GoodSongs: Delaney & Bonnie, When the Battle is Over


One of the many standouts on the Accept No Substitute album, this excellent Dr. John-written ballad was brought to Delaney & Bonnie by co-producer Leon Russell.  Lyrically, the song proved to be somewhat prophetic, given the material and professional problems between Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett.  The music is a mixture of funk, rock, and gospel, and moves with a wonderful grace and effortlessness. (via AllMusic)

Delaney & Bonnie and Friends was a very interesting and eclectic band, whose members included, at different times, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, George Harrison, Leon Russell, Bobby Whitlock, Dave Mason, Rita Coolidge, King Curtis, and Eric Clapton.  That’s a pretty deep roster.

The song was featured in The Sopranos episode Mergers and Acquisitions.