Searching for Simplicity

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In his initial solo recordings, Gregg Allman tried for a more eclectic pop approach than the Southern blues-rock of his day job with the Allman Brothers Band. His later solo work, done during breaks in the Brothers' career, was much closer to the traditional ABB sound. On his first solo album since the Allmans' reformation in 1989, he again makes what is essentially an Allman Brothers Band record without the other members, except new guitarist Jack Pearson, whose Duane Allman/Dickey Betts-style slide work is all over the disc. Allman signals the same-but-different approach by opening the album with an "unplugged" version of the Allmans' signature song, "Whipping Post,"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In his initial solo recordings, Gregg Allman tried for a more eclectic pop approach than the Southern blues-rock of his day job with the Allman Brothers Band. His later solo work, done during breaks in the Brothers' career, was much closer to the traditional ABB sound. On his first solo album since the Allmans' reformation in 1989, he again makes what is essentially an Allman Brothers Band record without the other members, except new guitarist Jack Pearson, whose Duane Allman/Dickey Betts-style slide work is all over the disc. Allman signals the same-but-different approach by opening the album with an "unplugged" version of the Allmans' signature song, "Whipping Post," and though he adds horns to some tracks for a more R&B feel, the rest of the album finds him growling through standard-issue blues-rock, some of the songs originals, some covers, among them an excellent version of "Dark End of the Street" and an arrangement of John Hiatt's "Memphis in the Meantime" that makes it sound like a Betts country-rocker. Recovering from personnel changes, the Allman Brothers Band didn't release an album in 1997; this record should help tide their fans over.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/1997
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074646714324
  • Catalog Number: 67143
  • Sales rank: 44,753

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gregg Allman Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Jimmy Hall Harp
Robert Mason Cello
Ava Aldridge Background Vocals
Gary Armstrong Trumpet
Jessica Boucher Background Vocals
Scott Boyer Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Mickey Buckins Conga, Maracas, Tambourine, Shaker
Chalmers Davis Hammond Organ
Roger Hawkins Conga, Timbales
Kelvin Holly Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
David Hood Bass
Jim Horn Baritone Saxophone
Clayton Ivey Clavinet, Wurlitzer
Sam Levine Alto Saxophone
Topper Price Harmonica
Cindy Richardson Background Vocals
Charles Rose Trombone, Cello
Johnny Sandlin Rhythm Guitar
George Soulé Background Vocals
Harvey Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Derek Trucks Slide Guitar
Jack Pearson Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
Jay Wilson Piano
Vinnie Ciesielski Trumpet
Mark McGee Guitar
Carla Russell Vocals
Tommy Miller Bass
Technical Credits
Tom Dowd Producer
Charles Rose Horn Arrangements
Johnny Sandlin Producer, Engineer
Vincent Wojno Engineer
Darron Weasler Engineer
Roy Alfred Composer
J. L. Williams Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Searching for Simplicity is a Great Album!!

    Gregg outdid himself on this one. You can relate to every song on this album. It just makes you feel great!!

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    Posted October 28, 2009

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