I'll tell you what. The original band did not have enough time together before tragedy occurred. This album was their pinnacle in terms of not only their creativity in music, but also in their ability to play off of each other in concert. This recording is actually culled from 2 consecutive night shows. Some of the songs are actually from both nights spliced together.
No argument though that this Tom Dowd produced album set a new standard of live recording and if you get the Deluxe version you get more of the concerts remixed to produce an even better sound.
Duane Allman on lead/slide guitar, Gregg Allman on Keyboards and the most soulful blues voice ever, Dickey Betts on lead/slide guitar and vocals, Berry Oakley's long melodic "third guitar" base, Jai Johanney Johanson and Butch Trucks on dual drums and percussion.
The understated In Memory of Elizabeth Reed written by Dickey.
The Whipping Post by Gregg.
Stormy Monday by T-Bone Walker. This song is my favorite on the album and typifys the awesome band interplay and their enormous talent.
This is another great recording in my top 10 of classic rock albums. If you havent tried it, do it soon. You won't regret it.