This 3-CD box set commemorates Alabama's 25th anniversary with RCA and features a career defining collection of songs selected and sequenced by the band. In addition, the set includes 9 previously unreleased tracks, many from Alabama's personal archives, as well as rare and never-seen photos and historical notes from Nashville journalist Robert Oermann and the band. "Livin' Lovin' Rockin Rollin'" captures the essence of a band that has become an American legend.
No Depression - p.116
"[T]heir significance to the story of modern country music is undeniable, both in terms of their popularity and influence. Alabama spearheaded country's move into classic-rock inspired balladry..."
Both wildly popular and remarkably influential, Alabama not only racked up dozens of hits, it set the standard for actual country "groups" (as opposed to individual performers or duos with backing bands), leading the way for acts such as Shenandoah and Sawyer Brown. This catalog-spanning three-disc set draws from every phase of the ensemble's career, offering up both hits and lesser-known songs in a wide range of styles--from hard-edged rock and honky-tonk country to smooth ballads. Most impressively, the collection features live tracks (a concert performance of the rollicking "If You're Gonna Play in Texas") and previously unreleased versions of well-known tunes (including an alternate take of the delicate, romantic "Face to Face"), making this essential for diehard Alabama fans, and a comprehensive introduction for curious newcomers.