Reach for the Sky (The Allman Brothers Band album)

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Reach for the Sky
Studio album by The Allman Brothers Band
Released August 1980
Recorded May 1980
Pyramid Eye Recording Studio, Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Genre Southern rock
Length 35:09
Label Arista
Producer Mike Lawler
Johnny Cobb
The Allman Brothers Band chronology
Enlightened Rogues
(1979)Enlightened Rogues1979
Reach for the Sky
Brothers of the Road
(1981)Brothers of the Road1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]

Reach for the Sky is the seventh studio album by the rock group the Allman Brothers Band, released in 1980. It was the last album to feature drummer Jai Johanny Johanson until his return on the Seven Turns album.

Reach for the Sky was the first Allman Brothers Band album to be released by a label other than Capricorn Records. It was their second album with Dan Toler on guitar and David Goldflies on bass, and their first studio album to include only songs written by the band members.

The band recorded the album at Pyramid Eye Studios in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, a studio that Scott McClellan founded. The back cover photograph shows the band atop Sunset Rock on Lookout Mountain's western brow in Tennessee.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Hell & High Water" (Dickey Betts) - 3:37
  2. "Mystery Woman" (Gregg Allman, Dan Toler) - 3:35
  3. "From the Madness of the West" (Betts) - 6:37
  4. "I Got a Right to be Wrong" (Betts) - 3:44

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Angeline" (Betts, Johnny Cobb, Mike Lawler) - 3:43
  2. "Famous Last Words" (Betts, Bonnie Bramlett) - 2:48
  3. "Keep On Keepin' On" (Betts, Toler) - 4:11
  4. "So Long" (Allman, Toler) - 6:54



  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Reach for the Sky - The Allman Brothers Band | AllMusic". Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^ Carson, Tom (2011). "The Allman Brothers Band: Reach for the Sky : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on November 4, 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  3. ^ Saulnier, Jason (27 April 2010). "Dan Toler Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 8 May 2013.