Recorded in the same year as the Brothers and Sisters
album, this solo debut release is a beautiful amalgam of R&B, folk, and gospel sounds, with the best singing on any of Gregg Allman's solo releases. He covers his own "Midnight Rider" in a more mournful, dirge-like manner, and Jackson Browne
's "These Days" gets its most touching and tragic-sounding rendition as well. Although Chuck Leavell
are here, there's very little that sounds like the Allman Brothers Band
-- prominent guitars, apart from a few licks by Tommy Talton
(Cowboy, ex-We the People
), are overlooked in favor of gospel-tinged organ and choruses behind Allman's soulful singing.