Gina Arnold
July 10, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

An Evening With the Allman Brothers Band

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a C

The Allman Brothers’ 1971 LP, At Fillmore East, is the definitive concert album of an entire era. An Evening With, their first official live album in 16 years, documents a portion of their 1991-92 tour and showcases new takes on several beloved oldies: ”Melissa,” ”Dreams,” ”Revival,” ”Southbound,” and ”Blue Sky.” These versions do demonstrate the band’s lengthy, free-flowing guitar noodling, but thanks to studio trickery and the melding of eight shows into one, it sure doesn’t sound very live. One has to wonder, in this day of two-year world tours, when internationally known rock bands make pit stops at every city, town and hamlet anyway, why bother? C

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