Before I get too far into the story of the sound, I want to say that this album appears to be criminally underrated as music nowadays, having fallen from favor with the passage of time.
It is a surely a MASTERPIECE that belongs in any Rock Collection worthy of the name. Every track is good, and most are amazingly good. There’s not a scrap of filler here.
The recording by Bruce Botnick is hard to fault as well.
1970 was a great time in music. Some of the best albums released that year (in no particular order):
- Tea for the Tillerman,
- Bridge Over Troubled Water,
- Sweet Baby James,
- Tumbleweed Connection,
- After the Goldrush,
- The Yes Album,
- McCartney / Self-Titled,
- Elton John / Self-Titled,
- Morrison / His Band And Street Choir,
- Deja Vu,
- Workingman’s Dead,
- Let It Be — need I go on?
Even in such illustrious company — I defy anyone to name ten albums of comparable quality to come out in any year — Alone Together ranks as one of the best releases of 1970.