Long Stretch of Lonesome

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Long Stretch of Lonesome
Studio album by Patty Loveless
Released September 30, 1997
Genre Country
Label Epic
Producer Emory Gordy, Jr.
Patty Loveless chronology
The Trouble with the Truth
Long Stretch of Lonesome
Singles from Long Stretch of Lonesome
  1. "You Don't Seem to Miss Me"
    Released: September 1997
  2. "To Have You Back Again"
    Released: January 1998
  3. "High on Love"
    Released: April 1998
  4. "Like Water Into Wine"
    Released: October 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A− link

Long Stretch of Lonesome is an album released by Patty Loveless in 1997. Three singles charted in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Highlights are "High on Love," "To Have You Back Again" and the George Jones-backed "You Don't Seem to Miss Me," each of which both charted in the top 20. "High on Love" was co-written by Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The single "Like Water Into Wine" charted at number 57, the first of Loveless' singles since 1986 to not chart in the country top 40. The album went on to be certified Gold for shipments of over 500,000 copies in the U.S.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Party Ain't Over Yet" (John David) – 3:32
  2. "To Have You Back Again" (Annie Roboff, Amie Roman) – 4:35
  3. "I Don't Want to Feel Like That" (Don Schlitz, Terry Radigan) – 4:19
  4. "High on Love" (Kostas, Jeff Hanna) – 3:03
  5. "Like Water into Wine" (Gretchen Peters) – 4:46
  6. "That's Exactly What I Mean" (Kim Richey, Tia Sillers) – 3:22
  7. "You Don't Seem to Miss Me" (Jim Lauderdale) – 4:07
  8. "Too Many Memories" (Stephen Bruton) – 3:52
  9. "Long Stretch of Lonesome" (Gary Scruggs, Tony Arata) – 3:57
  10. "Where I'm Bound" (Daryl Burgess, Tom Britt) – 4:04

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 9
U.S. Billboard 200 68
Canadian RPM Country Albums 31



Strings on "Long Stretch of Lonesome"

Strings arranged by Emory Gordy, Jr.

  • violins – David Davidson, Connie Heard, Clara Olson, Christian Teal
  • violas – Kathryn Plummer, Kris Wilkinson
  • cello – Anthony LaMarchina