Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of the debut by the Atlanta Rhythm Section, the self-titled Atlanta Rhythm Section.
About this copy: This copy of Atlanta Rhythm Section is an original U.S. pressing on the Decca label. The cover is VG with light ring wear and some wear at the edges and corners. There is a cut corner in the upper right hand corner of the cover.
The disc is VG+, with some sleeve scuffs and a couple of faint marks on side 1.
A nice copy of a record that’s surprisingly hard to find.
Background:The Atlanta Rhythm Section, later nicknamed ARS, was created from the remnants of two bands that had enjoyed a bit of success in the 1960s – the Candymen and the Classics IV.
It took them a while to find their sound, but by the late 1970s, they’d released several albums that went gold, including Champagne Jam and A Rock and Roll Alternative.
Atlanta Rhythm Section, their 1972 debut, had a slightly different sound than their later releases, largely because it’s the only album by the original band to feature Rodney Justo on vocals. Justo left after this LP and was replaced by Ronnie Hammond.
Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at #210 on the American charts and was quickly deleted.