The Allman Brothers BandBrothers Of The Road

Label:Arista – AL 9564
Vinyl, LP, Album, Hub-Servall Pressing
Style:Southern Rock


A1Brothers Of The Road
FiddleCharlie Daniels
Written-ByDickey Betts, Jim Goff
Written-ByGregg Allman
A3Straight From The Heart
Written-ByDickey Betts, Johnny Cobb
A4The Heat Is On4:13
A5Maybe We Can Go Back To Yesterday
Written-ByDan Toler, Dickey Betts
B1The Judgment
Written-ByDickey Betts
B2Two Rights3:30
B3Never Knew How Much ( I Needed You )
SaxophoneJimmy Hall
Written-ByGregg Allman
B4Things You Used To Do
Written-ByGregg Allman, Keith England
B5I Beg Of You3:22

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Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp. pressing with label variation from other US releases.
Printed inner sleeve with lyrics

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  • Barcode: 0 7822-19564-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run out, side A / etched): AL 9564•SA JS•XTAL HUB
  • Matrix / Runout (Run out, side B / etched): AL 9564 SB JS•XTAL HUB

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  • GaryScarpulla's avatar
    Edited 3 days ago
    The band's much maligned last album until Seven Turns in 1990. Arista's Clive Davis wanted a pop oriented MOR album and this certainly leans that way. It's also the only album not to feature founding member Jaimoe, replaced here by Dan Toler's brother Frankie who went on to play in Gregg's solo group.It's also the only studio album not to feature an instrumental.
    There are some really tepid songs here as the label was concerned with radio play. Straight From The Heart, a radio friendly artificial sounding bit of 80's blue eyed soul that scraped the top 40. It's not a bad song in and of itself, it could have worked much better without the slick synthesizer being so prominent, but hey, the 80's. The other song aimed at the charts is Maybe We Can Go Back To Yesterday which sounds more like Mike McDonald era Doobies than the ABB.
    For diehard fans of the group like myself the LP is worth picking up for a handful of songs. The title track features great guitar interplay between Toler and Betts and Dickey's soaring lead recalls some of his earlier songs. Gregg contributes three strong tracks - a great ballad Never Knew How Much (I Needed You), Things You Used Do which would have fit nicely on Brothers And Sisters. And finally Leavin', marred slightly by Lawler's synth in the main riff but still strong. Dickey's The Heat Is On isn't bad and he plays some great slide. The album closes with a strong cover of Presley's I Beg Of You, written by Rose Marie McCoy & Kelly Owens.
    I usually skip The Judgement (too forced) Two Rights (just wrong) and the afore mentioned Straight From The Heart and Maybe We Can Go Back To Yesterday.
    This Hub-Serval pressing is quiet and the album is mastered punchy & hot.


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