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40 Hour Week

AlabamaAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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It's been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to
spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It
took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of
mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of, but then seemingly no
time at all to change the face of country ... Read more in Amazon's Alabama Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000002W86
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,088 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Forty Hour Week (For A Livin')
2. Can't Keep A Good Man Down
3. There's No Way
4. Down On Longboat Key
5. Louisiana Moon
6. I Want To Know You Before We Make Love
7. Fireworks
8. (She Won't Have A Thing To Do With) Nobody But Me
9. As Right Now
10. If It Ain't Dixie (It Won't Do)

Editorial Reviews

Five years and seven albums after signing with RCA Records, Alabama took a creative turn with 40 Hour Week. The title song best represented the change. The music contained a tougher, more driving edge, while the lyrics celebrated American workers rather than love or the rural South. For the most part, the stylistic shift was slight. The first million-selling group in country music remained breezily energetic and acutely polished. But the slightly more aggressive sound made this the quartet's most successful crossover album, as it entered the pop Top 10 in 1985. It's also the album most likely to appeal to those who think the band's early '80s work is too soft and contrived. --Michael McCall

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5.0 out of 5 stars More of the same August 9, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album continues the signatures of the band's 80's output: A mix of band-penned and outside songs, along with the typical song or two fronted by bassist Teddy Gentry or guitarist Jeff Cook instead of main vocalist Randy Owen. And as usual, these forays are hit and miss. Typically, if you like a particular album from the first six ("My Home's In Alabama" through this one), you will like them all. Get this one before it goes the way of Ronnie Milsap's albums from the same era, and is unobtainable for less than $40.
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4.0 out of 5 stars my favorite alabama cd August 19, 2013
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I think that when this came out in 1985 it was the first Alabama album that was released on cd. Everything else had been on vinyl and later released on cd. I think. This is my favorite Alabama cd. The first song and the title song 40 Hour Week is a tribute to the working people. Just like Roll On was a tribute to truckers, Can't Keep A Good Man Down is my favorite Alabama song that was a hit. There's No Way is one of those love songs Alabama always did so well. Down On Longboat Key is a good song about a woman who keeps waiting for a man to come back. She keeps waiting waiting waiting. Louisana Moon is one of those Fire In The Night, Greenriver, Redriver type songs that always reminded me of the CCR songs. All the rest of the songs are good. And they end the cd with another one of their tributes to the South. If It Aint Dixie It Wont Do. Just an excellent cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Group February 10, 2008
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Here's another great country groups from the 70's & 80's and even through they are no longer together they where and still is one heck of a group no matter if you have their two gospel cd's or if you're a big fan like i am then this cd is a must for all Alabama fans.
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