BN.com Gift Guide

Golden Ring

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Of all the George Jones duet recordings, this one -- done with his recently divorced wife, Tammy Wynette -- remains the finest moment. Golden Ring was released in 1976 and produced by the legendary Billy Sherrill. This is a set full of heartbreak songs accompanied by real heartbreak. Jones went on a multi-year bender after the divorce was final, putting his health, reputation, and even career on the line. It's no stretch to say that these songs are loaded with emotion, but for a change, Sherrill's production allows the voices to speak for themselves. The track list is devastating, opening as it does with Bobby Braddock's title track. Jones' singing here is among his best of ...
See more details below
This CD is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Of all the George Jones duet recordings, this one -- done with his recently divorced wife, Tammy Wynette -- remains the finest moment. Golden Ring was released in 1976 and produced by the legendary Billy Sherrill. This is a set full of heartbreak songs accompanied by real heartbreak. Jones went on a multi-year bender after the divorce was final, putting his health, reputation, and even career on the line. It's no stretch to say that these songs are loaded with emotion, but for a change, Sherrill's production allows the voices to speak for themselves. The track list is devastating, opening as it does with Bobby Braddock's title track. Jones' singing here is among his best of the 1970s, and Wynette as his partner gives him a run for his money as the top biller on the record jacket. Buck Owens' "Cryin' Time" begins with them singing, so to speak, cheek to cheek. Red Lane and Daniel Morrison's "I've Seen Better Days" gives Wynette the space to sing first, and she seizes the opportunity with restraint, drama, and relish for the entire verse. Jones responds lost, forsaken, and bewildered as to how he ever got here. Ray Price's honky tonk "I'll Be There If You Want Me" is brave posturing in the tradition of Lee Hazlewood's "Jackson" -- it comes off entirely without conviction, and it takes the Jordanaires to prop Jones up, though Wynette responds with daring. Golden Ring is one of those country albums that is essential. It is a perfect document of '70s Nashville's most polished and tasteful records, and stands as a high point for both Jones and Wynette. In short, it is simply a classic.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1997
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018215923
  • Catalog Number: 82159

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tammy Wynette Primary Artist
George Jones Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Carl Belew Composer
Bobby Braddock Composer
Johnny "Country" Mathis Composer
Jimmy Lee Fautheree Composer
Rafe Van Hoy Composer
Francis Craig Composer
Rob Goellner Composer
Kermit Goell Composer
Clyde Pitts Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously