Photographs & Memories

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Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Jim Croce
Released September 26, 1974[1]
Recorded 1971 - 1973
Genre Rock, Folk, Pop
Length 41:17
Label ABC
Producer Terry Cashman, Tommy West
Jim Croce chronology
I Got a Name
(1973)
Photographs & Memories - His Greatest Hits
(1974)
Down the Highway
(1975)

Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits is a 1974 compilation album by Jim Croce, originally released on ABC Records. The album was released following Croce's 1973 death in an airplane crash. The inner photo jacket includes a tributatory essay on one side and a photo of Jim's son A.J. on the other. The title track originally appeared on the You Don't Mess Around with Jim LP as well as the B-side of the album title track single in 1972.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" (from Life and Times) Jim Croce 3:00
2. "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" (from You Don't Mess Around with Jim) Jim Croce 3:49
3. "Photographs and Memories" (from You Don't Mess Around With Jim) Jim Croce 2:04
4. "Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)" (from You Don't Mess Around with Jim) Jim Croce 2:45
5. "Time in a Bottle" (from You Don't Mess Around with Jim) Jim Croce 2:28
6. "New York's Not My Home" (from You Don't Mess Around with Jim) Jim Croce 3:07
7. "Workin' at the Car Wash Blues" (from I Got a Name) Jim Croce 2:32
8. "I Got a Name" (from I Got a Name) Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel 3:13
9. "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" (from I Got a Name) Jim Croce 2:34
10. "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" (from You Don't Mess Around with Jim) Jim Croce 3:07
11. "Lover's Cross" (from I Got a Name) Jim Croce 3:05
12. "One Less Set of Footsteps" (from Life and Times) Jim Croce 2:45
13. "These Dreams" (from Life and Times) Jim Croce 3:12
14. "Roller Derby Queen" (from Life and Times) Jim Croce 3:28

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (B+)[3]

In a 1974 review in Billboard Magazine, the editors wrote, "It is hard to believe one man poured out a fountain of excellent work in barely two years, but this LP offers proof of the greatness of Croce's career and is, in all respects, truly a greatest hits album. They're all worthwhile and this magnificent collection makes one realize just how greatly this man will be missed. The beauty of music, however, is that he will always be heard."[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Walls and Bridges by John Lennon
Canadian RPM 100 number-one album
December 7, - December 13, 1974
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits by Elton John
Preceded by
Greatest Hits by Elton John
Canadian RPM 100 number-one album (second run)
December 28, 1974 - January 10, 1975
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits by Elton John

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles & John Peel Great Rock Discography
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  4. ^ Sep 28, 1974 Billboard Magazine
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1974". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. 1974-12-28. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Album artist 838 - Jim Croce". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1975". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. 1975-12-27. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  9. ^ "Album artist 810 - Jim Croce". Tsort. Retrieved 27 January 2011.