Always & Forever (Randy Travis album)

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Always & Forever
Always&Forever.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 4, 1987
Recorded1986 at StarGem and Audio Media – Nashville, TN
GenreCountry
Length30:33
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
ProducerKyle Lehning
Randy Travis chronology
Storms of Life
(1986)
Always & Forever
(1987)
Old 8×10
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times1/4 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauB[3]

Always & Forever is the second studio album by country music singer Randy Travis. It was released on April 4, 1987 by Warner Bros. Records. Released from this album were the singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", all of which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. It is comedian Jimmy Pardo's second-favorite album of 1987, just behind Don Dixon's Romeo at Juilliard.

The track "What'll You Do About Me" has been covered by several artists, including single releases by Steve Earle, The Forester Sisters and Doug Supernaw. "I Told You So" was covered by Carrie Underwood as a duet with Travis on her 2007 album Carnival Ride, from which it was released as a single in January 2009.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Too Gone Too Long" (Gene Pistilli) – 2:24
  2. "My House" (Al Gore, Paul Overstreet) – 2:54
  3. "Good Intentions" (Marvin Coe, Merle Haggard, Randy Travis) – 3:37
  4. "What'll You Do About Me" (Dennis Linde) – 2:38
  5. "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)" (Max D. Barnes, Troy Seals) – 3:08
  6. "Forever and Ever, Amen" (Overstreet, Don Schlitz) – 3:31
  7. "I Told You So" (Travis) – 3:40
  8. "Anything" (Ronny Scaife, Phil Thomas) – 2:41
  9. "The Truth Is Lyin' Next to You" (Susan Longacre, Kent Robbins) – 3:24
  10. "Tonight We're Gonna Tear Down the Walls" (Jim Sales, Travis) – 2:38

Production[edit]

  • Engineer Outboard Gear Service: Studio Equipment Rental (co owner: Pamela M Jones)

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Albums 16
US Billboard Top Country Albums 1
US Billboard 200 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Always & Forever at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hochman, Steve (May 3, 1987). "Hollow Homage". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Randy Travis". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-24.