Will You Visit Me on Sunday?
|Will You Visit Me on Sunday?|
|Studio album by George Jones|
|George Jones chronology|
Will You Visit Me on Sunday? was the 1970 country music studio album released by George Jones in May 1970. The album contains 7 listings written by Dallas Frazier, one written by his wife, Tammy Wynette, and others.
The album went almost completely went unnoticed, becoming one of Jones' worst album sales of his career. Despite this, the album displays some nice gems, including Image of Me, and These Hands.
Although Jones practically owned the country charts throughout the decade, by the end of the 1960s he had become dissatisfied with sound of his records. Jones had recorded over 280 sides with Musicor in six years, which were haphazardly released and repackaged on a number of increasingly erratic sounding albums. Will You Visit Me On Sunday?, one of the singer's last releases on Musicor, peaked at number 44 on the country album charts, a dismal showing for a George Jones record. As Chris Woodstra of AllMusic notes, "When people criticize George's Musicor recordings for over-the-top arrangements and intrusive sappy vocal choruses, they're probably thinking of albums like this one...In fact it doesn't even look like a country album - the cover shows a seductive model and spells out the title in neo-psychedelic, wavy orange print."
By the end of the 1960s, Jones wrote fewer of his own songs primarily because he often got first crack at the best songs most of the top songwriters in Nashville had to offer, and Dallas Frazier was one of his favorite writers during his Musicor tenure; seven of the ten selections on Will You Visit Me On Sunday? are Frazier compositions. The album also contains "I Stayed Long Enough", a song written by Jones's wife Tammy Wynette.
- "Rosie Bokay" (Dallas Frazier, Sanger D. Shafer)
- "All I Have to Offer You Is Me" (Frazier, Arthur Leo Owens)
- "Image of Me" (Wayne Kemp)
- "I Stayed Long Enough" (Tammy Wynette)
- "These Hands" (Eddie Noack)
- "How Much Rain Can One Man Stand" (Frazier)
- "Will You Visit Me on Sunday" (Frazier)
- "I'm Finally Over You" (Frazier, Shafer)
- "Fortune I've Gone Through" (Frazier)
- "She's as Close as I Can Get to Loving You" (Frazier, Owens)
Album – Billboard (North America)