An Anthology (Duane Allman album)

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An Anthology
Duane allman anthologycover.jpg
Compilation album by Duane Allman
Released November 1972
Recorded 1968—1971
Genre Southern rock, rock, blues
Length 1:30:43
Label Island, Mercury
Producer Various
Duane Allman chronology
An Anthology
(1972)
An Anthology Volume II
(1974)An Anthology Volume II1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars
Robert Christgau B+

An Anthology is a compilation of recordings featuring guitarist Duane Allman. The double album consists of a selection of songs by various artists that Allman contributed to as a session musician, along with early recordings by his band The Hourglass and his partial-namesake group, The Allman Brothers Band.[1] The album also features rare solo work by the guitarist.[1]

Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the compilation four and a half stars out of five in his review for the AllMusic website, calling it "an excellent introduction and retrospective."[2] He also noted that "by including session cuts, as well as his brief sojourn in Eric Clapton's Derek and the Dominos and a few rare solo tracks, along with a number of representative Allman Brothers songs, the double-album Anthology winds up drawing a complete portrait of Allman."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "B.B. King Medley"
The Hourglass 7:06
2. "Hey Jude" John Lennon/Paul McCartney Wilson Pickett 4:03
3. "The Road of Love" Clarence Carter Clarence Carter 2:55
4. "Goin' Down Slow" Champion Jack Dupree Duane Allman 8:46
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "The Weight" Robbie Robertson Aretha Franklin 2:59
2. "Games People Play" Joe South King Curtis 2:47
3. "Shake for Me" Willie Dixon John Hammond 2:42
4. "Loan Me a Dime" Fenton Robinson Boz Scaggs 13:01
5. "Rollin' Stone" McKinley Morganfield Johnny Jenkins 4:57
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Livin' on the Open Road" Delaney Bramlett Delaney & Bonnie & Friends 3:04
2. "Down Along the Cove" Bob Dylan Johnny Jenkins 3:04
3. "Please Be with Me" Scott Boyer Cowboy 3:49
4. "Mean Old World" Walter Jacobs Eric Clapton and Duane Allman 3:51
5. "Layla" (alternate mix) Eric Clapton/Jim Gordon Derek and the Dominos 7:06
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Statesboro Blues" Willie McTell The Allman Brothers Band 4:18
2. "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" Gregg Allman The Allman Brothers Band 3:28
3. "Standback" Gregg Allman/Berry Oakley The Allman Brothers Band 3:25
4. "Dreams" Gregg Allman The Allman Brothers Band 7:16
5. "Little Martha" Duane Allman The Allman Brothers Band 2:06

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Duane Allman Released Tracks". Duaneallman.info. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "An Anthology album review". AllMusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 2017-01-09.