I'm No Angel (album)

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I'm No Angel
Studio album by Gregg Allman Band
Released June 1986
Genre Southern rock, pop rock
Length 40:40
Label Epic
Producer Rodney Mills
Gregg Allman Band chronology
Two the Hard Way
(1977)
I'm No Angel
(1986)
Just Before the Bullets Fly
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 2/5 stars[2]

I'm No Angel is the fifth studio album by the Gregg Allman Band, released on Epic Records in 1986. The album is particularly notable for the strength of its title song, which was later covered by others, including Cher, Gregg Allman's former wife.

History[edit]

Three singles were released from the album, in 1987. The title track, The Bruce Springsteen sound alike "I'm No Angel" peaked at Number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100, but reached Number 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. "Anything Goes" reached Number 3 on Mainstream Rock Tracks, while "Can't Keep Running" reached Number 25 on the same list.[3] Released in 1986, the album peaked in 1987 at Number 30 on the Billboard 200.[4]

Sound[edit]

The sound of the record is slick, commercial and more pop-rock-ish than Gregg Allman's usual Southern rock/roots rock/blues rock production.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm No Angel" (Tony Colton, Phil Palmer) – 3:42
  2. "Anything Goes" (Gregg Allman) – 4:12
  3. "Evidence of Love" (Steve Diamond, Chris Farron) – 4:34
  4. "Yours for the Asking" (Allman, Dan Toler) – 3:16
  5. "Things That Might Have Been" (Allman, Toler) – 4:26
  6. "Can't Keep Running" (Michael Bolton, Martin Briley) – 4:02
  7. "Faces Without Names" (Allman, Toler) – 3:36
  8. "Lead Me On" (Allman, Toler) – 4:44
  9. "Don't Want You No More" (Spencer Davis, Eddie Hardin) – 2:31
  10. "It's Not My Cross to Bear" (Allman) – 5:37

Personnel[edit]

The Gregg Allman Band
Additional musicians
  • Ed Callie – Tenor Sax
  • Eric White – Horn Arrangements
  • Don Johnson – Vocals
Production
Crew
  • John Emery – Stage Manager
  • Mike Logan – Stage Technician

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Gregg Allman / The Gregg Allman Band I'm No Angel review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ Oliver, Derek (25 June 1987). "The Greg Allman Band 'I'm No Angel'". Kerrang! 149. London, UK: Spotlight Publications. p. 21. 
  3. ^ Singles History - I'm No Angel; www.allmusic.com.
  4. ^ Album Chart History - I'm No Angel; www.allmusic.com.