Sunday, March 10, 2019

Record #0643: Love in the First Degree / Ride the Train – ALABAMA

RCA 12288 (original) USA, Oct. 2, 1981
Words & Music bySide A – Jim Hurt, Tim DuBois; Side B – Teddy Gentry
Musicians: Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Teddy Gentry (bass, vocals), Jeff Cook (lead guitar, vocals), Mark Herndon (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Alabama, Larry McBride and Harold Shedd at the Music Mill, Nashville, TN, USA, on Aug. 30, 1980
Highest chart positions:  US #15, US Country #1, US AC #5

This is the third single from Alabama’s 1981 album “Feels So Right” (US Country Albums #1, US Albums #16). Based on charting success alone, this single is the peak of their success.

Following the suite of their previous single, side A is a mellow country pop song while side B is a country rock piece.

List price:  Very Good+ is $2, Near Mint is $4

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