The Road Goes On Forever (The Allman Brothers Band album)

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The Road Goes on Forever
Compilation album by The Allman Brothers Band
Released 1975
October 23, 2001 (2001-10-23) (2001 release)
Recorded 1969-1973
1969-1979 (2001 release)
Genre Southern rock, blues-rock
Length 84:40
152:18 (2001 release)
Label Capricorn
Producer Tom Dowd and Johnny Sandlin
The Allman Brothers Band chronology
Win, Lose or Draw
(1975)
The Road Goes On Forever
(1975)
Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide 3/5 stars
PopMatters [2]

The Road Goes On Forever was The Allman Brothers Band's first compilation album, a two-LP set released in 1975. It featured songs from the Allmans' first five albums. In 2001, an expanded edition was released featuring 13 more tracks. The album's title is a line from "Midnight Rider."

Track listing[edit]

Record 1: Side 1[edit]

  1. "Black Hearted Woman" (Gregg Allman) – 5:18
  2. "Dreams" (Gregg Allman) – 7:19
  3. "Whipping Post" (Gregg Allman) – 5:22
  4. "Midnight Rider" (Gregg Allman, Robert Payne) – 3:00

Record 1: Side 2[edit]

  1. "Statesboro Blues" (Live) (Blind Willie McTell) – 4:20
  2. "Stormy Monday" (Live) (T-Bone Walker) - 8:50
  3. "Hoochie Coochie Man" (Willie Dixon) – 4:58
  4. "Stand Back" (Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley) – 3:26

Record 2: Side 1[edit]

  1. "One Way Out" (Live) (Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn, Sonny Boy Williamson II) – 5:00
  2. "Blue Sky" (Dickey Betts) – 5:11
  3. "Hot 'Lanta" (Live) (Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Jai Johanny Johanson) – 5:22
  4. "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" (Gregg Allman) – 3:40
  5. "Melissa" (Gregg Allman, Steve Alaimo) – 3:54

Record 2: Side 2[edit]

  1. "Wasted Words" (Gregg Allman) – 4:20
  2. "Jessica" (Dickey Betts) – 7:30
  3. "Ramblin' Man" (Dickey Betts) – 4:50
  4. "Little Martha" (Duane Allman) – 2:10

Live Songs[edit]

  • Record 1, Side 2, Tracks 1-2 and Record 2, Side 1, Track 3 recorded 3/1971 at the Fillmore East in New York, NY
  • Record 2, Side 1, Track 1 recorded 6/27/1971 at the Fillmore East in New York, NY

Record Labeling Error[edit]

On some pressings of the album, sides one and four are on the same record, while sides two and three are on the other record. While this results in the incorrect track listing on one side of both records, the songs still play in their intended order.

2001 Expanded Edition Track Listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Don't Want You No More" (Spencer Davis, Edward Hardin) – 2:25
  2. "It's Not My Cross to Bear" (Gregg Allman) – 4:57
  3. "Black Hearted Woman" (Gregg Allman) – 5:18
  4. "Trouble No More" (Muddy Waters) – 3:49
  5. "Dreams" (Gregg Allman) – 7:19
  6. "Whipping Post" (Gregg Allman) – 5:22
  7. "Revival" (Dickey Betts) – 4:05
  8. "Midnight Rider" (Gregg Allman, Robert Payne) – 3:00
  9. "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" (Gregg Allman) – 3:31
  10. "Hoochie Coochie Man" (Willie Dixon) – 4:58
  11. "Statesboro Blues" (Live-3/1971 at the Fillmore East in New York, NY) (Blind Willie McTell) – 4:20
  12. "Stormy Monday" (Live-3/13/1971 at the Fillmore East in New York, NY) (T-Bone Walker) – 8:50
  13. "Hot 'Lanta" (Live-3/1971 at the Fillmore East in New York, NY) (Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Jai Johanny Johanson) – 5:22
  14. "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (Live-3/1971 at the Fillmore East in New York, NY) (Dickey Betts) – 13:05

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "One Way Out" (Live-6/27/1971 at the Fillmore East in New York, NY) (Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn, Sonny Boy Williamson II) – 5:00
  2. "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" (Gregg Allman) – 3:40
  3. "Melissa" (Gregg Allman, Steve Alaimo) – 3:54
  4. "Stand Back" (Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley) – 3:26
  5. "Blue Sky" (Dickey Betts) – 5:11
  6. "Little Martha" (Duane Allman) – 2:10
  7. "Wasted Words" (Gregg Allman) – 4:20
  8. "Ramblin' Man" (Dickey Betts) – 4:50
  9. "Southbound" (Dickey Betts) – 5:10
  10. "Jessica" (Dickey Betts) – 7:30
  11. "Come and Go Blues" (Live-7/28/1973 at the Racecourse in Watkins Glen, NY) (Gregg Allman) – 5:03
  12. "Can't Lose What You Never Had" (Muddy Waters) – 5:54
  13. "Win, Lose or Draw" (Gregg Allman) – 4:47
  14. "Crazy Love" (Dickey Betts) – 3:45
  15. "Can't Take It With You" (Dickey Betts, Don Johnson) – 3:36
  16. "Pegasus" (Dickey Betts) – 7:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "The Road Goes on Forever [Expanded] - The Allman Brothers Band | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Hicks, Chuck (23 October 2001). "The Allman Brothers Band: The Road Goes on Forever: A Collection of Their Greatest Recordings [Expa < PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 14 January 2012.