The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the Georgia soul scene as well – an element that really surfaces in some of the album's piano lines and rhythms, which really help underscore the depth of the tunes – and give the group a solid footing that's stronger than some of their more cliched contemporaries. These tunes hold up wonderfully over the years – and have a visionary approach that almost sparkles even more strongly here in the 21st Century than when we first started digging their sounds on radio back in the 70s. Titles include "Southbound
", "Jessica", "Pony Boy", "Wasted Words", "Ramblin Man", "Come & Go Blues", and "Jelly Jelly". 2CD version features a whole bonus disc of unreleased material – including rehearsal tracks for "Wasted Words", "Trouble No More", "One Way Out", "Done Somebody Wrong", and "Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town" – and a studio jam titled "A Minor Jam", and outtakes of "Southbound
", "Double Cross", and "Early Morning Blues".