Just Like Medicine [Vinyl Edition]

Just Like Medicine [Vinyl Edition]

by A.J. Croce A.J. Croce


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Following a successful demo session with producer Dan Penn, A.J. Croce decided to make Just Like Medicine -- the singer/songwriter's ninth record -- his first full-fledged soul album. Croce and Penn assembled a world-class crew of musicians -- Steve Cropper and Vince Gill are the superstar cameos but the entire band comprises pros -- and then settled into a well-worn groove that recalls the supple Memphis soul of the '60s. Much of the pleasure of Just Like Medicine lies in its sheer sonics: it's smooth and soulful, evoking the past but fleet enough to feel fresh. Listen long enough, though, and the variety within Croce's ten songs becomes apparent. He opens proceedings with the swampy R&B of "Gotta Get Outta My Head," which gives way to the sprightly beat of "The Heart That Makes Me Whole," and by the time the tight half-hour wraps up with the open-ended "The Roads," he's touched upon simmering ballads ("I Couldn't Stop") and nimble, rolling New Orleans-inspired pop ("Full Up"). Croce also unearths the fine "Name of the Game," a previously unrecorded song by his father, Jim, but for as good as it is, it's ultimately a grace note on an album that's among his very finest.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2017
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397469126
catalogNumber: 4691
Rank: 51858


  1. Gotta Get Outta My Head
  2. The Heart That Makes Me Whole
  3. Name of the Game
  4. Cures Just Like Medicine
  5. Move On
  6. The Other Side of Love
  7. Full Up
  8. I Couldn't Stop
  9. Hold You
  10. The Roads

Album Credits

Performance Credits

A.J. Croce   Primary Artist,Organ,Percussion,Piano,Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Dan Penn   Background Vocals
Vince Gill   Acoustic Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Colin Linden   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Doug Moffet   Horn
Charles Rose   Horn
Bryan Owings   Percussion,Drums
Jeff Taylor   Accordion
Steve Herrmann   Horn

Technical Credits

Jim Croce   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
A.J. Croce   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Charles Rose   Horn Arrangements
David Wild   Liner Notes
Ron Laury   Engineer
John Simon   Horn Arrangements
Darren Grealish   Cover Art

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