Tour de Force (38 Special album)

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Tour de Force
Studio album by 38 Special
Released January 1984
Recorded 1983, Studio One, Doraville, Georgia
Genre Southern rock
Length 36:42
Label A&M
Producer Don Barnes,
Jeff Carlisi,
Rodney Mills
38 Special chronology
Special Forces
(1982)
Tour de Force
(1984)
Strength in Numbers
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Tour de Force is the sixth studio album by the southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1984.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If I'd Been the One" (Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Larry Steele, Donnie Van Zant) – 3:55
  2. "Back Where You Belong" (Gary O'Connor) – 4:29
  3. "One Time for Old Times" (O'Connor) – 4:32
  4. "See Me in Your Eyes" (Barnes, Carlisi, Steele) – 3:54
  5. "Twentieth Century Fox" (Barnes, Carlisi, Van Zant, Steele) – 3:45
  6. "Long Distance Affair" (Barnes, Steele, Van Zant) – 3:56
  7. "I Oughta Let Go" (S. Diamond, T.J. Seals, E. Setser) – 3:59
  8. "One of the Lonely Ones" (Barnes, Steele, Van Zant) – 4:01
  9. "Undercover Lover" (Carlisi, Steele, Van Zant) – 4:11

Personnel[edit]

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

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Rodney Mills
  • Engineers: Rodney Mills, Ric Saunders
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Director: Mark Spector
  • Stage manager: Larry Steele
  • Art direction: Chuck Beeson, Norman Moore
  • Photography: Harrison Funk, Steve Prezant

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1983 The Billboard 200 22

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "If I'd Been the One" Mainstream Rock 1
1983 "If I'd Been the One" The Billboard Hot 100 19
1984 "Back Where You Belong" The Billboard Hot 100 20

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