Roll On (Alabama album)

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Roll On
Alabama - Roll on.jpg
Studio album by Alabama
Released January, 1984
October 25, 1990 (re-release)
Recorded 1983
Genre Country
Length 40:08
Label RCA Records
Producer Alabama
Harold Shedd
Alabama chronology
The Closer You Get...
(1983)
Roll On
(1984)
40-Hour Week
(1985)
Singles from Roll On
  1. "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)"
    Released: January 6, 1984
  2. "When We Make Love"
    Released: April 1984
  3. "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)"
    Released: July 16, 1984
  4. "(There's A) Fire in the Night"
    Released: October 22, 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Roll On is the eighth studio album of country music band Alabama, released in 1984.

All four singles released from this album reached Number One on the Hot Country Singles chart: "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)", "When We Make Love", "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)" and "(There's A) Fire in the Night". Music videos were made for "I'm Not That Way Anymore" and "(There's A) Fire in the Night".

The album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[1] This was the last Alabama album to feature the Confederate battle flag on the cover.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)" (Dave Loggins) - 4:21
  2. "Carolina Mountain Dewe" (Randy Owen) - 4:22
  3. "The End of the Lyin'" (Robert Byrne, Alan Schulman) - 2:59
  4. "I'm Not That Way Anymore" (Owen, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon, Greg Fowler) - 4:49
  5. "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)" (Dan Mitchell, Murry Kellum) - 4:28

Side B[edit]

  1. "(There's A) Fire in the Night" (Bob Corbin) - 4:14
  2. "When We Make Love" (Troy Seals, Mentor Williams) - 3:36
  3. "Country Side of Life" (Maurice R. Hirsch) - 3:46
  4. "The Boy" (Owen, Gentry, Fowler)- 3:34
  5. "Food on the Table" (Owen) - 3:59

Note: "I'm Not That Way Anymore" was recorded live at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas.

Personnel[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jack Eubanks: acoustic guitar
  • Gregg Galbraith: electric guitar
  • Carl Jackson: banjo
  • George "Leo" Jackson: acoustic guitar
  • Shane Keister: keyboards
  • Farrell Morris: percussion
  • Fred Newell: electric guitar
  • Larry Paxton: bass guitar
  • Willie Rainsford: keyboards
  • Larry Shell: acoustic guitar
  • Milton Sledge: drums
  • Blaine Sprouse: fiddle

Strings by the "A" Strings, arranged by Kristin Wilkinson

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Right or Wrong
by George Strait
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 17 - April 21, 1984
Succeeded by
Deliver
by The Oak Ridge Boys
Preceded by
Deliver
by The Oak Ridge Boys
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 2 - July 14, 1984
Succeeded by
Major Moves
by Hank Williams, Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama – Gold & Platinum Certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Alabama – Roll On". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH