Too Wild Too Long

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Too Wild Too Long
Studio album by George Jones
Released 1987
Genre Country
Length 31:53
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones chronology
Wine Colored Roses
(1986)
Too Wild Too Long
(1987)
Super Hits
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Too Wild Too Long is an album by American Country music artist George Jones released in 1987 on the Epic Records label.

By 1987, a new generation of country stars, such as Randy Travis, Ricky Van Shelton, and Dwight Yoakam had emerged on the country music landscape. Consequently, some of the old guard were having a more difficult time remaining relevant on the charts, and this may help explain the modest showing of Jones's 47th studio album, which did not break the top ten on the Billboard albums chart and produced no hit singles. Jones was largely taken for granted on this album; in a review upon its release, Country Music declared that Too Wild Too Long contained too many songs that relied on the myth of George Jones rather than the kind of songs that built the myth. Although none of the albums singles cracked the top 20, Jones's singing is characteristically stellar. Significant tracks include a cover of the Hank Williams song "I'm A Long Gone Daddy" and "One Hell Of A Song". "The U.S.A. Today", a rare foray for the singer into the political realm, points out America's virtues and faults. Jones also made his second music video for "The Old Man No One Loves", a tearjerker that pulls on the same heartstrings as "He Stopped Loving Her Today".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm a Survivor"   Jim McBride, Keith Stegall  
2. "The Real McCoy"   Ken Martin, Curt Ryle  
3. "Too Wild Too Long"   Troy Seals, Eddie Setser  
4. "One Hell of a Song"   Skip Ewing, Mark Sherrill  
5. "The Old Man No One Loves"   Wyman Asbill  
6. "The Bird"   Dennis Knutson, A.L. "Doodle" Owens  
7. "I'm a Long Gone Daddy"   Hank Williams  
8. "New Patches"   Tommy Collins  
9. "Moments of Brilliance"   Ed Burt  
10. "The U.S.A. Today"   Ron Hellard, Johnny MacRae  

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 14

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country CAN Country
1987 "The Bird" 26 39
1988 "I'm a Survivor" 52
"The Old Man No One Loves" 63
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review

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