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George Jones: The Grand Tour (Epic KE-33083 5.98 KE EA -33083 6.98)

Nick Tosches, Country Music, February 1974

FOR SOME unknown reason, George Jones' last album, Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You), went in one ear and came out the other without leaving any lasting impression on me. That was several months ago, and since then the idea came over me that King George had somehow turned soft. It was a stupid idea, of course; a single listen to this new LP caused me to go back to that last album, and I could hardly find a flaw. Relieved, I returned to The Grand Tour, content with the knowledge that the pride and joy of Saratoga, Texas, is as impressive a force today as he ever was.

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