The true review
I’ll be honest, I’m only here because of the X-men. Also because I heard a guy listening to the time in a bottle song at the laundromat and it reminded me to buy it.
By unknown 💕🌙 Swiftie
He was a brilliant musician, a legend. Such a shame he passed away.
By Game Delivers
Jim Croce's music was simply legendary. He could harmonize like none other and write such deep songs. He was truly a pioneer of his genre with his timeless music.
Stranger things episode 3😂😍
Time in a bottle
By Khalsa Raj
Outstanding. No matter how many stars you give for the rating, they are still less.
One of my first albums
I purchased this album on stereo 8-track when I was 12 years old.
My family was about to move from my hometown of Anchorage, Alaska to a small town in Northeast Arkansas. We traded our vehicles for a Minnie-Winnie motor home, and it had a really nice 8-track stereo, and I would spend a lot of time listening to this album, knew all the words and would sing along.
I really admired Jim Croce's lyrics and of course the great guitar work, but mostly the songs, styled like nobody else on the radio before or since.
When that plan crashed, we lost so much musical potential yet undiscovered. But these things happen for a reason, I suppose, and Croce left us all longing for more.
The album is finally here, packaged the same as it was back in 1972, as it should have been.
You will never regret having this album in your library.
Jim Croce is a transcendant and perfect storyteller. He died 7 years before I was even born and yet I still love his music. It speaks to me despite exposure to a different era of music. His words, vocals, and images take me to a very specific place that only his tunes can. He had such a cool and fun voice that sang achingly good lyrics in a laid-back style. He had his finger on the pulse of the human experience. Almost every single one of his songs are relatable and call to mind similar feelings and experiences that I had.
This album is nearly tied with his follow up in contention for my favorite Croce album. It contains my two all time favorite songs of his in the title track and Operator. You Don't Mess Around was the first Croce song that I came to like as a child. I instinctively loved it without even knowing who sang it and caught myself singing it for weeks afterwards. This would be years before i would actually accept how amazing Croce's music is.
Ironically, this album also contains my least favorite Croce song in Time in a Bottle. It was basically the reason that I stayed away from Croce until I was in my mid-twenties. I get that it has eerie signifigance, but that doesn't make up for the fact that it's the one Croce song that sounds like the bad side of folk from that era. It sounds distinctly different from all the rest of his songs and more like Peter, Paul, and Mary and the worst of Simon and Garfunkle. That navel-gazing and near dead ponderous crap. It was the very first of his songs that I would hear and it would make me turn from him at every opportunity I would have for many years. Little did I realize that I was unduly exposed to the one Croce song that i would dislike.
This album has a very stong set of stats. You know you have a truly great artist and album when a weak song of theirs is still a 3 star song. Thats very rare. There's one 5 star song, six 4 star songs, and five 3 star songs. Nothing lower and no throwaways...
If you like Jim Croce listen to Stoney Larue he does a awesome rendition of Box #10
My dad had this one. I used to sit in the family room with a set of big ol' ear phones and listen to it over and over. Croce was likely my first exposure to any sort of real adult music. He sounds even better to me than he did back then. Thanks, Jim.
Jim Croce's music sounds GREAT! Heard the title song on #bunheads and it was truly amazing! :-)