Tour De Force (Remastered) 38 Special

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Label: UMG

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Southern Rock

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  • 1If I'd Been The One03:54
  • 2Back Where You Belong04:01
  • 3One Time For Old Times04:31
  • 4See Me In Your Eyes03:49
  • 5Twentieth Century Fox03:44
  • 6Long Distance Affair03:56
  • 7I Oughta Let Go03:57
  • 8One Of The Lonely Ones04:00
  • 9Undercover Lover04:12
  • Total Runtime36:04

Info for Tour De Force (Remastered)

Tour de Force is the sixth studio album by the southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1984. A music video was made for the track "Back Where You Belong", which featured the band portraying detectives who are, humorously, trying to find a missing woman.

".38 Special is a prime example of an AOR band with deep roots in Southern rock. The band hails from Florida, and vocalist Donnie Van Zant is the brother of none other than Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant. The group's 1982 album, Special Forces, included the flawless Top Ten rocker "Caught Up in You," which injected the mainstream with a shot of much-needed grit. That album's follow-up, 1983's Tour De Force, upped the ante, showing the band's skills at their peak. Propelled by the effortless blend of melody and power stirred up by Van Zant, vocalist/guitarist Don Barnes, guitarist Jeff Carlisi, bassist Larry Junstrom, and drummers Steve Brookins and Jack Grondin, Tour De Force is loaded with irresistible hooks. The hit single, "If I'd Been the One," is a stunner steeped in passionate vocals and simple but highly effective rhythm and lead guitar parts. "Back Where You Belong," which was also a hit, is more of a straightforward pop/rock song. "I Oughta Let Go" is best described as country-rock -- or, better still, country-funk -- and the fun "Undercover Lover" is a sly, laid-back rocker. But the undiscovered gem here is "Twentieth Century Fox" (no, not the Doors song), a fantastic rocker with great guitar grooves, aggressive vocals, and clever lyrics Tour de Force" (Bret Adams, AMG)

Donnie Van Zant, vocals
Don Barnes, vocals, guitar
Jeff Carlisi, guitar, steel guitar
Jimmy Markham, harmonica
Larry Junstrom, bass
Jack Grondin, drums
Steve Brookins, drums
Lu Moss, background vocals
Carol Bristow, background vocals

Recorded 1983 at Studio One, Doraville, Georgia
Produced by Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Rodney Mills

Digitally remastered

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