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Eat a Peach [Deluxe Edition]
     

Eat a Peach [Deluxe Edition]

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by The Allman Brothers Band
 

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Allman Brothers fans are a hardy lot. For years, make that decades, they have been inundated with reissues of the same material with teasers thrown in, or have been given truly bizarre compilations such as the Madacy ripoff entitled Essential, which didn't include many of the band's biggest hits and on its second disc provided a straight reissue of

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Allman Brothers fans are a hardy lot. For years, make that decades, they have been inundated with reissues of the same material with teasers thrown in, or have been given truly bizarre compilations such as the Madacy ripoff entitled Essential, which didn't include many of the band's biggest hits and on its second disc provided a straight reissue of Enlightened Rogues. The Deluxe Edition of Eat a Peach is something different, however. For those who have been in the depths of confusion about the various Fillmore East reissues -- whether the straight At Fillmore East album or the Fillmore Concerts set -- this version of Eat a Peach, fully and beautifully remastered, does hold a bit of a treasure trove, though the word is that the second disc has been oft bootlegged. While the album is on disc one, in all its pieces and in proper order, disc two stands as a virtually unreleased concert of the ABB's final performance at the Fillmore on June 27, 1971 -- with Duane, who was killed in October of that year. Two of the disc's tracks had been previously released -- "Midnight Rider" (on Duane Allman Anthology, Vol. 2) and "One Way Out" (on the original Eat a Peach, which means the track shows up on both discs here). The rest of these performances -- "Statesboro Blues," "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'," "Done Somebody Wrong," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (12:51 in length), "Hot 'Lanta," "Whipping Post" (20:17 in length), and "You Don't Love Me" (clocking in at a whopping 17:24) -- have never been officially released. Sure, it's a standard Allman Brothers set -- if there ever was a such a thing. The playing is very inspired and adventurous, Gregg's singing is better than on the original Fillmore dates, and the interplay between Duane and Dickey Betts is symbiotic. And it rocks like a mother. Real fans of the original band have something to be happy about for a change, as this hidden bit of Allman memorabilia with the beloved Duane is finally on the shelves -- it might have been nice if Universal had issued the second disc as its own album so you didn't have to buy Eat a Peach

Editorial Reviews

The Independent - Andy Gill
Eat a Peach shows just how graceful Southern rock could be. There are hardly any unnecessary longueurs, and both "Blue Sky" and the concluding showcase "Little Martha" exhibit a subtle charm and delicacy matched by few other bands of that era.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0602498778494
catalogNumber:
000679502
Rank:
3577

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Dickey Betts   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Group Member
Duane Allman   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Group Member
Berry Oakley   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Drums,Gong,Tambourine,Timpani,Vibes,Group Member
Jai Johanny Johanson   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Cobbs   Composer
Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Dickey Betts   Composer
Howard Albert   Engineer
Ron Albert   Engineer
Duane Allman   Composer
Aaron Baron   Engineer
Larry Dahlstrom   Engineer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Audio Production
Bill Graham   Arranger
Elmore James   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Berry Oakley   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Ovie Sparks   Remixing
Butch Trucks   Composer
Phil Walden   Arranger
Meire Murakami   Reissue Design
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the purest Southern Rock album you will ever find. All tracks are woth 5 stars especially Mellisa "so beautiful!", Mountain Jam "Best Jam Ever!", and Blue Sky "So pure!". Buy this album TODAY!!
footpathcowboy More than 1 year ago
Guitarist/leader Duane Allman died during the recording of EAT A PEACH, and as a result, this CD passes the torch to his brother Gregg and guitarist Dickey Betts. There are lots of great songs here, the only missteps being "Les Brers In 'E' Minor" and "Mountain Jam." The song "Melissa" is about the finality of death and loss, and reminds me of when I filed obituaries at a volunteer site years ago, whereas "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" has inspired me to go ahead with my visit with my family for Mother's Day despite the H1N1 Flu. This is a CD that you must own.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
The Allman Brothers released several live albums and all of them are worth listening to, this is one of the great ones.
Simper-Fidelous More than 1 year ago
I have seen the Allman Brothers band sooo many times,I stopped counting. In fact, one night Robin Trower opened for them, virtually an unknown band at the time. This CD PUTS you right there with them - the only song, which is my favorite thats not on the CD, is Stormy Monday, but it just wouldn't be the same without Duane playing. Side note: Duane and Eric Clapton together put out the very most famous "Layla" when they where with Derek and the Dominos. EAT A PEACH is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How could you not ALREADY have it.
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