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is the eighteenth studio album of 20th Century country music band Alabama, released in 1999 on RCA Nashville. It produced the singles " (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You", a collaboration with 'N Sync, "Small Stuff", "We Made Love" and "Twentieth Century", which respectively reached numbers 3, 24, 63, and 51 on the Hot Country Songs charts. In addition, "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" was the band's last top ten hit on the country charts. [1 ]
"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You" was originally recorded by 'N Sync in 1998 on their first album
Critical reception [ edit ]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic rated the album 2 out of 5 stars, saying that "There's not a note out of place or a missed harmony. It's easy to marvel at the sheer technical achievement of the record, since not only is it so well made, but the songs rarely make an impression…That's the problem with Twentieth Century: although it's pleasant, it never creates its own identity, even compared to latter-day Alabama records." He praised "Twentieth Century", "Mist of Desire", "Life's Too Short to Love This Fast", and "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" as the best tracks, but said that "taken in the context of the record, they're nearly indistinguishable from the rest". [2 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Twentieth Century" (
Chris A.T. Cummings, Don Schlitz) - 4:11 "
(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" ( Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken) - 4:38
"I'm In That Kind of Mood" (Greg Fowler, Teddy Gentry,
Randy Owen, Ronnie Rogers) - 3:38 "We Made Love" (
Tom Douglas, Billy Kirsch) - 3:36 "Life's Too Short To Love This Fast" (
Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers, Owen) - 3:18 "Then We Remember" (
Don Cook, John Barlow Jarvis) - 4:12 "Little Things" (
Buddy Cannon, Fowler, Gentry, John Jarrard, Owen) - 3:22 "Mist of Desire" (
Jeff Cook) - 3:06 "Small Stuff" (
Mark Collie, Hillary Kanter, Even Stevens) - 3:59 "Too Much Love" (Fowler, Owen) - 3:55
"Write It Down In Blue" (Fowler, Gentry, Owen, Rogers) - 4:15
"I Love You Enough To Let You Go" (Baker, Myers, Owen) - 3:26
Personnel [ edit ]
Compiled from liner notes.
Alabama [ edit ]
Jeff Cook — vocals, electric guitar
Teddy Gentry — vocals, bass guitar
Randy Owen — vocals, acoustic guitar
Alabama drummer Mark Herndon does not perform on the album.
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Mark Casstevens — acoustic guitar
Don Cook — background vocals
Larry Hanson — trumpet
John Barlow Jarvis — piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ Liana Manis — background vocals
Jim Nelson — saxophone
Dean C. Pastin — saxophone
Michael Rhodes — bass guitar
Brent Rowan — electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar, gut string guitar, electric sitar Brian D. Siewert — synthesizer strings
Lonnie Wilson — drums, percussion
Glenn Worf — bass guitar
Chart performance [ edit ]
Billboard Top Country Albums 5
Billboard 200 51
RPM Country Albums 5
Singles [ edit ]
Peak chart positions
"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
(with 'N Sync) 3
"We Made Love"
Other charted songs [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 19–20. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
^ a b Allmusic review
^ Twentieth Century (CD booklet). Alabama. RCA Records. 1999. 67793.