THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND — Shades of Two Worlds (review)

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND — Shades of Two Worlds album cover Album · 1991 · Jazz Related Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
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Shades Of Two Worlds is the second CD I bought (in a used shop) in my transition from vinyl 20 some years ago. Now (2014) people are going back to vinyl. The first CD I bought was The Fillmore Concerts boxset. The 1980s had not treated the ABB well. It had not treated jazz, blues or rock in general well. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I liked the sound of Shades. I recall a quote from Dickey Betts around that time saying 'this is the way the ABB is supposed to sound' With Warren Haynes and Allen Woody on board, it sounded more like the original ABB. Obviously, they could not recreate the magic of ABB I, but produced a series of good albums. If you like the ABB's original blend of blues, jazz and rock, you should like Shades. Some tracks are stronger than others, but overall a good effort.
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js wrote:
more than 2 years ago
The early version of the band with Duane Allman was very jazz oriented, not so much after he died, which unfortunately was very early in their career. Its the live albums "eat a Peach" and "live at the Fillmore" that jazz fans hold in high regard.
siLLy puPPy wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Wow. This is a band i would never in a million years think of being jazz related. Granted i am only familiar with their most popular albums. Can anyone tell me how they qualify to be here? I would really love to check out more of their discography now

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