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A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

by The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman The Allman Brothers Band
A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

by The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman The Allman Brothers Band


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The record industry's blatantly greedy ploy of remastering and "upgrading" CDs is shameful. The sonics are usually improved, but the CDs could have been mastered properly the first time. But then fans wouldn't buy the same titles twice. The Allman Brothers Band's indispensable compilation A Decade of Hits 1969-1979 was reissued in 2000, just nine years after the original release. The remastered 2000 edition still features the same 16 songs, but the packaging and liner notes include an essay by Guitar World journalist Alan Paul, photos, and detailed recording credits. It would be easy to argue that individual albums like Idlewild South, Live at Fillmore East, Eat a Peach, or Brothers and Sisters are more cohesive artistic statements, but no self-respecting rock & roll fan should be without a copy of A Decade of Hits 1969-1979, which includes the cream of those albums. It's impossible to go wrong with one CD featuring Gregg Allman's harrowing "Whipping Post" and gorgeous "Midnight Rider," Dickey Betts' soaring "Ramblin' Man," and the lovely instrumentals "Jessica" and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," let alone the blues covers "Statesboro Blues" and "One Way Out," which many people probably don't realize are covers because the band embodies them so much. Fans shouldn't have much of a problem recognizing the 2000 version. The cover featuring the band logo stitched on the denim jacket is still intact, but the white lettering is laid out a little differently on both the front and back covers. Plus, the shrink-wrap has an identifying sticker. Better still, just look at the copyright date. The first pressing's liner notes include a typographical error; there's a noticeable gap within the essay text where the Enlightened Rogues title is missing.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/1991
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731451115622
catalogNumber: 511156
Rank: 2002


  1. Statesboro Blues
  2. Ramblin' Man
  3. Midnight Rider
  4. Southbound
  5. Melissa
  6. Jessica
  7. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
  8. Little Martha
  9. Crazy Love
  10. Revival
  11. Wasted Words
  12. Blue Sky
  13. One Way Out
  14. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  15. Dreams
  16. Whipping Post

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Organ,Piano,Vocals
Dickey Betts   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Duane Allman   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Jaimoe   Percussion,Drums
Berry Oakley   Bass Guitar
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Gregg Allman   Composer
Steve Alaimo   Composer
Duane Allman   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Robert Payne   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Stephen Alaimo   Composer

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