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George Jones with Love
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1971 (1971-02)
Genre Country
Label Musicor
Producer Bob Moore
George Jones chronology
Will You Visit Me on Sunday?
George Jones with Love
George Jones Sings the Great Songs of Leon Payne
Singles from George Jones with Love
  1. "Going Life's Way"
    Released: May 1970
  2. " A Good Year for the Roses"
    Released: October 1970
  3. " I'll Follow You (Up to Our Cloud)"
    Released: August 1971

George Jones with Love is an album by American country music artist George Jones, released in 1971 on the Musicor Records label.


Although Jones's final albums with Musicor have been criticized for their lackluster sound, George Jones With Love was a rebound from the 1970s Will You Visit Me On Sunday?, which had only made it to number 44 on the country album chart; George Jones With Love made it to number nine. Its opening track, "A Good Year For The Roses", climbed to number two on the singles chart. Chris Woodstra of AllMusic calls the singer's vocal on the Jerry Chestnut song "one of his all-time greatest performances." The song, which describes the thoughts of a man as his wife is preparing to leave him, features a particularly moving vocal from Jones, who manages to convey the sadness and profound bitterness that comes with a broken marriage. "Possum Holler" is a novelty song written by Dallas Frazier that makes light of the singer's famous nickname, which he received from DJ Slim Watts while working at KRTM in Beaumont in the 1950s. "Never Grow Cold" is a duet with his wife Tammy Wynette that was also released on their 1971 duet album, We Go Together.


AllMusic states, "By 1970, George Jones' stay at Musicor had been marked by a glut of sloppy releases that would continually repackage and repeat material in different thematically based 'concept' albums; initially, it would seem that George Jones With Love, with its lineup of all love-based songs, would fall into this disposable category. One listens, however, shows this to be an exception to the rule."

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Track listing

1." A Good Year for the Roses" Jerry Chesnut3:10
2." I'll Follow You (Up to Our Cloud)"David Turner2:38
3."Playing Possum" Dallas Frazier2:15
4."Try"Paul Vandergriff2:17
5."Going Life's Way" Tammy Wynette2:41
6."I Know"George Jones, Tammy Wynette2:39
7."Divorce or Destroy"Don Hosea2:43
8."Loving Makes You Mine"Jack Ripley2:36
9."A Day in the Life of a Fool" Eddie Noack2:14
10."Never Grow Cold (duet with Tammy Wynette)"George Jones, Tammy Wynette2:37

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