Rockin' Into the Night [2014]

Rockin' Into the Night [2014]

by .38 Special

CD(Remastered / Special Edition)

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By its third album, .38 Special discovered how to fuse fun-lovin' Southern rock with a formula that would bring the band commercial attention. Even though the album failed to put a single into the Top 40, the songs gather more steam than the group's previous attempts and begin to show the talents of individual members, turning some of the attention away from the novelty of sporting two drummers. "Rockin' into the Night" is a clean-shaven, built-for-radio tune, boosted by Don Barnes and Jeff Carlisi's indiscrete guitar work, while "Stone Cold Believer" rocks a little harder with its gear-shifting guitar riff. But the evidence that .38 Special was progressing extends beyond the first two cuts. Tracks such as "Take Me Through the Night," "The Love That I've Lost," and "Turn It On" are sturdy, middle-of-the-road rockers, and they proved that Van Zant was indeed capable of giving the band's material enough vocal gusto to eventually break through. Rockin' Into the Night cracked the Top 60 on the album charts, and by the next year .38 Special had its first big hit with "Hold on Loosely" from 1981's Wild Eyed Southern Boys. [Rockin' Into the Night was re-released on CD in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2014
Label: Lmlr
UPC: 3700477821135
catalogNumber: 782113
Rank: 4221

Album Credits

Performance Credits

.38 Special   Primary Artist
Billy Powell   Piano
Don Barnes   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Steve Brookins   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Jeff Carlisi   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Group Member
Terry Emery   Piano
Jack Grondin   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Larry Junstrom   Bass,Guitar,Group Member
Donnie Van Zant   Vocals,Group Member
Dale Krantz   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Don Barnes   Composer
Jeff Carlisi   Composer,Art Conception
Larry Junstrom   Composer
Rodney Mills   Producer,Engineer
Donnie Van Zant   Composer
Roland Young   Art Direction
Chuck Beeson   Art Conception
Michael John Bowen   Art Conception
James Peterik   Composer
Richard Donald Barnes   Composer
Frank Michael Sullivan   Composer
Jesse A. Stone   Composer
Robert Gary Smith   Composer

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