Top 10 Best (and Worst) Comeback Albums of All Time
Guitar World picks the best and worst comeback albums of all time.
09. Allman Brothers Band – Brothers and Sisters (1973)
The Set-Up: Allman Brothers Band co-founder and slide guitar master Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in late 1971 while the band was recording Eat A Peach. As if that wasn't terrible enough, bassist Berry Oakley was killed the same way — in the same Georgia town — one year later. Although the band — fortified by talented replacements — forged ahead, it was as if a dark cloud had found them and decided to stick around for a spell.
The Comeback: The album that would follow the band's tragedies, Brothers And Sisters, was, by far, their greatest success, settling in for five longs weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart. It also was a high point for guitarist Dickey Betts, whose composition, "Ramblin' Man," would become the band's only hit single, reaching No. 2 on the charts. The album featured two more eternal FM radio staples, "Southbound" and "Jessica," both written by Betts. Simply put, it was the band's — and Betts' — commercial high point.
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