Ten Years of Gold

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Ten Years of Gold
Ten Years of Gold.jpg
Greatest hits album by Kenny Rogers
Released January 1978[1]
Recorded 1975-1977
Length 16:33 (Side 1)
17:56 (Side 2)
34:29 (Total)
Label United Artists Records
Producer Larry Butler, Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers chronology
Daytime Friends
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Ten Years of Gold
Every Time Two Fools Collide (with Dottie West)
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Ten Years of Gold is the fourth studio album by Kenny Rogers issued in 1978.


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


  • 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
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 33
Canadian RPM Top Albums 23

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "LP Discography: Kenny Rogers". LP Discography. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
Preceded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 15–22, 1978
Succeeded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson