The Allman Brothers Band

Dreams

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Spanning four discs and 55 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 Brothers Band 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 classic band.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:49 Amazon
2 3:41 Amazon
3 3:33 Amazon
4 3:26 Amazon
5 3:07 Amazon
6 3:07 Amazon
7 7:07 Amazon
8 3:46 Amazon
9 3:57 Amazon
10 3:31 Amazon
11 4:48 Amazon
12
feat: Duane Allman
8:48 Amazon
13 4:55 Amazon
14 2:26 Amazon
15 4:55 Amazon
16 3:48 Amazon
17 7:16 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 5:52 Amazon
2
feat: Gregg Allman
4:46 Amazon
3 7:14 Amazon
4 3:19 Amazon
5 4:28 Amazon
6 3:44 Amazon
7 3:35 Amazon
8 5:02 Amazon
9 10:53 Amazon
10 3:41 Amazon
11 3:42 Amazon
12 3:52 Amazon
13
feat: Gregg Allman
3:04 Amazon
14 3:41 Amazon
15 3:28 Amazon
16 5:52 Amazon
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