The Hourglass: Johnny Sandlin, Paul Hornsby, Jesse Willard Carr, Duane Allman, Greg Allman.
This compilation includes in-depth liner notes, track annotations and historical photos.
Liner Note Authors: Martin Cerf; Neil Young; Ben Edmonds; John Tobler.
Editor: Steve Stills.
Illustrator: Ron Kriss.
Arranger: Dallas Smith.
Anyone buying this CD in search of revelations of Duane Allman's early playing is in for a disappointment, as Gregg Allman's voice, a soul choir, and a horn section dominate most of the stuff here, which is weighted toward a popular white soul sound, with the occasional intrusion of bits of psychedelic flotsam and jetsam. On the other hand, this isn't bad as a white soul-pop venture, with Gregg, 20 years old at the time, turning in an extraordinary performance. And every so often Duane's playing cuts through with the basic band, as on "Love Makes the World Go 'Round." ~ Bruce Eder