Eat A Peach is the third studio album by the Allman Brothers Band released on February 12, 1972. Following the success of their live album At Fillmore East, the Allman Brothers Band got to work on their third studio album. But many in the band were struggling with heroin addictions and checked into rehab. Shortly after leaving rehab, Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in the band’s home of Macon, Georgia thus making it the final album to feature the guitarist.
Eat a Peach was a mix of studio recordings—both with and without Duane Allman—and recordings from the band’s famed 1971 Fillmore East performances. The album contains the extended half-hour-long “Mountain Jam.” Other highlights include Gregg Allman’s performance of his brother’s favorite song, “Melissa” which was the album’s most successful single plus Dickey Betts’ “Blue Sky”, which went on to become a classic rock radio staple.
Join me tonight at midnight on the 98 Rocks Album Archive for part one of Eat A Peach and part two on Tuesday at midnight.