Idlewild South [Super Deluxe Edition] [2CD/BR]

Idlewild South [Super Deluxe Edition] [2CD/BR]

by The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band

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Overview

If you're going to listen to the Allman Brothers, make sure you have the first four records. The band made The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, At Fillmore East, and three-fourths of Eat a Peach with its original lineup, before Duane Allman's fatal motorcycle accident in 1971. The Tom Dowd-produced Idlewild South, their second album, comes off with a little less ferocity than their debut -- which is perhaps the result of reaching for new sounds the second time around. "Revival," the album's opener, introduces Dickey Betts as a composer. The countrified flavor of his songs gives an indication of where the band will head in the post-Duane era. Betts' other contribution to Idlewild South is the instrumental "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," a centerpiece of the Fillmore East recordings. Gregg's "Please Call Home" and "Midnight Rider" are built around piano and acoustic guitar, respectively, and have a different feel than the band's usual twin Les Paul-and-Hammond sound. That sound is showcased in the balance of Gregg's tunes, however: the funky blues of "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" (with Thom Doucette on harmonica) and "Leave My Blues at Home." The album is also notable for the rollicking version of Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man," with the only vocal bassist Berry Oakley (who died in a motorcycle accident one year after Duane) ever recorded with the group. Though overall it packs less punch than The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South is all the more impressive for its mixture of chunky grooves and sophisticated textures. [The 2015, four disc, Super Deluxe Edition is completely remastered from master tapes. The first disc contains the studio album and five bonus cuts from session and alternate takes: "Statesboro Blues," "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed," "One More Ride," and "Midnight Rider." Also, exclusive to this set is the mono, single version of "Revival (Love Is Everywhere)." Discs two and three contain the complete, remastered, Live at Ludlow Garage 1970 concert. The final Blu-Ray audio disc offers Idlewild South's material in 96kHz, 24-bit 5.1 surround & stereo mixes as well as the aforementioned bonus material from disc one--sans the mono single.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2015
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0602547346476
catalogNumber: 002329300

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Revival
  2. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
  3. Midnight Rider
  4. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  5. Hoochie Coochie Man
  6. Please Call Home
  7. Leave My Blues at Home
  8. Statesboro Blues (Session Outtake)
  9. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  10. One More Ride (Session Outtake)
  11. Midnight Rider
  12. Revival (Love Is Everywhere)

Disc 2

  1. Dreams
  2. Statesboro Blues
  3. Trouble No More
  4. Dimples
  5. Every Hungry Woman
  6. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
  7. Hoochie Coochie Man

Disc 3

  1. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  2. Mountain Jam

Disc 4

  1. Revival
  2. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
  3. Midnight Rider
  4. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  5. Hoochie Coochie Man
  6. Please Call Home
  7. Leave My Blues at Home
  8. Statesboro Blues (Session Outtake)
  9. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  10. One More Ride (Session Outtake)
  11. Midnight Rider

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Organ,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Dickey Betts   Guitar,Group Member
Duane Allman   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar,Group Member
Thom Doucette   Harmonica,Percussion
Berry Oakley   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Drums,Chromatic Tympani,Group Member
Jai Johanny Johanson   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Timbales,Group Member

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Dickey Betts   Composer
Casey Bill Weldon   Composer
Howard Albert   Engineer
Ron Albert   Engineer
Duane Allman   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Jim Hawkins   Engineer
Bob Liftin   Engineer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Berry Oakley   Composer
Butch Trucks   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Donovan Leitch   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Andrew Skurow   Tape Research
John Lynskey   Liner Notes,Essay
Jai Johanny Johanson   Composer
James Bracken   Composer
Robert Kim Payne   Composer
Marcus Ionis   Authoring

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