|Studio album by|
|Released||July 3, 1990|
|Recorded||April 1990 |
Criteria Studios, Miami, FL
|Genre||Southern rock, blues rock, jam rock|
|The Allman Brothers Band chronology|
Seven Turns is the ninth studio album by the Allman Brothers Band, released in 1990. Their first studio album since Brothers of the Road in 1981, it was well-received, and peaked at #53. Hit singles were "Good Clean Fun" (#1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks); "Seven Turns" (#12) and "It Ain't Over Yet" (#26).
The Allman Brothers Band broke up for the second time in 1982. They got back together in 1989. Seven Turns was the first album recorded by the re-formed band, with a lineup of Gregg Allman (keyboards), Dickey Betts (guitar), Warren Haynes (guitar), Allen Woody (bass), Johnny Neel (keyboards), Jaimoe (drums), and Butch Trucks (drums).
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
On AllMusic, Bruce Eder said, "The Allman Brothers Band's comeback album, and their best blues-based outing since Idlewild South that restored a lot of their reputation. With Tom Dowd running the session, and the group free to make the music they wanted to, they ended up producing this bold, rock-hard album, made up mostly of songs by Dickey Betts (with contributions by new keyboardman Johnny Neel and lead guitarist Warren Haynes), almost every one of them a winner."
In Rolling Stone, David Browne wrote, "None of those moments match anything on Eat a Peach or Brothers and Sisters, but Seven Turns isn't about making history; it's about finding joy in inspired professionalism.... In true Southern fashion, a sense of defeatism lingers over Seven Turns. But so does the sense that after all the creased faces and dashed solo careers, the Allmans can still sound like a vibrant, working band – a remarkable accomplishment in itself."
- "Good Clean Fun" (Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Johnny Neel) – 5:09
- "Let Me Ride" (Betts) – 4:36
- "Low Down Dirty Mean" (Betts, Neel) – 5:30
- "Shine It On" (Betts, Warren Haynes) – 4:51
- "Loaded Dice" (Betts, Haynes) – 3:29
- "Seven Turns" (Betts) – 5:05
- "Gambler's Roll" (Haynes, Neel) – 6:44
- "True Gravity" (Betts, Haynes) – 7:58
- "It Ain't Over Yet" (Doug Crider, Neel) – 4:54
The Allman Brothers Band
- Gregg Allman – Hammond B-3 organ; lead vocals on "Good Clean Fun", "Low Down Dirty Mean", "Shine It On", "Gambler's Roll", "It Ain't Over Yet", backup vocals on "Seven Turns"
- Dickey Betts – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, National resonator guitar; lead vocals on "Let Me Ride", "Seven Turns"
- Jaimoe – drums, percussion
- Butch Trucks – drums, timpani
- Warren Haynes – electric guitar; lead vocals on "Loaded Dice", backup vocals on "Let Me Ride", "Shine It On", "Seven Turns", "It Ain't Over Yet"
- Johnny Neel – piano, Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer, harmonica; backup vocals on "Shine It On", "Seven Turns", "It Ain't Over Yet"
- Allen Woody – bass guitar
- Mark Morris – percussion
- Duane Betts – guitar on "True Gravity"
- Produced by Tom Dowd
- Production coordinator: Bud Snyder
- Engineers: Jay Mark, Bud Snyder, Andy Roshberg
- Eder, Bruce (2011). "Seven Turns – The Allman Brothers Band". AllMusic. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
- Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
- Sandow, Greg (2019). "Seven Turns". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
- Browne, David (August 9, 1990). "Seven Turns". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
- Prendergast, Mark (September 1990). "The Allman Brothers: Seven Turns". Select. No. 3. p. 74.