Rolling Stone - 2/1/73, p.42
"...Allman was one of the true innovators of the electric guitar to rise in the Sixties; arguably on a par with Hendrix....A thoughful attempt to present Duane Allman's career in some kind of cohesive context..." - Lester Bangs
Personnel: Duane Allman (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, dobro, electric sitar); Scott Boyer (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar, slide guitar); Clarence Carter, Boz Scaggs (vocals, guitar); Johnny Jenkins (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, electric piano, organ); Aretha Franklin, Bobby Whitlock (vocals, piano); Delaney Bramlett, John F. Hammond, Bonnie, Delaney, John Hammond, Jr., Wilson Pickett, Bonnie Bramlett (vocals); Dickey Betts (guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro); Pete Carr (guitar, acoustic guitar); Albert Lowe, Ben Benay (guitar); Thom Doucette (harmonica); Floyd Newman (saxophone, baritone saxophone); King Curtis (saxophone, horns); Jerry Jumonville (alto saxophone); Joe Arnold, Frank Mayes, Aaron Varnell (tenor saxophone); James J. Mitchell, James Mitchell (baritone saxophone); Darrell Leonard (trumpet, trombone); Gene Miller (trumpet); The Memphis Horns (horns); Paul Hornsby (piano, electric piano, organ); Jim Gordon (piano, organ, drums); Jim Gordon , Barry Beckett (piano, organ); Marvell Thomas, Spooner Oldham (organ); Jaimoe Johnson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, tambourine); Chuck Morgan, Johnny Sandlin, Roger Hawkins, Charlie Morgan (drums); Peter Kowalke, Tommy Talton (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Hitoshi Takiguchi.
Liner Note Author: Tony Glover.
Recording information: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (04/1968-10/1971); Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon (04/1968-10/1971); Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL (04/1968-10/1971); Decca Studios, NY (04/1968-10/1971); Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL (04/1968-10/1971); Fillmore East, NY (04/1968-10/1971); Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals (04/1968-10/1971).
Photographers: Jim Marshall ; Stephen Paley.
Arranger: Rick Hall.
Duane Allman's greatness was apparent on his recordings with the Allman Brothers, yet there was another side to the superb guitarist. For many years, he was a highly respected session musician, playing on cuts by Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, and Clarence Carter, among others. By including those session cuts, as well as a sampling of his brief sojourn in Eric Clapton's Derek and the Dominoes 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. He may have recorded plenty of other material worth hearing, but this has the bare essentials for an excellent introduction and retrospective.~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine