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Just Before the Bullets Fly

Gregg AllmanAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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On January 10, 2014, a multi-generational assortment of musicians from the worlds of rock, blues and country joined together at Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre for a once-in-a-lifetime all-star performance to pay tribute to the life and music of the legendary singer/musician/songwriter Gregg Allman. That live musical event can now be experienced via the new multimedia package All My ... Read more in Amazon's Gregg Allman Store

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  • Audio CD (April 24, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B000QJLQJ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,552 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Demons
2. Before the Bullets Fly
3. Slip Away
4. Thorn and a Wild Rose
5. Ocean Awash the Gunwale
6. Can't Get Over You
7. Island
8. Fear of Falling
9. Night Games
10. Every Hungry Woman

Editorial Reviews

After burning up the charts with his brother Duane, this southern rocker's solo career has been dynamite. This album is chock full of rock, blues and soul with features such as Before the Bullets Fly; Demons, and Island.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite The Allman Brothers, But Still great May 31, 2008
Format:Audio CD
JUST BEFORE THE BULLETS FLY, Gregg Allman's second solo album for Epic, is just as good as I'M NO ANGEL, his first for the label, and even though neither album is quite up to the standards of the Allman Brothers Band albums of the 70s, Allman's 1973 solo effort LAID BACK, or the reunion efforts, but they're worthy efforts in their own right. It's hard to say which of the two is better, as both have their own charms, which are easily appreciated if you don't come expecting "Wasted Words" or "Southbound."
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overproduced December 7, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This album was recorded just prior to the great Allman Brothers Band reunion that started in 1989, which has produced 5 suprisingly wonderful ABB albums. Gregg's solo albums have always been hit or miss, most of them weighed down by slick studio production (1973's Laid Back & 1997's Searchin for Simplicity being the exceptions).
Although this album has some great songs on it, the majority of the music is overproduced - including synthesizers taking the place of real backup horns. Some of these songs he still plays with his current solo band (Slip Away, Before the Bullets Fly) and they have an honest, roots-type R&B sound to them when performed in concert nearly 10 years later. Too bad he didn't record these songs that way.
For a truely great Gregg Allman solo album, I would jump foward to his recent Searchin for Simplicity. It is a much more Old School type Muscle Shoals album, with a refreshing back-to-basics R&B flavor throughout.
If you are just venturing beyond the 70s Allman Brothers Band albums, I would also try Mycology, An Anthology, which is a best-of the Allman Brothers recordings from the 90s. Mycology contains some of the ABB's most classic tunes ever including Seven Turns, End of the Line and No One To Run With, although none are huge radio hits.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE this album!!! January 20, 2011
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This is one of those CD's I can play during a road trip and not skip a track. I absolutely love every song that is on this release. They are all put together in perfect order as if to tell a long running story, from running from a jealous husband to a single Mom that can't keep from having more children. You can't help but wonder if Gregg lived some of the tall tales told in this collection. It is truly an amazing slice of southern rock/blues that deserves it's place in the spotlight. If you are looking for one of those virtually unknown gems in the used CD dustbin, this one is IT!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than The Allman Brothers? July 9, 2000
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This, the second of The Gregg Allman Band's albums is by far the best one. If you're an Allman Brothers fan, of course this will be a good addition to your collection. On the other hand, if you're not a Brothers fan, this is still an excellent album to have. What's the difference, you may ask. Well, first of all; the producer, Rodney Mills. The sound on this album is far clearer than most Brothers albums. Secondly, and no offence to Dickie Betts; Dan Toler (once a Brothers member) is doing such a terrific job of his guitar playing. All through the album, in fact. The music? Typical Gregg Allman blues with hints of funk (Thorn And A Wild Rose, Island), and it works perfectly! Not a dull moment on this album. A feast for the ears! Take my word for it. (I've never been the biggest Allman Brothers fan either) Enjoy hours and hours of listening!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Guitar Album! May 18, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is definitely a guitar players album. There's not a single song that doesn't have an outstanding guitar part. "Demons" is the first cut and Dan Toler's guitar just rocks all the way through till "Every Hungry Woman", the last cut which is a great remake from the Allman's first album. The guitar playing is so awesome that it's easy to tell that Gregg really appreciated his guitar players talents too and just decided that he was going to step aside and let him do his thing. Dan Toler, probably highly under-rated, is no doubt one of the best in the business. If you really like to rock, you're going to really love this album...if you're a guitar player, you're going to be totally blown away!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album June 23, 2014
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The album arrived very quickly and was in excellent shape. I would definitely recommend this title to any Gregg Allman fan out there!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it August 14, 2013
By Tessa
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The CD is great ! It is new and there is nothing like having a hard copy of CD !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gregg Allman March 31, 2013
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What can you say except, it's Gregg Allman. What a voice and what a career he has had and still punching it out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my faves, seen tour of that album , incredible guitar on this...
any blues or southern rock fan, the production is real good sounds amazing, i have over three hundred cds it is one of my top three best sounding
Published 18 months ago by stacey allan
5.0 out of 5 stars New Fan of Gregg Allman
Wow! Great songs and well worth the purchase. Where was I in the 70's and how did I at least buy one of his albums? I'm hook on his music.
Published 19 months ago by Jeff Schiltz
5.0 out of 5 stars just before the bullet flys gregg allman
great album bought it years ago in vinyl been a big fan for years. great doing business with you. thanks again
Published 22 months ago by drum0951
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Breed
IMHO Gregg's best recording and true High Fidelity. In the 70's I used to trudge around The Last Record Album to audition speakers for bass response (the days before subs were... Read more
Published on April 13, 2007 by Fuzz
5.0 out of 5 stars Oceans Awash w/Guns Wail......Buy it!
For the Allman Bros fan, casual or hardcore, this is a great CD. Along w-"I'm No Angel", two of my favorites! Read more
Published on April 17, 2006 by notatthistime
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Before the Bullets Fly
I haven't gotten it yet, but had it on cassette a long time ago. Know it's VERY good. Am very eager to receive it.
Published on March 19, 2006 by C. M. Rysell
4.0 out of 5 stars Gregg At His Best
Before this CD was released I wore out 4 vinyl copies of this record.

I saw Gregg Allman in a little room at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Read more
Published on December 21, 2004 by B K Fisher
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