Eat a Peach

Eat a Peach

by The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band


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Eat a Peach is defined by both the absence and presence of guitarist Duane Allman. In 1972 -- just a year after the brilliant Live at the Fillmore introduced the Allman Brothers Band to a nationwide audience -- the death of their founder and leader in a motorcycle accident sent the pioneering southern-rock group into a tailspin. Peach's first three tracks find the remaining members reestablishing a group sound without Duane, with the affecting ballad "Melissa" proving that vocalist Gregg Allman and guitarist Dickey Betts were ready to carry the weight and start anew. But it's the tracks with Duane that find the band at their peak. Such live performances as "One Way Out" highlight the stupendous interplay between Duane and Dickey, while the epic, all-instrumental "Mountain Jam," with its permutating musical vistas, displays a rock ensemble unequalled at group interplay and cohesion. A handful of studio tracks recorded right before Duane's death provide a perfect coda. Betts's "Blue Sky" is a perfect example of the Allmans' special magic, blending country balladering and pop melodicism with stunning guitar improvisations and trademark dual guitar passages, while "Little Martha," an acoustic duet between Duane and Dickie, takes Peach out on a note of sublime tranquility.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/1997
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731453126121
catalogNumber: 531261
Rank: 5943

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals
Dickey Betts   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Duane Allman   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Jaimoe   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Berry Oakley   Bass,Bass Guitar
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Drums,Gong,Tambourine,Timpani,Vibes
Jai Johanny Johanson   Conga,Drums

Technical Credits

Gregg Allman   Composer
Allman Brothers Band   Arranger
Dickey Betts   Composer
Donovan   Composer
Steve Alaimo   Composer
Howard Albert   Engineer
Ron Albert   Engineer
Duane Allman   Composer
Aaron Baron   Engineer
Larry Dahlstrom   Engineer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Audio Production
Bill Graham   Arranger
Elmore James   Composer
Jaimoe   Composer
Bill Levenson   Producer
Berry Oakley   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Ovie Sparks   Remixing
Butch Trucks   Composer
Phil Walden   Arranger
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
James Flournoy Holmes   Illustrations,Cover Design
Michael Etchart   Producer
Paul Bishow   Producer
Jai Johanny Johanson   Composer
Stephen Alaimo   Composer

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