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A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

Allman Brothers BandAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 22, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: October 22, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor/Universal
  • ASIN: B000001DUK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With their dueling guitar leads and harmonies built on a double drummer foundation, the Allman Brothers Band cast the mold for the southern rock sound that would proliferate in the '70s. Virtuoso musicians, their songs drew upon a number of southern influences, including country, the blues, New Orleans jazz, and even gospel, creating a sound that was distinctly theirs. Decade of Hits is a great catalog of the Allman's at their guitar wielding best. The sweet, infectious harmonies on the instrumental "Jessica" have become a classic reference point in themselves. Next to the tragedies that plagued them--two motorcycle deaths, heroin addiction--the Allman's are probably best known for the heroic "Ramblin' Man." Written and sung by the now legendary Dickey Betts, the song contained everything that made the band great: intricate guitar harmonies, a strong melody, and just enough twang to keep the thing tight. Decade also contains Allman staples "Melissa," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and "Southbound." --Steve Gdula

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75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A strong anthology April 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Concentrating as it does on the most popular songs released by the Allman Brothers, "A Decade of Hits," manages to hit all of the 1970s studio highlights from this troubled band's heyday. While it is true that the Allmans cemented their reputation with incredible live marathon songs (some lasting a half hour or more) there's hardly room on a disc like this for them. Instead, this CD makes the argument that the Allmans were first rate writers of more conventional rock songs as well. Many of these are staples on classic rock radio, like "Ramblin' Man," "Melissa," "Blue Skies," and "Midnight Rider." Other highlights include "Ain't Wasting Time No More," "Jessica," the Duane Allman swan song "Little Martha" and "Statesboro Blues." Also included are a couple of longer early blues rock cuts, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post."
The only drawback on this CD is that it doesn't contain any bonus material. But anyone just beginning their Allman Brothers collection could hardly ask for better.
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Of The Allman Brothers Band's Greatest Hits! September 3, 2000
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The Allman Brothers band have provided me with constant accompaniment to my life for almost three decades now, and I remember hearing the echoes of "Blue Sky" wafting into the rafters at my wedding long ago, and I have felt more at home when listening to it on a Sony Walkman in strange motel rooms all over the country when traveling on business? It seems to be a permanent part of my life, like Sgt Pepper or Bookends. This is a collection of their best efforts over a decade, a spellbinding and fairly complete collection from an under appreciated band at their very best. Whether it is for the matchless "Blue Sky', or for the blockbuster sound of "Ain't Wasting Time No More", this is an album so terrific, you will play it again and again. With the ecstatic guitar duels and their matchless harmonies built on a double drummer foundation, they set the standard for pop excellence for the flood of terrific southern rock that emanated out of the South in the 1970s. Their songs draw on influences ranging from country, blues, jazz, and gospel, but the sound they produce is uniquely the Allmans'. I especially like their guitar instrumentals. Gregg Allman and Dicky Betts perform absolutely magically here, and it is all captured for your endless amusement and entertainment. From "Rambling Man" to "Jessica", "Midnight Rider" to "Wasted Words", and "Statesboro Blues" to "One Way Out", the Allman Bothers Band always pleases, and this terrific set of their best is sure to make you smile and bring back a lot of pleasant memories. Enjoy!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic southern rock at its best!! September 21, 2000
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This is classical southern rock at its best. Get some Skynyrd and Allman Brothers music going and you're in for a good time. The Allman Brothers' distinctive music is a culmination of southern blues rock, jazz and a little country. Though, I have several Allman Brother's CD's, this is the best, because its loaded with 15+ of all the old favorite tracks.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars all this music is delicious July 29, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I'll admit at first I did not like this album. I maybe listened to it once and put it back on the shelf thinking I would never pull it off again. but over a year I matured I guess and was reading a review of LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST and I got curious again. Why do people think this band is so brilliant I thought. So I pulled it off the shelf where it had been collecting dust and put it on. It took a couple of listens I'll admit but finally my brain cleared and I fell in love with it. My favorite song is the only song off the live album FILLMORE EAST. Statesborough blues, boy do I love that song. To think a band could play so perfectly live amazes me. I now want to buy Fillmore East because If any of the songs are as good as Statesborough Blues Live then its worth it. All the songs on this CD are great so buy it or buy Eat a Peach see if you like that and then start collecting the albums individually thats the way I would have gone. Anyway yes this has great songs.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great best of from a great band August 25, 2000
By The Bas
Format:Audio CD
This CD delivers just what it is titled - 'A Decade of Hits'. All Allmans fans like me found this to fall short of being a CD that captured *all* that they were, however this was not the intention of this CD (get the 'Dreams' box set instead). This puppy simply reminds us of the great influence that they had on the music of the time - and still do today to some degree. All of the songs can be appreciated by Allman fans as well as ones new to the Allmans - and should be a staple in all of your collections!!
On the CD - I was impressed that they included a lot of things that were not explicit 'hits' (according to Billboard), and love the inclusion of a lot thier 'early stuff' without compromising on the 'big' hits. Overall, this is a surprisingly great CD from the category of 'boy I wish that best-of had this on it'.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars August 11, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
The guy from Colorado below me is pretty right. When I first the Allmans (A borrowed Brothers and Sisters), I didn't really care to much about it, then I kept hearing good things about them. Soon I had all their albums and some live tapes. It just takes a little maturity and time. (I have over 150 CD's, mostly classic rock, and they are probably my favorite band, with Blue Sky being my favorite song ever). If you are looking to buy a first CD of thiers, and like to collect the albums (like me), start out with Beginnings if you like harder music (like I should have) or start with Eat A Peach if you like softer music (though at first skip the Mountain Jam). Then get Fillmore later (It is thier best, but I didn't get used into for the longest time). That is just what I think. Or you can get this, which is a really good compilation and covers the main and commercial highs the band recieved.
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