The Essential Alabama [Limited Edition 3.0]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
RCA/Legacy's 2005 double-disc release Essential Alabama should not be confused with RCA's 1998 single-disc release The Essential Alabama, which may have had the same title but boasted a different track listing. However, the 2005 Essential Alabama should be confused with the 1998 double-disc set For the Record: 41 Number One Hits, since it has the same track listing as that album. At least the back cover of Essential acknowledges that it was "formerly available" as For the Record, so most fans will likely not be duped into buying the same album a second time. For the rest of us, Essential Alabama keeps everything good about For the Record: 41 Number One Hits and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
RCA/Legacy's 2005 double-disc release Essential Alabama should not be confused with RCA's 1998 single-disc release The Essential Alabama, which may have had the same title but boasted a different track listing. However, the 2005 Essential Alabama should be confused with the 1998 double-disc set For the Record: 41 Number One Hits, since it has the same track listing as that album. At least the back cover of Essential acknowledges that it was "formerly available" as For the Record, so most fans will likely not be duped into buying the same album a second time. For the rest of us, Essential Alabama keeps everything good about For the Record: 41 Number One Hits and eliminates its one flaw: the misleading subtitle that claimed all of the songs on the album hit number one, which was not true it also implied that the album had 41 songs when it really had 44. Which means that Essential Alabama is now the definitive Alabama collection, containing every one of their big hits -- including such contemporary classics as "Tennessee River," "Mountain Music," "The Closer You Get," "Forty Hour Week For a Livin'," "Jukebox on My Mind," and "Down Home" -- in one concise, entertaining package. [RCA Nashville/Legacy's Limited Edition 3.0 appeared in 2008 and included a bonus CD - in addition to the original, two-CD set.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886973099025
  • Catalog Number: 730990
  • Sales rank: 42,474

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Five O'Clock 500 (3:38)
  2. 2 Keepin' Up (3:06)
  3. 3 How Do You Fall in Love (3:02)
  4. 4 Tennessee River (3:02)
  5. 5 Why Lady Why (3:09)
  6. 6 Old Flame (3:12)
  7. 7 Feels So Right (3:36)
  8. 8 Love in the First Degree (3:19)
  9. 9 Mountain Music (3:38)
  10. 10 Take Me Down (3:43)
  11. 11 Close Enough to Perfect (3:33)
  12. 12 Dixieland Delight (3:57)
  13. 13 The Closer You Get (3:35)
  14. 14 Lady Down on Love (3:58)
  15. 15 Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) (3:44)
  16. 16 When We Make Love (3:37)
  17. 17 If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) (3:22)
  18. 18 (There's A) Fire in the Night (3:58)
  19. 19 There's No Way (4:12)
  20. 20 Forty Hour Week (For a Livin') (3:21)
  21. 21 Can't Keep a Good Man Down (3:39)
  22. 22 She and I (3:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Touch Me When We're Dancing (3:43)
  2. 2 You've Got the Touch (4:15)
  3. 3 Face to Face - K.T. Oslin (3:01)
  4. 4 Fallin' Again (3:59)
  5. 5 Song of the South (3:11)
  6. 6 If I Had You (3:34)
  7. 7 High Cotton (3:00)
  8. 8 Southern Star (3:08)
  9. 9 Jukebox in My Mind (3:37)
  10. 10 Forever's as Far as I'll Go (3:34)
  11. 11 Down Home (3:27)
  12. 12 Here We Are (2:52)
  13. 13 Then Again (3:44)
  14. 14 Born Country (3:17)
  15. 15 I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why) (2:49)
  16. 16 Once Upon a Lifetime (4:14)
  17. 17 Hometown Honeymoon (3:17)
  18. 18 Reckless (3:19)
  19. 19 Give Me One More Shot (3:30)
  20. 20 She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl (2:53)
  21. 21 In Pictures (3:31)
  22. 22 Sad Lookin' Moon (3:35)
Disc 3
  1. 1 My Home's in Alabama (6:27)
  2. 2 Angels Among Us (4:10)
  3. 3 She's Got That Look in Her Eyes (3:19)
  4. 4 Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard (4:46)
  5. 5 God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You (4:39)
  6. 6 When It All Goes South (6:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alabama Primary Artist
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
Don Cook Vocals
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Theodore Gentry Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Mark Herndon Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Brent Mason Electric Guitar, Gut String Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Randy Owen Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Lonnie Wilson Percussion, Drums
John Barlow Jarvis Piano, Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Beth Nielsen Chapman Composer
J.P. Pennington Composer
Dave Loggins Composer
Randy VanWarmer Composer
Evan Rogers Composer
Mark Gray Composer
Becky Hobbs Composer
Troy Seals Composer
Murray Kellum Composer
Rick Bowles Composer
Kerry Chater Composer
Rich Alves Composer
Gary Baker Composer
Barry Beckett Producer
Mike Bradley Engineer
Mark Capps Engineer
Janis Carnes Composer
Rick Carnes Composer
Don Cook Producer
Bob Corbin Composer
Steve Dean Composer
Steve Dorff Composer, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Tim DuBois Composer
Garth Fundis Producer
Theodore Gentry Composer
Vince Gill Composer
Don Goodman Composer
Emory Gordy Producer
John Jarvis Composer
John Kunz Digital Editing
Josh Leo Composer, Producer
Mac McAnally Composer
Larry MacBride Producer
Bob McDill Composer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Roger Murrah Composer
Frank J. Myers Composer
Randy Owen Composer, Author
Lisa Palas Composer
Jim Photoglo Composer
Mike Reid Composer
Harold Shedd Producer
Jeff Silbar Composer
Lisa Silver Composer
Carl Sturken Composer
Mentor Williams Composer
Robert K. Oermann Liner Notes
Larry Michael Lee Producer
Robert Jason Composer
Peter Nash Cover Photo
J.L. Wallace Composer
Bill Brunt Art Direction
Susan Eaddy Art Direction
Patty Zimmitti String Contractor
Terry Skinner Composer
John Jarrard Composer
Donny Lowery Composer
Danny Bear Mayo Composer
William Soule Robinson Composer
Don Schlitz Composer
John Schweers Composer
Jim Hunt Composer
Scott Anders Composer
Joe Doyle Composer
Greg Fowler Composer
Byron Hill Composer
Rick Scott Composer
Kenneth Bell Composer
Michael Clark Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
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