Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One Way Out

Do we really need another live double CD from the Allman Brothers Band? Oh yeah. In fact, when they play this well, we need them in droves. The Allman Brothers were always more of a live band than a studio creation. Here the band is completely unified. Drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks weave in and through one another to provide an edgy, rollicking ballast to the separate-channel guitars of Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, who don't duel so much as propel one another to flights of six-string soulfulness and dizzying high-wire pyrotechnics. This album can easily stand along side the the legendary At Fillmore East.

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