"Eat A Peach" was originally released as a double LP, gathering a handful of live recordings from the Fillmore sessions, and a round of studio tracks recorded before the older Allman brother's tragic death in a 1971 motorcycle accident.
The first three songs were recorded without Duane Allman. The opener, Gregg Allman's "Ain't Wastin' Time No More", is one of the singer's best compositions, filled with hooks and with the sizzling slide guitar lines by Dickey Betts, and the lovely semi-acoustic ballad "Melissa" is one of the Allmans' most mellow and charming songs.
The live portion of the disc also includes a great, punchy cover of Rice Miller's "One Way Out", as well as a gritty rendition of the prewar blues "Trouble No More". And the remaining studio tracks, recorded before the death of Duane Allman and featuring his lead guitar playing, includes the dense, powerful blues-rocker "Stand Back", penned by Gregg and bassist Berry Oakley, and Dickey Betts emerges as a singer and songwriter, contributing the melodic folk-country-hybrid "Blue Sky".
Gregg Allman - organ, vocals, piano, electric piano
Duane Allman: slide and lead guitars (Tracks 4-9)
Dicky Betts - slide and lead guitars, vocals,
Jai Johanny Johanson - drums, congas
Berry Oakley - bass
Butch Trucks - drums, percussion, tympani, gong, vibes, tambourine
1>"Ain't Wastin' Time No More" (Gregg Allman) – 3:40 (c)
2>"Les Brers in A Minor" (Dickey Betts) – 9:03 (c)
3>"Melissa" (Gregg Allman/Steve Alaimo) – 3:54 (c)
4>"Mountain Jam" (Donovan Leitch/Duane Allman/Gregg Allman/Dickey Betts/Jai Johanny Johansen/Berry Oakley/Butch Trucks) – 33:38 (a)
5>"One Way Out" (Marshall Sehorn/Elmore James) – 4:58 (b)
6>"Trouble No More" (Muddy Waters) – 3:43 (a)
7>"Stand Back" (Gregg Allman/Berry Oakley) – 3:24 (c)
8>"Blue Sky" (Dickey Betts) – 5:09 (c)
9>"Little Martha" (Duane Allman) – 2:07 (c)
Total Playing Time: 1hr 09mins
(a)Recorded live at the Fillmore East, New York City, New York, March 12 & 13, 1971.
(b)Recorded live at the Fillmore East, New York City, New York, June 27, 1971.
(c)Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, September through December 1971.