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© RCA/BMG Records
Year of Release: 1992
Take A Little Trip
Once Upon A Lifetime
You Can't Take
Out Of Me
I'm In A Hurry
(And I Don't
Richard Petty Fans
Between The Two Of Them
Sometimes Out Of Touch
Pictures And Memories
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Alabama returns this week, with their 1992 release, American Pride. They do it again, providing Country-sounding
music, the way Country music should sound like. Only one track from this album reached #1 - "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't
Know Why." And, like many other previous #1 songs by Alabama, this one from American Pride adds another great
song to hit #1. Not to say there should have been more tracks from this album to hit #1, Alabama still proves greatness
with their albums, whether one song or more hits #1, or not.
The album starts out with the great Country line dancer, "Take A Little Trip." (Once you get a song for
Country line dancing, you know you've got a hit.) "Hometown Honeymoon" has your typical Alabama upbeat Country.
"Once Upon A Lifetime" adds another tune to the list of great Alabama ballads. "You Can't Take The Country Out
Of Me" proves that song is definitely Country-sounding song, with its standout song title.
Add another song to the Alabama ballads -- "Richard Petty Fans." (Petty, being one of the popular race car drivers.
He announced his retirement at the end of 1992.) And again, another great upbeat Alabama Country track follows, "Homesick
Fever." Another Alabama ballad -- "Between The Two Of Them."
One of the standouts for Alabama from their beginnings are their harmonies. The title track (as well as other songs)
shows how great the members of Albama can sing. "American Pride" shows how Randy Owen & Co. can provide not just
great Country-sounding music, but how their harmonies blend so well. "Sometimes Out Of Touch" is another great
Alabama ballad. "Pictures And Memories" is another nice Country-sounding tune, and just like any song on this album,
it IS Country.
Alabama's American Pride is a great album. You can just easily add the Country group Alabama to the famous
"American Baseball, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet." It's Country. It represents the U.S.A. Alabama has always been a great
musical group. Great Country, great harmonies, great singing. Alabama IS Country. American Pride is no different
than any of their past great albums. However, Alabama accomplished 11 #1 albums on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
American Pride is NOT one of those #1 albums, but it should have. In either case, American Pride is another
great Alabama album, just like any of their great Country albums.
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