Gregg Allman - Laid Back - 200g LP

Gregg Allman - Laid Back - 200g LP

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Gregg Allman - Laid Back - 200g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Analogue Productions - AAPP 091  - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl   

AAA 100% Analogue Mastered By Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound 

Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings

"Allman has only issued six proper solos since 1973, but this — his first — may be the best. Not to say that he's lacked critical success since then, with his latest a rich, blues-only feast, but this is an ear-opener because it's a stylistic bridge between The Allman Brothers and his solo career. However, because Gregg was lead vocalist for so many Allmans tracks, it sounds in places exactly like one of the band's efforts, especially a moody remake of 'Midnight Rider' and with the presence of assorted band members amongst other stellar players. Most impressively, this sounds simply fantastic so...yeah, it's OK to think of it as 'another audiophile Allmans LP' despite its moments outside of the group's style zone."Sound Quality = 91% - Ken Kessler, HiFi News

"Gregg Allman's voice came sailing clear throughout the room, the band punched through the air with force and clarity. Impressively, the dial was only set at 11 o'clock-and by the time I pushed the envelope up to around two (just for the heck of it), there wasn't a drop of distortion created-just more clean air in the volume. As far as my ears were concerned,Gregg Allman performances turned out to be a sonic victory." — Wayne Goins, Positive-Feedback

This pressing is a joy to listen to and a must have for any Gregg Allman fan

The "Midnight Rider" returns in this 200-gram reissue -Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original tapes

Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings -Faithfully reproduced jacket artwork; tip-on gatefold from Stoughton Printing

Recorded in the same year as the Brothers and Sisters album, this solo debut release is a beautiful amalgam of R&B, folk, and gospel sounds, with the best singing on any of Gregg Allman's solo releases. He covers his own "Midnight Rider" in a more mournful, dirge-like manner, and Jackson Browne's "These Days" gets its most touching and tragic-sounding rendition as well. Although Chuck Leavell and Jaimoe are here, there's very little that sounds like the Allman Brothers Band -- prominent guitars, apart from a few licks by Tommy Talton (Cowboy, ex-We the People), are overlooked in favor of gospel-tinged organ and choruses behind Allman's soulful singing.

Gregg Allman's 1973 solo debut also became his biggest hit, a No. 13 LP featuring his Top 20 classic "Midnight Rider." Analogue Productions now brings forth a sparkling reissue of this classic disc, mastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. And presented as a 200-gram sonic superstar plated and pressed at our own Quality Record Pressings!

By the end of 1973, the Allman Brothers Band seemed to have it all nailed down, writes reviewer Rickey Wright. They'd proven their mettle with a fine synthesis of blues, jazz, folk, and country influences; expanded upon it with the definitive Fillmore East set; and moved forward after the separate losses of guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley. The group's myriad strengths, in fact, might've been the reason that one of their most obvious gifts — Gregg Allman's pained, growling voice — was sometimes overlooked.

Laid Back, Greg Allman's first solo disc, seems in part an effort to gain a little more recognition. It worked, particularly given the strong radio response to its opening track, a loping remake of "Midnight Rider." Likewise, much of the album's remainder finds Allman tweaking the band's blues ("Queen of Hearts") and country sides (a cover of Jackson Browne's "These Days"); horns and gospelish backing vocals add to the personal, often mournful feel. Laid Back is an often convincing version of the man's music.

 Guitar– Scott Boyer
Cabasa – Butch Trucks
Clavinet – Paul Hornsby
Congas – Jaimoe
Drums – Bill Stewart
Producer – Gregg Allman, Johnny Sandlin
Saxophone – David Newman
Vocals, Organ, Acoustic Guitar – Gregg Allman

    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 - 200g LP

We use the Original Tapes and work with only the Best Mastering Studios
Plated and Pressed at QRP the world`s Best Pressing Plant on Virgin Vinyl
Meticulous Test Pressing evaluation and Quality Control
Highest Quality Jackets and Rice Paper Inner Sleeves
Less than 1,000 Records per Stamper
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