The Greatest

Album: Sound & Color (2015)
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  • When Alabama Shakes began recording Sound & Color at Nashville's Sound Emporium studio, California based songwriter and session guitarist Blake Mills, who has previously helmed sessions by Sara Watkins and Sky Ferriera, came on board as a co-producer to help harness all of their different ideas. He suggested that this song, which began as a ballad but wasn't clicking, should be sped up to punk-rock tempo. The result was this garage-rock freak-out, unlike anything The Shakes have done before.

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