Wings Upon Your Horns

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Wings Upon Your Horns
Loretta Lynn -Wings Upon Your Horns.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released January 12, 1970
Recorded Jan. 18 1967—Oct. 3, 1969
Studio Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN
Genre Country
Length 28:21
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Woman of the World/To Make a Man
(1969)
Wings Upon Your Horns
(1970)
Loretta Lynn Writes 'Em and Sings 'Em
(1970)
Singles from Wings Upon Your Horns
  1. "Wings Upon Your Horns"
    Released: October 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Wings Upon Your Horns is the fourteenth studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on January 12, 1970, by Decca Records.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The review published in the January 24, 1970 issue of Billboard magazine said, "Loretta Lynn socks it to you with "Wings Upon Your Horns" and "You Wouldn't Know an Angel (If You Saw One)". Toil and jilted love are the main themes of nearly all the songs on this LP. She wrote or helped write seven of the tunes. Also good are "I'm Dynamite", "When I Reach the Bottom (You'd Better Be There)" and "This Big Ole Hurt"."[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot Country LP's chart and at No. 146 on the US Billboard Top LP's chart. The only single released, "Wings Upon Your Horns", written by Lynn, reached No. 11 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Recording[edit]

Recording sessions for the album took place on October 1, October 2, and October 3, 1969, at Bradley's Barn in Mount Juliet, TN. Five of the albums tracks were from previous recording sessions. "Big Ole Hurt" was recorded during the January 19, 1967 session for 1967's Singin' with Feelin'. "This Stranger (My Little Girl)" and "I Only See the Things I Want to See" were recording during sessions for 1969's Your Squaw Is on the Warpath on August 30 and November 19, 1968, respectively. "When I Reach the Bottom (You'd Better Be There)" and "You Wouldn't Know an Angel (If You Saw One)" were recorded during sessions for 1969's Woman of the World/To Make a Man on April 2 and May 14, 1969, respectively.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Wings Upon Your Horns"Loretta LynnOctober 1, 19692:35
2."When I Reach the Bottom (You'd Better Be There)"Lorene Allen, Loretta LynnApril 2, 19692:20
3."This Stranger (My Little Girl)"Ann Burns, Barbara Fairchild, Ruby VanNoyAugust 30, 19683:35
4."I Only See the Things I Want to See"Loudilla Johnson, Loretta LynnNovember 19, 19682:16
5."If You Handle the Merchandise"Peggy Sue WellsOctober 3, 19692:22
6."I'm Dynamite"Loretta LynnOctober 2, 19692:50
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Big Ole Hurt"Loretta LynnJanuary 18, 19672:25
2."I'd Rather Be Gone"Merle HaggardOctober 3, 19692:32
3."You Wouldn't Know an Angel (If You Saw One)"Loretta Lynn, Frances RhodesMay 14, 19692:55
4."I'll Still Be Missing You"Warner McPhersonOctober 3, 19692:30
5."Let's Get Back Down to Earth"Loretta LynnOctober 2, 19692:01

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
1970 US Hot Country LP's (Billboard) 5[5]
US Top LP's (Billboard) 146[6]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
position
1969 "Wings Upon Your Horns" US Hot Country Singles (Billboard) 11[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wings Upon Your Horns at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Loretta Lynn – Wings Upon Your Horns". Discogs. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Magazine - January 24, 1970" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Loretta's Recording Sess". LORETTA LYNN FAN WEBSITE. 
  5. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  6. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.