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Album: Seven TurnsReleased: 1990
The title refers to a Navajo belief that there are seven times in life that you must make a decision that determines your life path. Taking the wrong path means you must either backtrack or stay on the road to ruin.
Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts wrote this after producer Tom Dowd asked him to write something similar to "Blue Sky
," which he composed for the band's 1972 album Eat A Peach
This was the title track to the Allman Brothers comeback album. They had not recorded together for nine years.
This was one of the few Allman Brothers songs where Betts sang lead.
Features Warren Haynes on slide guitar. His addition to the band on the Seven Turns album allowed them to play with two guitars, like they did before Duane Allman died in 1971.