I'm No Angel

I'm No Angel

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by The Gregg Allman Band
     
 

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Nearly ten years separate Gregg Allman's third and fourth solo albums (not counting Allman & Woman), which is quite a long stretch by anyone's standards. Of course, there were a number of reasons why Allman didn't release an album between 1977's Playin' Up a Storm and 1986's I'm No Angel -- various substance addictions, bad marriage, disappearing…  See more details below

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Nearly ten years separate Gregg Allman's third and fourth solo albums (not counting Allman & Woman), which is quite a long stretch by anyone's standards. Of course, there were a number of reasons why Allman didn't release an album between 1977's Playin' Up a Storm and 1986's I'm No Angel -- various substance addictions, bad marriage, disappearing bands. By 1986, he had pulled it all together and crafted I'm No Angel, an album designed to be a comeback. After all, the title track alone was a statement of purpose, a declaration of his bad-boy ways. Since this album was released in the midst of the Reagan era, it's not only a little musically tame -- slick surfaces and keyboards dominate -- but the attitude is a little lax, too. On the title track, a song that justifiably became one of his signature tunes, the lyrics say "darn" instead of "damn," which is a little tame for someone like Allman. Still, what matters is the tune, and it's a corker -- so much so that it overshadows many of the other cuts on the record. However, I'm No Angel is, by and large, a solid and thoroughly enjoyable set of songs. The main problem is the production, which is a bit too much of its time. However, that's an easy flaw to overlook, especially for hardcore fans, because Allman rarely delivered a solo album as solid as this.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972377728
catalogNumber:
723777
Rank:
26873

Tracks

  1. I'm No Angel
  2. Anything Goes
  3. Evidence of Love
  4. Yours for the Asking
  5. Things That Might Have Been
  6. Can't Keep Running
  7. Faces Without Names
  8. Lead Me On
  9. Don't Want You No More
  10. It's Not My Cross to Bear

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gregg Allman Band   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Gregg Allman   Indexed Contributor,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Track Performer
Don Johnson   Vocals
Tim Heding   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Dan Toler   Guitar
Chaz Trippy   Percussion
Bruce Waibel   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Ed Callle   Tenor Saxophone
David "Frankie" Toler   Drums

Technical Credits

Gregg Allman   Contributor
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Rodney Mills   Producer,Engineer
Eric White   Horn Arrangements
Mike Logan   Stage Technician
Holland MacDonald   Art Direction
Linda Evans Phillips   Artwork
John Emery   Stage Manager
P. Palmer   Composer

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