Killin' Time

Killin' Time

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by Clint Black
     
 

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When Killin' Time was released in 1989, Clint Black was immediately crowned king of the New Traditionalists, ahead even of fellow rookie Garth Brooks. Black formed a bridge to country for disaffected rock fans, showing a firm grasp of traditional country and the lyrical sophistication of '70s singer-songwriters. "Straight from the

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When Killin' Time was released in 1989, Clint Black was immediately crowned king of the New Traditionalists, ahead even of fellow rookie Garth Brooks. Black formed a bridge to country for disaffected rock fans, showing a firm grasp of traditional country and the lyrical sophistication of '70s singer-songwriters. "Straight from the Factory" is a jaunty piece of Texas swing, and the hit "A Better Man" showcases Black's knack for marrying evocative lyrics with hard-country sounds. "Nobody's Home" is the best kind of country weeper, and Black's twang-and-moan on the title tune is the perfect blend of Texas blues and Bakersfield honky-tonk. "I'll Be Gone" is a fiery two-stepper that Buck Owens wouldn't mind borrowing, and George Jones would probably love to wrap his voice around "You're Gonna Leave Me." All told, Killin' Time announced the arrival of one of country's classiest acts; ten years later it still sounds as vibrant and fresh as when it was new.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brian Mansfield
Clint Black's accessible brand of Texas country burned up the charts upon its release, selling two million copies and yielding the hit singles "Better Man," "Killin' Time," "Nobody's Home," "Walkin' Away," and "Nothing's News."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2006
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886970003421
catalogNumber:
700034
Rank:
47123

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clint Black   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals
Wendy Waldman   Background Vocals
Dick Gay   Drums
Rob Hajacos   Violin
Jana King   Background Vocals
Randy McCormick   Keyboards
Craig Morris   Background Vocals
Hayden Nicholas   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Mark O'Connor   Violin
John Permenter   Fiddle,Violin
Jeff Peterson   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Jim Photoglo   Background Vocals
Donna Rhodes   Background Vocals
Brent Rowan   Guitar
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Jake Willemain   Bass,Bass Guitar
Reggie Young   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Clint Black   Composer
Dick Gay   Composer
Rob Hajacos   Contributor
Bill Ham   Producer,Executive Producer
Mitch Humphries   Contributor
Randy McCormick   Contributor
Hayden Nicholas   Composer
Mark O'Connor   Contributor
Lynn Peterzell   Engineer
Brent Rowan   Contributor
James Stroud   Producer
Mark Wright   Producer
Reggie Young   Contributor
Mary Hamilton   Art Direction
Ken Fredette   Reissue Design

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Killin' Time 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clint just keeps getting better. This was his first Cd and of course we all heard one song on the radio and rushed out and bought it, to our surprise the rest of the CD was just as good if not better. Just try to pick a favorite off this CD is very hard.
Bcroker More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD! I love the the authenticity of it! from "Straight From The Factory" to the last track this CD is exciting music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Killin' Time has one of the best songs Clint Black sings'well it has four of my favorite songs Clint Black sings.It is great to listen to.