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Tour de Force
Studio album by 38 Special
Released January 1984
Recorded 1983, Studio One, Doraville, Georgia
Genre Southern Rock
Length 36:42
Label A&M
Producer Don Barnes,
Jeff Carlisi,
Rodney Mills
Professional reviews
38 Special chronology
Special Forces
Tour de Force
Strength in Numbers

Tour de Force is the sixth studio album by southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1984.


Track listing

  1. "If I'd Been the One" (Barnes, Carlisi, Steele, Van Zant) – 3:55
  2. "Back Where You Belong" (G. O'Connor) – 4:29
  3. "One Time for Old Times" (O'Connor) – 4:32
  4. "See Me in Your Eyes" (Barnes, Carlisi, D. Steele) – 3:54
  5. "Twentieth Century Fox" (Barnes, Carlisi, Van Zant, Steele) – 3:45
  6. "Long Distance Affair" (Barnes, Steele, Van Zant) – 3:56
  7. "I Oughta Let Go" (S. Diamond, T.J. Seals, E. Setser) – 3:59
  8. "One of the Lonely Ones" (Barnes, Steele, Van Zant) – 4:01
  9. "Undercover Lover" (Carlisi, Steele, Van Zant) – 4:11


  • Don Barnes - vocals, guitar
  • Carol Bristow - background vocals
  • Steve Brookins - drums
  • Jeff Carlisi - guitar, steel guitar
  • Jack Grondin - drums
  • Larry Junstrom - bass
  • Jimmy Markham
  • Lu Moss - background vocals
  • Donnie Van Zant - vocals


  • Producers: Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Rodney Mills
  • Engineers: Rodney Mills, Ric Saunders
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Director: Mark Spector
  • Stage manager: Larry Steele
  • Art direction: Chuck Beeson, Norman Moore
  • Photography: Harrison Funk, Steve Prezant


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1983 The Billboard 200 22

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "If I'd Been the One" Mainstream Rock 1
1983 "If I'd Been the One" The Billboard Hot 100 19
1984 "Back Where You Belong" The Billboard Hot 100 20


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