The ONLY thing wrong with Laid Back is that it's too short! What a tasty a album. (Really, it seems short to me)
Before I had any knowledge of the Allman Brothers song/album chronology as far as 'what was recorded, when...' ( that would have been maybe 20, in 1979?) I always thought the original " Midnight Rider" was a more contemporary/uptempo version of Gregg's Laid Back take.
P Both awesome!