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Alibi

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1. Survival
2. Might Be Your love
3. Catch That Train
4. You Could've Been The One
5. I Don't Believe In Miracles
6. I Do Believe In You
7. Hangover
8. Right Back To Me
9. Coastline
10. Valentine
11. One In A Million

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 4, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: One Way Records Inc
  • ASIN: B00000AETE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,139 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Kuschel-Toerber on February 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
After the final (and by then pretty awkward) recording with producer George Martin in 1979, "Alibi" was like a fresh wind. It's a crackling album that still sounds great more than 20 years after its original release - in my opinion one of the best AMERICA releases ever, especially since later albums introduced more electronic sounds that just don't harmonize with AMERICA's usual laid-back acoustic style.
On "Alibi" there are some rocking Dewey Bunnell tracks, some mellow Gerry Beckley ballads - and some great backup work by the likes of Timothy B. Schmit and John D. Souther. The album has a very strong and straightforward West Coast sound to it, and each of the eleven tracks absolutely delivers. I'm grateful that I could finally replace my outworn vinyl copy of "Alibi" with this well-mastered CD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 1998
Format: Audio CD
As they say, you can't judge a book by its cover. The music is as good as the cover is bad. This album is a real pleasure for America's fans. I particularly like, Survival, Catch That Train, Might Be Your Love and Right Back To Me, but all of the selections (except Hangover) are vintage America. Amazingly, the music stills sounds fresh eighteen years after the original release. This album should be in every fan's collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KittiPaws on February 26, 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've been a fan of America for nearly 30 years (and never mind how that dates me). Their music got me through some tough times in high school in the 70's. "Alibi", released in 1980, is my favorite of any album they've ever released...and believe me, it's tough to top their "Homecoming" album. As long as I live, I will never, ever understand why "Alibi" wasn't a huge hit. There are at least 5 potential hit singles on it. "Coastline" is a showcase for Gerry Beckley's ethereal voice. "Survival" pairs meaningful lyrics with a bouncy melody. "Right Back To Me," "You Could've Been The One," and "Might Be Your Love" are just plain enjoyable. I think this is one of America's bouncier, more peppy albums. There's little here that's as deep or nebulous as, say, the song "Sergeant Darkness" (my all-time favorite America song) from the "Harbor" album. But "Alibi" sure is a whole lot of fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Goanna on April 29, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album represents some of the best tracks, I feel, the guys have produced. Riding on the back of a successful closing 70's and a new 80's decade. This album has a slight hardcore feel about it. A brilliant sound from one of the greatest rock groups today.... 30 years on and still going strong!!!
One of my all time favourite albums from Gerry & Dewey.
If you don't buy it, then your missing out on a great album...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 17, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Released in 1980, it was their second studio album as a duo and their first since 1973 not produced by George Martin. They go back to a simpler production of their early days. The songs are more straightforward folk pop/rock. Best songs are I Do Believe In You, Valentine, Catch That Train, and Coastline.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Fan on September 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
A very good album that went unnoticed when it was released. Only their second studio album after Dan Peek left, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley make up for the loss of Peek by recording several songs they did not write. It works very well. While none of the songs became even minor hits in the US, several songs were hits in other countries like Survival and Right Back To Me. Best songs include Catch That Train, I Do Believe In You, and Valentine (which I think may be America's best rocker). One thing that may have hurt the album was the cover. While it is very colorful, it tends to turn many people off. They also changed their standard America logo.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "nanboy" on July 24, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Like those younger days of America's album, Alibi has been a classic hit together with the View From The Ground. A neatly done album which Ive been looking for 15 years but could not be find here in Asia. When I listened from them again,I just realize that Im still crazy after all these years with Alibi.
If you are new to America, hear more from them in this Alibi album. Youll fall in love with them more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1998
Format: Audio CD
In general a very good album. Released in 1980, it didn't do well in the US, but was a hit in Europe and Mexico. Survival was a number 1 song in Europe and Right Back to Me was a hit in Mexico. Other strong songs include: I Do Believe In You, Valentine, and Catch That Train.
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