Just Us (Alabama album)

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Just Us
Alabama - Just Us.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1987 (1987-09)
GenreCountry
Length41:47
LabelRCA Records
ProducerAlabama
Harold Shedd
Alabama chronology
The Touch
(1986)
Just Us
(1987)
Alabama Live
(1987)
Singles from Just Us
  1. "Tar Top"
    Released: August 3, 1987
  2. "Face to Face"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Fallin' Again"
    Released: March 28, 1988

Just Us is the eleventh studio album from country music band Alabama, released in 1987. As with most of their albums, the band co-produced with Harold Shedd. The album charted at number 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums, and accounted for three singles.

Content[edit]

The album's three singles all charted on Hot Country Songs: "Tar Top" made number 7, followed by the number 1 singles "Face to Face", which featured K. T. Oslin on guest vocals, and "Fallin' Again". Lead singer Randy Owen wrote or co-wrote all three songs.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tar Top" (Randy Owen) - 3:56 (4:55 on CD)
  2. "I Can't Stop" (Robert Byrne, Teddy Gentry) - 3:59
  3. "I Saw the Time" (Owen) - 3:56
  4. "You're My Explanation for Living" (Owen) - 4:19 (6:52 on CD)
  5. "Face to Face" (Owen) - 3:01
  6. "(I Wish It Could Always Be) '55" (Owen) - 4:43
  7. "Old Man" (Gentry, John Jarrard, Lisa Palas) - 3:26
  8. "If I Could Just See You Now" (Jeff Cook, Lynde Darrell-Boles) - 3:14
  9. "Fallin' Again" (Greg Fowler, Gentry, Owen) - 3:58 (7:41 on CD)

Personnel[edit]

From Just Us liner notes.[4]

Alabama
  • Jeff Cook - electric guitar, vocals
  • Teddy Gentry - bass guitar, vocals
  • Mark Herndon - drums
  • Randy Owen - vocals, electric guitar
Additional musicians
Technical
  • Alabama - producer
  • Milan Bogdan - digital editing
  • Jim Cotton - engineer
  • Butch Curry - string arrangements
  • Paul Goldberg - assistant engineer
  • Benny Quinn - mastering
  • Joe Scaife - engineer
  • Harold Shedd - producer

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[5] 1
US Billboard 200[6] 55

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn (2017). Top Country Singles 1944-2017. Record Research, Inc. pp. 17–18. ISBN 978-0-89820-229-8.
  2. ^ Just Us at AllMusic
  3. ^ Thomas Goldsmith (October 4, 1987). "New Alabama 'Just Us' album takes a sentimental journey". The Tennesseean. p. 10. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Just Us (CD booklet). Alabama. RCA Records. 1987. 64592.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Alabama – Just Us". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.