Remastered From Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Reeves!
Direct Metal Master At Abbey Road Studios!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Whipping Post" - Rated 393/500!
Rolling Stone 2015 Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Jam Bands: The Allman Brothers Rated 2nd!
They hailed from Macon, Georgia. They looked liked any number of young, hopeful bands straddling the violent fade of the 1960s with the advent of the 1970s. They missed the British Invasion-triggered blues revival by several years. Yet they sounded like no other group, their youthfulness belied by virtuosic abilities and interlocking interplay Miles Davis would've envied. It all starts here, on a smoldering self-titled debut that has few peers.
Having already cut its collective teeth via live shows throughout the South, the Allman Brothers Band was properly vetted for its initial major-label foray. In particular, Gregg and Duane Allman had done stints in several other collectives that recorded a handful of long-forgotten records. Duane, too, established himself as a go-to whiz-kid slide and lead guitarist, becoming a session instrumentalist for Muscle Shoals FAME Studios and playing with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, and others.
The album has been remastered from original analog tapes by Keven Reeves to 192kHz 24-bit audio and then cut on copper plates using Abbey Road Masterings Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) lathe. The original artwork has been faithfully reproduced as well.
Remastered from original analog tapes by Kevin Reeves
Direct Metal Master at Abbey Road Studios
1969 original stereo mix
1973 Beginnings stereo mix
Original artwork faithfully reproduced
1. Dont Want You No More
2. It's Not My Cross To Bear
3. Black Hearted Woman
4. Trouble No More
5. Every Hungry Woman
7. Whipping Post