FORMAT: PAL REGION: 4
REVIEW: When Jim Croce died tragically in a plane crash in 1973, he was just 30 years old and had recently been recognized as one of the most promising artists of his era – in a two year span, he had eight Top 40 singles, two of which were number 1 records. Despite being one of America’s best-loved singer – songwriters, there has, until now, never been a document of his career.
Featuring rare live footage, this unique DVD is the definitive portrait of Jim Croce’s life and music. It includes performances of the massive hit “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and the classic songs “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” and “Operator”. The performances come from Jim’s appearance on BBC’s “The Old Grey Whistle Test” and other 70s television shows. It also features a stirring tribute by Croce’s wife and collaborator, Ingrid Croce, presented on a commentary track that compiles Ingrid’s thoughts on Jim’s songs and their life together. One of the exciting things is that all performances contained in this DVD are complete with no voice over dialogue.
TRACK LISTING: Prologue: Photographs And Memories / You Don’t Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels) / Roller Derby Queen / One Less Set Of Footprints / Next Time, This Time / Speedball Tucker / Lovers Cross / Workin’ At The Car Was Blues / Interlude: I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song / Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / New York’s Not My Home / The Hard Way Every Time / Rapid Boy / These Dreams / Epilogue: Time In A Bottle.
DVD EXTRAS: Audio commentary with Ingrid Croce / Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina remember Jim / Randy Newman remembers Jim / “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” cartoon from The Sonny and Cher Hour / “Spin, Spin, Spin” – Jim and Ingrid Croce (early live television performance) / “Roller Derby Queen” (alternative clip) / The Croce Family down on the farm.