New Music Friday: Laid Back (remastered and expanded) by Gregg Allman

In addition to his time with the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman had a pretty good solo career.  His debut album, Laid Back, was released shortly after the fourth Allman Brothers album.

Out today: A remastered and expanded edition of Gregg Allman’s album Laid Back.

To me, it is the Allman Brothers, not Lynyrd Skynyrd, who epitomize Southern rock.  I don’t like Gregg Allman’s solo work as much as his work with the Allman Brothers, but Laid Back is a damn fine album.  I appreciate the range of influences it shows and the variety in the songs—it’s illustrative of Southern Rock itself, with its rock, country, blues, soul, and gospel influences.  Stripping the heavy rock sound away really highlights the other, more subtle influences.

Queen of Hearts

Midnight Rider

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

You can order Laid Back from Amazon today!

 

More upcoming releases:

Fillmore West ’71 by The Allman Brothers – September 6

The Highwomen by The Highwomen – September 6

Cover Your Tracks by Corb Lund – September 13

Fried Chicken & Evil Women by Vincent Neil Emerson – September 13

Whiskey Myers by Whiskey Myers – September 27

Heartache Medication by John Pardi – September 27

HOME by Billy Strings – September 27

Seems Like Tears Ago by Jason James – October 4

Almost Daylight by Chris Knight – October 11

After the Fire by Cody Jinks – October 11

Wildcard by Miranda Lambert – November 1

Onward by Stoney LaRue – November 1

 

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