16 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This set collects highs from George Jones’s prolific stretch at Epic Records from 1971 to 1988. The teardrop manifestos to loss and loneliness are many, particularly “A Picture of Me (Without You)” (the lulling strings and pedal steel ache) and the haunting Tammy Wynette cowrite “These Days (I Barely Get By).” And no Jones set would be complete without the barstool sadsacks, documented perfectly on “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)” and James Taylor’s “Bartender’s Blues.” “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is the classic yarn of a man who never stopped loving the woman who left him.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This set collects highs from George Jones’s prolific stretch at Epic Records from 1971 to 1988. The teardrop manifestos to loss and loneliness are many, particularly “A Picture of Me (Without You)” (the lulling strings and pedal steel ache) and the haunting Tammy Wynette cowrite “These Days (I Barely Get By).” And no Jones set would be complete without the barstool sadsacks, documented perfectly on “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)” and James Taylor’s “Bartender’s Blues.” “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is the classic yarn of a man who never stopped loving the woman who left him.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

aarongia ,

Yabba Dabba Do!

This is what country music is and how it should sound. The beauty of The Possum is that he really makes you feel his songs. You are there, you live it. Songs like "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes", "The Grand Tour", and "Radio Lover" are simply timeless classics. The more I listen to George the better he gets.

Luc-D ,

George Jones album

George jones is the greatest of all the male country music singers. I was a country music disc jockey for over 20 years and his songs were requested more than any other male singer at the time. I wish we had more country singers that could sing as well as George Jones. I would recommend this album and all of his albums to any true country music fan.

Tata 1968 ,

George is #1

George Jones is Country!!!! and was when Country wasn't Cool! and in the days I barely got by!!!!!1970's

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