JIM CROCE YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH JIM 180g LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso With Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!
Jim Croce was one of the premier architects of the singer/songwriter movement in
the early seventies, 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. His legendary ABC recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of
music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of
Growing up in the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby, PA, Jim Croce graduated
high school and soon found local success as a folk singer during his tenure
during his college days. In those earlier years, he met his future wife and
musical partner Ingrid Croce, and together they began touring the coffee house
circuit throughout the sixties into the early seventies.
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.
As friends Tommy West and Terry Cashman were soon a part of the mix as
producers, the hit records soon followed and his debut ABC Records single and
album You Donít Mess Around With Jim were a huge success for this legendary
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
(Thatís Not The Way It Feels)" hit a chord with the hearts of his new legion of
fans across the globe.
Whether standout tracks like his classics Photographs And Memories, New Yorkís
Not My Home or his masterpiece Time In A Bottle, Jim Croceís You Donít 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.
After several more smash hit recordings and a massive worldwide following, Time
In A Bottle was featured a year later in the made for television movie She
Lives! which added to the further success of his classic You Donít Mess Around
With Jim album.
A few weeks later, Jim Croce along with guitarist Maury Muehleisen and several
others were tragically killed in a small plane crash on September 20, 1973. The
music world was in shock as one of its newest stars, a true original, the great
Jim Croce's life was cut short way before his prime. Radio and retail outlets
were flooded with fan support as a race to buy this album, which became a
lasting tribute to the artistry and memory of this legendary performer.
Friday Music is proud to announce the Jim Croce Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with their first installment being his monumental pop/rock classic
You Donít Mess Around With Jim.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original tapes at Friday Music
Studios with Kevin Gray, the You Donít Mess Around With Jim album is truly one
of the more anticipated audiophile vinyl releases.
To help celebrate the anniversary of this limited edition audiophile release,
for a very short time, Friday Music also includes the rare gatefold cover which
includes the original lyrics and photos from the original 1972 release!
So, join with us now in celebrating the life and times of Jim Croce... with his
amazing masterwork You Donít Mess Around With Jim...On pristine 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl... a true rock classic... only from your friends at Friday
ē Limited Edition
ē 180g Audiophile Vinyl
ē Mastered From Original Master Tapes
ē Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music with Kevin Gray
ē First-time Rare Gatefold Cover
ē Includes original lyrics and photos from original 1972 release
1. You Don't Mess Around With Jim
2. Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day
3. New York's Not My Home
4. Hard Time Losin' Man
5. Photographs and Memories
6. Walkin' Back to Georgia
1. Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)
2. Time In a Bottle
3. Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)
4. Box # 10
5. A Long Time Ago
6. Hey Tomorrow