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Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic  is the eighth studio album by Kenny Kenny Rogers, released in 1979. It includes the singles " Coward of the County" and " You Decorated My Life."
"Tulsa Turnaround" is a reworking of an earlier song Rogers recorded with
The First Edition.
Goodbye Marie" was first recorded by Johnny Rodriguez on his March 1979 album, Rodriguez Was Here, and then later recorded by Bobby Goldsboro, charting as a single for him in 1981.
The album reached the top five of the US
album chart and #1 in the Country charts (where it stayed for a record total of 25 weeks). In the Billboard UK, it was a top ten album as well. In 2007, the album was issued as a two album set on one CD, the other album included on the disc being the self-titled from 1976.
In the sleeve notes for the 2009 reissue on the Edsel record label, biographer Chris Bolton notes that this album "does its best to represent every musical personality of Kenny Rogers." Stephen Thomas Erlewine states that the album mixes music styles from Country to Disco.
This was the fourth of twelve #1's for Rogers on the
Country albums chart, as well as his first Top 10 'Pop' album entry. It, reportedly, sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
Track listing [ edit ]
1. "You Turn the Light On" Lewis Anderson, Stephen Geyer 3:03 2. " You Decorated My Life" Debbie Hupp, Robert E. Morrison 3:38 3. "She's a Mystery" Larry Keith, Steve Pippin 2:54 4. " Goodbye Marie" Dennis Linde, Mel McDaniel 2:47 5. "Tulsa Turnaround" Larry Collins, Paul Cotton, Alex Harvey 2:52 6. "I Want to Make You Smile" Bill Medley 3:20 7. "Santiago Midnight Moonlight" John Porter McMeans 3:14 8. "One Man's Woman" Steve Glassmeyer 3:45 9. "In and Out of Your Heart" Thomas Cain, Randy Cullers, Dennis Linde, Alan Rush 3:23 10. " Old Folks" Willard Robison 2:44 11. " Coward of the County" Roger D. Bowling, Billy Ed Wheeler 4:20
Personnel [ edit ]
Kenny Rogers – lead vocals
Bobby Wood, Chuck Cochran,
David Briggs, Edgar Struble, Gene Golden, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Larry Keith, Shane Keister – piano Edgar Struble –
clavinet, synthesizers Billy Sanford, Dave Kirby, Jerry Shook, Jimmy Capps,
Johnny Christopher, Larry Keith, Randy Dorman, Ray Edenton, Reggie Young, Tommy Allsup, Rick Harper, Steve Glassmeyer – guitars
Bobby Thompson – banjo Charles "Chuck" Jacob,
Joe Osborn – bass guitar
Bob Moore – upright bass Bobby Daniels – drums
Farrell Morris – percussion
Steve Glassmeyer – saxophone
Sheldon Kurland Strings – strings
Bill Justis, Edgar Struble (track 10) – string arrangements Bergen White, Bobby Daniels, Buzz Cason, Don Gant, Donna McElroy, Edgar Struble, Lea Jane Berinati, Steve Glassmeyer, Todd Cerney, Tom Brannon, Yvonne Hodges – backing vocals
Production [ edit ]
Producer, Mixing – Larry Butler
Billy Sherrill (Tracks 1, 2, 4–8, 10 & 11); Harold Lee (Tracks 3 & 9). Recorded at American Studios and
Jack Clements Recording Studios (Nashville, TN). Mastered by Bob Sowell at Master Control (Nashville, TN).
Artwork – Bill Burks
Photography – Reid Miles
Chart performance [ edit ]
Billboard Top Country Albums
Kent Music Report) 15
RPM Country Albums
RPM Top Albums
UK Albums Chart
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