The Allman Brothers Band Eat A Peach 2LP
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Tributes to fallen icons don’t come any more poignant or illustrative than
Eat a Peach. Released in early 1972, slightly more than three months after
guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident, the double album honors
the musician via sides he recorded in the studio as well as several live
performances that didn’t fit on the mammoth At Fillmore East. The Allman
Brothers Band, determined to press on, also contributes a trio of songs
completed after their soulmate’s passing. Its execution is near perfect, its
In all probability, the Allman Brothers Band would’ve leapt to the fore of
music’s commercial and critical elite had it not been for Duane’s fateful
motorcycle accident that altered history and the trajectory of the group’s
course. A statement of purpose and homage, Eat a Peach extends the guitarist’s
legacy in the form of three heart-racing live tunes recorded at Fillmore East,
none more important than the nearly 34-minute harmonic showcase “Mountain Jam.”
Begun at the end of “Whipping Post” during the final show of the group’s
four-gig stand, the tour de force improvisation finds the band at the peak of
its telepathic aural and communicative capacities.
Not that the three studio originals with Duane are by any means forgettable.
“Blue Sky” epitomizes the gorgeously elegant colors with which the late virtuoso
could paint while the heart-stopping sentimental feel of “Little Martha” finds
just he and Dickey Betts engaged in spiritual communion. To this extent, the
band continues a mellower vibe on the hit “Melissa,” a country-rock ballad that
taps into a melancholy feel largely courtesy of Gregg Allman’s weary
vulnerability and Betts’ lyrical, slap-back-echoing guitar lines.
Yet nothing here eclipses the direct meaning and steadfast intent of the
record-opening “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More,” a defiant showing of unity and
understated anthem with which the band seemed to embrace as a motto. No one
knew, however, that fate would again subvert the group’s plans even if it could
never take away the magic held within Eat a Peach, sonic and lyrical sorcery.
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1. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
2. Les Brers In A Minor
4. Mountain Jam
5. One Way Out
6. Trouble No More
7. Stand Back
8. Blue Sky
9. Little Martha