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- Released: October 12, 1999
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: BMG Special Product
Entertainment Weekly - 7/10/92, p.61"...McBride's supple soprano resonates with emotional experience..." - Rating: B
- 1.The Time Has Come
- 2.That's Me
- 3.Cheap Whiskey
- 4.True Blue Fool
- 5.Losing You Feels Good
- 6.Walk That Line
- 7.I Can't Sleep
- 8.A Woman Knows
- 9.When You Are Old
- 10.The Rope
Personnel: Martina McBride (background vocals); Biff Watson (acoustic guitar, mandolin); Paul Worley, Bill Hullett (acoustic guitar); Steve Nathan , Brent Mason (electric guitar); Sonny Garrish, John Hughey (steel guitar); Andrea Zonn (fiddle, background vocals); Rob Hajacos (fiddle); The A-Strings (strings); John Hobbs (piano); Anthony Martin (organ, background vocals); Lonnie Wilson, Paul Leim (drums); Garth Brooks, Wendy Suits Johnson, Harry Stinson, Kathy Chiavola, Dennis Wilson , Carl Jackson , Carol Chase (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Ed Seay.
Recording information: Javalina Recording Studios, Nashville, TN; The MOney Pit.
Directors: Connie Ellisor; D. Bergen White.
Photographer: James OMara.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jeff Giedt; Anthony Martin.
Rest assured, it's highly unlikely that Martina McBride will ever issue another record that sounds like The Time Has Come. With co-producers Paul Worley and Ed Seay (who also worked with her on her breakthrough, The Way That I Am), McBride delivers a set of neo-traditionalist country and progressive country-inflected folk songs that showcase her ability to get to the heart of a song and turn it into something communicative and thought provoking. With a host of Nashville superpickers and backing vocalists from Garth Brooks and Carl Jackson to Kathy Chiavola, McBride turns in intense performances of the Emory Gordy/Jim Rushing classic "Cheap Whiskey" for a neo-honky tonk feel, as well as the stompin' nightclub country of the Longacre/Wilson-penned title track and the Lonnie Wilson/Charlotte Wilson/Herbert Wilson weeper "Losing You Feels Good." The album ends with Gretchen Peters' "When You're Old," a meditative love song delivered with the empathy, grace, and elegance that have become McBride's trademark. This is a very solid debut, even if it resembles none of her other work. ~ Thom Jurek
- Sales Rank: 62,124
- UPC: 755174495229
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