- Statesboro Blues
- Trouble No More
- Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
- Every Hungry Woman
- (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
- In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
- Whipping Post
- Mountain Jam, Pt. 1
- Rain Delay
- Mountain Jam, Pt. 2
If the Fillmore tapes didn't exist, this would be the Alllman Brothers' peak. As it is, those performances edge these out for top billing. This might have been a superior set had the producers taken the better takes of the numbers that are on both CDs and edited the whole into one shorter and cheaper double-disc concert. One of the complete Fillmore sets is still the place to hear the early Brothers. Unless you are a real Allman collector,this is probably not necessary.
This is an excellent CD. The sound quality is incredible. Listening to it in my pickup trucks stereo I thought I heard the analog hum of the original recording master. I could clearly hear Duane Allman twisting his guitars tone and volume controls every solo, and practically hear his slide scrapping his guitars strings windings. It captures the relaxed atmosphere of the concert. The AAB is performing southern music for a southern crowd and you feel the group’s relaxed and unselfconscious, grooving hard, and has the empathy of their audience. They are at home. The recording has you in the first row. It’s almost as if you’re walking from one end of the stage to the other listening to the musicians talk to one another, tune their instruments between songs, and you’re in front of whoever is soloing. The recording is detailed. It has the introductions for both concerts and the announced interruption to the July 3rd performance of, “Mountain Jam”. For an AAB fan who owns some of their live recordings I think you’d enjoy this one. I would recommend a new AAB fan to purchase, “The Deluxe Edition of the Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East” (2003), before purchasing this CD.
This double CD has all the orginal band members performing the Allman classics including the signature songs that made them a top jam band. Listen closely to the guitar work by Duane and Berry and the double drumming by Butch and Jamioe and of course Gregg's genius of putting it all together. This CD and the Live Fillmore Concert( also available) are the best Allman Brothers music for your collection. The band will always be known for their live work. Pick up this CD today as the band is real tight. You will listen on the way to work,at work and back at home relaxing after a tough day. Remember with the Allman band you get rock/blues and jazz! Don't wait pick it up today for an orginal American classic rock band!
Undoubtably, some of the tracks on this earlier live gig are very pleasurable renditions of their studio classics - especially when the disc two versions of Elizabeth Reed and Whipping Post take the Disc one versions and rise a notch. This is an enjoyable outing, but it really sets the stage (so to speak) for the later Live At The Fillmore concerts. You can definitely hear how they kept refining the material in prep for Fillmore. I still say the best possible rendition of Elizabeth Reed is to take the first 2 mins of the Live Fillmore version and use it as the lead in to the original studio version - WOW !!