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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 02:34 AM
I think that's a damn crying shame 'cause I LOVE that record. Fortunately I already own it on CD, also had it on vinyl back in the day. All amazon has is used copies starting at $36.99. But then again, I guess I can see why it's out of print. Most of the old hippies like me already have it; who else would buy it?

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 05:09 AM
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I think that's right on target Rob....It wasn't a big seller when it was "new"....I'm guessing the album didn't break the 50,000 in sales number...When the record was released, I listened to it for a good while...although I have to admit the Cowboy songs did little for me.....

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 08:12 AM
It is available on Itunes.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 09:39 AM
It was always a good album, but lately becoming one of my favorites.

A new place opened up here a few years back that caters to our small professional class.
Jam music is focal, and this album is on the regular rotation of the owner's Ipod that's often being played on the sound system. I have fun mentioning things like, "That's Tommy Talton, that you met here at 2nd Street." Or, "That's Scott Boyer, that we were talking to at the Cultural Arts." Or "That's Randall Bramlett that played here last Christmas. From Steve Winwood's band." I love watching the confused expressions, and the trying to figure out what's going on. Some of them go down to 2nd Street and buy the CRS CD. Fun stuff, sometimes they then pass on the connections to their friends.
The place is called the Downtown Tavern, they're having Vaylor's band, Bonobos Convergence this year, on Jam for Duane weekend.


.....and I'm not so sure about it selling poorly when it came out. I know that Laid Back went gold, I've held Johnny Sandlin's gold record for it. I thought The Gregg Allman Tour went gold too.

 
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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 09:43 AM
Love it...bought another "back-up" vinyl copy at a flea mkt. not long ago...

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 09:56 AM
One of my top 10 all time favorite albums. If used copies are going for $35+ there must be some demand.
 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 10:05 AM
I caught the tour at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden. Kids from Long Island thought they were getting a 30 minute Mountain Jam. They booed Gregg at the end. From behind the speakers, I had a clear view of Gregg flipping the bird to the booing crowd.
Next night at the Capitol Theatre in New Jersey, they announced from the stage how the crowd sucked the night before. Capitol Theatre was a truly great show. Very smoky in there.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 10:51 AM
I dug out Dean Reynolds' wonderful ABB discography book and it has been issued in the following formats:

LP, 8-Track and cassette in 1974. Polydor issued a CD in 1987. I assume there was a re-issue on CD since I think Hittin' the Note had it in stock at one time.

I have the LP, 8-track and CD but finding cassettes from that era is REALLY difficult. I've looked for it for a long time.

I like putting the LP on the turntable and hearing the crackles between Gregg's voice.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 12:12 PM
No 8 track, my last working player bit the dust last year but got it on vinyl & CD though...and for what it's worth great stuff from Cowboy, this was the album that turned me onto them in the first place.

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 02:09 PM
when I get a good vinyl, I'll let someone buy my CD.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 03:43 PM
I had bought the remastered CD some years back. After reading this thread, I went on Amazon.com and they are selling import copies from Japan for $69.00 up to $180.00 !!!
 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 04:34 PM
Lucky enough to own the vinyl & cd, have "Playin' Up a Storm" on 8-track

Another question. Why is "One More Try: An Anthology" out of print?

(I recall that there was something on the homepage where Gregg was offering a reward for any info on illegal copies from Mexico. Must have been some shady record business stuff going on)

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 04:46 PM
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Lucky enough to own the vinyl & cd, have "Playin' Up a Storm" on 8-track

Another question. Why is "One More Try: An Anthology" out of print?

(I recall that there was something on the homepage where Gregg was offering a reward for any info on illegal copies from Mexico. Must have been some shady record business stuff going on)


The album isn't unavailable, just not available on cd. It is available on itunes where most new fans are going to get it, there's no money in pressing more discs I imagine.

Meanwhile, One More Try is completely out of print. I am lucky enough to own that, some of my favorite of Gregg's material is on that. I recall it was Gregg's decision to pull it. Someone else probably knows more accurately, but I think Gregg didn't approve of all of the raw demos, or it had something to do with dispute over who owned the original recordings. Odd that after all of the work that went into it, sifting through tapes, remastering the tapes, commissioning an essay, designing the booklet, etc., that it would get pulled after it hit shelves. I recall it being advertised heavily on the Allman Brothers' website at the time since it came out at about the same time as Searchin' For Simplicity. It's a travesty, everyone should have that album. Gregg's "Catfish Blues" is as good as Johnny Jenkins' version with Duane and Berry though completely unique. Johnny Winter and Buddy Miles on "Wasted Words" is great, but the acoustic solo demos from the Laid Back sessions are my favorites. A must have if there ever was one.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 06:03 PM
According to Randy Poe in "SKYDOG" The Gregg Allman Tour sold in excess of 200,000 copies!
 

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  posted on 9/22/2010 at 07:37 PM
<<Meanwhile, One More Try is completely out of print. I am lucky enough to own that, some of my favorite of Gregg's material is on that. ... >>

<<... the acoustic solo demos from the Laid Back sessions are my favorites. A must have if there ever was one.>>


Yes, indeed, I agree. And ... anyone I have played this for is completely charmed.

 

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  posted on 9/23/2010 at 05:02 AM
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when I get a good vinyl, I'll let someone buy my CD.



Tony - Poke around on ebay. You can find it on vinyl at very reasonable prices. Most LPs are dirt cheap unless they are really rare. Even the Hour Glass LPs are easy to find.

 

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  posted on 9/23/2010 at 05:27 AM
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Love it...bought another "back-up" vinyl copy at a flea mkt. not long ago...


I tend to get very caught up when I find vinyl at flea markets and garage sales. I have found that most people took a lot better care of their albums than I did and have replaced a lot of my favorites. Of course, I listen to the old ones once in awhile...funny how you remember where all those bumps and skips are!

I love this album, even the Cowboy tunes. Maybe you had to be there to see it live to appreciate them. At any rate, the orchestra and back up singers added so much to Gregg's original tunes, especially Queen of Hearts.

 

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..although I have to admit the Cowboy songs did little for me.....


Got to disagree here. I thought the Cowboy tunes were really good. "Time Will Take Us" was done exceptionally well - a great band.

 

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..although I have to admit the Cowboy songs did little for me.....


Got to disagree here. I thought the Cowboy tunes were really good. "Time Will Take Us" was done exceptionally well - a great band.


You don't believe their music did nothing for ME?...Do I know you?

Fascinating

 

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..although I have to admit the Cowboy songs did little for me.....


Got to disagree here. I thought the Cowboy tunes were really good. "Time Will Take Us" was done exceptionally well - a great band.


You don't believe their music did nothing for ME?...Do I know you?

Fascinating


My response really had nothing to to do with your statement that Cowboy's music did nothing for you. Instead it was a tribute to what I consider one of the better bands that came out of that era.

 

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My response really had nothing to to do with your statement that Cowboy's music did nothing for you. Instead it was a tribute to what I consider one of the better bands that came out of that era.


I wholeheartedly concur, Martin. The Boyer/Talton album is probably one of the best records Capricorn fans have never heard. Absolutely great songs, playing and singing. Also the Sandlin/Talton/(I forget the name of the drummer) is a great record as well. I need to find my copies of both records. Thanks for reminding me.

 

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  posted on 9/24/2010 at 12:41 PM
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Lucky enough to own the vinyl & cd, have "Playin' Up a Storm" on 8-track

Another question. Why is "One More Try: An Anthology" out of print?

(I recall that there was something on the homepage where Gregg was offering a reward for any info on illegal copies from Mexico. Must have been some shady record business stuff going on)


The album isn't unavailable, just not available on cd. It is available on itunes where most new fans are going to get it, there's no money in pressing more discs I imagine.

Meanwhile, One More Try is completely out of print. I am lucky enough to own that, some of my favorite of Gregg's material is on that. I recall it was Gregg's decision to pull it. Someone else probably knows more accurately, but I think Gregg didn't approve of all of the raw demos, or it had something to do with dispute over who owned the original recordings. Odd that after all of the work that went into it, sifting through tapes, remastering the tapes, commissioning an essay, designing the booklet, etc., that it would get pulled after it hit shelves. I recall it being advertised heavily on the Allman Brothers' website at the time since it came out at about the same time as Searchin' For Simplicity. It's a travesty, everyone should have that album. Gregg's "Catfish Blues" is as good as Johnny Jenkins' version with Duane and Berry though completely unique. Johnny Winter and Buddy Miles on "Wasted Words" is great, but the acoustic solo demos from the Laid Back sessions are my favorites. A must have if there ever was one.


The very things I love about ,"One More Try", are the things Gregg didn't like. Some of my very favorite Gregg music is on it. I heard there was some sort of legal issue with this release.

 

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  posted on 9/24/2010 at 12:54 PM
robslob, I'll tell you who would but it....the new generation of hippies like me!!!! LOL. Luckily my Dad had the vinyl so I have a copy I can listen to. But if I didnt I would dang sure find it and buy it!!!! Fortunately I believe there is a resurgance of love for this music and this era because of the **** they play on radio today!! (sorry but that's the only word ofr it) People are hungry for actual musicians and real music or atleast the people I know are. Including my children (13 and 20) they love it!!! THats why I come on here and hang out with you old hippies everyday.....yall are the last generation of folks who actually knew what real music was!!!! I'm in Hippie heaven!!

 

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robslob, I'll tell you who would but it....the new generation of hippies like me!!!! LOL. Luckily my Dad had the vinyl so I have a copy I can listen to. But if I didnt I would dang sure find it and buy it!!!! Fortunately I believe there is a resurgance of love for this music and this era because of the **** they play on radio today!! (sorry but that's the only word ofr it) People are hungry for actual musicians and real music or atleast the people I know are. Including my children (13 and 20) they love it!!! THats why I come on here and hang out with you old hippies everyday.....yall are the last generation of folks who actually knew what real music was!!!! I'm in Hippie heaven!!


I love to read posts like that, especially that your kids aged 13 and 20 are digging stuff like The Gregg Allman Tour. Great music continues to thrive. Keep it goin' brutha (sister?). At least it IS available on itunes according to someone on this thread. Regarding your comment on what they play on radio today.......I think the worst mental torture might be to strap someone in a room and blast nothing but Boston's first record at them for 24 hours straight. Here's a tip since you're new to this site: You will have to spell a swear word with a "star" or some other notation in it for it to be printed, if you spell it out correctly it will appear as four stars as yours did. In other words, type "sh*t".
And welcome to the ABB website!!

 

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..although I have to admit the Cowboy songs did little for me.....


Got to disagree here. I thought the Cowboy tunes were really good. "Time Will Take Us" was done exceptionally well - a great band.


You don't believe their music did nothing for ME?...Do I know you?

Fascinating


My response really had nothing to to do with your statement


What were you "Disagreeing" with?

 

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