Released: Jan 1982
Label: Rca Records Label Nashville
The third record from this country rock staple was released in 1982 and remains their biggest seller, which is quite a feat since Alabama has sold jillions of albums over the course of their career. As always, the band is more country than rock, but the Southern-fried boogie is never far below the surface. "Close Enough to Perfect" and the titular cut were hits on both the country and pop charts, but it's the dramatic showdown between ticked-off lovers "Words at Twenty Paces" that's the winner, and a clear influence on Garth's "The Thunder Rolls."