Beginnings (The Allman Brothers Band album)

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Beginnings
Compilation album by The Allman Brothers Band
Released 1973
Recorded 1969-1970
Genre Southern rock
Length 63:55
Label Atco Records
Producer Tom Dowd
The Allman Brothers Band chronology
Eat a Peach
(1972)
Beginnings
(1973)
Brothers and Sisters
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars [2]

Beginnings is a 1973 reissue of the Allman Brothers Band's first two albums, The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South, made to capitalize on the band's popularity since those records had first come out. Beginnings also includes extensive liner notes by writer Jean-Charles Costa that gave many fans their first coherent view of the band's history, as well as useful guidelines for how to tell Duane Allman's guitar parts from Dickey Betts'. The front cover depicts them at one of their many famous performances at the Fillmore East.

Track listing[edit]

The Allman Brothers Band:
  1. "Don't Want You No More" (Spencer Davis, Edward Hardin)
  2. "It's Not My Cross To Bear" (Gregg Allman)
  3. "Black Hearted Woman" (Allman)
  4. "Trouble No More" (McKinley Morganfield)
  5. "Every Hungry Woman" (Allman)
  6. "Dreams" (Allman)
  7. "Whipping Post" (Allman)
Idlewild South:
  1. "Revival" (Dickey Betts)
  2. "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" (Allman)
  3. "Midnight Rider" (Allman)
  4. "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (Betts)
  5. "Hoochie Coochie Man" (Willie Dixon)
  6. "Please Call Home" (Allman)
  7. "Leave My Blues At Home" (Allman)

Personnel[edit]

Personnel on original abums, see:

Personnel of this compilation:

  • Chuck Pulin – cover and liner photos
  • Sue Poyneer – album design
  • Jean-Charles Costa – liner notes

References[edit]