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Alabama: Greatest Hits

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Album Review

Released in 1986, Greatest Hits runs a mere ten tracks, so it simply doesn't have enough room to chronicle all the hits they had in the early '80s; though they had years of hits still to come, they already had become a fixture at the top of the country charts, turning out too many hits to fit in this collection. That said, this does an excellent job of summarizing this early peak, containing many songs that became perennials of modern country: "Mountain Music," "Feels So Right," "Tennessee River," "40 Hour Week (For a Livin')," and "My Home's in Alabama." Later collections would offer more, but this collection provides the songs that are at the core of their sound, and, years later, it is still an excellent crystallization of what Alabama is all about.

Customer Reviews

My Home's In Alabama

Anything by the group Alabama is going to be worth the money paid.

GOLD

This record is worth it's weight in gold. It's PERFECT.

Biography

Formed: 1977 in Fort Payne, AL

Genre: Country

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Before Alabama, bands were usually relegated to a supporting role in country music. In the first part of the century, bands were popular with audiences across the country, but as recordings became available, nearly every popular recording artist was a vocalist, not a group. Alabama was the group that made country bands popular again. Emerging in the late '70s, the band had roots in both country and rock; in fact, many of Alabama's musical concepts, particularly the idea of a performing band, owed...
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