Love Lifted Me + Kenny Rogers
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- Edsel is proud to announce its reissue programme of the ten solo albums by country superstar Kenny Rogers, released on the United Artists and Liberty labels at the height of his worldwide popularity between 1976 and 1983, to be issued in five packages.
- Kenny has clocked up 20 Platinum albums, and worldwide sales of 105 million albums. His popularity continues as he tours in the US and Europe frequently (most recently in Ireland, earlier in 2009), while there are even websites dedicated to people who look like him!
- This first package contains Kenny’s first two UA albums, both from 1976, the first of which, “Love Lifted Me”, has never been issued in Europe in any format. It includes Kenny’s cover of “Abraham, Martin And John”. The second album, the million-selling “Kenny Rogers”, features the number 1 US and UK hit “Lucille” as well as covers of “Green Green Grass Of Home” and “The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp”.
Both albums were produced by Larry Butler with the cream of Nashville’s session musicians, as well as Elvis Presley’s backing singers The Jordanaires and both albums have been unavailable for many years. The booklet is fully annotated by Country Music People contributor Tony Rounce.
|| ||Love Lifted Me |
|| ||Abraham Martin And John - Precious Memories (Medley) |
|| ||I Would Like To See You Again |
|| ||Runaway Girl |
|| ||The World Needs A Melody |
|| ||You Gotta Be Tired|
|| ||Home-Made Love |
|| ||While The Feeling's Good |
|| ||Heavenly Sunshine |
|| ||There's An Old Man In Our Town |
|| ||Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got?) |
|| ||I Wasn't Man Enough |
|| ||Mother Country Music|
|| ||Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love|
|| ||Green Green Grass Of Home |
|| ||Till I Get It Right |
|| ||The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp |
|| ||Lay Down Beside Me |
|| ||While I Play The Fiddle |
Birmingham Sunday Mercury
Kenny Rogers, who celebrated his 70th birthday last year, was born in Houston, Texas and was a member of both the Kirby Stone Four and the New Christy Minstrels before forming the First Edition, in 1968.
With this line-up he first hit the American charts with Just Dropped In and a year later, made his debut in the UK charts with Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town. Now you can enjoy his first six solo albums again.
Released across three CDs, it’s a timely reminder of Kenny’s country-rooted pop and contains some surprises, too.
The first CD package combines two LPs from 1976, the first of which, Love Lifted Me, has never been issued in Britain in any form before.
It includes a re-make of Marvin Gaye’s Abraham, Martin and John, while the other LP – titled simply Kenny Rogers – features the chart-topping Lucille as well as covers of The Green Green Grass Of Home and The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp.
The second set boasts Daytime Friends, which features the title song plus a cover of Eagles hit Desperado. It’s paired with Love Or Something Like It, containing the US hit title track and a new version of Momma’s Waiting – a song first recorded with the First Edition.
On the third package we have The Gambler, which includes the hit title track plus that lovely ballad She Believes In Me. It’s partnered with the Kenny album, another huge seller in the USA and featuring his biggest worldwide hit Coward Of The Country.
Elvis Presley’s old vocal backing group The Jordanaires are well featured on most of these albums.