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Another Place, Another Time (song)

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"Another Place, Another Time"
Single by Jerry Lee Lewis
from the album Another Place, Another Time
A-side"Another Place, Another Time"
"Walking the Floor over You"
ReleasedMarch 9, 1968 (1968-03-09)
GenreCountry
Length2:25
LabelSmash (US and Canada)
Mercury (Europe)
Songwriter(s)Jerry Chesnut
Producer(s)Jerry Kennedy
Jerry Lee Lewis singles chronology
"Turn On Your Love Light"
(1967)
"Another Place, Another Time"
(1968)
"What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)"
(1968)

"Another Place, Another Time" is a song written by Jerry Chesnut and originally recorded by Del Reeves.

Jerry Lee Lewis's cover became the title track of his 1968 Smash Records album Another Place, Another Time, whose B-side it opened, and was also released as a single, with "Walking the Floor over You" on the other side.

Based on the liner notes to the 2002 Raven Records reissue of Lewis's album, his cover became a top 5 hit, whereas Del Reeves's original was "unsuccessful".[1]

Lewis's version would go all the way to number 4 and remain on the charts for 17 weeks.

Another cover was recorded in the same year by Arthur Alexander.

"Another Place, Another Time" is considered Lewis's comeback song. With this song he finally broke on the country charts, effectively ending his commercial slump.

According to a book by Ken Burke, the "one man responsible" for changing the fortunes of Jerry Lee Lewis' flagging career was Eddie Kilroy. It was Kilroy who suggested that Lewis record "Another Place, Another Time" with a more modern country sound, and the record kick-started Lewis's late 1960s career revival.[2]

Jerry Lee Lewis's cover was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Critical reception

Joe Viglione from AllMusic writes:

"To a lonely room waiting for another place, another time" it almost sounds like Tom Jones going into his "They'll all come to see me" line on "Green Green Grass of Home", a country song that crossed over with the help of a pop crooner. Yes, Jerry Lee Lewis hit home runs in the country market, but Garth Brooks he would not be, for you can isolate the aggressive energy for some hit singles in this arena, and though it was perfectly suited to this rock pioneer's voice, the slow pace of "Another Place, Another Time" as well as "What Made Milwaukee Famous" [Note: another track from Lewis's 1968 album Another Place, Another Time] is almost to Lewis as far removed as Pat Boone doing his heavy metal album - though certainly without the idiocy. This single is evidence that Jerry Lee Lewis could go toe to toe with a Hank Williams Jr., who also recorded the song, not only go toe to toe but actually pick up all the marbles while at the gaming table.[1]

Track listing

7" single (Mercury 127 331 MCF, 1968, Europe)[3]
No.TitleLength
1."Another Place, Another Time"2:25
2."Walking the Floor over You"2:05

Charts

Chart (1968) Peak
position
RPM Top Singles 73
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 97
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 4

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Another Place, Another Time - Jerry Lee Lewis | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  2. ^ Burke, Ken (2004). Country Music Changed My Life: Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country. Chicago Review Press. p. 133. ISBN 1-55652-538-9.
  3. ^ "ultratop.be - Jerry Lee Lewis - Another Place, Another Time". Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  4. ^ "Jerry Lee Lewis Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Jerry Lee Lewis Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
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