The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers and Sisters (MFSL LP)
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab pressing on 180gm vinyl
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The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers And Sisters
Having stayed at the top of the Billboard charts for five consecutive weeks, Brothers and Sisters constitutes the Allman Brothers Band's biggest commercial triumph. Given the circumstances surrounding its creation, such an accomplishment hardly seemed possible. Fresh from licking their wounds over Duane's tragic motorcycle accident, the group experienced déjà vu when Oakley met the same fate just blocks away from where his mate was killed. Rather than collapse, the Allman Brothers Band tightened up and mellowed out, inviting Leavell to join instead of recruiting another guitarist. What the sextet gets in return for its troubles is music that marks the concrete beginnings of a form that soon become known as Southern Rock.
The cover art further reveals the Allman Brothers Band's mindset. Golden, tranquil, idyllic, Southern, loving: It's a paradise-longing view that would soon come crashing down in the group's lives but one that, for the duration and existence of Brothers and Sisters, remains gloriously undisturbed.
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 1-399, Universal Music Special Markets – B0016571-01
Series: Original Master Recording – , GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series –
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram, Gatefold
Released: Oct 2014
Genre: Rock, Blues
Style: Blues Rock, Southern Rock