Where It All Begins

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Where It All Begins
The Allman Brothers Band - Where It All Begins.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 3, 1994
RecordedJanuary 1994 at BR Ranch Studios, Jupiter, FL
GenreSouthern rock, blues rock, country rock
Length55:59
LabelSony Music / Epic Records
ProducerTom Dowd
The Allman Brothers Band chronology
An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: First Set
(1992)
Where It All Begins
(1994)
An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
The Music Box[2]
Rolling Stone[3]

Where It All Begins is the eleventh studio album by the Allman Brothers Band. "No One to Run With" obtained the most album-oriented rock airplay, while "Soulshine", written by Warren Haynes, gained success as a concert and fan favorite. Gregg Allman also started to confront his substance abuse problems in the past on songs such as "All Night Train". The album sold considerably better than its predecessor, Shades of Two Worlds. In 1998, the album went Gold. Nevertheless, critical reception was weaker. This was also the last studio album the group recorded with original guitarist Dickey Betts.

Producer Tom Dowd, in an effort to relieve Gregg Allman's dislike of recording in the studio, arranged for the band's full concert stage setup to be assembled in a Florida film soundstage owned by actor Burt Reynolds. This allowed the band to record all the songs for the album live as a unit instead of recording their parts individually.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All Night Train" (Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Chuck Leavell) – 4:04
  2. "Sailin' 'Cross the Devil's Sea" (Allman, Haynes, Allen Woody, Jack Pearson) – 4:57
  3. "Back Where It All Begins" (Dickey Betts) – 9:12
  4. "Soulshine" (Warren Haynes) – 6:44
  5. "No One to Run With" (Dickey Betts, John Prestia) – 5:59
  6. "Change My Way of Living" (Dickey Betts) – 6:15
  7. "Mean Woman Blues" (Dickey Betts) – 5:01
  8. "Everybody's Got a Mountain to Climb" (Dickey Betts) – 4:01
  9. "What's Done Is Done" (Gregg Allman, Allen Woody) – 4:09
  10. "Temptation Is a Gun" (Gregg Allman, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon) – 5:37

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Where It All Begins - The Allman Brothers Band | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (2011). "Allman Brothers Band - Where It All Begins (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  3. ^ Evans, Paul (2011). "The Allman Brothers Band: Where It All Begins : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2011.