Laid Back

Greg Allman

SKU: 7741387

Barcode: 0602577413872

26.00 £26.00
  • Genre: Rock And Pop
  • Label: UMC
  • Released Date: 30th August 2019
  • Buying Format:
    180g 1LP Includes Download Code
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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.

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Track Listings

  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

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