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The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001
George Jones
The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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At 70, after passing through half a century of shows, recordings, and overindulgence, George Jones's voice, always a miraculous instrument, is at the peak of its prowess in exploring the human condition. By and large the m...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: George Jones
Title: The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Bna Entertainment
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 10/2/2001
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078636702926

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Amazon.com's Best of 2001
At 70, after passing through half a century of shows, recordings, and overindulgence, George Jones's voice, always a miraculous instrument, is at the peak of its prowess in exploring the human condition. By and large the material here rises to that occasion. "Wood and Wire," a homage to amateur guitar pickers; the confessional, soul-baring "Half Over You"; and "I Am" are all vivid and telling. The boogie-bop of "I Got Everything" revives Jones's old "Thumper Jones" rockabilly persona, while his interpretation of "50,000 Names," Jamie O'Hara's wrenching tribute to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is no less than spellbinding. "Beer Run," the much-hyped duet with Garth Brooks (and a variation on the Jones classic "White Lightning"), finds Brooks way out of his element. But nothing can prepare a listener for the cathartic version of Billy Joe Shaver's "Tramp on Your Street," starting with a full-blown arrangement that sheds instruments until only steel and acoustic guitars surround Jones's voice at the end. Dramatic without artifice, it's an ingenious ending to a remarkable document. --Rich Kienzle

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Another Jones Greatest
Kathy I Chaney | Belen, NM USA | 06/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here is another CD that will be one of George's greatest. Every song on this CD will bring tears to your eyes, especially 50,000 Names. Every time I play this CD I think it is his very best and I have almost everything he has ever recorded. His voice just keeps getting better. This CD is a must have for anyone who loves country music and George Jones."
Still Got It
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 04/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"George Jones proves with THE ROCK why he is still a force to be reckoned with, and why he is one of the greatest country music entertainers, if not the best entertainer, in the world. When you buy a George Jones album, you know what you are going to get. Some good ol traditional country. No need to change his image or his sound, he knows what works and keeps bringing in the good stuff for his fans.There is a duet on this album, with Garth Brooks, called Beer Run, which is clever and the two singers compliment each other really well. There's a good mixture of traditional country ballads and his uptempo honky tonks he is known for. His vocals are still strong, he still has it. This is truly a great album of country music. My favorites include "The Rock", "Around Here", "I Am", "Tramp On your Street", "What I Didn't Do", "I Got Everything", basically the whole album. Not one disapointing moment. Overall a strong effort, George Jones still proves that he is a legend in music today."
Georgejones is the best of the best!
memoriepride | USA | 09/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is a great cd--george has once again touched on LIFE--every song he sings is so wonderful--his voice is like none other--so down to earth so genuine so country--such a treat compared to all the NEW country singers---george jones is the king of country singers--there will never be another GEORGE JONES!"