Ten Years of Gold

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Ten Years of Gold
Greatest hits album by Kenny Rogers
Released January 1978[1]
Recorded 1975-1977
Length 16:33 (Side 1)
17:56 (Side 2)
34:29 (Total)
Label United Artists Records
Producer Larry Butler Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers chronology
Daytime Friends
(1977)
Ten Years of Gold
(1977)
Every Time Two Fools Collide (with Dottie West)
(1978)

Ten Years of Gold is a compilation album by Kenny Rogers issued in 1978.

Overview[edit]

As his fourth solo album, Ten Years of Gold is a collection of ten songs spanning the last decade. The album features solo re-recordings of hits Kenny had with The First Edition. The new First Edition tracks were recorded at Jack Clement Recording Studio "B" using Kenny Rogers' road band "Bloodline" (listed below). Side 1 of the LP contained the all re-recordings. Though Kenny had already scored three other solo hits, "Lucille", "Daytime Friends", "While The Feeling's Good" and "Love Lifted Me" are all that represent his recent work. The last track is the First Edition's original hit recording of "Today I Started Loving You Again", which was featured on the First Edition's 1972 album "Back Roads", Kenny still had the rights on this song, therefore this version is present . Oddly the First Edition are not credited on the album jacket, even individually.

There were two different versions of the cover art. One had Kenny's name in white next to the title and a mock pasted photo on the back. On the second pressing the photo is retouched to look like it is in a gold frame.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town (Mel Tillis) [2:53]
  2. Reuben James (Barry Etris/Alex Harvey) [2:41]
  3. But You Know I Love You (Mike Settle) [3:16]
  4. Something's Burning (Mac Davis) [4:19]
  5. Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In (Mickey Newbury) [3:24]

Side 2[edit]

  1. Lucille (Roger Bowling/Hal Bynum) [3:41]
    (from the 1977 album Kenny Rogers)
  2. Daytime Friends (Ben Peters) [3:14]
    (from the 1977 album Daytime Friends)
  3. While the Feeling's Good (Roger Bowling/Freddie Hart) [4:02]
    (from the 1976 album Love Lifted Me)
  4. Love Lifted Me (Preston Ross/Howard Smith) [3:49]
    (from the 1976 album Love Lifted Me)
  5. Today I Started Loving You Again (Merle Haggard/Bonnie Owens) [3:10]
    (original version from the 1972 album Back Roads with The First Edition)

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny Rogers - guitar, vocals
  • Randy Dorman, Rick Harper - guitar
  • Gene Golden - Fender Rhodes keyboard bass
  • Gene Golden, Steve Glassmeyer, Edgar Struble - keyboards
  • Bobby Daniels - drums
  • Gene Golden, Steve Glassmeyer, Bobby Daniels - background vocals
  • Billy Sherrill - engineer
  • Garth Shaw - road manager

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 33
Canadian RPM Top Albums 23

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LP Discography: Kenny Rogers". LP Discography. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
Preceded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 15–22, 1978
Succeeded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson