RELEASE
April 21, 1998
LABEL
Recall (UK)
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop

Album Review

Most music fans are familiar with the tragic story of folk troubadour Jim Croce, who, after years of struggling to build a career, was killed in a plane crash merely months after achieving major success with his number one single "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." That breakthrough gives the name to this two-CD set that serves as a lovely testament to the talented (and arguably underrated) Croce. Disc one contains all ten of his chart singles, including Top Tens "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," "I've Got a Name," "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song," and his second, posthumous number one, "Time in a Bottle." However, even listeners only familiar with the hits will delight in the discovery of songs like the lovely "Photographs & Memories," the poignant "Hey Tomorrow," and the playful "Speedball Tucker." Although disc two is comprised of lesser-known songs, there's nothing to diminish the legacy of an artist who, despite such a brief time in the spotlight and a relatively short career, left behind a body of work that not only has held up but is still beloved. Highly recommended for both fans and newcomers.
Tom Demalon, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. You Don't Mess Around With Jim
  2. Photographs and Memories
  3. New York's Not My Home
  4. Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)
  5. Time in a Bottle
  6. Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)
  7. Hey Tomorrow
  8. One Less Set of Footsteps
  9. Roller Derby Queen
  10. Alabama Rain
  11. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  12. These Dreams
  13. Speedball Tucker
  14. It Doesn't Have to Be That Way
  15. I Got a Name
  16. Lover's Cross
  17. Workin' at the Car Wash Blues
  18. I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
  19. Salon and Saloon
  20. Chain Gang Medley: Chain Gang/He Will Break Your Heart (He Don't ...)
  21. Spin, Spin, Spin
  22. Tomorrow's Gonna Be a Brighter Day
  23. Hard Time Losin' Man
  24. Walkin' Back to Georgia
  25. Box, No. 10
  26. A Long Time Ago
  27. Dreamin' Again
  28. Careful Man
  29. A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' the Blues)
  30. Next Time, This Time
  31. Five Short Minutes
  32. Age
  33. Thursday
  34. Top Hat Bar and Grill
  35. Recently
  36. The Hard Way Every Time
  37. Ol' Man River
  38. Which Way Are You Goin'?
  39. Mississippi Lady