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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2001
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0042283194120
catalogNumber: 831941
Rank: 21928

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gregg Allman   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Scott Boyer   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Electric Piano
David Brown   Bass
Max Cahn   Violin
Cissy Houston   Vocals
Howard "Buzz" Feiten   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ed Freeman   Strings,Conductor
Eileen Gilbert   Vocals,Background Vocals
Carl Hall   Vocals,Background Vocals
Hilda Harris   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Hornsby   Organ,Keyboards,Clavinet
Jaimoe   Percussion,Conga
Chuck Leavell   Piano,Electric Piano,Vibes
June McGruder   Vocals,Background Vocals
Helene Miles   Vocals,Background Vocals
David "Fathead" Newman   Saxophone
Linda November   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tony Posk   Violin
Albertine Robinson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Johnny Sandlin   Bass
Maretha Stewart   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tommy Talton   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Slide Guitar
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Cabasa
Jimmy Nalls   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Emily Houston   Background Vocals
Charlie Hayward   Bass
Maeretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Bill Stewart   Drums

Technical Credits

Gregg Allman   Arranger,Producer
Roy Cicala   Engineer
Ed Freeman   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
George Marino   Engineer
Johnny Sandlin   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Ovie Sparks   Engineer,Remixing
Buddy Thornton   Engineer
Hideki Masubuchi   Liner Notes
Abdul Mati Klarwein   Cover Painting
Jim Reeves   Engineer

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