Thread: Remastered 2 CD set of Laid Back

JohnJohnston - 7/12/2019 at 02:34 PM

Tentative release date is Aug 30, 2019

See more here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TN3CVM5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_UijkDb20ZB9AX?tag=m fconvert-20

I'm at work so can't check how many of the bonus tracks are from One More Try.


porkchopbob - 7/12/2019 at 02:59 PM

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I'm at work so can't check how many of the bonus tracks are from One More Try.

Looks like mostly previously released on One More Try. Only one I don't recognize is the live "Melissa" from the 1974 tour. Still, it's great that people who didn't get to pick up One More Try before it got pulled get another chance to hear some of these great demos and rough cuts. Some of them are my favorite Gregg material, I still listen to them often.


TheBabe714 - 7/12/2019 at 03:31 PM

Hi John, hope all is well- thanks for posting this..it's looking good at 34 tracks and 2 and 1/2 hours.
as Gregg would say, "It's got everything a good man needs"


porkchopbob - 7/12/2019 at 05:04 PM

Looks like The Gregg Allman Tour is also getting re-released, but not in an expanded edition, which is a shame. There is a lot of great material from that tour.


JohnJohnston - 7/12/2019 at 05:45 PM

Thanks Phil. Semi-retied now, so enjoying my time. Today is the day I've been waiting for to listen to all of the music I've collected over the past 45 years. Recording lots of live shows, but mostly close to home and largely Canadian artists. Hope all well with you. Feel free to PM me your coordinates and I will touch base.

I agree wholeheartedly with porkchopbob on the GA Tour. They should put all of the songs that were played on the new release, including the Cowboy tracks.


griff - 7/12/2019 at 05:53 PM

Agree.
I was at Felt Forum show. Bunch of kids thought they were going to get LAFE.
So they boo Gregg as he's leaving stage.
I had great seat and a perfect view of him as he flipped then "the bird". Classic!
That show was so great I scraped what little money I had and drove to see them the next night at The Capitol Theatre in Jersey City, N.J. Bought a ticket at the box office.
Cowboy was saying what a great crowd we were.
Great times!


MartinD28 - 7/12/2019 at 06:09 PM

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Looks like The Gregg Allman Tour is also getting re-released, but not in an expanded edition, which is a shame. There is a lot of great material from that tour.


Is it a re-release or a remaster?

Same question on "One More Try".

I have both but would dig upgraded audio quality if available.

I saw 2 shows back to back of The Gregg Allman Tour back in the day. Very special shows.


porkchopbob - 7/12/2019 at 06:24 PM

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Looks like The Gregg Allman Tour is also getting re-released, but not in an expanded edition, which is a shame. There is a lot of great material from that tour.


Is it a re-release or a remaster?

Same question on "One More Try".

I have both but would dig upgraded audio quality if available.

I saw 2 shows back to back of The Gregg Allman Tour back in the day. Very special shows.


One More Try is not getting re-released. However, a lot of the material on this Laid Back Expanded Edition was previously appeared on One More Try. Both Laid Back and Tour are getting re-released in remastered editions.

From the HTN Homepage:
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GREGG ALLMANíS MASTERFUL DEBUT SOLO ALBUM LAID BACK TO BE REMASTERED AND RELEASED AS EXPANDED TWO-DISC DELUXE EDITION AND REISSUED ON 180-GRAM VINYL

DELUXE EDITION FEATURES MORE THAN TWO DOZEN BONUS TRACKS OF RARITIES INCLUDING UNRELEASED DEMOS, OUTTAKES, ALTERNATES AND NEW MIXES

LONG-OUT-OF-PRINT LIVE ALBUM THE GREGG ALLMAN TOUR TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL
FOR FIRST TIME IN OVER THREE DECADES


BrerRabbit - 7/12/2019 at 08:50 PM

This remastered Laid Back looks great - thanks for the heads up. just pre-ordered


Lee - 7/12/2019 at 09:13 PM

Okay guys, somewhat confused. I don't have the One More Try in front of me to check. How may of the bonus tracks do I already have since I have One More Try?


KCJimmy - 7/12/2019 at 09:15 PM

Probably all but 1

"Melissa" from the 1974 tour


robslob - 7/13/2019 at 02:01 AM

The Peach-O-Gram which I received only mentioned a new vinyl release of The Gregg Allman Tour, nothing about a new CD which seems very strange.


MikeZlotnicki - 7/13/2019 at 03:04 AM

For the Laid Back vinyl, I have the 2015 100% analog reissue, cut by Ryan K. Smith, at QRP. Vinyl is dead quiet, SQ is breathtaking.

https://www.discogs.com/Gregg-Allman-Laid-Back/release/7634971


matt05 - 7/13/2019 at 05:17 AM

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I'm at work so can't check how many of the bonus tracks are from One More Try.

Looks like mostly previously released on One More Try. Only one I don't recognize is the live "Melissa" from the 1974 tour. Still, it's great that people who didn't get to pick up One More Try before it got pulled get another chance to hear some of these great demos and rough cuts. Some of them are my favorite Gregg material, I still listen to them often.


not according to this

LAID BACK DELUXE EDITION TRACK LIST

CD1

LAID BACK remastered

Midnight Rider
Queen Of Hearts
Please Call Home
Donít Mess Up A Good Thing
These Days
Multi-Colored Lady
All My Friends
Will The Circle Be Unbroken

LAID BACK early mixes

Midnight Rider (Early Mix)*
Queen Of Hearts (Early Mix)
Please Call Home (Early Mix)*
Donít Mess Up A Good Thing (Early Mix)*
These Days (Early Mix)*
Multi-Colored Lady (Early Mix)
All My Friends (Early Mix)*
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Early Mix)*

CD2

LAID BACK demos, outtakes & alternates

Never Knew How Much (Demo)**
All My Friends (Demo)
Please Call Home (Demo)*
Queen Of Hearts (Demo)*
God Rest His Soul (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
Rolliní Stone (Catfish Blues) (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)**
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
Multi-Colored Lady (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
These Days (Solo Guitar, Piano & Vocal Demo)*
Shadow Dream Song (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
Wasted Words**
These Days (Alternate Version with Pedal Steel Guitar)
Multi-Colored Lady (Rough Mix)*
These Days (Rough Mix)*
God Rest His Soul (Rehearsal)
Midnight Rider (Rehearsal)*
Song For Adam / Shadow Dream Song (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
Melissa (Live at the Capitol Theatre)*

* Previously unreleased

** Previously unreleased mix


Lee - 7/13/2019 at 11:10 AM

So this is just another reissue that gets put out ad nauseam?


robslob - 7/13/2019 at 12:39 PM

This is exciting! Laid Back is one of my very favorite records of all-time. I was going to wait, I figured this two disc remaster with all the archival stuff would be around $30. Then I clicked on the Amazon link (through my Peach-O-Gram) and to my surprise it was $19.95. My order is in!


porkchopbob - 7/13/2019 at 01:03 PM

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not according to this

LAID BACK DELUXE EDITION TRACK LIST


Yeah, we'll see. I saw that and am skeptical. Why would they release alternate mixes of Laid Back tunes on One More Try, only to go to the trouble of selecting and releasing different alternate mixes on this Deluxe Edition? Believe me, I'll be happy if they are new. Still plenty of reasons to get excited about it.


thetoweringfool - 7/13/2019 at 01:37 PM

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For the Laid Back vinyl, I have the 2015 100% analog reissue, cut by Ryan K. Smith, at QRP. Vinyl is dead quiet, SQ is breathtaking.

https://www.discogs.com/Gregg-Allman-Laid-Back/release/7634971
Yeah, theyíll have a hard time improving that reissue.... Analogue Productions is audiophile-level stuff. Maybe Iíll buy Tour lp...underrated album in my opinion . This Laid Back release is great news for those who donít have One More Try. Some of my favorite GA...essential


tbomike - 7/13/2019 at 02:54 PM

Piece from Rolling Stone about it.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/gregg-allman-solo-debut-and-l ive-album-reissue-858286/


porkchopbob - 7/13/2019 at 03:04 PM

Here's a preview of an unreleased "These Days" that definitely wasn't on One More Try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIZukiJf068&list=OLAK5uy_mlmy3Eeqv2CPQB PbYAVL9LKUoEM-joOag&fbclid=IwAR0RyYceYqVUJ2XqXVYgK30-h5BAUPYuMfqHXV12Es b4Eak9W5IAI6fR4XE


porkchopbob - 7/13/2019 at 03:06 PM

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Piece from Rolling Stone about it.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/gregg-allman-solo-debut-and-l ive-album-reissue-858286/


"a cover of Elvis Presleyís ďI Feel So Bad.Ē"

Haha, guess they handed this article to the intern.


matt05 - 7/13/2019 at 03:30 PM

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not according to this

LAID BACK DELUXE EDITION TRACK LIST


Yeah, we'll see. I saw that and am skeptical. Why would they release alternate mixes of Laid Back tunes on One More Try, only to go to the trouble of selecting and releasing different alternate mixes on this Deluxe Edition? Believe me, I'll be happy if they are new. Still plenty of reasons to get excited about it.


we'll see. i thought on one more try most of them were different takes though right not different mixes?


bird72 - 7/13/2019 at 05:10 PM

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For the Laid Back vinyl, I have the 2015 100% analog reissue, cut by Ryan K. Smith, at QRP. Vinyl is dead quiet, SQ is breathtaking.

https://www.discogs.com/Gregg-Allman-Laid-Back/release/7634971


THANK YOU for your post! I don't buy reissues / remasters because too often (usually) it is unclear if any digital is introduced in the process. A secondary reason is remix often is too compressed and pumped up. So thanks for lead on Analogue Productions and Laid Back in particular. It appears this outfit works with original tapes and is pure. I may try them.


blackey - 7/13/2019 at 05:34 PM

1973 was THE year for the ABB and Gregg. Brothers and Sisters was number 1 and sold 4 million copies and went Platinum and Laidback was number 13 and sold north of 500,000 and went Gold. Those albums made Phil Walden wealthy and the ABB's long Brothers and Sisters tour was sold out in every city.

Unlike the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Pink Floyd etc, The Allman Brothers was a super group just that one year. They couldn't keep it going.

I saw Gregg solo in 1974. Once with the strings and once that fall without. I dont remember Jaimoe being there on the fall 1974 tour. Just Bill Stewart on drums.

Saw the ABB twice in summer of 1974 and they were sell out shows but not ss hot as 1973. Those Chuck/Lamar shows from the ABB in 1973 were smoking hot.


porkchopbob - 7/13/2019 at 06:11 PM

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we'll see. i thought on one more try most of them were different takes though right not different mixes?


Yes, they were early mixes from different early takes. I think weíll just have to hear this material to confirm.


matt05 - 7/13/2019 at 07:32 PM

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This is exciting! Laid Back is one of my very favorite records of all-time. I was going to wait, I figured this two disc remaster with all the archival stuff would be around $30. Then I clicked on the Amazon link (through my Peach-O-Gram) and to my surprise it was $19.95. My order is in!


you must not buy cd's often anymore. usually 2 cd deluxe sets like this are around $22 max . usually they are closer to $18


robslob - 7/14/2019 at 05:53 PM

WARNING ON LAID BACK PRE-ORDER THOUGH AMAZON:

I did the pre-order and then received an email from Amazon, "Welcome to Amazon Prime." Read the fine print. At least as I see it, the only way to do the pre-order through Amazon at least right now is to sign up for Amazon Prime which also gets you free 2-day shipping. I didn't notice that when I ordered. I canceled the order and also cancelled the Amazon Prime membership. Why? Because I don't want Amazon doing a $12.95 charge on my debit card every month after the free one month trial period. I also do not want to go through the hassle of having to remember to cancel my membership. And at this point, the free one month trial would have only put me through August 13th and the CD release date isn't until August 30th.

I can order the new Laid Back release after it is released on August 30th. Hopefully an Amazon Prime membership is not required by then to order. If it is, I'll simply go to my local brick and mortar music store (I'm lucky enough to have two within two miles of me) and pick it up there.


porkchopbob - 7/14/2019 at 08:25 PM

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WARNING ON LAID BACK PRE-ORDER THOUGH AMAZON:

I did the pre-order and then received an email from Amazon, "Welcome to Amazon Prime." Read the fine print.

Looks like Grandpa clicked the wrong button.


robslob - 7/14/2019 at 08:55 PM

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Looks like Grandpa clicked the wrong button.


Sound like smartass grandson doesn't know that Prime membership is the only way to order the Laid Back remaster at least right now..........


BrerRabbit - 7/14/2019 at 09:16 PM

Nope. I preordered without Amazon Prime.


robslob - 7/14/2019 at 09:22 PM

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Nope. I preordered without Amazon Prime.


Was it through Amazon and the two CD remaster, not vinyl or a download? If so, I stand corrected.


BrerRabbit - 7/14/2019 at 09:29 PM

Yeah, it doesn't matter. You never need Amazon Prime to order anything.


BrerRabbit - 7/14/2019 at 09:35 PM

That said, you are correct check the fine print. They set it up so you might click on Order With Amazon Prime. Im sure they sell a ton of Prime accounts that way. I loathe Amazon, only buy from them if stuff is absolutely unavailable elsewhere. They are a behemoth economy-sucking vampire from hell.


porkchopbob - 7/14/2019 at 09:41 PM

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Looks like Grandpa clicked the wrong button.


Sound like smartass grandson doesn't know that Prime membership is the only way to order the Laid Back remaster at least right now..........

Before I posted, I double checked and attempted to pre-order and was given two different options, one without signing up for Prime. I can see how it can be confusing, but you can always pre-order from Amazon without signing up for Prime (which is easy to cancel). They will still gladly take your money.


matt05 - 7/15/2019 at 12:28 AM

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Looks like Grandpa clicked the wrong button.


Sound like smartass grandson doesn't know that Prime membership is the only way to order the Laid Back remaster at least right now..........

Before I posted, I double checked and attempted to pre-order and was given two different options, one without signing up for Prime. I can see how it can be confusing, but you can always pre-order from Amazon without signing up for Prime (which is easy to cancel). They will still gladly take your money.



there are items at times though offered only to prime customers. for months i couldn't purchase the new glen frey boxset as it was grayed out to purchased unless you were a prime member


CanadianMule - 7/15/2019 at 03:42 AM

As Gregg ha the release pulled and did not acknowledge it as a release then all the tracks could be called "unreleased". I am hopeful for a mix of versions/mixes we have heard and some we have not. Just far too many of the same tunes for them to be different versions.

Legal issues aside, I was always surprised that Gregg never did some sort of release with the material. He blocked one of his best albums.

Hope I am wrong and it is all different. If not some cleaned up audio of the extras and of course the original album make this a win either way.


Lee - 7/15/2019 at 11:17 AM

Okay, still confused. Received an email from Rowland & Lana -

"Hey there sweet family,

A couple of you asked a question we thought deserved a follow-up email so here's a super quick one.

The vinyl LP versions - both black and colored vinyl - of Gregg Allman's Laid Back album have been remastered but they contain only the original eight tracks - no bonus tracks or rarities, they wouldn't fit.

Laid Back Vinyl LP Track List

A1. Midnight Rider
A2. Queen Of Hearts
A3. Please Call Home
A4. Donít Mess Up A Good Thing

B1. These Days
B2. Multi-Colored Lady
B3. All My Friends
B4. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

The bonus tracks and rarities are on the 2 CD deluxe edition:

LAID BACK DELUXE EDITION TRACK LIST

CD1

LAID BACK remastered
1. Midnight Rider
2. Queen Of Hearts
3. Please Call Home
4. Donít Mess Up A Good Thing
5. These Days
6. Multi-Colored Lady
7. All My Friends
8. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

LAID BACK early mixes

1. Midnight Rider (Early Mix)*
2. Queen Of Hearts (Early Mix)
3. Please Call Home (Early Mix)*
4. Donít Mess Up A Good Thing (Early Mix)*
5. These Days (Early Mix)*
6. Multi-Colored Lady (Early Mix)
7. All My Friends (Early Mix)*
8. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Early Mix)*

CD2

LAID BACK demos, outtakes & alternates

1. Never Knew How Much (Demo)**
2. All My Friends (Demo)
3. Please Call Home (Demo)*
4. Queen Of Hearts (Demo)*
5. God Rest His Soul (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
6. Rolliní Stone (Catfish Blues) (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)**
7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
8. Multi-Colored Lady (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
9. These Days (Solo Guitar, Piano & Vocal Demo)*
10. Shadow Dream Song (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
11. Wasted Words**
12. These Days (Alternate Version with Pedal Steel Guitar)
13. Multi-Colored Lady (Rough Mix)*
14. These Days (Rough Mix)*
15. God Rest His Soul (Rehearsal)
16. Midnight Rider (Rehearsal)*
17. Song For Adam / Shadow Dream Song (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
18. Melissa (Live at the Capitol Theatre)*

* Previously unreleased
** Previously unreleased mix"


Does unreleased mean these versions are not on One More Try?


matt05 - 7/15/2019 at 12:40 PM

i thought that meant its not on one more try. for instance there are 4 version of these days listed on here and just 1 on one more try. that's 3 unreleased tunes. Melissa is not on one more try as a live version that I recall so that's unreleased. there is just 1 midnight rider on one more try and 2 here. so far that's 5 unreleased tunes on this set just off the top of my head. the face some stuff is shown as already being released means yes they are counting stuff released on one more try as that's where it was previously released.


its listing 9 of these tracks as being released on one more try. my guess is that really means the other 17 tracks really are unreleased and I already showed 5 of them are. bill levenson I think had something to do with this release


matt05 - 7/15/2019 at 12:45 PM

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As Gregg ha the release pulled and did not acknowledge it as a release then all the tracks could be called "unreleased". I am hopeful for a mix of versions/mixes we have heard and some we have not. Just far too many of the same tunes for them to be different versions.

Legal issues aside, I was always surprised that Gregg never did some sort of release with the material. He blocked one of his best albums.

Hope I am wrong and it is all different. If not some cleaned up audio of the extras and of course the original album make this a win either way.



read the press release though. they identify some things as being already released and some as not . look at the other post I just made about multiple versions and things not on one more try for sure


porkchopbob - 7/15/2019 at 01:20 PM

I'm starting to think there are more legit unreleased tracks than I initially thought. The "These Days" they previewed is unheard to me.

Reminds me, here's a LAID BACK-inspired animation I did a while back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3HY_dYCl4U


matt05 - 7/15/2019 at 01:49 PM

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I'm starting to think there are more legit unreleased tracks than I initially thought. The "These Days" they previewed is unheard to me.

Reminds me, here's a LAID BACK-inspired animation I did a while back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3HY_dYCl4U



yeah I think 16 after counting again, maybe they are wrong and its 13-14 but that's still a lot. however a lot of the unreleased stuff is just different mixes. I see 11 that are just different mixes if everything is listed properly. then 1 live track and 3 demos and 1 rehearsal


BIGV - 7/15/2019 at 06:14 PM

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Unlike the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Pink Floyd etc, The Allman Brothers was a super group just that one year. They couldn't keep it going.


Different view here, I think and have always thought that they took their success for granted and well, just quit putting max effort into their work. Go back and give "Win, Lose or Draw" another spin. Coming off the sales of "Brothers and Sisters" was there ever a better time to hit the studio and double down? That record flat out stunk. Gregg's contribution was minimal and if wasn't for Chuck's keyboard work on "High Falls" I would place that release in the same category with the Arista recordings.

Another thing to add, someone here posted a link to an acoustic outtake of "These days" from the "Laid Back" masters (Thank You). How difficult would it have been for Gregg to have included that in his acoustic performance catalog so that "Melissa" was not beat to death? So many beautiful acoustic guitar songs that could have been a much bigger part of the legacy with a little work.....


robslob - 7/16/2019 at 05:04 AM

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That said, you are correct check the fine print. They set it up so you might click on Order With Amazon Prime. Im sure they sell a ton of Prime accounts that way. I loathe Amazon, only buy from them if stuff is absolutely unavailable elsewhere. They are a behemoth economy-sucking vampire from hell.


I tend to agree with that assessment. Amazon now owns Whole Foods Market. There's one only a mile from me and I shop there but only occasionally. They have a deli and make some good fresh pizza. It's normally $3.50 for a large slice but often it's on "Prime Sale", $5.00 for two slices. Prime Sale? That means you must be a Grand Prime member to get that pizza price. Man, that REALLY irks the sh*t outta me.


abb420 - 7/16/2019 at 05:13 AM

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That said, you are correct check the fine print. They set it up so you might click on Order With Amazon Prime. Im sure they sell a ton of Prime accounts that way. I loathe Amazon, only buy from them if stuff is absolutely unavailable elsewhere. They are a behemoth economy-sucking vampire from hell.


I preordered from Bull Moose. It's a little cheaper than Amazon right now.
$18.96 including shipping.

https://www.bullmoose.com/p/31134498/gregg-allman-laid-back-2-cd


AlPaul - 7/16/2019 at 12:52 PM

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Legal issues aside, I was always surprised that Gregg never did some sort of release with the material. He blocked one of his best albums.


Yeah. it drove me insane. I worked on this with Kirk West for a year or so. It was held up for another year or more. so it was well over 2 years of working, then waiting... finally came out and poof it was gone.

There were complicated reasons for this, including Polygram giving rights to ABB and GA material back to Phil Walden and his new Capricorn, and OMT was the first release. But the reasons this stuff never came back out is Gregg simply didn't like it. He was a perfectionist and did not think outtakes should be released. He had cleaned up a lot between the compilation being put together and finally coming out, so....


CanadianMule - 7/16/2019 at 01:58 PM

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Legal issues aside, I was always surprised that Gregg never did some sort of release with the material. He blocked one of his best albums.


Yeah. it drove me insane. I worked on this with Kirk West for a year or so. It was held up for another year or more. so it was well over 2 years of working, then waiting... finally came out and poof it was gone.

There were complicated reasons for this, including Polygram giving rights to ABB and GA material back to Phil Walden and his new Capricorn, and OMT was the first release. But the reasons this stuff never came back out is Gregg simply didn't like it. He was a perfectionist and did not think outtakes should be released. He had cleaned up a lot between the compilation being put together and finally coming out, so....


I remember him telling us once that he just didn't think stuff like that should get released as it is flawed. He had the same view on people recording shows. If left solely to Gregg, the audience recording would have stopped in the early 70s. And he viewed the archieve shows in the same way.

Some used to get upset when I would write that here. Thought I was making it up. Well Gregg stopped allowing recording at his shows and still some wondered. He was actually pretty open about that. Dickey once told me that there are a lot of things that they could release in the archieves but Gregg always finds something he doesn't like about it.

For any flaws that may be on OMT, there is a magic about many of the songs and performances. For my tastes, it would be my 2nd favourite Gregg album. Gets tougher to pick a number 3 - Battle between the original Gregg live album and Search For Simplicity but that one gets the Jack Pearson vote as his playing is brilliant. And even then I often prefer the studio out takes disc that was traded around here for years.

Shame about all of the legal issues as the release was awesome IMO. I think one of the versions that I have was made in "Italy" maybe? Forget now but something different about it.

Gregg really hated all the recent era stuff from 89 on being recorded and traded. Early on he was often wasted, words slurred and low in the mix somenights on purpose. In the Derek era, he started to have lots of lyric issues and coming in on cue at points. I think he started at nap during the solos especially Derek. It was often after Derek's solos that he would fail to sing. But another topic for a different thread.

To me, even if some versions are the same, it all deserves to be heard and many never got a chance to buy or even heard of OMT.


TheBabe714 - 7/16/2019 at 01:58 PM

Hi John, Thanks again for posting the information on Laid Back > PM sent to you.

-All the Best & Peace


porkchopbob - 7/16/2019 at 02:34 PM

One More Try was released in mid/late 1997, when there was a lot of upheaval in the Allman Brothers and it was clear there wasn't going to be a new album any time soon. Some of the cuts on One More Try are some of my favorite tracks Gregg has released - solo acoustic "Multi-Colored Lady", "Catfish Blues", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken". It was not what I was expecting from an "Anthology", it was gold.

Searching For Simplicity was released not long after OMT in 1997, with slick 1990s production and some saccharine, forgettable song-writing - a stark contrast of material and production between the two. Just reinforced how great the "warts and all" material on OMT is.


CanadianMule - 7/18/2019 at 01:52 AM

I agree. The rawness of OMT made it special. The exact element that we all like is what Gregg didn't oddly enough.

Searching For Simplicity was obviously a new recording with slicker production for sure. But I never compared to two albums in that way. Even the weaker material, I enjoy more than all his 80s albums.

But the key for me is Jack Pearson who is all over the album and he smokes even on the weaker stuff.


This thread come from : Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band
http://allmanbrothersband.com/

Url of this website:
http://allmanbrothersband.com//modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&file=viewthread&fid=126&tid=148385