Allman Brothers Band, The - One Way Out -Live At The Beacon Theater


Year of Release: 2004
Label: Sanctuary Records
Catalog Number: 84682
Format: CD
Total Time: 145:36:00

At this point you are probably wondering how many more live albums from the Allman Brothers Band are going to come out. Well, if there are as good as this two CD set, I'd say that there can never be enough! This band is cookin' and it comes as no surprise to me after the release of their excellent studio album Hittin' The Note that One Way Out - Live At The Beacon Theater is maintaining that standard of excellence in musicianship that this band is known for.

How could you not sound like one of the best bands in the world with the one-two punch they have at their disposal in the two primary positions of guitar and drums? Warren Haynes has a great voice and he bounces his searing guitar licks off Derek Trucks, who is another outstanding guitarist. Then you have the dueling drums of Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, with help from Marc Quiñones on percussion, to take their sound to the next level, pushing the borders of blues and jazz, including the incredible bass of Oteil Burbridge in between this amazing amalgam of instrumentation. To make it all complete, the namesake of the band, Greg Allman, is sounding better than ever and playing the keyboards with a fire in his belly, as if he was in his prime.

There are two CDs of amazing live Allman Brothers Band music; I ask you, can it get any better? The sound is out of this world for a live recording, its puts you right in the front row. It is that good. The musicianship is beyond compare consistently throughout these stunning live sets. They don't skimp on the length of each song either, the boys cut it loose with everything they got and go off into some extended jams that will make you cry?yes, you have arrived in music nirvana. I am not exaggerating in the least when I say this recording is one of the most incredible live performances I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Yes indeed, blues-rock received communion on these dates ? March 25 and 26, 2003 - at this altar of worship called The Beacon Theater. Welcome to the rock church, have a seat and enjoy.

Released by Sanctuary in conjunction with Peach Records


Tracklisting:
Disc One: Statesboro Blues (5:22) / Don't Keep Me Wondering (4:12) / Midnight Rider (3:16) / Rockin' Horse (10:12) / Desdemona (13:27) / Trouble No More (3:45) / Wasted Words (7:51) / Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (9:01) / Instrumental Illness (16:42)

Disc Two: Ain't Wastin' Time No More (6:29) / Come and Go Blues (6:03) / Woman Across the River (6:38) / Old Before My Time (5:37) / Every Hungry Women (5:21) / High Cost of Low Living (8:42) / Worried Down With the Blues (7:58) / Dreams (12:49) / Whipping Post (15:31)

Musicians:
Gregg Allman - acoustic guitar, piano, Hammond organ, vocals
Warren Haynes - guitar, vocals, slide guitar
Oteil Burbridge - bass
Jaimoe - drums
Marc Quiñones -percussion, conga, vocals
Butch Trucks - drums
Derek Trucks - guitar, slide guitar

Discography:
The Allman Brothers Band (1969)
Idlewild South (1970)
At Fillmore East (1971)
Eat A Peach (1972)
Brothers And Sisters (1973)
Beginnings (1973)
Win, Lose Or Draw (1975)
Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas (1976)
Enlightened Rogues (1979)
Reach For The Sky (1980)
Brothers Of The Road (1981)
Dreams (1989)
Seven Turns (1990)
Shades Of Two Worlds (1991)
A Decade Of Hits 1969-1979 (1991)
An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band (1992)
Where It All Begins (1994)
An Evening With The Allman Brothers (1995)
Peakin' At The Beacon (2000)
American University (12/13/70) (2002)
Hittin' The Note (2003)
One Way Out - Live At The Beacon Theater (2004)

(and various compilations)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: May 2nd 2004
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Artist website: www.allmanbrothersband.com/
Hits: 834
Language: english

  

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