20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band

by The Allman Brothers Band

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band

With the 1991 compilation A Decade of Hits 1969-1979 still in print, you may ask why Polydor found it necessary to release The Best of the Allman Brothers Band as part of the Universal Music Group's 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection. After all, the new 11-track album shares nine selections with the earlier 16-track one. The simple answer is price: By purchasing The Best of the Allman Brothers Band, you get about 30 percent less music than you do on A Decade of Hits, and you pay one-third less. The Best of the Allman Brothers Band is a collection intended for the budget-conscious music lover who wants the cheapest possible album containing well-known Allman Brothers songs like "Ramblin' Man," "Crazy Love," and "Whipping Post" from their first ten years of recording. Of course, it remains true that a single-disc best-of is not the ideal way to appreciate the Allman Brothers -- Polydor probably would be better advised to compile a two-disc compilation for that purpose -- but this set may serve to initiate new fans or satisfy older ones who stuck to AM Top 40 in the '70s without venturing over to the FM rock stations where the Allmans' extended jams were heard.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2000
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731454789929
catalogNumber: 547899
Rank: 19652

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Organ,Piano
Dickey Betts   Acoustic Guitar
Bonnie Bramlett   Vocals
Dudek   Acoustic Guitar
Duane Allman   Acoustic Guitar
David Goldflies   Bass
Jaimoe   Percussion,Snare Drums
Chuck Leavell   Piano
Berry Oakley   Bass
Dan Toler   Guitar
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Snare Drums
Lamar Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Gregg Allman   Composer
Dickey Betts   Composer
Steve Alaimo   Composer
Duane Allman   Composer
Jaimoe   Composer
Berry Oakley   Composer
Robert Payne   Composer
Butch Trucks   Composer
Jai Johanny Johanson   Composer
Stephen Alaimo   Composer

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