The Allman Brothers Band

Midnight Rider

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The Allman Brothers Band’s original 1970 version of "Midnight Rider" was a studio masterpiece with its two lead guitars and double percussion backing. Twenty-one years the old favorite comes of age for this live concert recording with a four guitar semi-acoustical arrangement led by Gregg Allman’s still potent vocals. Not at all missing the memorable reverb that accented the first recording, here there’s a resigned weariness in Allman’s voice that evidences a singer who has now experienced some of the hardships of his lyrics. Originally filmed for broadcast on Japanese television and later released in the U.S. as a part of the late 90s DVD explosion, this is just one of several fine recordings saved fromLes Brers 1991 concert at Great Woods, Massachusetts.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Idlewild South 1970 EMI / Mercury / Virgin 3:00
No Image 1970 Atco
The Road Goes on Forever 1975 Polydor
No Image 1979 Polydor 0:00
No Image 1981 Capricorn
Ramblin' Man 1992 Spm 2:57
The Best of Southern Rock [Rebound] 1994
Various Artists
Rebound Records 2:58
Legendary Hits 1995 Rebound Records 2:58
Mycology: An Anthology 1998 550 Music / Epic 3:08
Guitar Rock [Time-Life Box Set] 1999
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:58
Guitar Rock: Guitar Power 1999
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:58
The Best of the Allman Brothers [Polygram 1981] 1999 Polydor / PolyGram 2:59
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band 2000 Polydor / Polygram 3:00
Soft Rock [Universal] 2000
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 2:56
Winning Combinations: The Allman Brothers & Lynyrd Skynyrd 2001 Universal Special Products 2:59
Cosmic Grooves: Aries 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:00
A Year in Your Life: 1974, Vol. 1 2001
Various Artists
Definitive 2:56
Goin' South, Vol. 2 2002
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 2:59
The Essential Allman Brothers Band: The Epic Years 2004 Legacy / Epic 3:10
Cream of the Crop 2003 2018 Peach / Peach Records Association 3:19
Rock Icons
Various Artists
Universal 2:59