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Loretta Lynn: We've Come A Long Way, Baby (MCA MCF 2881); Conway Twitty: Conway (MCA MCF 2878)

Simon Frith, Melody Maker, 19 May 1979

WHEN YOU'RE as old and grizzled as these two, making records is more a chore than anything. The routine trip to producer Owen Bradley's barn; the usual sound, the usual sales. Only the songs change and the one hope, from session to session, is that this time Owen's going to come up with the seller of the year, the crossover hit, the dyn-o-mite melody to make you Country Music Personality of the Year, all over again.

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