In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Capricorn” label released “Laid Back”, the debut Gregg Allman solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and “Capricorn Sound Studios” in Macon, Georgia, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin and Gregg Allman.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman – vocals, organ, acoustic guitar
  • Bill Stewart – drums
  • Chuck Leavell– acoustic and electric pianos, vibes
  • Tommy Talton – acoustic, electric and slide guitars, dobro and tambourine
  • Scott Boyer – acoustic, electric and steel guitars, electric piano
  • David Brown – bass
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Charlie Hayward– bass
  • Paul Hornsby– organ, keyboards, clavinet
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– percussion, conga
  • Carl Hall, Linda November, Hilda Harris, Cissy Houston, Emily Houston, June McGruder, Helene Miles, Eileen Gilbert, Maretha Stewart, Albertine Robinson – background vocals
  • Jim Nalls – guitar
  • David “Fathead” Newman– saxophone
  • Johnny Sandlin – bass
  • Butch Trucks– percussion, cabasa
  • Ed Freeman – strings and horn arrangements, conductor
  • Max Cahn, Tony Posk – violin
  • Johnny Sandlin – arranger, engineer
  • Ovie Sparks, Buddy Thornton, Jim Reeves – engineer
  • George Marino– engineer, mastering
  • Abdul Mati Klarwein– album cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Gregg Allman; except where noted.

  1. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Kim Payne
  2. Queen of Hearts
  3. Please Call Home
  4. Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  5. These Days – Jackson Browne
  6. Multi-Colored Lady
  7. All My Friends – Scott Boyer
  8. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – traditional; arranged by Gregg Allman and Johnny Sandlin
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