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An Anthology is a compilation of recordings featuring guitarist Duane Allman. The double album consists of a selection of songs by various artists that Allman contributed to as a session musician, along with early recordings by his band the Hourglass and his partial-namesake group, the Allman Brothers Band.[3] The album also features rare solo work by the guitarist.[3]

An Anthology
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 1972
Recorded1968—1971
GenreSouthern rock, rock, blues
Length1:30:43
LabelIsland, Mercury
ProducerVarious
Duane Allman chronology
An Anthology
(1972)
An Anthology Volume II
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars"[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]

Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the compilation four and a half stars out of five in his review for the AllMusic website, calling it "an excellent introduction and retrospective."[1] He also noted that "by including session cuts, as well as his brief sojourn in Eric Clapton's Derek and the Dominos and a few rare solo tracks, along with a number of representative Allman Brothers songs, the double-album Anthology winds up drawing a complete portrait of Allman."[1]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."B.B. King Medley"
  • Riley B. King/Jules Taub
  • John Lee Hooker
  • Mel London
  • The Hourglass7:06
    2."Hey Jude"John Lennon/Paul McCartneyWilson Pickett4:03
    3."The Road of Love"Clarence CarterClarence Carter2:55
    4."Goin' Down Slow"Champion Jack DupreeDuane Allman8:46
    Side two
    No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
    1."The Weight"Robbie RobertsonAretha Franklin2:59
    2."Games People Play"Joe SouthKing Curtis2:47
    3."Shake for Me"Willie DixonJohn Hammond2:42
    4."Loan Me a Dime"Fenton RobinsonBoz Scaggs13:01
    5."Rollin' Stone"McKinley MorganfieldJohnny Jenkins4:57
    Side three
    No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
    1."Livin' on the Open Road"Delaney BramlettDelaney & Bonnie & Friends3:04
    2."Down Along the Cove"Bob DylanJohnny Jenkins3:04
    3."Please Be with Me"Scott BoyerCowboy3:49
    4."Mean Old World"Walter JacobsEric Clapton and Duane Allman3:51
    5."Layla" (alternate mix)Eric Clapton/Jim GordonDerek and the Dominos7:06
    Side four
    No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
    1."Statesboro Blues"Willie McTellThe Allman Brothers Band4:18
    2."Don't Keep Me Wonderin'"Gregg AllmanThe Allman Brothers Band3:28
    3."Standback"Gregg Allman/Berry OakleyThe Allman Brothers Band3:25
    4."Dreams"Gregg AllmanThe Allman Brothers Band7:16
    5."Little Martha"Duane AllmanThe Allman Brothers Band2:06

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "An Anthology album review". AllMusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
    2. ^ CG Book '70s: A
    3. ^ a b "Duane Allman Released Tracks". Duaneallman.info. Retrieved 2012-05-12.