Atlanta Rhythm Section – Third Annual Pipe Dream (1974/2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Atlanta Rhythm Section – Third Annual Pipe Dream (1974/2018) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 34:24 minutes | 710 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Polydor

The 10 songs on this album, including 8 written by Buddy Buie in conjunction with other band members, show ARS to have become both tighter in their playing and more polished in their song presentation. The band’s pop oriented songwriting and diverse musical stylings-characteristics that would distinguish them from the rest of Southern Rock-are displayed to great effect and show a band coming into their own. The album opens with Doraville, their first regional hit that’s a rocking tribute to the town where Studio One was located. Blues In Maude’s Flat is an instrumental that shows off the group’s musical skills to fine effect. The song Angel (What in the World’s Come Over Us) showcases the band’s ability to mix tempos and styles in a longer piece with outstanding musicianship.

For their third album, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, newly signed to Polydor after a couple of releases for Decca, put their best foot forward with some good-time Southern-flavored rock & roll for the album’s opener, “Doraville,” a catchy tribute to their hometown. They also weave a subtler spell with “Jesus Hearted People,” which presents their love of Southern culture in more general terms. From there it’s off to the suitably bluesy moments on “Close the Door” and the moody instrumental “Blues in Maude’s Flat,” and into swamp rock territory on “Join the Race (To Inner Space),” which also slips in a few hints of progressive rock jamming, especially on the keyboards and the guitar break. And that’s all just the first side – the second side of the original LP shows the band in a more introspective and experimental mode (especially on “The War Is Over”), but doesn’t skimp on the musicianship, basic and otherwise, and “Angel (What in the World’s Come Over Us)” even adds harmonies almost worthy of Crosby, Stills & Nash. The resulting record ended up breaking a few rules at the time – most Southern bands (apart from the Allman Brothers) weren’t supposed to get too experimental – but it touches all the right buttons to make good listening three decades later and counting. Sad to say, at the time it only peaked at number 74 (which would be their highest LP chart placement for the next couple of years), and yielded a pair of regional hits, “Doraville” and “Angel”; but it’s worth tracking down for more than a couple of listens for a sharper take on the permutations of “Southern rock.”” (Bruce Eder, AMG)

Tracklist:
1. Doraville 03:26
2. Jesus Hearted People 03:51
3. Close The Door 03:26
4. Blues In Maude’s Flat 03:51
5. Join The Race (To Inner Space) 03:59
6. Angel (What In The World’s Come Over Us) 05:10
7. Get Your Head Out Of Your Heart 02:34
8. The War Is Over 02:03
9. Help Yourself (You Gotta Help Yourself) 02:55
10 Who You Gonna Run To 03:18

Personnel:
Hugh Jarrett, vocals
Mylon LeFevre, vocals
Barry Bailey, guitar
Dean Daughtry, keyboards
Paul Goddard, bass
Ronnie Hammond, vocals, background vocals
Robert Nix, percussion, drums, background vocals
J.R. Cobb, guitar, background vocals
Michael Huey, conductor

Digitally remastered

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