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Beatin the Odds
Molly Hatchet
Beatin the Odds
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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2008 digitally remastered Special Collector's Edition of the Southern Rock band's third album featuring four previously unreleased bonus tracks. Originally released in 1980, Beatin' The Odds was their first album with new ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Molly Hatchet
Title: Beatin the Odds
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Southern Rock, Hard Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Beatin the Odds
UPCs: 074643657228, 0074643657228, 074643657242, 0827565034123

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Album Description
2008 digitally remastered Special Collector's Edition of the Southern Rock band's third album featuring four previously unreleased bonus tracks. Originally released in 1980, Beatin' The Odds was their first album with new vocalist Jimmy Farrar (original vocalist Danny Joe Brown would be back within a year). The recordings were sound shaped from 24-bit digital technology by Jon Astley (the Who, Judas Priest, Eric Clapton etc) Includes 16 page full colour booklet featuring original and enhanced artwork. Rock Candy.

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CD Reviews

The Survival of Molly Hatchet
07/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beatin' The Odds is one of those few albums where I love EVERY track on it. I was totally unaware of the changes in the band on first listening to this album (when it was on LP). Molly Hatchet took a risk featuring a new frontman on this album, but their successful formula of Southern Rock was impressively maintained. Beatin' The Odds is a musical testament to a band who never gave up when the going got rough and still let the show go on for their fans. Whether or not you're a Hatchet fan, you gotta respect a band for such vigilance. Each well written song takes ahold of your soul and instills great pride in being from the South (as I am)..or a Southerner at heart. If you like the bluesy tones of the Allman Brothers and Lyrnd Skynrd-make this album a part of your collection-and you'll want more Hatchet!Rambler holds a special place in my heart and I dedicate the song to the truest love of my life, who resides in Heaven's paradise and I hold Love Eternal for-Beth S. LeSeiur 1961-1998."
Hands down the greatest Southern Rock album ever
M. A. Scott | Kansas, USA | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is so darn great it isn't even funny. Don't listen to the idiot reviewer "vespertin". For giving this a one star rating, he's either very stupid or has extremely bad taste in music. Farrar's voice really fits this album superbly, so don't listen to this idiot!!! I bought this just a few months after buying my first car cassette deck, and boy did I ever wear this superb southern fried rock album out!!! This was my first purchase in that category. This album feels like a greatest hits because every single song is so awesome, but some of the highlights would be "Beatin the odds", "The Rambler", "Few and far between", "Sailor", and "Penthouse Pauper". I got into these guys way before I did LYNYRD SKYNYRD, and really they're quite a bit better in my opinion. Molly Hatchets first three albums, beat Lynyrd Skynyrd's first three albums, by a long shot. I remember when this one was fighting AC/DC'S "Back in Black" on the billboard top album's list back in 1980. One week AC/DC would be number one, then the next week MOLLY HATCHET would get the number one spot, and back and forth over a couple month period. Even though their self titled debut was a masterpiece, this one is even better. If you're thinking about getting into southern rock, I would definitely start with this southern fried gem first. BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL THANK ME!!!"
Good stuff
Uncle Elmer | USA | 02/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw Hatchet in 1981 with Jimmy Farrar and it was a really exciting show. What most fans don't realize is that Molly Hatchet had some really good musicians in it. Bruce Crump is a great drummer and well respected in the rock community. Several band members are fine musicians.Beatin The Odds is a well played record and well produced. Tom Werman, famed rock producer did the chores here and the quality shows it. There is not a wasted track here and this is one CD all fans of southern rock should own.As an fyi. Jimmy Farrar did two Hatchet records. Beatin the Odds is the only one available right now and fans of Molly Hatchet or southern rock should buy it to hear his powerful and distinctive rock voice. Hopefully, the second Farrar CD will be rereleased sometime soon."