The Allman Brothers Band


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Spanning four discs and nearly 100 tracks, Dreams is one of those rare box sets that tells a story while delivering the definitive word on its subject. Its success has a lot to do with its status as Polygram/Bill Levinson's sequel to the acclaimed hit Crossroads, which summarized Eric Clapton's winding career perfectly. They follow the same approach here, gathering pre-Allman's recordings from the clan, including cuts by the Allman Joys, selecting the hits from the classic years, and adding stray cuts by solo projects to the mix. It's a smart move and it results in a terrific box that truly offers the definitive word on one of the longest-running dramas in Southern rock. Yes, the Allmans reunited rather successfully after this box, so none of that material is here, but it's not missed -- this is the story of the band.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:48
2 3:40
3 3:33
3:25 Spotify
3:07 Spotify
7:06 Spotify
8 3:46 Spotify
3:56 Spotify
10 3:31
11 4:48 Spotify
feat: Duane Allman
8:47 Spotify
13 4:55 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
15 4:56 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:48 SpotifyAmazon
17 7:15 SpotifyAmazon
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