Gregg Allman - Laid Back

 (33 1/3 RPM)


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 091
UPC: 753088009112
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  
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The "Midnight Rider" returns in this 180-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

Praise for the 45 RPM single of "Midnight Rider" / "These Days"

"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, Chad's special single release of these two Gregg Allman performances turned out to be a sonic victory." — Wayne Goins,, Issue 98, Aug. 22, 2018. Read the whole review of the full album and 45 RPM single "Midnight Rider" / "These Days" here.

"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. This set 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, Year's Best 2016

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 180-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, Gregg 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.

Side 1
1. Midnight Rider
2. Queen of Hearts
3. Please Call Home
4. Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing

Side 2
5. These Days
6. Multi-Colored Lady
7. All My Friends
8. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 07/04/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tony
What an incredible sounding album. Quiet as can be, no pops, no clicks, flat as a pancake. A 3-Demensional warm blanket of sound surrounding you in an audiophile bliss. If you love Greg Allman's voice like I do, this is the best sounding pressing currently available. I would love to see AP/QRP do all of the The Allman Brother's albums. Here's hoping they get the label and pressing rights ... show Mercury how it's done. Music: 10/10 Sound: 11/10

Beautiful clarity and depth

posted on 05/24/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jim
The clarity, depth and the rich warmth of this album brings out the soulful tones of Gregg's bluesy voice as if he is singing right in front of me with the band. Midnight Rider sounds more haunting than it ever did. All of the songs sound superb and will command you to listen. Laid back is a bluesy and spiritual masterpiece by the greatest white blues singer of our time.

The combination of the AP label, Ryan Smith and Sterling Sound and Quality Record Pressings means that this album is an all star production. 5 Stars plus!


posted on 09/30/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Frank Cognolato
Wonderfully done. I keep spinning this one because it sounds like Greg is alive and playing in front of me with his band in my music room.


posted on 03/10/2016
5 Stars
This has a reputation for being a well recorded album. I've a NM WLP copy which I've been very happy with, so hesitated purchasing the AP reissue. All I can say is "WOW!" This is now my go-to copy and will serve as one of my demo albums.

Great, Great job!


posted on 10/19/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bob H
This album sounds much better than the original. It is pressed on dead quiet vinyl resulting in superb sound reproduction. Simply, this pressing is a joy to listen to and a must have for any Gregg Allman fan.

Thanks again to the team at Quality Pressing for another superb piece of vinyl and to Gregg Allman for making the right choices when it came to having this album re- released.

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