George Jones with Love

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George Jones with Love
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Studio album by
Released1971
GenreCountry
Length25:50
LabelMusicor
ProducerBob Moore
George Jones chronology
Will You Visit Me on Sunday?
(1970)
George Jones with Love
(1971)
George Jones Sings the Great Songs of Leon Payne
(1971)

George Jones with Love is an album by American country music artist George Jones, released in 1971 on the Musicor Records label.

Background[edit]

Although Jones's final albums with Musicor have been criticized for their lackluster sound, George Jones With Love was a rebound from 1970's Will You Visit Me On Sunday?, which had only made it to number 44 on the country album chart; George Jones With Love made it to number nine. Its opening track, "A Good Year For The Roses", climbed to number two on the singles chart. Chris Woodstra of AllMusic calls the singer's vocal on the Jerry Chestnut song "one of his all-time greatest performances." The song, which describes the thoughts of a man as his wife is preparing to leave him, features a particularly moving vocal from Jones, who manages to convey the sadness and profound bitterness that comes with a broken marriage. "Possum Holler" is a novelty song written by Dallas Frazier that makes light of the singer's famous nickname, which he received from dee jay Slim Watts while working at KRTM in Beaumont in the 1950s. Jones wrote "Never Grow Cold" with his wife Tammy Wynette, who provides the vocal harmony on the track.

Reception[edit]

AllMusic states, "By 1970, George Jones' stay at Musicor had been marked by a glut of sloppy releases that would continually repackage and repeat material in different thematically based 'concept' albums; initially it would seem that George Jones With Love, with its lineup of all love-based songs, would fall into this disposable category. One listen, however, shows this to be an exception to the rule."

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Good Year for the Roses"Jerry Chesnut3:10
2."I'll Follow You (Up to Our Cloud)"David Turner2:38
3."Playing Possum"Dallas Frazier2:15
4."Try"Paul Vandergriff2:17
5."Going Life's Way"Tammy Wynette2:41
6."I Know"George Jones, Tammy Wynette2:39
7."Divorce or Destroy"Bill Deaton2:43
8."Loving Makes You Mine" 2:36
9."A Day in the Life of a Fool"Eddie Noack2:14
10."Never Grow Cold"George Jones, Tammy Wynette2:37

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Country Albums 9

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1971 A Good Year For The Roses Country Singles 2

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