" is one of the best live albums of all time. Now, at long last, we have more material from the same legendary shows.

ilikeskate ,

Allman Bros. Own All Other Southern Rockers!

I love the Allman Brothers Band. They are one of the most talented Southern Rock bands ever. They create tunes that would apeal to mostly everyone. I am 13 years old...and i love them. Melissa is a beautiful song, and Whipping Post is one of my favorites by them. Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts have such unique voices. They spread emotion throughout every song like it's a sandwich of joyful music (can't believe i just said that). This album is very thorough, to bring back the great songs ranging from decades to present time.

In my book, (probably in every elses book as well) the Allman Brothers Band will always be the best Southern Rockers. Along with Lynyrd Skynyrd (I categorize LS as southern rock, they are, right?), they shall rule the Southern Rockin' world.

I'll catch ya'll lata!!1 ><><

Penquin4 ,

This CD rules

I have every album they ever made and i have been listening to them since i was born and im 16 now. This album is probably one of the best they made so far. I give it 6 stars in a heart beat, but I can only go to 5 so ill take that. Anyone who likes that Allman Brothers should befinatly buy this album.

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