River of Time (Michael Martin Murphey album)

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River of Time
Studio album by Michael Martin Murphey
Released 1988
Genre Country, cowboy music
Length 40:15
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Steve Gibson
Michael Martin Murphey chronology
Americana
(1987)
River of Time
(1988)
Land of Enchantment
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

River of Time is the fourteenth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey. The album contains a newly recorded version of "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" and a duet with his son, Ryan Murphey, on "Talkin' to the Wrong Man" which reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in July 1988[2] and number 1 on the RPM Country Singles chart in Canada.[3] River of Time peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "From the Word Go" (Michael Garvin, Chris Waters) – 3:13
  2. "Talkin' to the Wrong Man" (with Ryan Murphey) (Michael Martin Murphey) – 3:24
  3. "River of Time" (Susan Longacre, Dennis Robbins) – 4:51
  4. "Vanishing Breed" (Murphey, Hoffner) – 4:23
  5. "Pilgrims on the Way (Matthew's Song)" (Marcus Hummon) – 4:04
  6. "The Running Blood" (Murphey, Hoffner) – 4:28
  7. "Children of the Wild World" (Jamie O'Hara) – 4:48
  8. "I'm Gonna Miss You, Girl" (Jesse Winchester) – 3:51
  9. "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" (Murphey, Castleman) – 3:16
  10. "Still Got the Fire" (Murphey, Steve Gibson) – 3:57[4][5]

Credits[edit]

Music

  • Michael Martin Murphey – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
  • Steve Gibson – guitar, producer
  • Larry Byrom – acoustic guitar
  • Mark Casstevens – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin – steel guitar
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro
  • Mark O'Connor – fiddle
  • Mike Lawler – synthesizer
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Gove Scrivenor – autoharp
  • Dennis Burnside – keyboards, string arrangements
  • David Hoffner – synthesizer
  • Michael Rhodes – bass
  • Mike Brignardello – bass
  • James Stroud – drums
  • Eddie Bayers – drums
  • Monroe Jones – drum programming
  • Ryan Murphey – vocals
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick – background vocals
  • Chris Harris – background vocals
  • Gary Janney – background vocals
  • Take 6 – background vocals
  • Dennis Wilson – background vocals
  • Dan Keen – background vocals

Production

  • Ken Suesov – engineer
  • Bruce Albertine – engineer
  • Lee Groitasch – assistant engineer
  • Carry Summers – assistant engineer
  • Bob Wright – assistant engineer
  • Marshall Morgan – engineer, mixing
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Charles Collins – artwork, photography[4][5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Michael Martin Murphey Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "RPM Country Singles, July 30, 1988". RPM. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Cassidy, Kenneth M. "River of Time". Allmusic. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "River of Time". Discogs. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 

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