A wonderfully packaged version of a blues rock classic is re-issue of the month over at Mudkiss.
There can be few
classic albums of any era produced in the aftermath of personal tragedy
as those experienced by The Allman Brothers band. On October 29th
1971, keyboard player Gregg Allman lost a brother, the band and the
world losing one of the great blues / slide guitarists of all time in
founder member Duane, killed in a motorcycle accident. Re-grouping
without their inspired lead guitarist, the decision taken not to
replace the irreplaceable, instead the whole dynamic of the band
changed with Dickey Bett’s, Duane’s fretwork partner, adopting sole
guitar duties and the introduction of Chuck Leavell’s piano, replacing
the more familiar twin guitar attack, they set about recording
“Brothers and Sisters” the first album solely without Duane.
Check out the full review at the link below.