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The Allman Brothers Band - Beginnings

 (Japanese Import (+2))





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"For once, a record label actually gives us more bang for the buck, combining two indisputable classics — 1969's self-titled debut and the 1970 follow-up Idlewild South — onto one glorious CD. Five urgent notes kick off Spencer Davis's 'Don't Want You No More,' and by the time that searing instrumental morphs into Gregg Allman's superb slow blues 'It's Not My Cross to Bear,' it's clear these Georgians mean business.

"Everyone talks of the Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon covers, the furious twin leads of Duane and Dickey Betts, Gregg's soulful voice and formidable organ, the percussion attack of Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, but what about the songwriting skills? Just start with "Cross to Bear," "Whipping Post," "Dreams," "Revival," "Elizabeth Reed" — are you kidding? These two records blend gritty blues, Southern soul, and psychedelic rock into an exciting creation, and they serve notice: the Allmans will contend for the title of best American rock 'n' roll band." — High-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players).


Don’t Want You No More
It’s Not My Cross To Bear
Black Hearted Woman
Trouble No More
Every Hungry Woman
Dreams I’ll Never See
Whipping Post
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Midnight Rider
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Hoochie Coochie Man
Please Call Home
Leave My Blues At Home
Black Hearted Woman (Single Edit)
Revival (Single Edit)

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The Allman Brothers Band - Beginnings- Stereo 2014

posted on 10/23/2014
4 Stars
Reviewer: Mark Powers
My first version that I had was the original cassette in 1973. I knew of the two albums but as my budget then and now, a two for one is always hard to beat. This 2014 Japanese reissue is good but not fantastic. I will say honestly because of the older recordings the first in 69 and the second in 70 and this reissue double disc 1973 it could be by the time it gets to 2014 that it is not as sonically brilliant as I wanted it to be. I have been listening to this my whole life and as great as this single disc is, fantastic stereo balance, vocals are front center including Gregg's organ comes center when he sings which is quite nice, you know Duane is on the left and Dickey is on the right. Great kick drum presence throughout. I am not dissapointed, just that it is not what I would expect from an SHM SACD. Packaging: I can never say how much I love these little Japanese boxes with mini versions of actual original LP's. Glad I have added this to my library.

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