Allman Brothers Band
This time we are doing things a little differently. Since the new
studio album from the Allman Brothers Band is so strong, we wanted to that
fact to be the main focus of this article. So instead of the full blown
Legends feature on the Allman Brothers Band where we recount their history,
we are instead bringing you a review focused entirely on their new album,
“Hittin’ The Note”.
The long wait is
over for Allman Brothers Band fans as the band releases their first new
studio album in almost a decade. The great news is they deliver the goods
and then some. “Hittin’ The Note” is classic bluesy southern rock delivered
in the patented Allman Brothers style.
While some of the
names have changed, “Hittin’ The Note” is like walking through a time machine
and the band has not lost sight of what made them legends oh so long ago
and this album is the perfect vehicle for turning a new generation on to
the magic of the Allman Brothers Band.
Lead Guitarist Warren
Haynes had big shoes to fill when he joined the group, taking the slot
once held by the legendary Duane Allman but he once again meets the test
and captures that old Allman charm with emotional leads that just cry the
blues. He is more than aptly aided by Derek Trucks who had the insurmountable
task of filling Dickey Betts old slot. While it’s not quite the same as
the golden era of the band when Duane and Dickey provided the perfect counter
point to one another’s unique styles, Warren and Derek step up to the plate
and hit grand slams of their own and carry on the fine tradition of the
Gregg Allman’s soulful
vocals remind us once again why generations fell in love with this band.
He never misses a beat and is aided by a more than competent rhythm section.
Gregg really shines on the mournful ballad “Old Before My Time” with his
gruff and potent vocals. He still wails the blues with the best of
them on other tracks like the album opener “Firing Line,” “Heart of Stone”
and “Who To Believe” but the real high point of the album comes when the
12 minute and 17 second jam “Instrumental Illness” kicks in. This seemingly
freeform jam really showcases the strong musicianship within the current
incarnation of band.
The bottom line:
“Hittin’ the Note” lives up to its name and validates that old cliché’
“good things come to those who wait”.
Brothers Band – Hittin’ The Note
High Cost Of Low Living
Woman Across The River
Old Before My Time
Who To Believe
Heart Of Stone
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