Greatest Hits Vol. II (Alabama album)

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Greatest Hits Vol. II
Greatest hits album by Alabama
Released October 8, 1991
Recorded 1991 (new tracks)
1982-1984, 1987-1989 (older tracks)
Genre Country
Length 43:14
Label RCA Records
Producer Various producers and Alabama
Alabama chronology
Pass It on Down
Greatest Hits Vol. II
American Pride
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits Vol. II is the second greatest hits package released by the American country music band Alabama. The album was released by RCA Records in 1991, and has since been certified platinum for sales of 1 million units by the Recording Industry Association of America.[2]

As with Alabama's first greatest hits album, Greatest Hits Vol. II includes many of the band's biggest hits of the 1980s, a decade in which they sold millions of albums, had 26 No. 1 singles on Billboard magazine's Hot Country Singles chart and won the "Entertainer of the Decade" honor from the Academy of Country Music. Seven of the album's 10 songs went to No. 1 between 1982–1989; three of them – "Take Me Down", "Dixieland Delight" and "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)" – are presented here in their original album-length versions, while the single edits for "The Closer You Get" and "Fallin' Again" are spotlighted.

Two of the album's three new tracks were released as singles, "Then Again" and "Born Country", both of which were top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Born Country"* (Byron Hill, John Schweers) - 3:19
  2. "Then Again"* (Rick Bowles, Jeff Silbar) - 3:43
  3. "Dixieland Delight" (Ronnie Rogers) - 5:22
  4. "Lady Down on Love" (Randy Owen) - 3:57
  5. "The Closer You Get (single edit)" (J.P. Pennington, Mark Gray) - 3:38
  6. "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)" (Dave Loggins) - 4:17
  7. "Fallin' Again (single edit)" (Owen, Teddy Gentry, Greg Fowler) - 3:58
  8. "Song of the South" (Bob McDill) - 3:15
  9. "High Cotton" (Roger Murrah, Scott Anders) - 3:00
  10. "Take Me Down" (Pennington, Gray) - 4:50
  11. "Hats Off"* (Owen, Gentry, Fowler, Rogers) - 3:55
    • Omitted from cassette version

* Denotes new track


Additional Musicians
  • Hayward Bishop - drums
  • Sam Bush - mandolin
  • Mark Casstevens - background vocals
  • Jack Eubanks - guitars
  • David Hanner - guitars
  • David Humphreys - drums
  • Leo Jackson - guitars
  • Jerry Kroon - drums
  • Rodger Morris - keyboards
  • Fred Newell - guitars
  • Willie Rainsford - keyboards
  • Dale Sellers - guitars

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 72
Canadian RPM Country Albums 13


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum 1,000,000^

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