I consider myself to be somewhere between an uber-casual to avid "Up to Duane's death" Allman's fan. I own all the studio stuff (+ Dreams) up to "Brother's and Sister's" and all the legitimately released live stuff from that period. I have to say, IMHO, that this performance is just a notch below "Fillmore East", maybe half a notch. Sonically it's not going to set new standards, they may have been a tad more possessed on @FE, but the mix is fantastic. Greg's vocals and keyboards are clear as a bell for the most part, Duane and Dickie almost manage to yet again sound like the world's first and only four armed guitar player and Barry, JJ and Butch do not disappoint either...but then when did they ever?
Does the music world need any further proof that Duane Allman was one of only 5 or 6 guitarists that ever really mattered? Well, here it is and 40 years later we can only guess where his frightening talent may have taken him. I played this for a friend on the way home from work yesterday and he said that he loved "Southern Rock". I almost pulled over and asked him to get out. "THIS IS NOT SOUTHERN ROCK" I almost screamed. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and Charlie Daniels are Southern Rock bands, these guys are Musicians. Buy it quickly, without hesitation (got mine from AmazonUK) because I can't imagine it being around for very long.