Sound — 10
The Allman Brothers Band have one of the greatest sounds ever heard. They have made all kinds of music, raising the standards for blues, rock, southern rock, guitar playing, bass playing, and singing. This CD was dedicated to Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle crash just months before the album. This album features songs with Duane Allman and dedicated to him. It came out to be a legendary masterpiece.
Lyrics — 10
The Allman Brothers Band do have good lyrics, but for some songs, lyrics would just get in the way, with some instrumentals on the album. Here is my individual review of each song: 01. Ain't Wastin' Time No More - a good song, not the best on the album, but still good. 02. Les Brers In A Minor - one of the top 5 Allman Brothers songs of all time, and also the highlight of the album where Dickey Betts shows us his instrumental genius with the electrifying organ and guitar solo, and the intro, which sounds like a classical symphony, with distortion (not a bad thing). 03. Melissa - one of the best that Gregg Allman ever wrote. The backup electric guitar has a good lead. The chords flow very good, and the lyrics are even better. 04. Mountain Jam - a good, song, and a good jam session. If you want to listen to the whole thing, you'll practically have to plan your entire day schedule around it, because it's about 30 minutes long, but it has good guitar work. 05. One Way Out - one of the best blues songs I have ever heard. Gregg shines with the vocals of a 1930s bluesman born in southern Mississippi. 06. Trouble No More - another great blues song, where Duane Allman proves to be the greatest slide guitarist to ever live. 07. Stand Back - a good song with a good intro also. 08. Blue Sky - the best non-instrumental song that Betts ever wrote, with good lyrics, and an incredible guitar solo featuring one of the last recordings of Duane Allman. 09. Little Martha - the only recorded song the was completely composed by Duane Allman. Duane and Dickey Betts are the only band members to play in this acoustic instrumental, but it is one of the highlights of the album, and I will enjoy listening to this song for a long time.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, this is one of the best Allman Brothers Band albums. Every band member is a talented musician, and unlike some bands, their music took some skill to make. The guitar playing is awesome, the bass playing is awesome, the singing is awesome, the keyboard is awesome, the drums are awesome, the lyrics are awesome, the band members are awesome, the music is awesome, the album is awesome, the songwriting is awesome, and if you get this album, you won't be able to find one thing wrong with it. That is why it is going to be the first album to get a perfect 10 from me. The Allman Brothers Band made a legendary album dedicated to a brother.