Shades of Two Worlds

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Shades of Two Worlds
Studio album by The Allman Brothers Band
Released July 2, 1991
Recorded April 1991 at Ardent Recording, Memphis, TN
Genre Southern rock, blues rock
Length 52:35
Label Epic
Producer Tom Dowd
The Allman Brothers Band chronology
Seven Turns
Shades of Two Worlds
A Decade of Hits 1969–1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Shades of Two Worlds is the tenth studio album by the Allman Brothers Band. Among the tracks are several longer songs of varying genres: the rock song "Nobody Knows"; jazzy instrumental "Kind of Bird"; and the blues-rocker "Get On with Your Life". Dickey Betts takes a more prominent role in songwriting here than on most other of the group's albums, writing or cowriting five of the eight songs. Newer member Warren Haynes also has co-writing credits on five songs. There is also a Delta Blues cover of Robert Johnson's "Come On in My Kitchen". This album is currently out of print in the U.S., but remains a popular favorite among the group's fans. The reason for it being out of print was probably because of its relatively low chart positioning (#85) - however, it was praised by many critics upon its release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "End of the Line" (Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, John Jaworowicz) – 4:38
  2. "Bad Rain" (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes) – 5:33
  3. "Nobody Knows" (Dickey Betts) – 10:58
  4. "Desert Blues" (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes) – 5:02
  5. "Get On with Your Life" (Gregg Allman) – 6:58
  6. "Midnight Man" (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes) – 4:39
  7. "Kind of Bird" (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes) – 8:26
  8. "Come On in My Kitchen" (Robert Johnson-Arranged by Dickey Betts) – 6:18



  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Shades of Two Worlds - The Allman Brothers Band | AllMusic". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, John (2011). "The Allman Brothers Band: Shades Of Two Worlds : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Retrieved 6 August 2011.