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There's little question that Hip-O's 2001 double-disc set, Anthology, is a thorough, definitive overview of .38 Special's career, spanning from their hit-laden A&M albums, through their '90s albums for Charisma and Razor & Tie, and wrapping up with a studio cut from the CMC International release, Live at Sturgis. This is a good thing, if you're just judging an album in terms of comprehensiveness, which just may be what the dedicated are looking for, but if you're not dedicated, this collection is awfully long. That's not to say it doesn't do a good job of summarizing the group's career, since it does, but the hits -- "Rockin' in to the Night," "Hold on Loosely," "Caught Up in You," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong" -- are so good, that the rest of the material is shown as the good, but generic, material that it is. So, for the casual fans, it might be better to seek out a more concise collection, including the 20th Century Masters disc, since they're almost all there. Yes, this collection contains a few gems not readily available on that disc or other collections -- the teachers theme, "Teacher, Teacher," and the hit ballad "Second Chance" -- but this still remains the province of the converted, not the casual.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2001
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0606949065225
catalogNumber: 490652
Rank: 23898

Album Credits

Performance Credits

.38 Special   Primary Artist
Billy Powell   Piano
Max Carl   Keyboards,Vocals
Don Barnes   Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Piano,Vocals
Jack Blades   Background Vocals
Steve Brookins   Percussion,Drums
Jeff Carlisi   Guitar
Denny Carmassi   Drums
Danny Chauncey   Guitar,Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Jack Grondin   Percussion,Drums
Carl Hall   Background Vocals
Michael Hoskin   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Brian Howe   Background Vocals
Larry Jackson   Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone
Tom Kelly   Background Vocals
Steve McRay   Piano,Keyboards
Scott Meeder   Percussion,Cymbals
Jim Vallance   Drums
Donnie Van Zant   Vocals
Gordon Vernick   Trumpet
Carol Veto   Background Vocals
Louise Bethune   Background Vocals
Jim Barnes   Harp
Bobby Capps   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
James Peterik   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dan Hartman   Producer
Frank Sullivan   Composer
Gary Smith   Composer
.38 Special   Producer
Don Barnes   Composer,Producer
Jeff Carlisi   Composer,Producer
Danny Chauncey   Producer
Joe Hardy   Producer
Robert White Johnson   Composer
Michael Lunn   Composer
Scott Meeder   drum programming
Rodney Mills   Producer
Keith Olsen   Producer
Jim Vallance   Composer,Producer
Donnie Van Zant   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Giraldo   Composer
James Peterik   Composer

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