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In The Mood: The Love Songs

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Released to coincide with the kickoff of Alabama's farewell tour, the two-disc, 23-track I'm in the Mood: The Love Songs assures that the country juggernaut goes out not with a whimper but with a bang. For starters, it gets rolling with two new songs recorded specifically for this collection: the soft, slinky ballad "I'm in the Mood," on which lead singer Randy Owen coaxes his woman into a mind-body summit with his robust baritone, and the contemporary country "The Living Years," a mid-tempo advisory to appreciate our lifelines while they're still here. Then the hit parade starts, and it's pretty impressive. To Alabama's credit, their love songs are less formulaic than ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Released to coincide with the kickoff of Alabama's farewell tour, the two-disc, 23-track I'm in the Mood: The Love Songs assures that the country juggernaut goes out not with a whimper but with a bang. For starters, it gets rolling with two new songs recorded specifically for this collection: the soft, slinky ballad "I'm in the Mood," on which lead singer Randy Owen coaxes his woman into a mind-body summit with his robust baritone, and the contemporary country "The Living Years," a mid-tempo advisory to appreciate our lifelines while they're still here. Then the hit parade starts, and it's pretty impressive. To Alabama's credit, their love songs are less formulaic than their up-tempo blockbusters, and even daring at times, as on "Touch Me when We're Dancing," in which the arrangement blends contemporary country with an '80s R&B approach. Disc 2 features some especially strong cuts. "Here We Are," co-written by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Vince Gill, kicks mightily behind stinging rock guitars and those soaring Alabama harmonies as the guys sing of everlasting love. The lilting, spare "Forever's as Far as I Will Go" is a well-observed account of how a bruised man learned to love, set to the ringing tones of an electric piano and Owen's open-hearted testimony. The 'N Sync boys even make an appearance here, adding some velvety harmonies and vocal fills to a mid-tempo valentine, "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You." Alabama have plenty of toe-tappers in their repertoire, but this set aims straight for the heart, and hits its target every time.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Spanning two discs and over two decades' worth of music, Alabama's In the Mood: The Love Songs collects the most romantic moments from the band's body of work, including "Close Enough to Perfect," "Feels So Right," "How Do You Fall in Love," and "The Closer You Get." Indeed, love songs play a fairly significant part in the band's career -- many of the tracks included here, such as "Fallin' Again," "Touch Me When We're Dancing," "Lady Down on Love," and "In Pictures," also appear on For the Record, Alabama's collection of chart-topping singles. All of this means In the Mood: The Love Songs is a consistent collection of the band's easygoing, sentimental songs, and while it doesn't replace a more straightforward greatest-hits compilation, it should please the band's fans as well as anyone partial to romantic country.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974857327
  • Catalog Number: 748573
  • Sales rank: 15,587

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm In The Mood
  2. 2 The Living Years
  3. 3 When We Make Love
  4. 4 Touch Me When We're Dancing
  5. 5 Feels So Right
  6. 6 How Do You Fall In Love
  7. 7 Fallin' Again
  8. 8 Lady Down On Love
  9. 9 The Closer You Get
  10. 10 If I Had You
  11. 11 We Can't Love Like This Anymore
  12. 12 Then Again
Disc 2
  1. 1 Here We Are
  2. 2 Face To Face
  3. 3 Take Me Down
  4. 4 In Pictures
  5. 5 Close Enough To Perfect
  6. 6 Forever's As Far As I'll Go
  7. 7 Love In The First Degree
  8. 8 There's No Way
  9. 9 God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You
  10. 10 Nothing Comes Close
  11. 11 Once Upon A Lifetime
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alabama Primary Artist
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Cook Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Shannon Forrest Drums, Shaker
Theodore Gentry Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mark Herndon Drums
David Hungate Electric Bass
John Jarvis Hammond Organ
Randy Owen Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Alabama Producer
Gloria Estefan Composer
Engelbert Humperdinck Composer
Barry Beckett Producer
Ken Bell Composer
Bernard Besman Composer
Mike Bradley Engineer
Mark Capps Digital Editing, Pro-Tools
Don Cook Producer
Tim DuBois Composer
Garth Fundis Producer
Shannon Forrest Loop
Emory Gordy Producer
Jim Hurt Composer
Jackie King grooming
Josh Leo Producer
Larry MacBride Producer
Harold Shedd Producer
William Robinson Composer
Larry Michael Lee Producer
Ronnie Thomas Digital Editing
Ron Rogers Composer
Jim Hunt Composer
Astrid Herbold May Art Direction
Hank Williams Mastering
Richard Morgan Bowles Jr. Composer
Michael Barry Reid Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    In The Mood: The Love Songs

    The title says it all. Some of Alabamas greatest love songs compiled into one CD. Fabulous, A Must for any Alabama love song fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ALWAYS IN THE MOOD TO LISTEN TO THIS ONE!!

    I love this Alabama CD, collection of love songs. It always makes me feel good. I love all of Alabama's music but this CD is my favorite. Brings back memories and creates new ones. I would give this more than 5 stars, if I could. Enjoy!!

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