Despite a good cover of Muddy Waters
' "Can't Lose What You Never Had" -- highlighted by a great Dickey Betts
solo -- the Allman Brothers Band
sounds lethargic at times on Win, Lose or Draw
, although they still play decently. The title track and Dickey Betts
' instrumental, "High Falls," are among the few highlights, decent but unexceptional performances sparked by Betts
' playing (which is engaging even on the weaker tracks like "Louisiana Lou"). The album's main fault lies not with what it is (it's a fairly decent outing, actually), but what it could have been, and who it's from -- as a debut album from a new band, it would be excusable and acceptable.