180 Gram Vinyl Record
Limited edition 180-gram LP. Includes rare gatefold cover with lyrics and photos from the original 1972 release!
Mastered from the original tapes by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray at Friday Music Studios
Jim Croce was one of the premier architects of the singer/songwriter movement in the early 1970s, and during his much revered musical career, he managed to successfully cultivate his story telling, humor and heartfelt thoughts and heartbreak into some of the most memorable songs and melodies ever recorded in our lifetime.
After a few short-lived careers in radio advertising, as well as being a truck driver and welder, Jim Croce was determined to score a hit recording career and went out as a solo artist, teaming up with his lead guitarist Maury Muehleisen. His debut ABC Records single and album You Don't Mess Around With Jim were a huge success for this legendary performer.
Known for his uncanny ability to connect with his fans with his simple tales of love, heartbreak and good-time, feel-good songs, this multi-platinum album raced to the top of the charts in no time. Spearheaded by the country rock title track, the album was buoyed with even more success as the brilliant "Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)" hit a chord in the hearts of his new legion of fans.
Whether standout tracks like his classics "Photographs And Memories," "New York's Not My Home," or his masterpiece "Time In A Bottle," Croce's You Don't Mess Around With Jim album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of the classic singer/songwriter era.
|You Don't Mess Around With Jim|
|Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day|
|New York's Not My Home|
|Hard Time Losin' Man|
|Photographs And Memories|
|Walking Back To Georgia|
|Operator [That's Not The Way It Feels]|
|Time In A Bottle|
|Rapid Roy [The Stock Car Boy]|
|Box # 10|
|A Long Time Ago|