I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes

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I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes
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Compilation album by
ReleasedFebruary 1978
GenreCountry
LabelMCA
ProducerOwen Bradley
Crystal Gayle chronology
We Must Believe in Magic
(1977)
I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes
(1978)
When I Dream
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes is a compilation album by the American country music singer Crystal Gayle. Released in February 1978, the album consists of her earliest recordings from Gayle's tenure on the Decca Records label from the early 1970s (Decca was assimilated into MCA Records during Gayle's contract); the album was produced by Owen Bradley, who had previously produced such country stars as Patsy Cline and Gayle's elder sister, Loretta Lynn (who wrote three of the songs featured on this compilation).

Four of the album's ten tracks were originally released as singles between 1970 and 1973, including Gayle's earliest hit, "I've Cried (The Blue Right Out of My Eyes)", which reached #23 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in August 1970 (the song was re-released in early 1978 to promote this album, this time reaching #40 on the Country Singles chart). "Everybody Oughta Cry" reached #70 in January 1972, and "I Hope You're Havin' Better Luck Than Me" peaked at #49 in May 1972. "Show Me How" was released as a single in 1973, but failed to chart.

Gayle was to have a short career with MCA, leaving for United Artists Records before an album had been released (although the aforementioned singles were). MCA released the album at the height of Gayle's popularity, sandwiched between two of her most successful UA albums, We Must Believe in Magic and When I Dream.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I've Cried (The Blue Right Out of My Eyes)"Loretta Lynn2:42
2."Sparklin' Look of Love"Loretta Lynn2:00
3."Too Far"Marty Robbins2:57
4."Everybody Oughta Cry"Theresa Beaty, Sylvia Richey2:19
5."Mama It's Different This Time"Loretta Lynn2:20
6."Touching Me Again"Joe Allen2:14
7."Clock on the Wall"Donald Ray Webb2:27
8."Show Me How"Carol Jones2:36
9."M.R.S. Degree"Ann J. Morton, Lavon Lile2:11
10."I Hope You're Havin' Better Luck Than Me"Ted Harris2:18