In the Mood: The Love Songs

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In the Mood: The Love Songs
Compilation album by Alabama
Released February 4, 2003
Genre Country
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Various
Alabama chronology
When It All Goes South
(2001)
In the Mood: The Love Songs
(2003)
The American Farewell Tour
(2003)

In the Mood: The Love Songs is a two-disc compilation album from the group Alabama. It was released in 2003 via RCA Nashville. The album includes the newly recorded tracks "I'm in the Mood", "The Living Years" (a cover of Mike + The Mechanics), and "Nothing Comes Close". Don Cook and Alabama produced these new tracks, while the other tracks have various original producers.

Critical reception[edit]

Heather Phares of Allmusic rated the compilation 3 stars out of 5, saying that it "is a consistent collection of the band's easygoing, sentimental songs, and while it doesn't replace a more straightforward greatest-hits compilation, it should please the band's fans as well as anyone partial to romantic country."[1] Deborah Evans Price of Billboard reviewed "I'm in the Mood" favorably, saying that it "has a slow, sultry groove that showcases lead vocalist Randy Owen's warm, honey-smooth Southern voice."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "I'm in the Mood" (Lewis Anderson, Ronnie Rogers) — 3:39
  2. "The Living Years" (Mike Rutherford, B. A. Robertson) — 6:07
  3. "When We Make Love" (Troy Seals, Mentor Williams) — 3:37
  4. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (Ken Belly, Terry Skinner, J. L. Wallace) — 3:42
  5. "Feels So Right" (Randy Owen) — 3:35
  6. "How Do You Fall in Love" (Greg Fowler, Teddy Gentry, Owen) — 3:01
  7. "Fallin' Again" (Fowler, Gentry, Owen) — 7:43
  8. "Lady Down on Love" (Owen) — 3:59
  9. "The Closer You Get" (Mark Gray, J. P. Pennington) — 3:35
  10. "If I Had You" (Kerry Chater, Danny "Bear" Mayo) — 3:34
  11. "We Can't Love Like This Anymore" (John Jarrard, Wendell Mobley) — 3:17
  12. "Then Again" (Rick Bowles, Jeff Silbar) — 3:44

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Here We Are" (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Vince Gill)
  2. "Face to Face" (Owen) — 3:02
  3. "Take Me Down" (Gray, Pennington) — 3:44
  4. "In Pictures" (Bobby Boyd, Joe Doyle) — 3:33
  5. "Close Enough to Perfect" (Carl Chambers) — 3:34
  6. "Forever's as Far as I'll Go" (Mike Reid) — 3:35
  7. "Love in the First Degree" (Tim DuBois, Jim Hurt) — 4:13
  8. "There's No Way" (Jarrard, Lisa Palas, Will Robinson) — 4:13
  9. "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers) — 4:39
  10. "Nothing Comes Close" (Rogers) — 3:30
  11. "Once Upon a Lifetime" (Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers) — 4:16

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 15

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Country
2002 "I'm in the Mood" 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "In the Mood: The Love Songs review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (June 29, 2002). "Single reviews". Billboard: 33.