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Classic Rewind: Conway Twitty – ‘This Time I’ve Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me’

One response to “Classic Rewind: Conway Twitty – ‘This Time I’ve Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me’

  1. Ken November 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    During the 1970’s Conway often moved away from the harder country edge that characterized most of his late 1960’s hits. The trend started with “Hello Darlin'” in 1970 that prominently featured an electric piano. Updating his sound worked to his advantage as his fan base grew larger than ever and his hits showed no signs of slowing down. Teaming with Loretta Lynn for duets added yet another dimension to his sound. But Conway went full retro with a hard fiddle and steel guitar arrangement for this 1976 hit. The song was co-written by newcomer Earl Thomas Conley who was trying to get a toehold in Nashville at that time. Conway loved the song from his first listen to ETC’s demo and recorded it at a July 10, 1975 session that included John Hughey on steel guitar and Johnny Gimble on fiddle, (Both are present in the above clip) The song went #1 on the final day of January 1976. I rank this as one of Conway’s best hits of the 1970’s along with “Fifteen Years Ago” and “She Needs Someone To Hold Her (When She Cries).”

    One unusual sidebar regarding this song. Due to an unknown and unexplained reason for many years all CD issues of this song were released in a mono mix although the song was originally issued on an MCA stereo single & stereo LP. The only mono release was on one side of the promotional 45 sent to radio stations.Finally in 2000 MCA unearthed the stereo master and issued it on the 2-CD set “Conway Twitty – The #1 Hits Collection.” [088 170 152-2]

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