August 30, 2020

The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers Of The Road (1981) - €10,00

Brothers of the Road is the eighth studio album, and tenth album overall, by the rock group the Allman Brothers Band. Released in 1981, it is the band's only album without drummer Jai Johanny Johanson and the last album to feature bassist David Goldflies and guitarist Dan Toler and the only album to feature drummer David Toler.
The song "Straight from the Heart" was the group's third, and to date last, Top 40 hit. It was also the first Allman Brothers album to not feature an instrumental song.
By the time the 1980s rolled around, the Allman Brothers had endured such a tumultuous ride the decade prior, that almost all of the air was let out of their musical tires by the time Brothers of the Road hit the record stands.
Many of the elements of the Allman Brothers' sound remain intact here, but there are several things lacking that make this a less than essential album. The raw, rugged jams with climatic buildups and blistering guitar workouts have been substituted for a glossier, more pop-friendly sheen (thanks in no part to Clive Davis' involvement with the group at the time).
And while "Straight From the Heart" saw a reasonable campaign on the charts, the rest of the album is tepid at best. Shortly thereafter, the Allman Brothers decided to hang it up again.

Side A
A1. Brothers of the Road - 3:50
A2. Leavin' - 3:46
A3. Straight from the Heart - 3:48
A4. The Heat is On - 4:13
A5. Maybe We Can Go Back to Yesterday - 4:42

Side B
B1. The Judgment - 3:39
B2. Two Rights - 3:30
B3. Never Knew How Much (I Needed You) - 4:45
B4. Things You Used to Do - 3:42
B5. I Beg of You - 3:22

Release:  1981
Format:  LP
Genre:  Southern Rock
Label:  Arista Records
Catalog#  203914

Vinyl:  V+
Cover:  V+

Prijs: €10,00

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