High Mileage

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High Mileage
Studio album by Alan Jackson
Released September 1, 1998
Genre Country
Length 38:16
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson chronology
Everything I Love
(1996)
High Mileage
(1998)
Super Hits
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune (positive) [2]
Entertainment Weekly B [3]
Q 3/5 stars [4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars [5]

High Mileage is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on September 1, 1998 and produced four hit singles on the Hot Country Songs charts for Jackson: "I'll Go on Loving You" (#3), "Right on the Money" (#1), "Gone Crazy" (#4) and "Little Man" (#3). Upon its release in late 1998, "I'll Go on Loving You" became the highest-debuting single of Jackson's career at the time, entering the country charts at #35.[6]

Also included here is the track "A Woman's Love", which Jackson re-recorded in 2006 for his album Like Red on a Rose. The re-recorded version on that album was released as a single in 2007, peaking at #5 that year.

Background[edit]

During the release of his 2000 album, When Somebody Loves You, Jackson reflected on the album on Arista's website: " I guess the last album I made -- not the cover-song album, Under the Influence, but High Mileage was a little on the dark side. [Laughs] I love that album, but some of it's a little heavy. Of course, some of my life was a little dark at that time, and that's probably why it ended up that way. I guess this one reflects a little more of what I feel today.[7] "

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Right on the Money"   Charlie Black, Phil Vassar 3:49
2. "Gone Crazy"   Jackson 3:49
3. "Little Man"   Jackson 4:27
4. "What a Day Yesterday Was"   Mel Besher, Charlie Craig 3:47
5. "Hurtin' Comes Easy"   Jackson 3:01
6. "I'll Go On Loving You"   Kieran Kane 3:57
7. "Another Good Reason"   Harley Allen, Carson Chamberlain 4:26
8. "A Woman's Love"   Jackson 3:53
9. "Dancin' All Around It"   Chamberlain, Brian Tabor, Michael White 2:56
10. "Amarillo"   Jackson 4:11

Chart performance[edit]

High Mileage peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and peaked at #1 on the Top Country Albums selling 97,000 copies, his fourth #1 Country album. In October 1998, High Mileage was certified platinum by the RIAA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ High Mileage at AllMusic
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 409. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ Pond, Neil (November 1998). "That Healing Feeling: Country America goes to the heart of the matter with a reserved but rejuvenated Alan Jackson". Country America 10 (1): 52–57. 
  7. ^ Anon (2000). "Biography: When Somebody Loves You" aristanashville.com. Retrieved September 17, 2009
  8. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Alan+Jackson&titel=High+Mileage&cat=a
  9. ^ a b 38:16 (1998-09-19). "High Mileage - Alan Jackson". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 12, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
Preceded by
Come On Over
by Shania Twain
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 19 - October 2, 1998
Succeeded by
Come On Over
by Shania Twain
RPM Country Albums number-one album
October 19 - November 1, 1998