GREGG ALLMAN One More Try: An Anthology (1997) – Incredible, Long-Deleted 2CD Set Of Demos & Rarities

GreggOne More Try: An Anthology (1997)
Long-Deleted 2CD Set Of Demos & Rehearsals

FROM THE ARCHIVES: To anthologize the often overshadowed solo career of Brother Gregg Allman, Capricorn Records released this luscious, 34-track, 2CD collection in 1997 entitled One More Try: An Anthology. But, instead of packing it with “hits,” someone got the bright idea to stuff it full of demos, band rehearsals and 26 previously unreleased recordings. Which is very cool for fans and collectors. So… is there a buzz killer here, you ask? Of course. Just two years later, Capricorn unceremoniously deleted the collection. Maybe the bean counters were bummed at the lack of radio-worn favorites, or Capricorn thought a by-the-book Best Of would sell better. Perhaps Allman himself just changed his mind about having it out there. Who knows? But what got overlooked is that One More Try: An Anthology might be the single most interesting release in Allman’s solo catalog. The recordings often showcase Gregg alone on acoustic guitar. Some are live band rehearsals. Even the Allman Brothers Band staple, “Wasted Words,” appears here as a loose studio jam featuring Johnny Winter, Buddy Miles and the late Berry Oakley. Polished or not… profitable or not… perhaps this is the best way Gregg Allman deserves to be heard, by himself or just casually jamming with friends. Find an expensive hard copy of One More Try: An Anthology at Amazon, HERE.

1
One More Try (solo piano and vocal demo)
One More Try (band demo)
All My Friends (alternate version)
Can’t Lose What You Never Had (demo)
Midnight Rider
God Rest His Soul (solo guitar & vocal demo)
Multi-Colored Lady (solo guitar & vocal demo)
When a Man Loves a Woman (demo)
Slip Away
I Feel So Bad (tour rehearsal)
Wasted Words (previously unreleased)
Turn on Your Love Light (tour rehearsal)
Brightest Smile in Town
Can You Fool (demo)
Never Knew How Much (solo guitar & vocal demo)
Please Call Home
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (band demo)

2
Bring It on Back (solo piano & vocal demo)
Catfish Blues (solo guitar & vocal demo)
Come and Go Blues (live recording)
Adam’s Song/Shadow Dream Song (solo guitar & vocal demo)
These Days (alternate version)
God Rest His Soul (band demo)
Queen of Hearts (alternate version)
Rain (demo)
It’s Not My Cross to Bear (demo)
Win, Lose or Draw (previously unreleased)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (solo guitar & vocal demo)
Shadow Dream Song (solo guitar & vocal demo)
Multi-Colored Lady (alternate version)
Bad Dream (previously unreleased)
Lead Me On
Oncoming Traffic
Melissa
(demo)

MORE ALLMANS… The expanded 6CD Fillmore East Concerts + A&R Studios – 26th Of August, 1971 + DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS (w/ Duane Allman), Live At A&R Recording Studios, July 22, 1971.
Allmans FillmoreAllmans ARDuane, Delaney, & Bonnie

14 Comments

  • Willard
    November 15, 2009 - 20:47 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Anonymous
    November 16, 2009 - 22:46 | Permalink

    Home run again with the Allman set, thanks a million.

  • Record Fiend
    November 17, 2009 - 03:05 | Permalink

    Somehow I missed this the first time around. Thanks, Willard.

    RF

  • Weekend Hippie
    November 21, 2009 - 04:36 | Permalink

    Looks to be a rare set by Gregg.

    Many thanks for your great site, keeping the links cool, and all your hard work!

  • Colin Gillman
    November 22, 2009 - 12:08 | Permalink

    Thanks very much for this. Can't wait to listen.

  • Timmy
    November 24, 2009 - 23:01 | Permalink

    Groovy, great & grand! Thanx for the gobs of Gregg.

  • AussieJohn
    November 25, 2009 - 09:27 | Permalink

    Willard, thanks for this and the other stuff you post.
    You are one of lifes legends for doing this work!

  • Anonymous
    March 9, 2010 - 23:26 | Permalink

    Thanks, for this. Also grabbed Delaney & Bonnie. have a nice night. Jim

  • Anonymous
    November 9, 2011 - 12:56 | Permalink

    thanks again , downloaded this some time ago, but maybe I didn’t thank enough for this exellent collection and many other goodies from your boat, keep up the good quality, cheers, mz

  • Jim
    March 19, 2013 - 16:29 | Permalink

    Thanks for posting this and maintaining the links. Much appreciated as this is way out of print

  • Anonymous
    April 14, 2016 - 18:36 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. made a copy of this for a friend. You do a great job. Have a nice night. jimg

  • doyscoy
    April 15, 2016 - 20:03 | Permalink

    So glad to see this available again. Why am I not surprised to find it here, presented correctly. Thank you, Willard!

  • Clive
    April 16, 2016 - 11:17 | Permalink

    Thanks! The teenager in me wants to say “Johnny Winter, Berry Oakley and Buddy Miles together on a Gregg Allman track just has to be boss man!” but after hearing so many mediocre ‘super jams’ I realize it’s probably just a loose jam feeling each other out that never takes off so I’ll just love it for a nostalgic ‘what could have been’ prized keepsake but it turns out, the teenager in me was right, it IS boss as hell!

  • Jimmy The Exploder
    April 17, 2016 - 13:08 | Permalink

    Thanks, Willard!

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