Step Right Up 1970-1979: A Critical Anthology

Step Right Up 1970-1979: A Critical Anthology

by George Jones
     
 

Typically, overviews of George Jones' Epic recordings run all the way into the '80s, sometimes going a little bit too far but always including his career-capping single "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Raven's 2009 compilation Step Right Up: 1970-1979 A Critical Anthology isn't a typical collection. As its title makes plain, this covers the '70s only, so it doesnSee more details below

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Typically, overviews of George Jones' Epic recordings run all the way into the '80s, sometimes going a little bit too far but always including his career-capping single "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Raven's 2009 compilation Step Right Up: 1970-1979 A Critical Anthology isn't a typical collection. As its title makes plain, this covers the '70s only, so it doesn't have the grace note of ending with "He Stopped Loving Her Today" but it does have something other compilations lack: a heavier dose of his long lost Musicor recordings. The first seven songs or so are all solo hits he had for Musicor, with only "A Good Year for the Roses" being a song that regularly pops up on comps, so this has a value for hardcore collectors looking for tracks that have never shown up on CD, but the primary strength of Step Right Up is its narrow focus. By concentrating on the '70s, it adds some songs that don't show up on most collections of George's Epic years -- "Wine (You've Used Me Long Enough)," "A Drunk Can't Be a Man," "Stand on My Own Two Knees," "I Love You So Much It Hurts," "Ain't Your Memory Got No Pride at All" -- so it digs a little deeper into what is one of Jones' great stretches of creativity. Since it does have a lot of big hits that typically show up on Epic collections like Anniversary -- "We Can Make It," "A Picture of Me (Without You)," "The Grand Tour," "Once You've Had the Best," "The Door" -- this isn't quite a "more of the best" supplement, but it does in effect function as that, providing a pleasing and different view of one of Possum's prime periods.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2009
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657029220
catalogNumber:
292
Rank:
84370

Tracks

  1. A Good Year for the Roses  - George Jones
  2. She's Mine  - George Jones
  3. Tell Me My Lying Eyes Are Wrong  - George Jones
  4. Where Grass Won't Grow  - George Jones
  5. Image of Me  - George Jones
  6. She's as Close as I Can Get to Loving You  - George Jones
  7. Right Won't Touch a Hand  - George Jones
  8. We Can Make It  - George Jones
  9. I'll Take You to My World  - George Jones
  10. A Picture of Me (Without You)  - George Jones
  11. She Loves Me (Right out of My Mind)  - George Jones
  12. Wine (You've Used Me Long Enough)  - George Jones
  13. The Grand Tour  - George Jones
  14. Once You've Had the Best  - George Jones
  15. The Door  - George Jones
  16. These Days (I Barely Get By)  - George Jones
  17. I Just Don't Give a Damn  - George Jones
  18. The Battle  - George Jones
  19. Wean Me  - George Jones
  20. A Drunk Can't Be a Man  - George Jones
  21. Stand on My Own Two Knees  - George Jones
  22. I Love You So Much It Hurts  - George Jones
  23. Rest in Peace  - George Jones
  24. Bartender's Blues  - James Taylor
  25. I'll Just Take It out in Love  - George Jones
  26. Ain't Your Memory Got No Pride at All  - George Jones
  27. Here We Go  - George Jones
  28. Someday My Day Will Come  - George Jones

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Jones   Primary Artist
Emmylou Harris   Guest Appearance
James Taylor   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Johnny Paycheck   Composer
Floyd Tillman   Composer
Tammy Wynette   Composer
Freddy Weller   Composer
Roger Bowling   Composer
Jerry Chesnut   Composer
Jerry Crutchfield   Composer
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Bob McDill   Composer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
George Richey   Composer
Glenn Sutton   Composer
Norris Wilson   Composer
Wayne Kemp   Composer
Warren Barnett   Mastering
Earl Montgomery   Composer
Jack Ripley   Composer
Jimmy Peppers   Composer
Arthur Leo Owens   Composer
John Dowler   Liner Notes,Concept
Bernard DLasselle   Photo Courtesy
Fred Falk   Photo Courtesy

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