Ten Years of Gold

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Ten Years of Gold
Ten Years of Gold.jpg
Greatest hits album by Kenny Rogers
ReleasedJanuary 1978[1]
Recorded1975-1977
Length16:33 (Side 1)
17:56 (Side 2)
34:29 (Total)
LabelUnited Artists Records
ProducerLarry Butler, Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers chronology
Daytime Friends
(1977)
Ten Years of Gold
(1978)
Every Time Two Fools Collide (with Dottie West)
(1978)

Ten Years of Gold is the fourth studio album by Kenny Rogers issued in 1978.

Overview[edit]

As his fourth solo album, Ten Years of Gold is a collection of ten songs spanning the last decade. The album features solo re-recordings of hits Kenny had with The First Edition. These new versions were recorded at Jack Clement Recording Studio "B" using Kenny Rogers' road band "Bloodline" (listed below). Side 1 of the LP contained the all re-recordings. Though Kenny had already scored three other solo hits, "Lucille", "Daytime Friends", "While The Feeling's Good" and "Love Lifted Me" are all that represent his recent work. The last track is the First Edition's original hit recording of "Today I Started Loving You Again", which was featured on the First Edition's 1972 album "Back Roads", Kenny still had the rights on this song, therefore this version is present. Oddly the First Edition are not credited on the album jacket, even individually.

There were two different versions of the cover art. One had Kenny's name in white next to the title and a mock pasted photo on the back. On the second pressing the photo is retouched to look like it is in a gold frame.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town"Mel Tillis2:53
2."Reuben James"Barry Etris, Alex Harvey2:41
3."But You Know I Love You"Mike Settle3:16
4."Something's Burning"Mac Davis4:19
5."Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"Mickey Newbury3:24
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lucille" (from Kenny Rogers [1977])Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum3:41
2."Daytime Friends" (from Daytime Friends [1977])Ben Peters3:14
3."While the Feeling's Good" (from Love Lifted Me [1976])Roger Bowling, Freddie Hart4:02
4."Love Lifted Me" (from Love Lifted Me [1976])Preston Ross, Howard Smith3:49
5."Today I Started Loving You Again" (original version from Back Roads [1972] with The First Edition)Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens3:10
  • Note: Rogers composed the two new verses to "Love Lifted Me" although he is not credited for this.

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny Rogers – guitar, lead vocals
  • Randy Dorman, Rick Harper – guitar
  • Gene Golden – Fender Rhodes keyboard bass
  • Gene Golden, Steve Glassmeyer, Edgar Struble – keyboards
  • Bobby Daniels – drums
  • Gene Golden, Steve Glassmeyer, Bobby Daniels – background vocals
  • Billy Sherrill – engineer
  • Garth Shaw – road manager

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 33
Canadian RPM Top Albums 23

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LP Discography: Kenny Rogers". LP Discography. Retrieved May 15, 2011.