Young Love (Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey album)

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Young Love
Studio album by Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey
Released July 1969
Recorded April 1969
(RCA Victor Studio, Nashville)
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Ferguson
Felton Jarvis
Connie Smith chronology
Connie's Country
(1969)
Young Love
(1969)
Back in Baby's Arms
(1969)
Nat Stuckey chronology
Keep 'Em Country
(1969)
Young Love
(1969)
New Country Roads
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Young Love is a collaboration album by American country artists, Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey. The album was released in July 1969 on RCA Victor Records and was produced by Bob Ferguson and Felton Jarvis. It was one of two collaboration albums Smith and Stuckey would record together.

Background[edit]

Young Love consisted of twelve tracks recorded as duets between Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey. The album included cover versions of the duet hit between Don Gibson and Dottie West entitled, "Rings of Gold." It also included a cover of "Whispering Hope" and Sonny James's "Young Love." The album was recorded at the RCA Victor studios in Nashville, Tennessee in April 1969. The album was released on a 12-inch vinyl LP record with six songs on each side of the playing record. The album was reviewed by Allmusic. From the website, Young Love received a total of three out of five stars.[2] The album has not since been reissued on compact disc since its initial release in 1969.

Release[edit]

Young Love only spawned one single from the album, a cover version of Sonny James's "Young Love." The song became a major hit in the United States. Released in 1969, "Young Love" reached a peak of #20 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart.[3] In addition, the album itself also reached a peak position on the Billboard charts. Upon its official release in July 1969, Young Love peaked at #29 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Even the Bad Times Are Good" – (Carl Belew, Clyde Pitts)
  2. "Young Love" – (Ric Cartey, Carole Joyner)
  3. "Two Together" – (Nat Stuckey)
  4. "Whispering Hope" – (Alice Hawthorne, Alton Howard)
  5. "I'll Share My World with You" – (Ben Wilson)
  6. "I Got You" – (Gordon Galbraith, Ricci Mareno)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Together Alone" – (Bruce Cockburn)
  2. "Something Pretty" – (Wayne Stokes, Charles P. Williams)
  3. "Yours Love" – (Harlan Howard)
  4. "Stand Beside Me" – (Tompall Glaser)
  5. "Rings of Gold" – (Gene Thomas)
  6. "Let It Be Me" – (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë)

Sales chart positions[edit]

Albums
Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 29
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
US Country
1969 "Young Love" 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Young Love > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Charts & awards > albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-11.