Facets (album)

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Studio album by Jim Croce
Released 1966
March 23, 2004 (2004 reissue)
Recorded July 1966, RPL Studios, Camden, NJ
Genre Folk rock
Label Croce Records; Shout! Factory
Producer Joe Salviuolo
Jim Croce chronology
Jim & Ingrid Croce
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Facets is a self-published studio album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in 1966. (See 1966 in music). Croce had five hundred copies of the album pressed, financed with a $500 cash wedding gift that he and his wife to be, Ingrid Croce, received from his parents. Croce's parents were certain that when Jim would fail completely at selling the record, and, realizing that he couldn't support his family as a singer, he would abandon music and finish his college education. To their surprise, he not only sold every last record but also turned a profit of almost $2500. The majority of those records were sold at Croce's shows. Original vinyl copies of Facets are extremely rare today; well-preserved copies are known to fetch as much as $1,000 from collectors. Shout! Factory released an expanded two-disc version in 2004.

Track listing[edit]

Original release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Steel Rail Blues" Gordon Lightfoot 2:17
2. "Coal Tattoo" Billy Edd Wheeler 2:17
3. "Texas Rodeo" Jim Croce 1:44
4. "Charley Green, Play That Slide Trombone" Traditional 2:27
5. "The Ballad of Gunga Din" Words: Rudyard Kipling, Music: Jim Croce 4:05
6. "Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah)" Milton Ager, Jack Yellen, Bob Bigelow, Charles Bates 1:58
7. "Sun Come Up" Jim Croce, Richard Croce 2:06
8. "The Blizzard" Harlan Howard 2:54
9. "Running Maggie" Traditional 1:52
10. "Until It's Time for Me to Go" Buffy Sainte-Marie 3:05
11. "Big Fat Woman" Traditional 2:00
2004 reissue
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Child of Midnight" Jim Croce, Ingrid Croce 2:51
13. "It's All Over, Mary Ann" Jim Croce, Ingrid Croce 2:35
14. "Railroads and Riverboats" Jim Croce, Ingrid Croce 3:13
15. "Hard Times Be Over" Jim Croce, Ingrid Croce 1:52
16. "Railroad Song" Jim Croce 2:55
17. "Maybe Tomorrow" Jim Croce 2:30
18. "Pa (Song For A Grandfather)" Jim Croce, Ingrid Croce 1:51