Wine Colored Roses

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Wine Colored Roses
Studio album by George Jones
Released 1986
Studio Eleven Eleven Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 29:40
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones chronology
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
(1985)Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes1985
Wine Colored Roses
Too Wild Too Long
(1987)Too Wild Too Long1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Wine Colored Roses is an album by American country music artist George Jones released in 1986 on the Epic Records label. It peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Wine Colored Roses went Gold in 1994.[2]

On Wine Colored Roses, producer Billy Sherrill largely peels back the slicker elements of his 1980s productions, giving the album a more stripped down sound than its predecessor Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes, something that Sherrill would continue doing for the remainder of Jones's run on Epic. In his essay for the liner notes to the 1994 Sony compilation The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country, Rich Kienzle states, "If there were any doubters, 'Wine Colored Roses' proved Jones was a timeless superstar, even without stimulants." In a 2001 interview with Jolene Downs, the singer cited the album as one of his all-time favorites, commenting "I loved the songs, it was a really great album." The title track and "The Right Left Hand", the latter a tribute Jones dedicated to his fourth wife Nancy, were both top ten hits on the Billboard country singles chart. The album also includes a duet with Patti Page. AllMusic writes that "this is a comfortable setting for George, and he sings expertly, his surroundings never masking his gossamer phrases."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wine Colored Roses" Dennis Knutson, A.L. "Doodle" Owens  
2. "I Turn to You" Max D. Barnes, Curly Putman  
3. "The Right Left Hand" Dennis Knutson, A.L. "Doodle" Owens  
4. "Don't Leave Without Taking Your Silver" Damon Black  
5. "The Very Best of Me" Gary Gentry, Mark Sherrill  
6. "Hopelessly Yours" Don Cook, Curly Putman, Keith Whitley  
7. "You Never Looked That Good When You Were Mine" (with Patti Page) Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison  
8. "If Only Your Eyes Could Lie" John Jarrard, Bob McDill  
9. "Ol' Frank" Harlan Howard, Max D. Barnes  
10. "These Old Eyes Have Seen It All" Curly Putman, Bucky Jones, Ron Hellard  

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1986 "Wine Colored Roses" 10 13
1987 "The Right Left Hand" 8 6
"I Turn to You" 26 40


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold


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