ARS Releases New 2-Disc CD: "One From the Vaults"

2012 two CD archive release from the Classic Rock band. Often described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, the Atlanta Rhythm Section was one of many Southern Rock bands to hit the upper reaches of the charts during the late `70s. Hailing from the small town of Doraville, Georgia, the beginning of the Atlanta Rhythm Section can be traced back to 1970. It was then that a local recording studio was opened, Studio One, and the remnants of two groups (the Candymen and the Classics Four), became the studio's house band. One of the facility's head figures, Buddy Buie, soon began assembling the session band. After playing on several artists' recordings, it was decided to take the band a step further and make the group of players a real band, leading to the formation of the Atlanta Rhythm Section. This collection contains 10 tracks previously unavailable on compact disc.

Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.

Recording information: Atlanta, GA (1977); Chandler, NC (1977); Cleveland, OH (1977); London, England (1977); NYC, NY (1977); Pittsburgh, PA (1977); Tokyo, Japan (1977); Atlanta, GA (1978); Chandler, NC (1978); Cleveland, OH (1978); London, England (1978); NYC, NY (1978); Pittsburgh, PA (1978); Tokyo, Japan (1978); Atlanta, GA (1981); Chandler, NC (1981); Cleveland, OH (1981); London, England (1981); NYC, NY (1981); Pittsburgh, PA (1981); Tokyo, Japan (1981).

Personnel: Rodney Justo, Andy Anderson , Ronnie Hammond (vocals); Dave Anderson (guitars, background vocals); Steve Stone (guitars); J.R. Cobb, Barry Bailey (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Dean Daughtry (piano, organ); Robert Nix (drums, percussion); Roy Yeager, R.J. Vealey, Jim Keeling (drums).

Audio Mixer: Rodney Mills.

ARS "Are You Ready" Released on CD

Digitally remastered two CD edition of this 1979 live album from Southern rockers Atlanta Rhythm Section which showed the world the power that ARS could bring to a live performance. Following the band's biggest album chart success in 1978 with Champagne Jam, which was the breakthrough album for ARS, Are You Ready! made #51 in the US charts


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Live at Stabler Arena

ARS Releases First Official Live Concert DVD/Video

In December 2003, the "Georgia Rhythm" traveled to Bethlehem, PA for a unique performance at Stabler Arena, a 6,000 seat high-tech concert arena located on the campus of Lehigh University. Joining ARS and the high spirited crowd at this seasonal event was a camera crew and a mobile digital multitrack audio recording unit from Rolling Storm Communications Corporation - a production company in the Washington, DC area - who has collaborated with ARS on several recent projects. The result is the release of ARS's first official live concert DVD. Learn more about the live concert DVD....

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Gott Discs Releases Third Annual Pipe Dream and Rock and Roll Alternative on CD

These two albums were originally released in 1974 and 1976 on the Polydor Record label and now available for the first time as a 2 on 1 CD.
Review of 'A Rock And Roll Alternative'from AMG: "'A Rock And Roll Alternative'was the Atlanta Rhythm Section's breakthrough record. After five albums and four years of trying, they hadn't gotten higher than #74 in the LP lists, but this time their mixture of country and rock finally found its audience, largely due to the single 'So Into You'(#7 pop, #11 easy listening), so that the album soared to #11 and went gold. It was only fair: the ARS had perfected a sound that was lighter and more accessible than The Allmans/Lynyrd Skynyrd school of Southern rock, but no less accomplished, and 'A Rock And Roll Alternative'was the embodiment of it."

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  Best of The Atlanta Rhythm Section-Millennium Edition
The ARS release in this series is 24 bit mastered so it has the best CD sound yet. All the songs appear on the first ARS hits collection. It is nicely packaged with a brief history and a couple of vintage photos.


Live at the Savoy, New York October 27,...
Rrecorded at a show at the Savoy in New York City.

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The same band line-up that played on Partly Plugged returned, plugging back in and rocking with that sweet Southern sound that is ARS' alone. The state of the art of production work displays the ARS sound to great effect.

  Partly Plugged - The album is a showcase for the great talents of singer Ronnie Hammond and guitarist Barry Bailey. This is demonstrated both on the new songs and to fine effect on some classics, including Alien, So Into You, Angel and Do It or Die.


Red Tape - Released in 1976, the album features eight original songs. It features extended soloing. Almost every Southern band had a signature anthem, but the case can be made that this one features the most musically diverse arrangement and the tightest playing-and may be the best of them all.


  Champagne Jam - Released in 1978, this was the breakthrough album that marked the zenith of music-making, critical support and popular acclaim for ARS. Eight great songs-all originals-are showcased with the top notch, smooth pop production the group had been refining for years.

  Quinella - Released in 1981, this album starts out rocking harder than the last couple had and then transitions into the great pop, with an occasional country/western influence, that the group had been refining over the last couple albums. It's another classic.     Back Up Against the Wall - The 11 songs on this album present a mix of up-tempo tunes and ballads. It's a beautiful timepiece of a group of talented musicians playing quality songs and working together to establish their collective sound.

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