Allman Brothers Band, The – Enlightened Rogues - Used LP
I've never given this one much of a listen, figured what's the point, but I noticed they still had the dual drummers and that Tom Dowd had returned as producer...it might not match those first few (also all produced by Dowd) but it's solid from go to whoa. If you are wondering which ones by this band to lend an ear, just look for Tom Dowd as producer. It's not that he made the music, but he made sure the music that went on the album was good and sounded good. Whether it was Aretha or anyone else, he had that talent of keeping the most important element(s) up front, and while he also allowed a lot going on behind that, you hardly even noticed and that was the beauty of his work. Like a good movie, Dowd knew how to produce it so you weren't thinking about the making of the music, you were just enjoying it. Like making a good meal, this band still knew how to cook it up, and Dowd knew how to serve it. -- winch (green noise)
"The Allman Brothers Band's best studio album since Brothers and Sisters is a loud, brash, hard-rocking collection of consistently solid if not first-rate songs. The singing is some of the best since Idlewild South, the dual-guitar lineup is a reminder of what the group had been missing. Exciting through and through."