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Don't Do Anything

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Don't Do Anything
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 3, 2008 (2008-06-03)
StudioElectro Magnetic Studio, Littlebox Studio, Sunset Sound Studios
GenrePop, rock
ProducerSam Phillips
Sam Phillips chronology
A Boot and a Shoe
Don't Do Anything
Push Any Button
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Boston Globe(favorable)[2]
Trouser Press(favorable)[5]

Don't Do Anything is the eleventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Sam Phillips. The album is Phillips' first to be self-produced and was released on June 3, 2008.

On September 15, 2008 a live webcast of NPR's In Concert series from The Ram's Head in Annapolis, MD showcased the album.[6]

"Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us" was recorded by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for their 2007 album Raising Sand. Phillips stated the song was inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Sam Phillips

1."No Explanations"3:08
2."Can't Come Down"1:58
3."Another Song"2:14
4."Don't Do Anything"3:28
5."Little Plastic Life"2:16
6."My Career in Chemistry"2:20
7."Flowers Up"2:28
8."Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us"2:44
9."Shake It Down"3:52
10."Under the Night"3:06
12."Watching Out of This World"3:03



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Boston Globe review".
  3. ^ Paste review Archived July 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "PopMatters review".
  5. ^ "TrouserPress.com :: Sam Phillips". trouserpress.com.
  6. ^ "Sam Phillips In Concert". NPR.