In these two live concerts, rock's legendary Allman Brothers Band whip up the kind of excitement their fans have loved for years. This pioneering Southern rock band, including Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts, blazes through ... more »their classics in a concert performance live from Gainesville, Florida. Then the band rocks for more than an hour at the Capitol Theater. Also included is rare footage of an on-the-road hotel room jam session and a peek at a private acoustic "unplugged-style" session in a recording studio. Songs: Pony Boy, Jessica, Let Me Ride [Hotel Jam], You Don't Love Me, Blue Sky, Statesboro Blues, Whippin' Post, Never Knew How Much (I Needed You), Danny Blue, The Preacher, Melissa [Studio Jam], Come and Go Blues, Can't Take It With You, Crazy Love, One Way Out, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Southbound, The Judgment, Ramblin' Man.« less
"As a longtime Allman Brothers fan, I was anxious to see this video. The video portion was fine, but the audio is horrible. I have several concert DVD's, including The Eagles Hell Freezes Over and James Taylor"s Live at the Beacon Theatre. In comparison, the audio on these two in a surround format is excellent, but the audio here is substandard, hollow and tinny. It may be that the Eagles and James Taylor were recorded on a stage environment, whereas the Allman's used an outdoor format. I hope the Allman Brothers do a stage performance in the future with an emphasis on the audio portion."
Better than the Great Woods DVD
HogDog | 04/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is awesome. The two shows are both great. And, unlike the Great Woods DVD, they don't interrupt songs with annoying interviews. The sound and video quality is unbelievable considering that it was taped in the late '70s. A must for any true Allman fan."
Not the best line up.....
M. K. Nunn | Dallas, GA United States | 01/04/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd is good to own if your a true abb fan, as i am. For someone else to see the band for the first time on this dvd would be disappointing. The band has gone through many changes over the years and this lineup is good, but does not compare to more recent lineups or former ones. These guys on stage just dont have the togetherness that makes this band so great. This dvd does offer some interesting viewing though."
Weakest lineup, get Great Woods VHS instead
Tolstoevsky | Lafayette, CA USA | 09/10/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am an ABB fanatic and have been since 1969, Winters End Festival in Orlando. But I have to agree with the other reviewers that the Toler Brothers were a total embarassment and had no business up on the stage with these greats. You can see in this disc how uncomfortable they looked, for good reason. Sorry to have to say this. Get the Great Woods VHS instead, it's a 5+ (but avoid the butchered DVD version of Great Woods). And while you're at it, check out some of their newly available CDs: American University 12/23/70, and their most recent Hittin the Note."
The "Toler Brothers" era
HogDog | 08/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I held off buying these two shows for a couple of years...mistake! And I have to respectfully disagree with some of the other reviews here ( about the "weaker" lineup ): I too saw them during this tour, and I thought they SMOKED their set. Poor Charlie Daniels, having to follow the ABB (!) This was in 1981...and I thought then ( and still do ) that the two Tolers ( drums and guitar ) more than held their own. One thing that was a bit weird, though, on a technical note: the outdoor show audio is monaural (!), while the indoor one is stereo; no big deal unless you're a headphone buff like me. Just a bit strange. You'd think that, coming from the same tour, the recording technique would have been consistent.
You can't go wrong with this one. The Allman Brothers Band consistently rocks regardless of the era or the lineup."