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Sounds like it was intentionally ruined during mastering with added gobs of compression and distortion
on June 9, 2014
The other 1-star review here is right- the sound is awful. Even worse, my guess is that the actual recording was just fine, but that gobs of compression and distortion were added before release (i.e., the "modern" junky recording sound) to intentionally run the album.
How do I know this? Well, I also have Allman Brothers "2nd set" album, which has some of the same songs, perhaps even identical versions from the same concert. I compared the song "You Don't Love Me" on both albums, and the "2nd Set" version sounds far, far better than this one. And this was released in the mid-90's.
Also, I clicked the "sound check" on my ipod (normalizing volume), and the volume decreased by about half. More evidence that this album is way overcompressed. Overall this looks like it was an amazing concert (and I'm a huge ABB fan), but it's incomprehensible why ABB or the record company, or whomever would release such a poor sounding recording. We fans should NOT be treated as "lucky to get anything at all", but should be given a decent sounding recording if one is available. Just inexcusable. All the 5-star reviewers here should demand proper value for your money, and not settle for what you're hearing!