.38 Special Download
Jan 29, 1985Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY)
.38 Special Download
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Total Length:
1:11:49
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

.38 Special Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Take 'Em Out05:21
  2. 2Back On The Track04:50
  3. 3Interlude00:56
  4. 4Rough-Housin'04:29
  5. 5Stone Cold Believer04:35
  6. 6Caught Up In You05:21
  7. 7Wild-Eyed Southern Boys04:58
  8. 8Chain Lightnin'05:14
  9. 9Undercover Lover04:11
  10. 10Back Where You Belong04:45
  11. 11If I'd Been The One04:03
  12. 12Twentieth Century Fox04:07
  13. 13Hold On Loosely05:34
  14. 14I Been A Mover07:54
  15. 15Rockin' Into The Night05:31
Artist:
Item Number:
  • 20049431-49-AD
Date:
  • Jan 29, 1985
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Take 'Em Out05:21
  2. 2Back On The Track04:50
  3. 3Interlude00:56
  4. 4Rough-Housin'04:29
  5. 5Stone Cold Believer04:35
  6. 6Caught Up In You05:21
  7. 7Wild-Eyed Southern Boys04:58
  8. 8Chain Lightnin'05:14
  9. 9Undercover Lover04:11
  10. 10Back Where You Belong04:45
  11. 11If I'd Been The One04:03
  12. 12Twentieth Century Fox04:07
  13. 13Hold On Loosely05:34
  14. 14I Been A Mover07:54
  15. 15Rockin' Into The Night05:31
Total Length:
1:11:49
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Donnie Van Zant - guitar, vocals; Don Barnes - guitar, vocals; Jeff Carlisi - guitar; Larry Johnstrom - bass; Jack Grondin - drums; Steve Brookins - drums

.38 Special were at the peak of their popularity when they recorded this show for the King Biscuit Flower Hour. Following a format that blended Southern rock with a rock-tinged country sound, the band had carved a niche´ spot on FM play lists that embraced a well-polished production value.

Opening with the rockin' original "Take Em Out," .38 Special presents a solid show that is high on musicality as this specific lineup had been together for over five years. One listen and it shows that the band members were seasoned road warriors by this point.

Recorded in Long Island, NY, a stronghold for the band for many years, the group blasted its way through a solid set of best known songs. Carlisi introduces Van Zant as "the hardest working man in show business," which James Brown would've obviously taken exception to. Still, both Van Zant and Barnes deliver unmistakably powerful performances, especially on such up-tempo rockers as "Rough Housin'," "Stone Cold Believer," and the radio favorite, "Caught Up In You."

After the mid-80s, it seemed as though .38 Special had run its course as chart toppers. The band dropped in popularity and subsequently failed to recapture its early '80s hit-making magic. In spite of that, they have remained a solid current touring act.

Other highlights of this show include "Wild Eyed Southern Boys," "Hold On Loosely," and the anathematic rock standard, "Rockin' Into the Night."

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