- Album name: Eat A Peach
- Group name: The Allman Brothers
- Year: 1972
- Number of discs: two
- Label: Warner Bros. Records
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Distinguishing characteristics: “G” written on top left of album, indicating that my father owned this record
- Buy it:
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve been listening to the Allman Brothers for decades, but don’t know that I’ve ever listened to this double record.
What I expected
I reviewed a different Allman Brothers collection a few weeks ago, so what I expected was similar to that.
What it was actually like
Similar! Of course, as this is not a compilation, I couldn’t expect it to include every hit and classic song that they recorded, so some favorites like Ramblin’ Man and Jessica weren’t there – but Melissa and Blue Sky were.
I was a little concerned that the comically long Mountain Jam, split over sides 2 and 4, was going to put me to sleep, as I generally don’t love jam bands and tend to prefer that rock music be delivered as actual songs, but I ended up thinking that Mountain Jam was excellent, and wished that it had been the front and back sides of a single record, to make it easier to listen to the whole thing.
5/5: love it