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George Jones Album of Duets Features Keith Richards, Mark Knopfler
George Jones' previously unreleased duets with Keith Richards, Mark Knopfler, Dolly Parton and the late Tammy Wynette will be made available to the public on Burn Your Playhouse Down, a Bandit Records album set for Aug. 19 release. Seven of the tracks are extra songs not included on Jones' The Bradley Barn Sessions, produced by Brian Ahern and released on MCA Records in 1994. They include the collaboration with Knopfler on "I Always Get Lucky With You" and with Richards on the title track. In addition to a version of "The Window Up Above" with Leon Russell, the new compilation includes duets with Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Mark Chesnutt from The Bradley Barn Sessions. Three of the unreleased tracks are from the sessions for Jones' 1991 Epic Records album, Friends in High Places, produced by Billy Sherrill. They include a collaboration with Parton on "Rockin' Years," which she later recorded with Ricky Van Shelton. Shelby Lynne and Jim Lauderdale are featured on the other songs from the Epic project. The unreleased duet by Jones and Wynette is "Lovin' You, Lovin' Me," recorded in 1977. Jones and daughter Georgette Jones, his only child from his marriage to Wynette, sing together on "You and Me Time," a track produced by Keith Stegall in 2007.
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