This Time (Dwight Yoakam album)

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This Time
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 23, 1993 (1993-03-23)
GenreCountry, Honky Tonk
ProducerPete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam chronology
If There Was a Way
This Time
Dwight Live
Singles from This Time
  1. "Ain't That Lonely Yet"
    Released: March 8, 1993
  2. "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere"
    Released: June 21, 1993
  3. "Fast as You"
    Released: October 4, 1993
  4. "Try Not to Look So Pretty"
    Released: February 14, 1994
  5. "Pocket of a Clown"
    Released: June 27, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars [1]

This Time is the fifth album by American country music artist Dwight Yoakam. Three of its tracks barely missed the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, each peaking at No. 2: "Ain't That Lonely Yet," "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere," and "Fast as You," the latter being his last Top 10 single. Two other tracks also rose into the charts: "Try Not to Look So Pretty" at No. 14 and "Pocket of a Clown" at No. 22. The album itself peaked at No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart. Yoakam wrote or co-wrote all except for one of the tracks on this album.

"A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" was featured as the closing credits music for the film Red Rock West, in which Yoakam also made his film acting debut. "Wild Ride" was later covered by Kenny Chesney as a duet with Joe Walsh on Chesney's 2007 album Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pocket of a Clown" (Dwight Yoakam) – 2:55
  2. "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" (Yoakam) – 4:27
  3. "Home for Sale" (Yoakam) – 3:35
  4. "This Time" (Yoakam, Kostas) – 3:58
  5. "Two Doors Down" (Yoakam, Kostas) – 3:52
  6. "Ain't That Lonely Yet" (Kostas, James House) – 3:17
  7. "King of Fools" (Yoakam, Kostas) – 4:05
  8. "Fast as You" (Yoakam) – 4:45
  9. "Try Not to Look So Pretty" (Yoakam, Kostas) – 2:52
  10. "Wild Ride" (Yoakam) – 4:42
  11. "Lonesome Roads" (Yoakam) – 3:05


Strings conducted and arranged by Paul Buckmaster and contracted by Suzy Katayama.

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (1993) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 25
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian Albums Chart 19


Year Single Chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1993 "Ain't That Lonely Yet" 2 101 1
"A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" 2 3
"Fast as You" 2 70 5
1994 "Try Not to Look So Pretty" 14 4
"Pocket of a Clown" 22 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart