"It took several tries before Kenny Rogers became a star. As a member of the First Edition (and the New Christy Minstrels before that), he shared in some million-sellers, among them "Reuben James" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town," an excellent Mel Tillis song about a disabled veteran. But superstardom lay ahead for this Texan, and it arrived in the late '70s. His experience with the two previous pop groups had prepared him well: he knew the easy listening audience was out there, and he supplied them with well done middle-of-the-road songs with a country flavor.
This particular Kenny Rogers collection focuses on the singer's EMI America chart entries from the late '70s and early '80s. The 12-track sampling includes "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer," "She Believes in Me," "Coward of the County," "Lady," and "The Gambler." "Reuben James" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" are re-recordings by Rogers, not the versions he made popular in the late '60s with his group the First Edition. Still, this is a good set for those who only want the hits." - AMG.
This is a Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (MFSL) LP.
1/2 speed mastered from the original Master Tape.
Specially plated and pressed on High Definition Super Vinyl By Victor Co. Japan.
Mastered with the Ortofon Cutting System.
Great Vocals - Great Songs!
The record is Mint-.
The jacket is Exc-.
This LP was purchased new and played once and then cleaned on a VPI machine. It was played a second time while recording to tape and then stored.
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