Uncut (magazine) - p.1043 stars out of 5
-- "[T]he very fine 'Starting new Memories Today' is a glorious wallow in heartbroken fatalism."
Personnel: Danny Rainwater, Norm Kastner (guitar); Hubert Duane "Hoot" Hester (fiddle); Joe Eddie Gough (piano); Doug Boggs (drums); Al Henson, Beckie Foster, Joy Gardner, Ron Drake, Leona Williams (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Alan Cackett.
This reissue from Hux Records features a pair of LPs by country singer Gene Watson, Memories to Burn and Starting New Memories, originally issued in 1985 and 1986. Highlights among the 20 tracks include "Carmen," "Stranger in Our House Tonight," and the hit "Memories to Burn." Casual listeners should keep an eye open for Gene Watson: Ultimate Collection on Hip-O before delving into these recordings. ~ Al Campbell