Live: It Was Just a Matter of Time

Live: It Was Just a Matter of Time

by Randy Travis

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Overview

Live: It Was Just a Matter of Time

Where live albums such as Radney Foster's spectacular Are You Ready for the Big Show? may serve to introduce mostly new songs to his audience, New Traditionalist pioneer Randy Travis treads on more traditional ground -- the live album as greatest hits -- with equally stunning results. Travis, his vocals resonant with echoes of Lefty Frizzell and George Jones, is at his very apex as an interpreter here, whether he's being frisky on "Better Class of Losers" (co-written with Alan Jackson), avuncular and worldy wise on the philosophical ballad "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man," or scintillatingly bluesy on a cover of the Brook Benton classic "Just a Matter of Time." The Travis canon, though, rides roughshod over everything else: "On the Other Hand," "Forever and Ever Amen," "Diggin' Up Bones," "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart," and a medley of monuments such as "Storms of Life," "Is It Still Over," "Honky Tonk Moon" and others, works those heartstrings in the way only a masterful artist can. Toss in a couple of fine songs from his spiritual album, Inspirational Journey ("Shallow Water" and "Baptism"), and you've been treated to set of songs as fresh as the day they were released. Timeless, as some would say.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2001
Label: Image Entertainment
UPC: 0014381074420
catalogNumber: 744

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Travis   Primary Artist
Lance Dary   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Steve Hinson   Steel Guitar
Herb Shucher   Drums

Technical Credits

Skip Ewing   Composer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
Randy Travis   Composer
Michel Camilo   Composer
Max D. Barnes   Composer
Glen Burtnik   Composer
Gore   Composer
James Hicks   Composer
Alan Jackson   Composer
Kyle Lehning   Producer
Russell Smith   Composer
Nat Stuckey   Composer
Trey Bruce   Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Max T. Barnes   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Keith Follesé   Composer

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