Artist : Jim Croce
Album : Time In A Bottle: Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs
Source : Vinyl
Year : 1976
Genre : Folk/Pop/Rock
Encoder : Acoustica Spin It Again
Codec : LAME 3.98
Bitrate : 320K/s 48000Hz Joint Stereo
ID3-Tag : ID3v2.3
Ripped By : -*-Moogly-*-
Posted By : -*-Moogly-*-
Posted to : www.iLoveTorrents.com
1. Time In A Bottle (2:23)
2. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) (3:44)
3. Salon And Saloon (2:27)
4. Alabama Rain (2:12)
5. Dreamin' Again (2:40)
6. It Doesn't Have To Be That Way (2:39)
7. I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (2:30)
8. Lover's Cross (2:59)
9. Thursday (2:23)
10. These Dreams (3:08)
11. A Long Time Ago (2:19)
12. Photographs And Memories (2:05)
Total Playing Time: 31:32 (min:sec)
Total Size : 79.6 MB (83,448,763 bytes)
Reviewed By: Matthew G. Sherwin
Time In A Bottle--Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs offers up twelve classic musical numbers that showcase the talent of Jim Croce. Although Jim was taken from us all too soon when he died in that plane crash, he lives on through his music which brings joy, happiness and even an emotional outlet for people hurting from love affairs gone wrong. The sound quality is excellent and that artwork is very well done.
The album starts off with a wonderful number that was also one of Jim Croce's best songs ever, "Time in a Bottle." This tender love song, which Jim actually wrote for his son A.J., moves me with its beauty and it invariably tugs at my heartstrings. Jim created a masterpiece when he penned this song; it's absolutely flawless and just one listen proves it! Jim's excellent diction bolsters his performance and this ballad lacks nothing--this music is all THAT good. "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" sounds mellow even though the lyrics aren't all that happy; Jim sings and plays this to perfection and beyond. His talents carry him through and that's grand.
"Salon and Saloon" displays Jim's excellent ability to handle complex tempo and key changes; and I'm very impressed. He gives this quite a sensitive treatment, too. "Alabama Rain" has a good melody as Jim sings of a man who recalls his first love; and "Alabama Rain" keeps Jim's vocals squarely in the spotlight. The music is perfect; but it never steals the show away from Jim's lyrics--a wise move indeed!
"It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" stuns me with its natural beauty; this love song explores both heartbreak and hope sounds fresh and new every time I hear it. And if you REALLY want a masterpiece, listen for "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song." "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" uses the guitar very well in the arrangement; I could never tire of hearing Jim Croce do this one up right! This is the most tender, sweet love song I think I've ever heard. "Lover's Cross" explores a love that didn't exactly go well; and "These Dreams" is certainly quite a sad song. "These Dreams" really gets the royal treatment from Jim Croce; it certainly doesn't need anything more than what it Jim gives it here! The album ends with Jim Croce performing "Photographs and Memories;" "Photographs and Memories" is quite moving and it's very well written, too.
Jim Croce was one of the best we'll ever see; you owe it to yourself to get this album. Jim was one of a kind and the songs on this album prove it. I highly recommend this album for his fans if they don't have this already; and the casual fan will be delighted with this album.