Time Passes By

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Time Passes By
Studio album by Kathy Mattea
Released March 19, 1991
Genre Country
Label Mercury
Producer Dougie MacLean
Kathy Mattea
Allen Reynolds
Jon Vezner
Kathy Mattea chronology
A Collection of Hits
(1990)A Collection of Hits1990
Time Passes By
Lonesome Standard Time
(1992)Lonesome Standard Time1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A link
Los Angeles Times 3/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars 1992

Time Passes By is the sixth studio album released by American country music artist Kathy Mattea. It was released in 1991 (see 1991 in country music) on Mercury Records. The album, like her last two studio albums before it, was certified gold by the RIAA. Singles released from it include the title track at #7, "Whole Lotta Holes" at #18, and "Asking Us to Dance" at #27. "From a Distance" was originally recorded by Nanci Griffith and later versions were released by Bette Midler and Judy Collins.

The album was produced by Allen Reynolds except "From a Distance", which Mattea co-produced with Jon Vezner and Dougie MacLean.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Time Passes By" (Jon Vezner, Susan Longacre) – 2:44
  2. "Whole Lotta Holes" (Vezner, Don Henry) – 2:57
  3. "What Could Have Been" (Beth Nielsen Chapman) – 3:40
  4. "Asking Us to Dance" (Hugh Prestwood) – 4:19
  5. "Summer of My Dreams" (David Mallett) – 4:00
  6. "Harley" (Henry) – 3:31
  7. "Quarter Moon" (Bob Millard) – 3:37
  8. "I Wear Your Love" (Gary Burr) – 4:07
  9. "A Few Good Things Remain" (Pat Alger, Vezner) – 3:56
  10. "Ready for the Storm" (Dougie MacLean) – 3:56
  11. "From a Distance" (Julie Gold) – 4:57


Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Dougie MacLean, Kathy Mattea, Allen Reynolds, Jon Vezner
  • Engineered by Jon Vezner and Mark Miller
  • Mastered by Denny Purcell
  • Mixed by Mark Miller
  • Art Direction and design by Billy Barnes

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 9
U.S. Billboard 200 72


  • Allmusic (see infobox)