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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 10:50 AM
Allman Brothers: Tragedy & Rebirth

The Allman Brother Band's first Number One album, 1973 Brothers & Sisters, was a miracle of recovery and reinvention amid grim, enforced change: the deaths, in 1971 and 1972 respectively, of guitarist Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Dickey Betts took a greater leading and writing role, increasing the country light and buoyancy in the Allmans' electric -blues stampede ("Ramblin' Man", "Southbound", "Jessica") as new pianist Chuck Leavell added more barrelhouse and fusion dynamics. The road to that symmetry is caught in this four-CD set by a disc of rehearsals and outtakes that sounds like the work of a more brawny, Southern Grateful Dead, at once winding ("A Minor Jam"), earthy and hurting (Gregg Allman's howling in Ray Charles' "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town"). A complete 1973 concert from San Francisco's Winterland shows the new lineup's confidence and style of ascension (the stately, climbing pathos in the middle of ("Whipping Post") at bright, striving length - before the family really fell apart.


He gave them four stars. Not a bad review IMO, but not sure I agree with The Dead comparison.

 

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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 11:03 AM
Good review of Gov't Mule's Shout on the same page.


Cover story on the walking Dead was a fun read.

Didn't know the lead actor is married to Ian Anderson's daughter.

 

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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 11:54 AM
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The Allman Brother Band's first Number One album, 1973 Brothers & Sisters, was a miracle of recovery and reinvention amid grim, enforced change: the deaths, in 1971 and 1972 respectively, of guitarist Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Dickey Betts took a greater leading and writing role,

That guy shoulda' been fired long before this album came out....

 

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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 01:46 PM
Awesome Boxset...very pleased I bought it...
 

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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 05:45 PM
If you are referring to Dickey being fired...look at it this way we would have never heard of Claude or Gregg again...they both wouldn't have lasted if Dickey would have been fired back then. And in reality I could live without either one.

 

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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 09:35 PM
Brothers & Sisters might be the most underrated great 70's album of all time.

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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 10:47 PM
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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 11:13 PM
I agree berkhath. It is underrated. Sometimes you hear about being one of the great albums of the decade and then a list will come out and not be in the RS top 500 and such. Should be in any of those top 100 lists, IMO.

 

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  posted on 10/18/2013 at 11:20 PM
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If you are referring to Dickey being fired...look at it this way we would have never heard of Claude or Gregg again...they both wouldn't have lasted if Dickey would have been fired back then. And in reality I could live without either one.


Claude?? WHO?? That one went RIGHT over my head.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2013 at 09:47 AM
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Brothers & Sisters might be the most underrated great 70's album of all time.

IMHO.


Not really sure I agree, it was pretty much all over both the radio & in peoples collections that summer -- most music fans & many ABB fans would probly mention this one as their favorite, or at least the one they know best of the ABB -- just sayin' -- all good

 

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  posted on 10/19/2013 at 09:48 AM
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The Allman Brother Band's first Number One album, 1973 Brothers & Sisters, was a miracle of recovery and reinvention amid grim, enforced change: the deaths, in 1971 and 1972 respectively, of guitarist Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Dickey Betts took a greater leading and writing role,

That guy shoulda' been fired long before this album came out....


Did FAX machines exist then?

 

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  posted on 10/19/2013 at 09:58 AM
Seriously though...God bless Dickey and hey..someone had to take up the reins and pick up the pieces after the dual tragedy that shattered this band .

He did an incredible job all the way around, and the results are a stellar, landmark album that is still admired to this day...enough so that the record label OKed a Deluxe DELUXE version of it .

Man oh man. It's so good to still have great music out there that I am still willing to spend my hard earned money on...




[Edited on 10/19/2013 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 10/19/2013 at 10:12 AM
I was thinking more in a sense of today. It's not a recording that I hear or see mentioned among the more casual/not die hard music fans. No doubt it was HUGE at the time it was released.

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Brothers & Sisters might be the most underrated great 70's album of all time.

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Not really sure I agree, it was pretty much all over both the radio & in peoples collections that summer -- most music fans & many ABB fans would probly mention this one as their favorite, or at least the one they know best of the ABB -- just sayin' -- all good


 

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  posted on 10/19/2013 at 10:22 AM
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Seriously though...God bless Dickey and hey..someone had to take up the reins and pick up the pieces after the dual tragedy that shattered this band .

He did an incredible job all the way around, and the results are a stellar, landmark album that is still admired to this day...enough so that the record label OKed a Deluxe DELUXE version of it .

Man oh man. It's so good to still have great music out there that I am still willing to spend my hard earned money on...




[Edited on 10/19/2013 by les_paul_sunburst]


Agree with you 100%. Gregg was a mess then; if Dickey didn't stand up to the plate the road would not have gone on forever.

The way the road turned a decade ago is another issue that is completely separate - not sure the road would have gone on till 2013 and beyond without that turn.

There is enough room in the universe for the "pro Dickey" and "anti Dickey" camps to both be right. Life takes its twists and turns; but without Dickey taking charge in 1973 we wouldn't be on line discussing the ABB>

 

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There is enough room in the universe for the "pro Dickey" and "anti Dickey" camps to both be right. Life takes its twists and turns; but without Dickey taking charge in 1973 we wouldn't be on line discussing the ABB>


Totally agree with you. Who wouldn't want to see Dickey on stage with the ABB?

Of course, now we have Derek and look what this has done for his career!

 

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  posted on 10/20/2013 at 04:05 AM
Loved the review, very positive, and I have the mag as well, it's got a great picture of Gregg playing guitar from that time frame. To me, "a more brawny, Southern Grateful Dead" is very appropriate, and four stars is an excellent rating. But then, David Fricke is an ABB fan from way back.

[Edited on 10/20/2013 by robslob]

 

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