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Too Wild Too Long
Studio album by
StudioEleven Eleven Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones chronology
Wine Colored Roses
Too Wild Too Long
One Woman Man
Singles from George Jones Sings More New Favorites
  1. "The Bird"
    Released: December 18, 1987
  2. " I'm a Survivor"
    Released: March 22, 1988
  3. " The Old Man No One Loves"
    Released: May 11, 1988
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Too Wild Too Long is an album by American country music artist George Jones released in 1987 on the Epic Records label.


By 1987, a new generation of country stars, such as Randy Travis, Ricky Van Shelton and Dwight Yoakam had emerged on the country music landscape. Consequently, some of the old guard were having a more difficult time remaining relevant on the charts, and this may help explain the modest showing of Jones's 47th studio album, which did not break the top ten on the Billboard albums chart and produced no hit singles. In a review upon its release, Country Music declared that Too Wild Too Long contained too many songs that relied on the myth of George Jones rather than the kind of songs that built the myth. Although none of the album's singles cracked the top 20, Jones's singing is characteristically stellar. Significant tracks include a cover of the Hank Williams song " I'm a Long Gone Daddy" and "One Hell of a Song". "The U.S.A. Today", a rare foray for the singer into the political realm, points out America's virtues and faults. Jones also made his second music video for "The Old Man No One Loves", a tearjerker that pulls on the same heartstrings as " He Stopped Loving Her Today".

Hank Williams Jr. covered "The U.S.A. Today" on his 1990 album, Lone Wolf.

Track listing

1."I'm a Survivor"Jim McBride, Keith Stegall3:07
2."The Real McCoy"Ken Martin, Curt Ryle2:24
3."Too Wild Too Long" Troy Seals, Eddie Setser3:14
4."One Hell of a Song" Skip Ewing, Mark Sherrill3:10
5." The Old Man No One Loves"Wyman Asbill3:59
6."The Bird"Dennis Knutson, A.L. "Doodle" Owens2:50
7." I'm a Long Gone Daddy" Hank Williams2:50
8."New Patches" Tommy Collins3:09
9."Moments of Brilliance"Ed Burt3:15
10."The U.S.A. Today"Ron Hellard, Johnny MacRae3:14


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