Vern Gosdin Time Stood Still
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- Released: August 5, 2003
- Originally Released: 2014
- Label: Music Mill
- $0.99 on iTunes1.It's Only Love Again
- $0.99 on iTunes2.For A Minute There
- $0.99 on iTunes3.I Know The Way To You By Heart
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Time Stood Still
- $0.99 on iTunes6.Rainbows And Roses
- $0.99 on iTunes7.Two Lonely Hearts (Out Of Hand)
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Was It Just The Wine
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Jesus Hold My Hand
- $0.99 on iTunes10.What A Piece I've Paid
- $0.99 on iTunes11.That's It
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Personnel includes: Vern Gosdin (vocals); Mark O'Connor (fiddle); Vince Gill (background vocals).
Personnel: Beverly Gosdin (vocals); Fred Carter, Jr., Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar); Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Mark O'Connor (mandolin, fiddle); Buddy Spicher (fiddle); The Nashville String Machine (strings); Mitch Humphries (piano, keyboards); Mike Lawler (synthesizer); Kenny Malone (drums, percussion); Jerry Kroon (drums); Mark Morris (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Gene Eichelberger; Al McGuire.
Recording information: Bennett House; Creative Workshop; Master Mix; Reflections; SCruggs Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Studio 19; Treasure Isle.
Author: Mark Humphrey.
Photographer: Alan Messer.
Unknown Contributor Role: Vince Gill.
Arranger: Alan Moore.
On his second outing for American Harvest, Vern Gosdin put himself in the producer's chair with Robert John Jones and hired some of the finest musicians in Nash Vegas -- musicians fine enough to interpret his idea of traditional country music -- to accompany him. Cats like Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick, Jerry Douglas, Buddy Spicher, Vince Gill, Kenny Malone, Randy Scruggs, and others signed up for duty on a typically stunning Gosdin set. Interestingly, though a little less than half of the material was written by Gosdin, all of it could have been. The songs seamlessly segue into one another; whether it's the mid-tempo love song "It's Only Love Again," the shimmering elegance of a ballad like "For a Minute There," or a swinging country honky tonker like "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)," Gosdin goes deep into each lyric, pulling from it every ounce of emotion and story and placing it firmly in the listener's mind. And then there's Gosdin's pumpin', bumpin' barroom strutter "Two Lonely Hearts (Out of Hand)," with its killer Vince Gill harmonies and Scruggs' stuttering Telecaster in the verses popping through the mix, making it nearly transcendent in its seeking of the pleasure principle. The set closes with the country gospel tune "What a Price I've Paid." There are stunning moments of flatpicking and Gosdin's voice soars through the lyrics backed by Gill and Beverly Gosdin; it is positively rousing. As usual, Gosdin turns in a winner. He is one of the greatest ever. ~ Thom Jurek