The Allman Brothers Band

    One Way Out

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    Peach/Sanctuary - March 23, 2004

    One Way Out, a(nother) live, two-disc, 18-song compilation of the Allman Brothers Band’s 2003 stint at New York’s fabled Beacon Theatre, points to the fact that, four decades, eight incarnations and more than twenty albums later, the Allmans are still doing their thing. Newer tunes, like “Woman Across the Water” and “Good Morning Little School Girl,” are propped up against incendiary staples like “Statesboro Blues,” “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More,” and, of course, “Whippin’ Post.” Reunited with long-time ABB guitarist Warren Hayes, Gregg Allman continues to front the band’s brilliantly violent integration of blues, soul and psychedelia. In no way will this venture compare with the band’s 1971 seminal Southern rock album, Live at the Filmore East, but One Way Out at least reconfirms the band’s role as standard bearers for the genre.

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