Alabama Live

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Alabama Live
Alabama - Live.jpg
Live album by Alabama
Released 1988
January 21, 2002 (re-release)
Genre Country
Length 64:05
Label RCA Records
Producer Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama chronology
Just Us
Alabama Live
Southern Star
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Alabama Live is the first live album by the American band Alabama. Their first live compilation, it was released in 1988 and was a Number One album on Top Country Albums. The album includes live renditions of various singles from the band's career, as well as the album tracks "Red River", "Fireworks" and "Gonna Have a Party". Also included is a cover of the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See", which Alabama had never included on any of their studio albums.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Can't Keep a Good Man Down" (Bob Corbin) – 3:44
  2. "Tennessee River" (Randy Owen) – 7:48
  3. "Take Me Down" (J.P. Pennington, Mark Gray) – 4:50
  4. "Love in the First Degree" (Jim Hurt, Tim DuBois) – 2:56
  5. "Red River" (Bud McGuire, George Pearce) – 4:04
  6. "Dixieland Delight" (Ronnie Rogers) – 5:10
  7. "Lady Down on Love" (Owen) – 3:51

Side Two[edit]

  1. "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)" (Dan Mitchell, Murry Kellum) – 3:32
  2. "Fireworks" (Ronnie Scaife, Phil Thomas, Kenny Durham) – 3:58
  3. "When We Make Love/There's No Way" ("When We Make Love" by Lisa Palas, Will Robinson, John Jarrard; "There's No Way" by Troy Seals, Mentor Williams) – 3:31
  4. "Gonna Have a Party" (Bruce Channel, Kieran Kane, Cliff Cochran) – 5:32
  5. "Can't You See" (Toy Caldwell) – 7:41
  6. "My Home's in Alabama" (Owen, Teddy Gentry) – 8:16



Guest musicians[edit]

  • Costo Davis – keyboards
  • Joe "Dixie" Fuller – percussion

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 76


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  • Alabama Live (cassette liner notes). Alabama. RCA Records. 1988. 6825-4-R. 
  1. ^ Alabama Live at AllMusic
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Alabama – Alabama Live". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
by Reba McEntire
Top Country Albums number-one album
August 6, 1988
Succeeded by
Wild Streak
by Hank Williams, Jr.