Ultimate 20 No 1 Hits - (Import CD)*
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- Contemporary Country
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- Harold Shedd; Alabama; Josh Leo; Larry McBride; Barry Beckett; Larry Michael Lee; Harold Shedd; Alabama; Josh Leo; Larry McBride; Barry Beckett; Gary Pacheco (Compilation)
- Ultimate Alabama: 20 #1 Hits
Liner Note Author: Robert K. Oermann.
Photographer: Norman Seeff.
By the time Alabama embarked on its 2003 American Farewell Tour, it had become one of the most commercially successful groups in country music history, racking up more than 40 country chart-toppers. This hits collection features a score of the best, and provides a fine overview of the band's career in the process. Taking its cues equally from honky-tonk music and arena rock, while sporting long hair, casual clothing, and flashy double-neck guitars (recalling Led Zeppelin more than Lefty Frizzell image-wise), the ensemble revolutionized the look and sound of country music like few others before or since.
While some of Alabama's songs feature old-style close-harmony singing and lyrics that revel in the group's rural roots ("Mountain Music," "Song of the South"), others ("Reckless," "Take Me Down") are awash in jangly guitars and snappy snare drums, often sounding as pop as anything by Leo Sayer or Richard Marx. Lead vocalist Randy Owen's warm, friendly, and decidedly down-home baritone is the band's most consistent thread, always anchoring its stylistic diversions. A concise compilation for fans, ULTIMATE ALBAMA: 20 #1 HITS is also a perfect introduction for newcomers to this revered country act.
- Country of Origin
- BMG Heritage
- BMG (distributor)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Born Country
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Jukebox in My Mind
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Reckless
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Feels So Right
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Love in the First Degree
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Mountain Music
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Song of the South
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Tennessee River
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Take Me Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Lady Down on Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] She and I
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Down Home
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Why Lady Why
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] You've Got the Touch
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] There's No Way
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Forty Hour Week (For a Livin')
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Southern Star
- Studio / Live
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