- Released: September 27, 1994
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Alabama: Randy Owen (vocals, guitar); Jeff Cook (guitar, background vocals); Teddy Gentry (electric bass, background vocals); Mark Herndon (drums).
Additional personnel: Don Potter, Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Dan Huff, Brent Mason (electric guitar); Steve Nathan (piano, keyboards); Milton Sledge (drums); K.T. Oslin (background vocals).
Producers: Garth Fundis, Alabama, Harold Shedd, Larry McBride, Josh Leo.
Recorded at Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee between 1983 and 1994.
Alabama is country music's most successful and popular group and GREATEST HITS VOL. III presents eleven powerful arguments why. This successful quartet from Fort Payne (Alabama, of course) is best known for their catalogue of Southern-fried rock, Randy Owen's searing ballads, and their populist anthems. Combining two new cuts, (including the current hit "We Can't Love Like This Anymore,") with eight previously released chart-toppers and one remixed vocal version of "Angels Among Us," this hits compilation doesn't disappoint. Alabama offers up selections from seven different albums, representing a good perspective of a band whose sound has hardly changed over its long career.
The mostly slow-paced collection includes the early-in-the-career "Tennessee River," the fiddle-driven rave-up "If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You've Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)," and their beautiful country/pop duet, "Face To Face," with K.T. Oslin.
It says a lot for Randy, Jeff, Teddy, and Mark that their sound is so powerful and has touched so many people that they are on their third greatest hits package and they've barely scratched the surface.