Gold and Green

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This article is about the Sugarland album. For the OOIOO album, see Gold and Green (OOIOO album).
Gold and Green
Studio album (Christmas) by Sugarland
Released October 13, 2009
Genre Christmas, country
Length 37:04
Label Mercury Nashville
Producer Byron Gallimore and Sugarland
Sugarland chronology
Live on the Inside
(2009)
Gold and Green
(2009)
The Incredible Machine
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Paste (38/100)[2]
The 9513 2/5 stars[3]
Roughstock (favorable)[4]

Gold and Green is the first Christmas album from country music duo Sugarland. The album was released on October 13, 2009 via Mercury Records Nashville. It features five original songs penned by group members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush and five traditional holiday songs that were also previously included as part of a Wal-Mart-exclusive re-release of the duo's 2006 album Enjoy the Ride.

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic gave a two-star review, calling it "an obvious, cloying exercise in marketing" and saying that it "holds little artistic merit."[1] Paste critic Cory Albertson similarly said, "Gold and Green’s schizophrenic tone seems tailored for mass consumption by country radio and the soccer-mom set, but most other listeners will need far more eggnog to stomach such uninspired holiday cheer."[2] Matt Bjorke reviewed it positively on Roughstock, saying, "City of Silver Dreams" could actually find itself a seminal holiday song like Joni Mitchell’s "River" as it tells a wonderfully soft and melodic story of New York City and the beauty of a new romance within the context of Christmas." The song was co-written with Lisa Carver and Ellis Paul.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "City of Silver Dreams"   Kristian Bush, Lisa Carver, Jennifer Nettles, Ellis Paul 4:28
2. "Winter Wonderland"   Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith 2:27
3. "Holly Jolly Christmas"   Johnny Marks 3:06
4. "Coming Home"   Bush, Nettles 3:33
5. "Gold and Green"   Bush, Nettles 4:02
6. "Maybe Baby (New Year's Day)"   Troy Bieser, Bush, Nettles 5:02
7. "Nuttin' for Christmas"   Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett 3:24
8. "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"   Traditional 4:08
9. "Little Wood Guitar"   Bush, Paul 4:12
10. "Silent Night"   Traditional 3:22

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Gold and Green debuted at No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart; it has since risen to a peak of No. 3 on the chart. During the 2009 holiday season, the set sold approximately 256,000 copies.[5]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 24
U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums 3

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 163[6]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 33[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Gold and Green review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b Albertson, Cory. "Gold and Green review". Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. "Album Review: Sugarland – Gold and Green". The 9513. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (2009-10-14). "Gold and Green review". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  5. ^ Edward Morris (January 7, 2010). "Country Albums Sales Down Again Slightly in 2009". cmt.com. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  7. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31.