Life and Times (Jim Croce album)

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Life and Times
Studio album by Jim Croce
Released July 1, 1973[1]
Recorded The Hit Factory, New York City, 1972
Genre Folk rock, Folk pop
Length 28:48
Label ABC (USA)
Vertigo (UK)
Producer Terry Cashman, Tommy West
Jim Croce chronology
You Don't Mess Around with Jim
(1972)
Life & Times
(1973)
I Got a Name
(1973)
Singles from Life and Times
  1. "One Less Set of Footsteps"
    Released: February 1973 (1973-02)
  2. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
    Released: April 1973 (1973-04)
  3. "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way"
    Released: December 1973 (1973-12)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Life and Times is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in 1973. (See 1973 in music.) The album contains the #1 Billboard chart hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", one of Croce's most successful songs. Croce was nominated for two 1973 Grammy awards in the "Pop Male Vocalist" and "Record of the Year" categories for the song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jim Croce

No. Title Length
1. "One Less Set of Footsteps"   2:46
2. "Roller Derby Queen"   3:28
3. "Dreamin' Again"   2:38
4. "Careful Man"   2:22
5. "Alabama Rain"   2:14
6. "A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' the Blues)"   2:05
7. "Next Time, This Time"   2:55
8. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"   3:12
9. "These Dreams"   3:12
10. "Speedball Tucker"   2:26
11. "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way"   2:31

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Terry Cashman, Tommy West
  • Engineer: Bruce Tergesen

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1973 Canadian RPM 100 1
1973 US Billboard 200 7

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1973 "One Less Set of Footsteps" Pop Singles 37
1973 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" Pop Singles 1
1973 "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" Pop Singles 64

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications
United States Gold


Preceded by
You Don't Mess Around with Jim by Jim Croce
Canadian RPM 100 number-one album
December 29 1973, - January 11, 1974
Succeeded by
The Joker by Steve Miller Band

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