- Album name: Idlewild South
- Group name: The Allman Brothers Band
- Year: 1970
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Atco Records
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Distinguishing characteristics: “G” written inside the album sleeve, indicating that my father owned this record
- Buy it on Amazon: $23.99
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve listened to two Allman Brothers records in the past month and a half: Eat A Peach and The Road Goes On Forever: A Collection of Their Greatest Recordings.
What I expected
Rock, blues, &c.
What it was actually like
I didn’t enjoy this Allman Brothers record as much as the previous two, since it didn’t have my favorite songs, and since the first track, Revival, reminded me of something that Paul Simon might have done in the 1980s. Midnight Rider was the only song I recognized, and I’ve always considered it to be good, but not one of their best (though in fairness, if another band had recorded it, then it might have been their best).
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, at three minutes and 40 seconds, was about three minutes too long.
3/5: interesting, but not for me