Enlightened Rogues

November 22, 2005 | Format: MP3

$5.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 22, 2005
  • Release Date: November 22, 2005
  • Label: PSM RECORDS
  • Copyright: (C) 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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  • Total Length: 38:18
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  • ASIN: B000W25K7E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,163 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By G. J Wiener on July 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Allman Brothers seem to specialize in making comebacks. This release was the first reunion of the band after some cooling tensions regarding a drug trafficking trial involving Greg Allman and one of the band's roadies. The results are just awesome.
The opening track Crazy Love just cooks with some killer guitar solos and great vocals by Dickie Betts. Can't Take It With You When You Go is another catchy track featuring super drumming and Greg Allman vocals. Pegasus is a prime time Allman Brothers instrumental and Need Your Love So Bad is a nice laid back blues effort.
The second half kicks off nicely with Blind Love. Love the stining guitar solos which back Greg Allman's fine vocals. Try It One More Time is a super reunion tune which features a nice call and answer vocal between Dickie Betts and Greg Allman. More strong guitar solo work by both Dickie Betts and Dangerous Dan Toler. Just Aint Easy is a nice low key ballad. The final cut Sail Away is a little weak but the Allman's instrumental touches make it at least listenable. Somehow the idea to end up with two straight soft songs does take a little bit away from the overall effectiveness of the recording. However, the CD version seems to have placed these songs as tracks three and four which improves the impression a little.
Other than those minor quips listed above, this is an excellent record that most if not all Allman Brothers fans should seek out.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Francis King on September 22, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The boys reformed in the late '70s, and while this lineup was far from classic, its first time in the studio produced a keeper. Dickey Betts came up with a glorious instrumental in Pegasus, Crazy Love proves he knows how to play slide guitar, and Try It One More Time is a fine duet between Betts and Gregg Allman, with the title saying it all. Pity this lineup went downhill so fast after such a good start.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ol' nuff n' den sum on January 23, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Enlightened Rogues (1979) was the Allman Brothers Band's first studio album in four years, and it featured a new lineup and new start for the band. It's a strong album with two ABB classics, Crazy Love and Just Ain't Easy. Crazy Love is an exuberant Dickey Betts rocker, full of energetic slide guitar and wild romantic fun. Just Ain't Easy is Gregg Allman's slow and winding, world weary lament of too many wasted nights out on the town. The song's autobiographical heartfelt realization is quite compelling, and an example of Gregg's best songwriting.

Lovely ladies all dressed in silk and lace
While you're there, it seems like such a lovely place
But when you leave there, you've got your hat down on your face
Well, well

Other highlights include the blues-rocker Can't Take It With You, the substantial instrumental Pegasus, and Try It One More Time, a song where Gregg and Dickey co-sing dramatic shout-and-answer lead vocals. They visit the blues with the slow Need Your Love So Bad and the potent Blind Love, and Gregg turns in convincing vocal performances on both. With guitarist Dangerous Dan Toler added to the lineup, the Allmans return to their twin guitar sound, and it's a welcome revival. This was to be their last album on Capricorn Records before the label went bankrupt, and the band signed on with Arista Records. Enlightened Rogues (also Duane Allman's nickname for the band) is a solid album with some good songs, but it's not in the same league with anything from the Duane Era. On the other hand, nothing else is, either.
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By T. McCool on March 11, 2015
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Enlightened Rogues was the FIRST comeback for The Allman Brothers Band, and what a comeback it was. Chuck Leavell and Lamar Williams - neither were original members anyway - passed on the reunion. Tom Dowd returned as producer.

The album kicks off with a rousing Crazy Love, featuring backup vocals from Bonnie Bramlett who also joined the band during the subsequent tour. Can't Take It With You was co-written by Dickey Betts and Don Johnson, he of Miami Vice fame. Pegasus is the requisite Betts instrumental track and it compares to any the band has recorded before or since. The only other highlight is Just Ain't Easy, another Gregg Allman tale of tough times and hard knocks that he does so very well.

The rest of the album is passable, but not necessarily essential. Most of this sounds like a band trying recapture lightning in a bottle. They get close a few times, but in the end they just miss it. But I still like it and it's definitely better than Win, Lose or Draw. I saw the band on this tour and they were tight and delivered. So I do have a soft spot for Enlightened Rogues, and still listen to it.
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By Peter Chilelli on October 26, 2012
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I recall when this album came out how much I liked it, but it seems with every great band you tend to gravitate back to the mega hit albums which hooked you in the first place. I am reading Gregg Allmans book and his comments about the Elightened Rouges album and the recording experience made me revisit it once again. For me, this is the last very good album the band recorded and hearing it again makes me feel it belongs in any fans collection. Gregg's voice is strong and dynamic and the music is both well played and recorded. It just seems they were still intouch with what made the band great, before the haze and malaise of the 80's, took them into an abyss.

-Peter C.
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