Brothers and Sisters
Audio CD | Reissued, Remastered
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, October 14, 1997
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Their first full studio album without guitarist Duane, 1973's Brothers and Sisters doesn't match what came before it but would probably be considered a masterpiece if it came from most other bands. The Allman(s) move away from their rougher blues rock toward a groovier Southern rock, a shift that reflects the increased influence of Dickey Betts and new pianist Chuck Leavell. Betts contributes chestnuts such as "Ramblin' Man," "Southbound," and the classic instrumental "Jessica," plus the acoustic finale "Pony Boy," which showcases his work on Dobro. Gregg's impact is not nearly what it once was, although his "Come and Go Blues" and "Jelly Jelly" hit the mark. Original bassist Berry Oakley passed away during these sessions and is heard on just two cuts. --Marc Greilsamer
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This four disc edition includes the original album remastered on the first disc while the second disc contains outtakes and rehearsals recorded both before and after Barry's passing. Both the remastered album and outtakes discs are available in the two cd version. What makes the four cd version the one to have is that it includes the entire show recorded at Winterland on September 26, 1973. For those familiar with Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas the first half of that album comes from this performance which means that about 30 to 35 minutes was already available there. Personally, I've always loved those performances so I'm glad to have the full show here most of which has never been released before. The cds come housed in a book that includes nice period pictures of the band as well as some interesting info.