Good Time

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A.J. returns to the basics after confounding fans for a couple years with a gospel album and a sophisticated, low-key set produced by Alison Krauss. Good Time is not without its curveballs, tho: The entire album was written by Jackson himself, and it's not a trifling disc, either, with 17 cuts to the running time. Chockablock with standard A.J. fare (drinkin', cheatin', the like), Good Time lives up the title, and features the hit "Small Town Southern Man."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Alan Jackson has never been away, so why does 2008's Good Time feel like a comeback album? Because this, his 14th album, is a return to straight-ahead ...
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A.J. returns to the basics after confounding fans for a couple years with a gospel album and a sophisticated, low-key set produced by Alison Krauss. Good Time is not without its curveballs, tho: The entire album was written by Jackson himself, and it's not a trifling disc, either, with 17 cuts to the running time. Chockablock with standard A.J. fare (drinkin', cheatin', the like), Good Time lives up the title, and features the hit "Small Town Southern Man."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Alan Jackson has never been away, so why does 2008's Good Time feel like a comeback album? Because this, his 14th album, is a return to straight-ahead modern country after several years of detours, including a late-night saloon album produced by Alison Krauss (Like Red on a Rose) and an austere collection of spirituals (Precious Memories). Even his last full-fledged country album, 2004's What I Do, felt a little understated and modest, adjectives that can't quite be applied to Good Time, even if it bears Jackson's unmistakable mark of casual authority. That casualness can disguise his ambitions, especially on an album as shining and snappy as this. It's only upon close inspection that the audacity behind Good Time becomes apparent: it's Jackson's first album of all-original material, and at 17 tracks it's the effective equivalent of a double-album in country music, where all albums outside of Vince Gill's mammoth triple-disc These Days are brief and to the point. Unsurprisingly given its length, Good Time drifts amiably and takes its time, lingering on its ballads and gliding through the faster tunes, sustaining a cheerful mood. It's so easy to enjoy that it takes a bit of attention to dig out the true gems lying here, and there are many: the brisk bluegrass strut of "Long Long Way," brought down to earth by Jackson's Haggard-esque phrasing; the slightly gangly, tongue-in-cheek Western swing of "I Still Like Bologna," which finds a more straightforward cousin in "Nothing Left to Do"; the gentle roll of "Listen to Your Senses," as sweet and light a song as Jackson has ever cut. These are the exceptions on an album that feels big and bright, a throwback to the days of '80s new country, especially on "Never Loved Before," a zippy duet with Martina McBride that finds its flip on "Laid Back 'n Low Key," a piece of soft rock that could have fit onto the airwaves during the prime of urban cowboy. And that is the sly genius of Good Time -- it demonstrates that Jackson is as comfortable with the poppier side of country as he is with the harder stuff, and he can deliver it without seeming as if he's pandering, a feat that is almost as impressive as those generic detours he's taken in the past few years.
New York Times - Kelefa Sanneh
Described as a back-to-basics move, his first straight-up country album since 2004....In its own way, “Good Time” is just as audacious as what came before. It has 17 songs (a lot for a country album), and it is the first album of his career that has only one name — his — in the songwriting credits....But mostly the album is a joy, well made and packed with the clever musical details that make Mr. Jackson’s best music so satisfying.

Described as a back-to-basics move, his first straight-up country album since 2004....In its own way, “Good Time” is just as audacious as what came before. It has 17 songs (a lot for a country album), and it is the first album of his career that has only one name — his — in the songwriting credits....But mostly the album is a joy, well made and packed with the clever musical details that make Mr. Jackson’s best music so satisfying.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 886971994322
  • Catalog Number: 719943

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alan Jackson Primary Artist
Gary Prim Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Clavinet, Wurlitzer
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Robert Bailey Background Vocals
Jamaal Carter Background Vocals
Jimmy Carter Bass
Shane Keister Vocoder
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Robbie Flint Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin Dobro, Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
Jim Hoke Harmonica, Accordion, Jew's Harp, Bass Harmonica
Brent Mason Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
Shandra Penix Background Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano, Wurlitzer
Bruce Watkins Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Glenn Worf Bass, Upright Bass
Melodie Crittenden Background Vocals
Emily Harris Background Vocals
Janice Corder Background Vocals
Greenwood Hart Vocoder
Jenkins Edward Background Vocals
Angela Bennett Shelton Background Vocals
Lucas Ketner Percussion
James Curtis Mitchell Accordion, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Alan Jackson Composer
John Kelton Engineer
Kyle Lehning Engineer
Keith Stegall Producer
S. Wade Hunt Cover Design
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner Art Direction
Howard Kaufman Management
Mellissa Schleicher grooming
Matt Rovey Engineer
Greenwood Hart Tape Box
Craig Fruin Management
Judy Forde Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Posted January 25, 2014

    "Nothing Left To Do" is the funniest song you'll ever

    "Nothing Left To Do" is the funniest song you'll ever hear. How can anything AJ does, be bad?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Time by Alan Jackson

    I was very disappointed in this CD. I purchased it because of the song that Alan had written and recorded about an employee of his who had passed away. For this reason, I seldom purchase music anymore. I wait for a "Greatest Hits" CD thereby saving money and space. On the up side, Alan Jackson is my favorite artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    can't wait

    This album is gonna be great. 17 songs all written by AJ himself. This goes back to his roots.

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    Posted January 5, 2010

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