The Essential Alabama [2005]

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828766863529
  • Catalog Number: 68635
  • Sales rank: 30,863

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alabama Primary Artist
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
Don Cook Vocals
Jeff Cook Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Dorff Conductor
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Theodore Gentry Bass, Bass Guitar, 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, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Alabama Producer
Beth Nielsen Chapman Composer
J.P. Pennington Composer
Jeff Stevens Composer
Dave Loggins Composer
Randy VanWarmer Composer
Mark Gray Composer
Troy Seals Composer
Murray Kellum Composer
Rick Bowles Composer
Kerry Chater Composer
Michael Clark Composer
Rich Alves Composer
Gary Baker Composer
Barry Beckett Producer, Audio Production
Mike Bradley Engineer
Mark Capps Engineer
Carl Chambers Composer
Don Cook Producer
Bob Corbin Composer
Steve Dean Composer
Steve Dorff Composer, String Arrangements
Tim DuBois Composer
Garth Fundis Producer, Audio Production
Theodore Gentry Composer
Vince Gill Composer
Emory Gordy Producer, Audio Production
John Kunz Digital Editing
Josh Leo Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Mac McAnally Composer
Larry MacBride Producer, Audio Production
Bob McDill Composer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Dan Mitchell Composer
Roger Murrah Composer
Frank J. Myers Composer
Randy Owen Composer
Lisa Palas Composer
Jim Photoglo Composer
Mike Reid Composer
Harold Shedd Producer, Audio Production
Jeff Silbar Composer
Lisa Silver Composer
Mentor Williams Composer
William Robinson Composer
Larry Michael Lee Producer, Audio Production
Robert Jason Composer
Peter Nash Cover Photo
Ron Rogers Composer
J.L. Wallace Composer
Bill Brunt Art Direction
Susan Eaddy Art Direction
Dave Gibson Composer
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
Bobby Boyd Composer
Debbi Datz Pyle String Contractor
The Music Team String Contractor
Kenneth Bell Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Straight Facts on a Great CD.

    THIS IS A GREAT CD from the best country band of all time. However, I would like to share some facts about the CD that Mr. Stephen Thomas Erlewine from All Music Guide did not. Yes, there are 44 songs instead of 41 because they released 3 new songs with the 41 #1's. And the song "How Do You Fall In Love" reached #1 shortly after, which would make 42 number 1's. If some of these "reviewers" did some research they would find out they in fact had 41....ooops now 42 number 1 songs. The number one's come from 2 different charts; Billboard and R&R (that stands for Radio and Records - in case Stephen Thomas Erlewine did not know). For the songs that were not number 1 on one chart, they were on the other. I have checked this and seen it on the RCA website in the past; maybe it is still there. And one final note, if you have not bought either of these yet, buy the "41 For The Record", so the group ALABAMA can claim their share of the revenues, which they probably won't off this so called "new release". Remember, when something is remastered from an original digital recording the quality is not better. Only the bass is emphasized and the volume is recorded at a higher level.

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