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The Allman Brothers Band: Idlewild South (Atco Capricorn SD 33-342)

Miller Francis Jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 9 November 1970

WHAT A RELIEF to hear the new Allman Brothers album! When they played in the park a few weeks ago, everything was beginning to sound the same, even the new material. The quality of the musicianship and the level of the music was no lower, but the group has a tendency to over-conservatize, to go over and over whatever ground they have staked out previously, and this can become a bit tiresome if indulged in too often or for too long.

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