Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits [CD]

  • Artist: Jim Croce
  • SKU: 2592509
  • Release Date: 09/19/1995
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95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 34)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST MEMORIES OF A GIFTED POETIC ARTIST OF SONGS

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    GREAT2BHERE
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    "JIM CROCE - PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES" ON COMPACT-DISC WAS A LONG-TIME FAVORITE IN MY COLLECTION OF VINYL LP RECORDS. THE TRACKS CONTAINED IN THIS COMPILATION ARE MOST OF THE ESSENTIAL BEST HIT SONGS THAT SERVE AS MEMORIES OF A GIFTED POETIC ARTIST OF SONGS. JIM CROCE, WHILE STILL STRUGGLING WITH POVERTY, MET AN UNTIMELY AND TRAGIC DEATH IN A 1973 PLANE CRASH, PRIOR TO EVEN KNOWING THE POTENTIAL OF HOW FAMOUS AND APPRECIATED HIS TALENTS WOULD BECOME SOON AFTERWARDS. THE MUSIC WORLD HAS LOST TOO MANY GREAT ARTISTS IN A SIMILAR WAY. JIM CROCE WAS A HIGHLY TALENTED SONG-WRITER, MUSICIAN, AND SINGER. WITH GENUINE RESPECT FOR THE SONGS THAT HE CREATED, HE ACTUALLY USED A SPECIAL KIND OF GUITAR STRINGS TO MAKE HIS ACOUSTIC GIUTAR CLEARLY "RING LIKE A BELL". I SUPPOSE ROCK 'N' ROLL LEGEND CHUCK BERRY WOULD NOT OBJECT TO ME BORROWING THAT PHRASE FROM LYRICS OF HIS SONG "JOHNNY B. GOODE". IN FACT, ON SOME OF JIM CROCE'S FASTER TUNES, SUCH AS "RAPID ROY", THERE IS A GUITAR SOLO WITH AN UNDOUBTED INFLUENCE OF CHUCK BERRY'S STYLINGS. IN JIM CROCE'S ALL TOO BRIEF LIFETIME, HE WOULD WRITE, SING, AND PERFORM A VAST AND DIVERSIFIED BODY OF MATERIAL, FROM FUN ROCKIN' TO GENTLY SENTIMENTAL. AS FOR HIS OTHER FASTER SONGS, THERE ARE THOSE GREAT TUNES AND LYRICS AS IN "BAD, BAD, LEROY BROWN" AND "YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH JIM". AS FOR HIS SLOWER SONGS, THERE ARE THOSE EQUALLY UNFORGETTABLE GREAT TUNES AND LYRICS AS IN "I'LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG", "OPERATOR", AND "TIME IN A BOTTLE". WHILE HIS FAST SONGS ARE SUCH GOOD FUN, HIS SLOWER SONGS ARE SO INTIMATELY POIGNANT. I, PERSONALLY, APPRECIATE ALL FORMS OF "REAL MUSIC"; FROM THE MOST ROCKIN', BEAT THUMPING NUMBERS TO THE MOST MUSHY, TEARJERKING BALLADS. TO THAT EFFECT, "BAD, BAD, LEROY BROWN" AND "TIME IN A BOTTLE" HAVE BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE AMONG MY TRUE FAVORITES. WHETHER FAST OR SLOW, JIM CROCE'S BODY OF WORK HOLDS ONE COMMON FACTOR, AND THAT IS JIM HAD BROUGHT TO THE MUSIC WORLD AN HONEST MESSAGE IN ALL OF HIS MATERIAL. TO ME, THAT IS THE UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL APPEAL OF JIM CROCE'S MUSIC, WHICH CREATED AND MAINTAINS SUCH A PROFOUNDLY MOVING AND EVERLASTING IMPRESSION. JIM CROCE AND HIS MUSIC, UNDENIABLY, IS ONE OF THOSE SPECIAL GIFTS WHICH SHOULD AND COULD LAST FOREVER. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, JIM CROCE!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic......

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    Hawk
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    This collection is a real treasure. Jim Croce has a voice that is strong and a little deeper than some other male artists (although by no means base), and is warm and soothing. The songs on this cd are truly outstanding, especially for his voice. My personal favorites are Time in a Bottle (of course) and I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song. Music doesn't get much better than this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Collection of Croce's Hits

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    SalPianoGuy
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    I've always enjoyed Jim Croce's music and consider him an underrated artist whose career was cut short by his untimely death. I saw this cd in the bargain bin. When I listened to it it brought back a lot of memories and reminded me of the type of artist he was. Worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good ole Jim

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    charlie
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    CD has a lot of my favorites (Operator, Time in a Bottle, Workin' at the Car Wash Blues, and I Got a Name out of 14 songs) and was well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential Jim Croce Compilation

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    Cristofori
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    Jim Croce didn't record much during his tragically brief career, making this single disc compilation all that is really needed for casual fans. This latest CD remaster sounds better then ever and is highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Croce masterpieces

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    Moffi77
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    Jim's body of work was cut short due to his tragic and untimely death. If you enjoy smooth, emotion stirring folk music then add this CDto your collection. Pairs well with good company, camp fire and bourbon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So many memories

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    bigfuzzy
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    I was happy to find this cd. It's brought back so many memories for me. I had this on vinyl, but not on cd. I used to play his music and love this album. His early passing was such a loss.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compilation of the best Jim Croce songs

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    Britzz
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    Great round up of the must hear songs that Jim Croce wrote. The sound quality is great for the price. The selection of songs is perfect for both a novice or expert.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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