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© RCA Records
Year of Release: 1982
Changes Comin' On
Take Me Down
You Turn Me On
Never Be The One
Lovin' You Is Killin' Me
Gonna Have A Party
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As Memorial Day kicks off Summer 2000, what a great way to celebrate the
outdoors for this holiday, with barbecues, and most especially, music.
Country music. Alabama music. Alabama -- Mountain Music.
If you're a common fan of country music, there's no doubt that the title
track should be no stranger. It's one of the best well-known Alabama songs,
and quite frankly, it defines true country, where today's country is more
pop. The title track reached Number 1 on the country chart. Likewise, two
other songs on this album also reached Number 1: "Close Enough To
Perfect, " and "Take Me Down."
"Words At Twenty Paces" is a bit moody; not the normal honky-tonkin'
country sound. Yet this song is country, it's another great album track.
"Changes Comin' On" is your typical country ballad, with a medium uptempo
Alabama does a cover tune by recording Creedence Clearwater Revival's
"Green River," having a definite country sound to it. Even CCR's version
does rock much better than Alabama's version, I can easily see/hear another
country act, Brooks & Dunn, perform this song almost in the same style as
Alabama. No complaints; anyone who records any of CCR/John Fogerty's music will
bring a smile to anyone's face, especially to those of the die-hard fans of CCR
and John Fogerty. (Speaking of Green River and Brooks & Dunn -- doesn't the
beginning guitar riff at the beginning of B&D's "Rock My World Little Girl"
sound JUST LIKE the intro to Green River???)
"You Turn Me On" and "Never Be One" are slow ballads in
country sound fashion. "Lovin' You Is Killin' Me" has a more pop/rock
sound, yet, like the whole album, it's country. The album's closer, "Gonna
Have A Party" returns the common Alabama country sound.
Yet the 1980s country is somewhat different in sound as the late-1990s
and today's country, Mountain Music defines Alabama as a true country
band. It's country, it's pop, it's Alabama. Their music no doubt should
always bring a smile to everyone's face. Mountain Music, like any
other Alabama original album, is definitely entertaining, country style.
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