Especially for You (Don Williams album)

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Especially for You
Especially for You.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 26, 1981
RecordedSound Emporium Studios, Nashville, TN[1]
ProducerDon Williams and Garth Fundis
Don Williams chronology
I Believe in You
Especially for You
Listen to the Radio

Especially for You is the title of the eleventh studio album released by country music artist Don Williams. It was released in 1981 (see 1981 in country music). Three singles were released from the album which all reached the top ten. These were "Miracles" (#4), "If I Needed You" (with Emmylou Harris) (#3) and "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" (#1). The album peaked at #5 in the U.S. and reached #109 on the Billboard 200. This album, paired with his previous album, I Believe in You, were re-released on one CD in 1989.[2]


Many songs on this album are covers of earlier songs or would later be covered by other artists. "Fair-weather Friends" was released by its co-writer, Johnny Cash in 1982 on his album, The Adventures of Johnny Cash. "Years from now" was previously recorded by Bobbi Humphrey in 1977 and would later be made famous by Dr. Hook. "Lord, I Hope This Day is Good" has been covered by Anne Murray and by Lee Ann Womack on her 2000 album, I Hope You Dance. The duet with Emmylou Harris, "If I Needed You", was first recorded by Townes Van Zandt on his 1972 album, The Late Great Townes Van Zandt.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Fair-weather Friends" (Joe Allen, Johnny Cash) - 4:14
  2. "I Don't Want to Love You" (Bob McDill) - 4:04
  3. "Years from Now" (Roger Cook, Charles Cochran) - 2:41
  4. "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" (Dave Hanner) - 4:06
  5. "Especially You" (Rick Beresford) - 2:30

Side two[edit]

  1. "If I Needed You" (Townes Van Zandt) - 3:25
  2. "Now and Then" (Wayland Holyfield) - 3:21
  3. "Smooth Talking Baby" (David Kirby, Red Lane) - 3:07
  4. "I've Got You to Thank for That" (Blake Mevis, Don Pfrimmer) - 2:32
  5. "Miracles" (Cook) - 3:01


  • All tracks produced by Don Williams and Garth Fundis except for "If I Needed You", which was co-produced with Brian Ahern.[1]
  • Recorded at Sound Emporium Studios by Garth Fundis and Gary Laney
  • Remixed by Garth Fundis and Don Williams
  • Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics, Nashville


from liner notes[1]

Arrangements for violins, violas and cellos by Charles Cochran. Performed by The Sheldon Kurland Strings.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 109


  1. ^ a b c Especially for You (LP). Don Williams. MCA Records. 1981. 5210.
  2. ^ WesterGaard, Sean. "Don Williams — Especially for You/I Believe in You". Allmusic. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-11.