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Old Dogs was an American country music supergroup composed of singers Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, and Jerry Reed.[2] Signed in 1998 to Atlantic Records, Old Dogs recorded a self-titled studio album for the label that year. The album's content was written primarily by author, poet, and songwriter Shel Silverstein. Most of the group's songs were based on the realization of aging, after Bare told Silverstein that there were "no good songs about growing old."[2] The album was recorded live in studio, so audience applause can be heard between the tracks. The two discs come in different cases, and has different album art for them. The album was also issued as a single disc. "Still Gonna Die" was released as a single from the project.[3]

Old Dogs
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Background information
OriginUSA
GenresCountry
Years active1998
LabelsAtlantic Nashville
Associated actsShel Silverstein
Past membersBobby Bare
Waylon Jennings
Jerry Reed
Mel Tillis
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Old Dogs (1998)Edit

Old Dogs
 
Cover for Disc 1 and for single-disc version
Studio album by
Old Dogs
ReleasedDecember 1, 1998
GenreCountry
Length64:41 (dual-disc version)
LabelAtlantic
ProducerBobby Bare, Brien Fisher
Disc 2
 
Disc 2

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Shel Silverstein; "She'd Rather Be Homeless", co-written by Anne Dailey.

Disc 1Edit

  1. "Old Dogs" - 2:21
  2. "Come Back When You're Younger" - 3:35
  3. "I Don't Do It No More" - 3:41
  4. "She'd Rather Be Homeless" - 3:59
  5. "Cut the Mustard" - 3:25
  6. "Young Man's Job" - 3:08
  7. "When I Was" - 2:07
  8. "Couch Potato" - 3:44
  9. "Hard When It Ain't" - 2:41
  10. "Jittabug" - 2:58
  11. "Me and Jimmie Rodgers" - 4:56

Disc 2Edit

  1. "Elvis Has Left the Building" - 2:55
  2. "Wait Until Tomorrow" - 3:16
  3. "I Never Expected" - 3:23
  4. "Ever Lovin' Machine" - 3:12
  5. "Slap My Face" - 2:30
  6. "Old Man Blues" - 3:45
  7. "Rough on the Livin'" - 2:53
  8. "Alimony" - 3:33
  9. "Still Gonna Die" - 3:45
  10. "Time" - 3:34

Single-disc versionEdit

  1. "Old Dogs"
  2. "I Don't Do It No More"
  3. "She'd Rather Be Homeless"
  4. "Cut the Mustard"
  5. "Young Man's Job"
  6. "Me and Jimmie Rodgers"
  7. "Elvis Has Left the Building"
  8. "Rough on the Livin'"
  9. "Still Gonna Die"
  10. "I Never Expected"
  11. "Time"

CreditsEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1998) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 61

SinglesEdit

Year Single
1999 "Still Gonna Die"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Old Dogs at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "The Old Dogs biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  3. ^ "Singles". Billboard: 16. April 17, 1999.

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