Rare Jim Croce Recordings Released

Published: 2004-03-24
Music companies have discovered a way to beat the file sharing crowd and re-introduce old music at the same time, by re-issuing past albums with new tracks. The latest work to resurface on disc is folk singer Jim Croce. The guitar playing singer-songwriter died in a plane crash in the 70s at a young age. Croce's 1966 release "Facets" has just been released as a two disc re-issue plus bonus tracks. "Facets" would have been lost forever – only 500 vinyl copies were ever printed – had Croce not kept a copy of the master for himself. One of the two copies owned by Croce was used to re-master the album digitally. Besides the original eleven tracks on "Facets" – which includes a cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "Steel Rail Blues" – the disc set includes a second CD "Jim and Ingrid Too" of seven songs chosen by Croce's widow Ingrid and son AJ, who is an accomplished musician in his own right. Five of the seven songs were penned by Jim and Ingrid Croce.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum

   

 

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