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on 3 January 2002
An exellent compilation of the Outlaws' first five albums. These were the band's best albums in any case. Never quite able to equal their first superb eponymous debut album, the Outlaws still showed that they were unequalled for quality Country Rock in their heyday.
If you do like this material, I also recommend The Allman Brothers compilations and also get Molly Hatchet's Greatest Hits.
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One of america's best kept secrets ,The Outlaws released their debut in 1975 and for the rest of the decade never looked back before petering out amid fall outs ,death etc.The first 2 albums ,the debut already mentioned and its follow up 'Lady In Waiting(1976) are held in the highest regard and its from those that the lions share of the tracks come,11 tracks in all out of sixteen.

Many people come to this band expecting Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet type rock but they were closer to country and only occasionally dabbled in the heavier side,certainly live they toughened up.From the opening 'There Goes Another Love song' to the closing 'Ghost Riders...',this is a superb collection highlighting some fantastic indiviidual musicians and backing harmonies that the Eagles would have been proud of.Best tracks the afore mentioned 'Love song..,the excellent instrumental 'Waterhole',catchy 'Freeborn Man' and the rockin 'Stick Around For Rock N Roll'.However as every southern rock fan knows their best is the epic 'Green Grass & High Tides Forever',which i believe is even better than 'Freebird',nearly ten minutes of southern guitar frenzy,teasing and building to a stunning finale,live it sometimes stretched to 20 minutes

If you'vr never heard this band,try this disc,it will live with you forever.
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There`s something about Southern rock bands. A lack of frills, a certain integrity, the grit and dirt of the Deep South... and a lot to do with the fact that so much popular music began or developed in the south, whether jazz, blues or country, all of which in different ways infuse the music of the Allmans, Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, even ZZ Top to some extent - and these guys, who formed in Tampa, Florida in 1972, went through a few line-up changes in the following years, but managed to keep their trademark three-guitar, multi-vocal sound through thick and thin.
What`s so winning about The Outlaws - and how I wish I`d seen them live, I bet they were stunning - is they sound so likeable, with a glowing, gleaming sound, like a kind of Allmans meets Eagles, if you will! Great harmonies, urgent, exact guitar work, good songs - some more memorable than others, but all enjoyable.
This 70-minute compilation from their first four LPs, plus a live version of Ghost Riders in the Sky of all things, is the business. It also boasts a very tasteful booklet, which includes notes by two of the original Outlaws, Hughie Thomasson and Henry Paul, both of whom wrote, sang and played guitar with the band for the few years they were at their peak.
As I say, I`d like to have heard the band live, as I bet they rocked the place.
What you get here is a highly professional outfit, who sing like a dream, play like they were born doing it, with songs that show off their strengths.
If you`ve got a thang for Southern rock, you should love this.
Fine rock `n` roll, no frills!
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on 8 February 2013
Superb Guitar Playing, Green Grass & High Tides the obvious stand out track, Great Production, Timeless, and from 1975 !
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on 8 March 2016
what a company??

Ordered pm there the following day??

Excellent price service outstanding and the CD fab suggest everyone listens to the title track---what a track.
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on 28 July 2015
The twin guitar lead's and harmony vocal's they come across as a southern version of the Eagles.They are just as good in my humble view so if you like the Eagles give this a try.
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on 12 February 2015
A southland boogie band with eagles harmonies. Few of them passed away but they really live on. Great. Fav....knoxville girl!
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on 30 April 2016
A truly outstanding band. Some of the guitar work in this compilation is breath-taking. .
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on 26 May 2012
This is stonkin' great value. The title track is up there with 'Freebird' and is worth the £2.99 alone - nearly 10 minutes of superb Southern rock at it's ultimate best. The Outlaws do some great harmony vocals and brilliant guitar work. Take a listen and enjoy!
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on 28 January 2010
I bought this to further complete my music collection - Renewing some original vinyl long since lost ... The long title track was/is just as fresh and dynamic as I remembered, but the rest is rather forgettable ... Worth it for the one masterpiece though - :)
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