Second Album I ever owned, love just as much today
My grandma ( believe it or not lol) bought me this album when it hit the racks. This was the start of my yrs to come as a avid fan of Gregg and the best rock this world will ever know! The songs on in this collection, to me...the best he ever did! It is bluesy and soulful, and he plays that keyboard second to none!
Like other reviewers have said, just as relive not today as in 77'. You can't say that about much wrks out there, but you can lay your money on this one. I find it interesting the lack of reviews posted in iTunes on this album, what the? On the other hand even in 77' it was a little secret diamond, but not in the rough, this is flat out POLISHED WRK!
I remember in 1998 I had to order the CD via under ground, because it was not even being made anymore! With the digital era, iTunes and the like, here it is all remastered and easy access for me now! I still have the original my grandma bought me, but sure no something I play these days. Can't go without listening to the music, gotta have a dose or so few times a month and more. Loved cruising the 405 in LA, the Rockys, the blue ridge mins. And all parts of USA, and no dead zone to get in my way this is the first choice for smooth driving! Thx Gregg for mastering what very few ever will!
Playin Up A Storm
By Uncle Elijah
An excellent album. If you are a fan of the Allman Brothers this album is a must have. It's full of Gregg Allman soul singing and playing with a strong backing band. The songs and lyrics are great and it will leave you begging for more.
Playing up a storm
By Seven Cities Blues
yeah, a fan pleaser at the time and it holds up...love "one more try" and" it ain't easy" download suggestions
By Louie Zam
As usual Gregg Allman delivers. As a fan I always listen for and look for his music. This is soulfully blue and one of his finest and I think all is work is fine. This is timeless and certainly can be heard forever. The piano on "The Brightest Smile" and "Bring it On Back" is outstanding. The electric keyboards on "Cryin' Shame" and 'Sweet Feelin' are exceptional. A terrific listen to. Highly recommended. LZ
Gregg Allman delivers here.
Good Songs and melodies. A bit too synthesized but that was the time era then. Looking past the electric sounds and into the music itself the songs are really good. My personal fav's are Come and Go Blues and One More Try (the first and last songs). I also like the Ray Charles song Brightest Smile in Town which is song #3 and not listed here on iTunes. Neither is song #4 Bring it on Back. I wish iTunes would get with it. Brightest Smile is excellent and should be on your iPod.
Where's "The Brightest Smile In Town"?
One of the great Gregg Allman vocals is on "The Brightest Smile In Town" that was on the LP version.
Why isn't it on here?? Gregg gets 5 stars!! ITUNES gets 1.
By Tilly T
It seems the peak of Greg Allman's creative gift culminates into this wonderful collection of songs. "Sweet Feelin'" is the high along with "One More Try" while the other tunes are not far behind. It's been about thirty years since the original release and the music sounds as relevant as ever.