The Judds Reunion Live

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The Judds Reunion Live
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ReleasedMay 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)
RecordedDecember 31, 1999
VenuePhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
ProducerLarry Strickland
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The Judds Reunion Live is the second live album by American country duo The Judds. It was released on May 9, 2000, in conjunction with Curb Records and Mercury Records. It was produced by Larry Strickland and contained a total of 23 tracks. Reunion Live was the duo's second live effort issued in their career and their first album as a duo in almost ten years.

Background and content

The Judds were among country music's most successful recording artists during the 1980s, having 14 number one singles on the country chart. In 1991, the duo parted ways after Naomi Judd was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Instead, Wynonna Judd embarked on a successful solo career as Naomi recovered. By the late 1990s, Naomi's disease went into remission and the mother-daughter duo briefly re-united.[2] Together, the duo recorded their first album since their departure at a concert held in Phoenix, Arizona on December 31, 1999.[1]

The Judds Reunion Live was produced by Larry Strickland, a musician and the husband of Naomi Judd. It was Strickland's first time producing an album by the duo.[3] The album comprised 23 tracks, which were all recorded live at the December 31 concert. Eight of the album's tracks was songs performed solely by Wynonna Judd. These songs had previously been recorded by her and it some of her biggest solo hits were included. "I Saw the Light," "She Is His Only Need" and "Rock Bottom" are some of the Wynonna hits featured. The remaining tracks were performed by The Judds. The album featured most of their biggest hits, such as "Mama He's Crazy," "Why Not Me" and "Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain."[3]

Release and reception

Professional ratings
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The Judds Reunion Live was released on May 9, 2000, on two labels: Curb Records and Mercury Records. It was the second live record in their career. The duo's first live effort was issued in 1995 and contained material first recorded in the 1980s.[3] The album was issued on two compact discs.[4] The first disc contained 12 tracks while the second contained 11.[1] Reunion Live became the duo's first charting album of new material since 1991. It peaked at number 107 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in May 2000 after spending 2 weeks there.[5] It spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart before reaching number 16 around the same time.[6] In Canada, the album also peaked at number 16 on their country albums survey.[7] Reunion Live was only given 2.5 out of 5 stars from Allmusic after in their review of the album. However, reviewers did praise several aspects of it. For example, writers noted that the album offered "a generous helping of songs". They also commented on the duo's stage presence, calling The Judds to have "old fashioned showmanship."[1]

Track listing

Disc one

Side one[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist performingLength
1."Love Can Build a Bridge"The Judds7:50
2."Girls' Night Out"
The Judds3:08
3."Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain"The Judds3:10
4."Have Mercy"Paul KennerleyThe Judds4:19
5."Love Is Alive"Kent RobbinsThe Judds4:21
6."Turn It Loose"
The Judds3:40
7."She Is His Only Need"Dave LogginsWynonna Judd4:50
8."I Saw the Light"Wynonna Judd4:07
9."My Strongest Weakness"
Wynonna Judd4:48
10."Give a Little Love"KennerleyThe Judds4:14
11."River of Time"
  • Barlow Jarvis
  • N. Judd
The Judds4:25
12."I Know Where I'm Going"
  • Bickhardt
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
The Judds3:53

Disc two

Side one[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist performingLength
1."The Wyld Unknown"
  • Cliff Downs
  • David Pack
Wynonna Judd4:00
2."Rock Bottom"Wynonna Judd3:21
3."Can't Nobody Love You (Like I Do)"Danny OrtonWynonna Judd3:40
4."Tuff Enough"Kim WilsonWynonna Judd5:25
5."Come Some Rainy Day"
Wynonna Judd3:51
6."Had a Dream (For the Heart)"Dennis LindeThe Judds3:29
7."Mama He's Crazy"Kenny O'DellThe Judds4:02
8."Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)"Jamie O'HaraThe Judds5:36
9."Why Not Me"The Judds3:55
10."Auld Lang Syne"The Judds4:16
  • Laythan Armor
  • Bunny Hull
The Judds8:09


All credits are adapted from the liner notes of The Judds Reunion Live and Allmusic.[3][8]

Musical personnel

Chart performance

Chart (2000) Peak
Canada RPM Country Albums 16
US Billboard 200[9] 107
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[10] 16

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States May 9, 2000 Compact disc [4]
January 27, 2007 Music download MCA Records [11]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Judds Reunion Live: The Judds: Songs, Reviews, Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Judds: Biography & History". Allmusic. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Judds, The (May 9, 2000). "The Judds Reunion Live (Album Information and Liner Notes)". Curb Records/MCA Records.
  4. ^ a b "The Judds – The Judds Reunion Live (2000, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Reunion Live chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Reunion Live chart history (Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Results – RPM – Library and Archives Canada (Country Albums/CDs)". RPM. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  8. ^ "The Judds Reunion Live: The Judds: Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  10. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Judds Reunion Live (Live) by The Judds". Apple Music. Retrieved August 30, 2020.