Allman Brothers Band, The - Idlewild South [LP] 2016 Direct Metal Master
1970 Studio Album on 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered From Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Reeves
Direct Metal Master At Abbey Road Studios!
Rolling Stone 2015 Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Jam Bands: The Allman Brothers Rated 2nd!
The second studio album by The Allman Brothers Band that was originally released in 1970. The album was recorded over a five month period in various cities, including New York, Miami, and Macon, Georgia, the band's home.
Idlewild South, the sophomore release from America's sovereign Southern rock band the Allman Brothers, is easily their greatest studio album. Unlike the band's labyrinthine live shows, which are distinguished by their immense, walloping swamp rock, this album focuses on the considerable songwriting capabilities of Gregg Allman and Dicky Betts. Plus, it showcases the band’s original lineup, before multiple tragedies began taking their toll: The lightning slide guitar of Duane Allman, the vocals and Hammond B-3 of his brother Greg Allman, lead guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley, and the thunderous drum tandem of Butch Trucks and Jaimoe Johanson. This album lays bare their talent for weaving disparate but distinctly Southern elements of rock, gospel, soul, jazz, and R&B into a cohesive and original whole. The legendary Engineer/Producer Tom Dowd oversaw these sessions, which resulted in the Bible-thumping "Revival," the smash hit "Midnight Rider," the dirty blues of "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'," the soul-soothing "Please Call Home," and the legendary "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," which would go on to become the penultimate Allman Brothers' concert war-horse.
The album has been remastered from original analog tapes by Keven Reeves to 192kHz 24-bit audio and then cut on copper plates using Abbey Road Mastering’s Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) lathe. The original artwork has been faithfully reproduced as well.
• 180g Vinyl
• Remastered from original analog tapes by Kevin Reeves
• Direct Metal Master at Abbey Road Studios
• Original artwork faithfully reproduced
• Gatefold Jacket
2. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
3. Midnight Rider
4. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
1. Hoochie Coochie Man
2. Please Call Home
3. Leave My Blues At Home
2016 Mercury Records