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All Music Guide - Bret Adams
.38 Special is a prime example of an AOR band with deep roots in Southern rock. The band hails from Florida, and vocalist Donnie Van Zant is the brother of none other than Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant. The group's 1982 album, Special Forces, included the flawless Top Ten rocker "Caught Up in You," which injected the mainstream with a shot of much-needed grit. That album's follow-up, 1983's Tour De Force, upped the ante, showing the band's skills at their peak. Propelled by the effortless blend of melody and power stirred up by Van Zant, vocalist/guitarist Don Barnes, guitarist Jeff Carlisi, bassist Larry Junstrom, and drummers Steve Brookins and Jack Grondin, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Adams
.38 Special is a prime example of an AOR band with deep roots in Southern rock. The band hails from Florida, and vocalist Donnie Van Zant is the brother of none other than Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant. The group's 1982 album, Special Forces, included the flawless Top Ten rocker "Caught Up in You," which injected the mainstream with a shot of much-needed grit. That album's follow-up, 1983's Tour De Force, upped the ante, showing the band's skills at their peak. Propelled by the effortless blend of melody and power stirred up by Van Zant, vocalist/guitarist Don Barnes, guitarist Jeff Carlisi, bassist Larry Junstrom, and drummers Steve Brookins and Jack Grondin, Tour De Force is loaded with irresistible hooks. The hit single, "If I'd Been the One," is a stunner steeped in passionate vocals and simple but highly effective rhythm and lead guitar parts. "Back Where You Belong," which was also a hit, is more of a straightforward pop
ock song. "I Oughta Let Go" is best described as country-rock -- or, better still, country-funk -- and the fun "Undercover Lover" is a sly, laid-back rocker. But the undiscovered gem here is "Twentieth Century Fox" no, not the Doors song, a fantastic rocker with great guitar grooves, aggressive vocals, and clever lyrics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2014
  • Label: Culture Factory
  • EAN: 3700477821142
  • Catalog Number: 782114
  • Sales rank: 36,292

Album Credits

Performance Credits
.38 Special Primary Artist
Don Barnes Vocals
Carol Bristow Background Vocals
Steve Brookins Drums
Jeff Carlisi Guitar
Jack Grondin Drums
Larry Junstrom Bass
Steve McRay Keyboards
Lu Moss Background Vocals
Donnie Van Zant Vocals
Technical Credits
Troy Seals Composer
Don Barnes Composer, Producer
Jeff Carlisi Composer, Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Rodney Mills Producer, Engineer
Gary O'Connor Composer
Larry Steele Composer
Donnie Van Zant Composer
Mark Spector Direction
Norman Moore Art Direction
Chuck Beeson Art Direction
Steve Prezant Cover Photo
Harrison Funk Inlay Photography
Edward F. Sester Composer
David Samuel Diamond Composer
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