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The best live album from the original line-up!,
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This review is from: SUNY at Stonybrook (Audio CD)
Although this concert was recorded only 6 months after the legendary Fillmore East album, the band sounds so much tighter and musically advanced in this Stony Brook set. The recording itself has its' flaws...it is definitely not a high quality mix. But the tracks get progressively clearer as the CD advances. Duane & Dickey are so much in tune with each other. Listen to Elizabeth Reed. Dickey has some guitar trouble just when his solo is about to start. Duane fills in with some nice rhythmic little riffs until Dickey can overcome his problems. Dickey then proceeds with one of his best solos ever! Then Duane sounds so inspired he returns the favor like a man possessed! The whole band sounds fantastic, with Berry Oakley laying down the law with his rumbling bass and Greg sounding in fine form with his vocals. If you can just get past the fact that the recording itself is not as good as the Fillmore album, and if you can concentrate on the music being played at such a high level, then I think you'll agree that this was the Allman Brothers Band at its best.