The Allman Brothers Band Reach For The Sky on 180g Import LP
The Allman Brothers Band's signature mix of down-home groove and instrumental virtuosity, blues-drenched soul and guitar-driven rock, and dedication to all-night jamming, laid the groundwork for what became known as the Southern Rock movement. The band rewrote the rulebook on how rock guitarists could play together along the way, and laid the groundwork for every two and even three-guitar band that would follow in their wake.
A third incarnation of the ABB was formed for 1979's Enlightened Rogues - a line-up of Gregg Allman (keyboards, vocals), Dickey Betts (guitar, vocals), Dan Toler (guitar), David Goldflies (bass), Butch Trucks (drums, percussion) and Jaimoe (drums) - which would remain for a three album run through 1981's Brothers of the Road before disbanding once again. The gospel-infused 1980 release Reach For The Sky fell in the middle of those three offerings, a well constructed 8-song set comprised of all original material from various members including the hit single "Angeline."
The Allman Brothers Band Reach For The Sky Track Listing:
1. Hell & High Water
2. Mystery Woman
3. From the Madness of the West
4. I Got a Right To Be Wrong
6. Famous Last Words
7. Keep On Keepin' On
8. So Long