LifeTime

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While it was perhaps inevitable that LifeTime would fail to recapture the cathartic intensity of Terry Callier's comeback effort TimePeace -- a remarkably pure expression of a soul and spirit finally granted freedom after years trapped in limbo -- it's nevertheless surprising how many comparatively few peaks the album actually does reach. Brian Bacchus' slick production, which often teeters precariously close to overkill on TimePeace, tumbles completely over the edge here -- songs like "Holdin' On," "When the Music Is Gone," and "Fix the Blame" are rendered with so much gloss they seem trapped in amber, while the reggae-lite "Comin' up From Babylon" is as ill-conceived as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While it was perhaps inevitable that LifeTime would fail to recapture the cathartic intensity of Terry Callier's comeback effort TimePeace -- a remarkably pure expression of a soul and spirit finally granted freedom after years trapped in limbo -- it's nevertheless surprising how many comparatively few peaks the album actually does reach. Brian Bacchus' slick production, which often teeters precariously close to overkill on TimePeace, tumbles completely over the edge here -- songs like "Holdin' On," "When the Music Is Gone," and "Fix the Blame" are rendered with so much gloss they seem trapped in amber, while the reggae-lite "Comin' up From Babylon" is as ill-conceived as the attempts at disco which marred Callier's records for Elektra two decades earlier. It's hardly shocking that LifeTime's most memorable moments are also its most unaffected ones, allowing Callier's remarkable voice and exquisite guitar the space to breathe -- the supple, sensual opener "When My Lady Danced" is vintage folk-jazz, while "Sunset Boulevard" offers a potent reminder that no one sings this kind of protest soul with quite so much wisdom and compassion. Best of all is "Love Can Do," a shimmering duet with Beth Orton that is as rich and resonant as any of their past collaborations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2005
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 731454772822
  • Catalog Number: 547728
  • Sales rank: 252,102

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Terry Callier Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Mark Edwards fender rhodes
Dave Barnard Bass
Eric Hochberg Bass
Morris Jennings Snare Drums
Jim Mullen Guitar
David Onderdonk Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Paul Wertico Snare Drums
Pennington McGee Percussion
John McLean Electric Guitar
Beth Orton Vocals
Gary Plumley Tenor Saxophone
John Moulder Guitar
Visual Ministry Choir Choir, Chorus
Richie Fudoli Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bosco d'Olivera Percussion
Mike Kocour Organ
Toni Moore Vocals
Dave Trigwell Snare Drums
Technical Credits
Terry Callier Composer
Brian Bacchus Producer
Eric Hochberg Composer
Ben Kape Engineer
Gus Mossler Engineer
James Nichols Mastering
Larry Wade Composer
Pennington McGee Composer
Hollis King Art Direction
Edward O'Dowd Graphic Design
Mike Benn Engineer
Gus Mosser Engineer
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