Alabama Download
Feb 5, 1982Memorial Coliseum, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Alabama Download
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Total Length:
1:47:00
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Alabama 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. 1Words At Twenty Paces05:29
  2. 2Lovin' You Is Killin' Me03:01
  3. 3Why Lady Why03:37
  4. 4Band Chatter01:32
  5. 5Mountain Music04:17
  6. 6Band Chatter01:04
  7. 7Close Enough To Perfect03:48
  8. 8Take Me Down04:57
  9. 9Love In The First Degree03:54
  10. 10Band Chatter00:35
  11. 11Changes Comin' On07:31
  12. 12That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine02:34
  13. 13Suppertime01:22
  14. 14Teach Your Children00:58
  15. 15Don't It Make You Want To Go Home02:59
  16. 16Band Chatter00:32
  17. 17Medley: Salty Dog / Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad02:48
  18. 18Band Chatter02:11
  19. 19Green River03:22
  20. 20Band Chatter01:25
  21. 21Wildwood Flower03:13
  22. 22Feels So Right03:47
  23. 23Gonna Have A Party04:45
  24. 24Old Flame03:50
  25. 25My Home's In Alabama09:11
  26. 26Band Chatter02:19
  27. 27Ramblin' Man02:15
  28. 28Fire On The Mountain01:25
  29. 29The South's Gonna Do It Again01:35
  30. 30Sweet Home Alabama02:23
  31. 31Tennessee River05:29
  32. 32Band Chatter01:26
  33. 33Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms07:26
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Item Number:
  • 20049436-188-AD
Date:
  • Feb 5, 1982
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Words At Twenty Paces05:29
  2. 2Lovin' You Is Killin' Me03:01
  3. 3Why Lady Why03:37
  4. 4Band Chatter01:32
  5. 5Mountain Music04:17
  6. 6Band Chatter01:04
  7. 7Close Enough To Perfect03:48
  8. 8Take Me Down04:57
  9. 9Love In The First Degree03:54
  10. 10Band Chatter00:35
  11. 11Changes Comin' On07:31
  12. 12That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine02:34
  13. 13Suppertime01:22
  14. 14Teach Your Children00:58
  15. 15Don't It Make You Want To Go Home02:59
  16. 16Band Chatter00:32
  17. 17Medley: Salty Dog / Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad02:48
  18. 18Band Chatter02:11
  19. 19Green River03:22
  20. 20Band Chatter01:25
  21. 21Wildwood Flower03:13
  22. 22Feels So Right03:47
  23. 23Gonna Have A Party04:45
  24. 24Old Flame03:50
  25. 25My Home's In Alabama09:11
  26. 26Band Chatter02:19
  27. 27Ramblin' Man02:15
  28. 28Fire On The Mountain01:25
  29. 29The South's Gonna Do It Again01:35
  30. 30Sweet Home Alabama02:23
  31. 31Tennessee River05:29
  32. 32Band Chatter01:26
  33. 33Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms07:26
Total Length:
1:47:00
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Randy Owen - lead vocals, rhythm guitar; Teddy Gentry - lead vocals, bass; Jeff Cook - guitar, fiddle, keyboards; Mark Herndon - drums

Although the band had been together in various incarnations and under names for nearly a decade, Alabama had only been a successful national country act for a few years when this recording was made. Officially named Alabama in 1977, the trio of Owen, Gentry and Cook had been together since the early part of the decade, working on and off during their years in college. They began writing original material in that same year and landed a one-LP deal with GRT Records. They had a minor hit called "I Wanna Be With You Tonight," which, despite only making it to #80 on the Country charts, gave the band enough impetus to launch a relentless touring schedule.

By the end of 1978, Alabama was doing over 300 shows a year and had become a major force down in Dixie. But the band's label went bankrupt and they were prohibited from recording with any other one for two years. They used their touring income to buy out their GRT contract, and afterwards released an independent record. They were immediately scooped up by another indie label, MDJ Records, who in turn got bought out in 1979 by RCA. Between 1980 and 1987, the group scored a remarkable 21 #1 hits on the country charts, many of which also crossed over to the pop charts.

With the power of RCA's strong country division behind them, the group soon established itself as one of the most popular country "groups" on the scene. Up to this point, nearly every successful country act had been an individual artist or vocalist.

This show features not only many of the early Alabama hits, but several covers of the band's favorite rock and country rock acts. They perform versions of hits by Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Opening act Janie Fricke joins for the encore of "Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms," bringing the show to a rollicking close.

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