Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Allman Brothers Band - Dreams (1968-89 us, integrated classic masterpiece, 4 disc box set)




Spanning four discs and nearly 100 tracks, Dreams is one of those rare box sets that tells a story while delivering the definitive word on its subject. Gathering pre-Allman's recordings from the clan, including cuts by the Allman Joys, selecting the hits from the classic years, and adding stray cuts by solo projects to the mix. 

It's a smart move and it results in a terrific box that truly offers the definitive word on one of the longest-running dramas in Southern rock. Yes, the Allmans reunited rather successfully after this box, so none of that material is here, but it's not missed, this is the story of the band. 
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tracks
Disc One
1. Shapes Of Things - The Allman Joys - 2:48
2. Spoonful - The Allman Joys - 3:40
3. Crossroads - The Allman Joys - 3:33
4. Cast Off All My Fears - The Hour Glass - 3:25
5. Down In Texas - The Hour Glass - 3:07
6. Ain't No Good To Cry - The Hour Glass - 3:06
7. B.B. King Medley: Sweet Little Angel/It's My Own Fault/How Blue Can You Get - The Hour Glass - 7:06
8. Morning Dew - The 31 February - 3:46
9. God Rest His Soul - The 31st Of February - 3:56
10.I Feel Free - The Second Coming - 3:31
11.She Has Funny Cars - The Second Coming - 4:48
12.Goin' Down Slow - Duane Allman - 8:47
13.Dreams - 4:55
14.Don't Want You No More - 2:25
15.It's Not My Cross To Bear - 4:56
16.Trouble No More - 3:48
17.Dreams - 7:15

Disc Two
1. Statesboro Blues - 4:06
2. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - 4:57
3. Midnight Rider - 2:58
4. Dimples - Live - 5:02
5. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town - Live - 9:23
6. Revival - 4:04
7. One More Ride - - 2:41
8. Whipping Post - Live - 22:53
9. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed - Live - 12:58
10.Drunken Hearted Boy - Live - 6:54
Disc Three
1. You Don't Love Me/Soul Serenade - Live, Previously Unreleased - 19:28
2. Blue Sky - 5:10
3. Little Martha - 2:13
4. Melissa - 4:02
5. Ain't Wastin' Time No More (Live) - 4:46
6. Wasted Words - 4:21
7. Ramblin' Man - 4:48
8. Southbound - 5:10
9. Jessica - 7:30
10.Midnight Rider - Gregg Allman - 4:26
11.One Way Out - Live - 7:59
12.Long Time Gone - Dickey Betts - 4:30
Disc Four
1. Can't Lose What You Never Had - 5:52
2. Come And Go Blues - Gregg Allman Band - 4:46
3. Bougainvillea - Dickey Betts and Great Southern - 7:13
4. Can You Fool - Allman and Woman - 3:19
5. Good Time Feeling - Dickey Betts and Great Southern - 4:28
6. Crazy Love - 3:44
7. Can't Take It With You - 3:34
8. Just Ain't Easy - Live - 5:01
9. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed - Live - 10:52
10.Angeline - 3:40
11.Things You Used To Do - 3:42
12.Nancy - Dickey Betts - 3:51
13.Rain - Gregg Allman - 3:03
14.I'm No Angel - Gregg Allman Band - 3:41
15.Demons - Gregg Allman Band - 3:28
16.Duane's Tune - Dickey Betts Band - 5:51

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