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Gregg Allman - Laid Back 180g Vinyl LP

Gregg Allman Laid Back 180g Vinyl LP

 

Remastered 180g Vinyl LP Reissue

 

The masterful debut solo album by Gregg Allman, Laid Back, and his long out-of-print live LP The Gregg Allman Tour have both been newly remastered and will be reissued on 180g vinyl LP by Mercury/UMe in August 2019. The pair of releases showcase a remarkable time in Allman's career when he set off on his own to explore a different side of his artistry where he was fully at the helm.

 

Issued in October 1973, Laid Back appeared a few months after the Allman Brothers Band's universally admired fourth studio album Brothers And Sisters. Co-produced by Allman along with Johnny Sandlin, the collection of songs was a creative outlet where he was able to assume full control and explore his varying influences, including rhythm and blues and soul music.

 

Exemplified by the album title's relaxed approach, the songs were a departure from his band's guitar-heavy sound in favor of gospel-tinged organs, slower tempos and a choir, all of which beautifully buoyed Allman's soulful, and at times, mournful vocals.

 

On several songs he sounds like a man reflecting on the last few tumultuous years which included the deaths of his bandmates, brother Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, hard touring and incredible success. Of the album, NPR wrote, "It's amazing stuff, deep and intense yet nowhere near the decibel levels of his work with the band. Allman is amazing when he's belting his heart out about being tied to the whipping post.

 

But he's equally compelling – maybe even more so – in a quieter space, when he's less fired up." Laid Back received positive reviews upon release and peaked at number 13 on Billboard's Top LPs & Tape chart while its downcast remake of "Midnight Rider" became a top 20 hit across North America.

 

Gregg Allman Laid Back Track Listing:

 

1. Midnight Rider
2. Queen of Hearts
3. Please Call Home
4. Don't Mess Up A Good Thing
5. These Days
6. Multi-Colored Lady
7. All My Friends
8. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Gregg Allman - Laid Back 180g Vinyl LP

SKU: 0602577413872
$24.98Price
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