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Ray Price The Essential Ray Price (2-CD)

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catalog number: CDSNY94562

weight in Kg 0,120

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Ray Price: The Essential Ray Price (2-CD)

(2007/SONY BMG) 40 tracks 1951-80


Price, Ray - The Essential Ray Price (2-CD) CD 1
1: Side One
2: Jealous Lies
3: If You're Ever Lonely Darling
4: Weary Blues (From Waiting)
5: Talk To Your Heart
6: Release Me
7: I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
8: Crazy Arms
9: You Done Me Wrong
10: Wasted Words
11: I've Got A New Heartache
12: My Shoes Keep Walking
13: Back To You
14: Curtain In The Window
15: Invitation Of The Blues
16: City Lights
17: Heartaches By The Number
18: The Same Ole Me
19: One More Time
20: I Wish I Could Fall In Love Today
21: Heart Over Mind
22: Soft Rain
23: Side Two
24: San Antonio Rose
25: I've Just Destroyed The World (I'm Living In)
26: Pride
27: Walk Me To The Door
28: Night Life
29: Make The World Go Away
30: Burning Memories
31: The Other Woman
32: Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me
33: A Way To Survive
34: I'm Still Not Over You
35: I Let My Mind Wander
36: Danny Boy
37: She Wears My Ring
38: You Wouldn't Know Love
39: For The Good Times
40: I Won't Mention It Again
41: I'd Rather Be Sorry
42: You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To M
43: Faded Love & Willie Nelson


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  • Interpret: Ray Price

  • Albumtitel: The Essential Ray Price (2-CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre Country

  • Title The Essential Ray Price (2-CD)
  • Release date 2007
  • Label SONY

  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 0827969456224

  • weight in Kg 0.120

Artist description "Price, Ray"

Ray Price

For The Good Times

Ray Price

For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson)

recorded March 16, 1970; Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee; Producer: Don Law

with Ray Price: vocal; other details unknown

Columbia 4-45178 - master NCO 101434


Published in 1968 and first recorded that year by Bill Nash, For The Good Times languished for two years. “I wrote it in the late spring or early summer of 1968,” Kristofferson told 'The Tennessean' “I was dividing my time between making nothing as a Nashville songwriter and making $900 a month flying helicopters to offshore oil rigs in the Gulf. On one of those drives I began a song about making love to a woman for the last time. After a while, the melody really got to me. I couldn't wait to get to a guitar. I was riding along thinking about that part where it says, 'Hear the whisper of the raindrops blowin' soft against the window' and I wondered what the chords were. Hell, I wondered if I could play 'em. I only wrote the first part of the lyrics then. A while went by before I finished it. Can't remember how long, but I do remember who I wrote it about.” The song was published by Marijohn Wilkin, who'd given Kristofferson his first break.

Songwriter Ray Pennington worked for Wilkin and saw how Kristofferson's songs for Monument Records/Combine Music were storming the charts. Going through the seventy or so songs that Kristofferson had written for Wilkin, he decided that For The Good Times would be a good fit for Ray Price. Discovering that Price was in Odessa, Texas, he couriered a tape or acetate of For The Good Times out to him. “We were playing the Stardust Club in Odessa,” Price said later, “and a musician brought me in a demo tape of the song. I listened to it and after the next break, I got everyone together and played it for them and told the band that this would be my biggest record of all time." Although Columbia Records had forced Don Law into retirement three years earlier, he was still producing Price and Carl Smith. At a later session with Price and Law, songwriter Hal Bynum watched Price in action and had an astute observation:  “Price's great talent,” he decided later, “[is] that he phrased in a manner that forced the listener to pay attention to the words of the song. He broke the notes down into patterns of human speech so that it was not possible to groove along, listening only to the beauty of the voice and the melody. It was an added dimension of communication.

Price, in order to work all this out and perfect it, would have to be very intelligent.” That skill is greatly in evidence here. In the wake of For The Good Times, Price assembled a 22-piece orchestra and went to Las Vegas. In January 1973, Columbia president Clive Davis came to Nashville to present platinum LPs to Price and Law in recognition of one million LPs sold. By then, the single had reportedly topped eleven million copies.

- Colin Escott -

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1970

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