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|Atlanta Rhythm Section|
Third Annual Pipe Dream/Rock & Roll Alternative
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Digitally remastered two-fer from the Southern Rock band containing a pair of albums on one CD: Third Annual Pipe Dream (1974) and A Rock & Roll Alternative (1976). Often described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyr... more »
Digitally remastered two-fer from the Southern Rock band containing a pair of albums on one CD: Third Annual Pipe Dream (1974) and A Rock & Roll Alternative (1976). Often described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, the Atlanta Rhythm Section was one of many Southern Rock bands to hit the upper reaches of the charts during the `70s. BGO. 2009.
Great Remastered Sound; Nice Package
R. Tannery | SC | 04/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Good job by GottDiscs on the rerelease of these classic albums. Please give the same red-carpet treatment to the rest of the bands catalogue. As far as the tracks, if your reading this review, you're well aware of the southern rock meets steely dan fusion of Atlanta Rhythm Section. Enjoy because lead vocalist Ronnie Hammond called it quits a couple of years back and their new touring vocalist just can't recapture the magic."
Good rock and roll
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 07/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My parents had Rock and Roll Alternative in their record collection for years, and today I finally listened to it.
"Sky High" has a great fast-paced chorus with wonderful guitar work. Judging from a few of the hit songs that occasionally receive radio play even to this day, I didn't know the band focused on writing some exciting guitar solos. The jam at the end of this track is great. This style of songwriting pleasantly caught me by surprise. The next two tracks also have really good guitar playing. It's surprising to me that it's not so much the "rhythm section" that's catching my attention- it's more their brief but melodic guitar solos.
"Georgia Rhythm" is a great country-sounding song with a nice chorus. Everybody knows "So In To You" with its groovy rhythm and spooky vocal melody. The song feels a bit out of place compared to the rest of the album, I admit. "Outside Woman Blues" is mainly interesting for the electric blues riff that pops out between the vocal melody and the excellent guitar playing at the end of the song.
"Everybody Gotta Go" is the only other song on the record that has a really good rhythm (remember, since the band is called Atlanta "Rhythm" Section, I'm searching for neat rhythms!) "Neon Nights" is a beautiful Poco-sounding number. Turning the song into a soft jam after the halfway point was an interesting move. Really good song off a really good album. The guitar playing is fantastic the whole way through. What a shame the band isn't remembered as much today compared to Poco or the Allman Brothers Band. Buy this album today."