Rose Colored Glasses (album)
|Rose Colored Glasses|
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|Released||October 11, 1978|
|John Conlee chronology|
The album was a commercial success, peaking just outside the country top 10 (at number 11), and would be his highest charting album until 1983.
It featured 3 singles; the Conlee-written title track reached number 5 in America. The next single, "Lady Lay Down" became a number one in the States, while going to number 2 in Canada. The last single to be released from the record, the Conlee-written "Backside of Thirty" (in 1979) was also an American number 1, while reaching number 5 in Canada. Among these singles, "Backside of Thirty" had originally been released in 1977, but it did not chart at the time.
Kurt Wolff and Orla Duane, in their book Country Music: The Rough Guide, described the album's cuts as "among Conlee's finest, including the title track and especially 'Backside of Thirty'."
- Rose Colored Glasses (Conlee, George Baber) – 3:18
- Something Special (Dave Loggins) – 2:36
- I'll Be Easy (Conlee) – 1:55
- Let Your Love Fall Back on Me (Jonathan Lee) – 2:12
- Backside of Thirty (Conlee) – 2:33
- Lady Lay Down (Don Cook, Rafe VanHoy) – 3:05
- She Loves My Troubles Away (Rayburn Anthony, Max D. Barnes) – 2:28
- Just Let It Slide (A.L. ''Doodle'' Owens) – 2:47
- Some Old California Memory (Owens, Warren Robb) – 2:24
- Hold On (Conlee, Dick Kent) – 2:45
- Produced By Bud Logan
- Production Co-Ordination: Katie Gillon, Sherri Halford
- Engineers: Les Ladd, Bud Logan, Jack logan
- Mastering: Milan Bogdan, Glenn Meadows
- Stambler, Irwin; Landon, Grelun. Country Music: The Encyclopedia. Macmillan. pp. 102–103. ISBN 0-312-26487-9.
- "John Conlee: Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
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- Whitburn, Joel (August 2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 102. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Wolff, Kurt; Duane, Orla. Country Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. p. 431. ISBN 1-85828-534-8.