The Allman Brothers Band
Eat a Peach


5.0
classic

Review

by Badmoon USER (65 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 46 replies


Release Date: 1972 | Tracklist


Eat a Peach

Band
Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Piano
Dickey Betts - Guitar
Berry Oakley - Bass
Butch Trucks - Drums
Jai Johanny Johanson - Drums

Releaced - 1972

Review
Though The Allman Bro's, like many, had interests in Pop and plain old Rock and Roll, they only played it for a short time. Luckily, they gave up on it and took on a new sound that was extremely revoloutionary. They combined Country and blues music, but they usually didn't combine them in a single song, which is actually very risky for an innovative group like they were.

Though Duane Allman didn't appear in ever song on this album, due to his his death. The guitaring and the rest of the playing is very techniqual and smooth. Which is one thing The Allman Bro's are famous for. They also have one of the longest recordings in classic rock history, with "Mountain Jam", that runs at an astonishing 33:38. This album also has a song that was said to have caused Duane's death. Which would be "One way Out", which resembles Robert Johnson's "Crossroad Blues" (Refer to my review on Second Helping for more information).

1. Ain't Wastin' Time no More: I have been noticing a Southerner sterotype brewing through Southern rock bands. When I reviewed Second Helping by Lynyrd Skynryd they also had a song with a double negative in the title, just like this song title. Well, anyways, this is a great groovey song based around the piano, and bass. Duane gives off a good solo, but I have heard better from him. It also has some fabulos vocals by Gregg Allman. 5/5

2. Les Brers in A Minor: This song more resembles a chaotic psychedelic instrumental song more than anything else. After a bit of chaos, this song breaks into a great groove, led by the bass. Then all the other instruments break in, and Duane throws out a several minute incredible solo. 4/5

3. Melissa: Here's a beautiful song, that is partly acoustic. It has some great lead electric playing, and some strong piano playing. The dual drumming really adds to this song. It is said to be about Duane, because Duane is absent for this song, and it includes the line "Crossroads, will you ever let him go" and if you know about the "Crossroad Curse" than you would understand. 5/5

4. Mountain Jam: This would probably be a radio stations nightmare to play. Running at an extrodinary 33:38, it is quite ground breaking, even for a jam band. It is also done live, so imagine sitting through a song that long. It has a nice bluegrass groove and feel to it. Thankfully, Duane does play on this recording and he does show off some great slide guitar playing skills. 5/5

5. One way Out: This would be the song that was said to have killed of Duane, because of the curse. Other than the terrible counsequences it brings for playing it, it is a fabulos song, and it is very bluesy. Of course the lyrics aren't the original from "Crossroad Blues", but they are still great and special in their own way. It is also played live and has some great guitar playing and drumming. You may have heard it from the movie "Almost Famous". 5/5

6. Trouble no More: This song is very jazz influenced, especially the drumming. Which is done great by the way, and is done with some great fills by each drummer. It also has some great lead and slide guitar playing from both Dickey Betts and Duane Allman. 4/5

7. Stand Back: This song is played with a wide variety of instruments that the Allman Bros don't usually use. Some being the congas and the electric piano. The song is based around the piano and the lead guitar, and is done overall pretty good. 3.5/5

8. Blue Sky: Being a huge fan of Country music or/and Country influenced music, this song is without a doubt my favorite of mine on the album. Dickey Betts is singing, and Duane was alive for this recording. It's just a song about good times, blue and sunny skies, and being lazy, and overall isn't that what The Allman Brothers are all about? Dickey also gives off a fabulos solo. So just overall this is a great song, with a fantastic groove. 5/5

9. Little Martha: This is a song with just acoustic guitars playing, and they intertwine and flow fabulosley. That is pretty much it. 4/5

When I started this review I figured that I was going to give this album a 4/5 from past experiences, but now I relise that it deserves 5/5 by a long shot. So I give it a 5/5.

EDIT: I should really rewrite this.



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Woodstock
August 18th 2004


154 Comments


Great Review. I want to get into the Allman Brothers so I will go buy this album :thumb:

Btw, When I was in the Hard Rock Cafe in D.C. Duane Allman's guitar was on a stand :cool:

Kingadamx
August 18th 2004


120 Comments


This is really an awesome album. My favorite track is Blue Sky. I saw Dickey Betts in concert last week and he played it live, it was a great performance.

Good Review.

Broken Arrow
August 20th 2004


220 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Good Reveiw I love One Way Out

Chop Suey!
August 24th 2004


12 Comments


What is the crossroads curse?

Badmoon
August 24th 2004


384 Comments


Supposebly the old Blues artist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to get great guitar skills. Well, he wrote this song "Crossroad Blues" about it. And of course he died before he could ever appreciate his new found fame. And supposebly anyone who plays a form of that song will be involved with a death. Lynryd Skynryd fell to it, The Allman Brothers, and of course Eric Clapton.

Chop Suey!
August 24th 2004


12 Comments


Yeeesh. that sucks, im not goin near that song!!!

Chop Suey!
August 24th 2004


12 Comments


but theres nothin wrong with listening to it?

ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond
August 25th 2004


22 Comments


great review once agian badmoon

Badmoon
August 25th 2004


384 Comments


[QUOTE=Chop Suey!]but theres nothin wrong with listening to it?[/QUOTE]

Well, it's just a myth. I doubt it's true, but I don't attempt to learn the song.

Chop Suey!
August 25th 2004


12 Comments


lol but besides the curse, i just wanted to say this cd is great. Allman brothers are one of the greatest bands ever, blue sky is the best song on the cd

robo2448
June 6th 2005


132 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I only have this and At Filmore East by the Allman's. I bought At Filmore East first and didn't really enjoy it that much, so I was hesitant to buy this album. I bought it though, and think that it is a million times better than At Filmore East. I don't know why, nearly every song on here is amazing. Greg Allman really sings well on a lot of the tracks as you pointed out, I feel Melissa is his best. I'm also impressed that the band could keep it together and produce a great album while there main member died in the middle of it. Great review


masada
July 23rd 2005


2733 Comments


This is a great album. "Mountain Jam" was the first song of theirs that really made my jaw drop.

Oh, and, that's not the right cover.

Killtacular
July 23rd 2005


1314 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It seems I haven't commented on this yet. Hmm.. pure greatness. Every track is great.

keep on phishin'
July 25th 2005


71 Comments


This is a great great album. But for some reason I never could get into "Ain't Wastin Time No More"

Anyways Great Review

Badmoon
July 30th 2005


384 Comments


Oh, and, that's not the right cover.


I did not add the cover. My review was originally coverless.

masada
July 30th 2005


2733 Comments


Oh. Well, that makes sense.

Heh..

Sepstrup
August 4th 2005


1563 Comments


Is this their best album? Haven't really heard it, where should I start?


masada
August 4th 2005


2733 Comments


Start either here, or with At Fillmore East.

Brewer14
January 29th 2006


24 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Good review, this is an awesome CD

DangerBird
March 12th 2006


51 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is an amazing album, one of ABB's best. Gregg Allman has a great voice especially on Ain't Wastin' Time No More and Melissa. Blue Sky has one the best solos ever. Good review too.



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