There Must Be More to Love Than This (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There Must Be More to Love Than This
There Must Be More to Love Than This.jpg
Studio album by
Released1971
Recorded Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country, honky-tonk
Length29:18
Label Mercury
Producer Jerry Kennedy
Jerry Lee Lewis chronology
In Loving Memories: The Jerry Lee Lewis Gospel Album
(1971)
There Must Be More to Love Than This
(1971)
Touching Home
(1971)

There Must Be More to Love Than This is an album by Jerry Lee Lewis that was released on Mercury Records in 1971.

Summary

The theme of adultery looms large on this album, containing "cheatin' songs" like "Home Away from Home," "Woman, Woman (Get Out of My Way)" (co-written by his sister Linda Gail Lewis) and the Jerry Chesnut-penned title track, which had soared to the top of the country charts in 1970. Another stand out cut is Lewis's rendition of Charlie Rich's " Life's Little Ups and Downs," a song that celebrates marriage and forgiveness, an ironic choice since Jerry Lee's marriage to his wife Myra was crumbling. Lewis remains especially fond of "Sweet Georgia Brown" – specifically guitarist Kenny Lovelace's fiddle break in the song, enthusing to biographer Rick Bragg in 2014, "He did that fiddle break on that thing – it's somethin' else, isn't it? I mean, you can never capture that again, like that. Oh man! What a record! It's so far above – so far ahead of anybody's thinkin' in the music business that they could never comprehend the meaning of it. It had the flavor of everything."

There Must Be More to Love Than This was another hit album for Lewis, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard country charts. In 2009, Lewis biographer Joe Bonomo calls "One More Time" a "beautifully sung song in its balance of egoism and compromise, and Ned Davis' steel guitar mourns the valid regret at its center."

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1." There Must Be More to Love Than This"
  • Thomas LaVerne
  • Bill Taylor
2:45
2."Bottles and Barstools" Glenn Sutton2:49
3."Reuben James"
2:45
4."I'd Be Talkin' All the Time"
  • Chuck Howard
  • Larry Kingston
2:21
5."One More Time"2:24
6."Sweet Georgia Brown"
2:29
7."Woman, Woman (Get Out of My Way)"
3:17
8."I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"Cecil A. Null2:42
9."Foolaid"
  • Harrelson
  • Carmen Holland
2:33
10."Home Away from Home" Jerry Chesnut2:33
11." Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs"Margret Ann Rich2:40
Total length:29:18

Personnel

Charts

References

  1. ^ "Jerry Lee Lewis Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "Jerry Lee Lewis Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2021.
  3. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1971". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2021.