Stronger Than Time

Stronger Than Time

by Lee GreenwoodLee Greenwood


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Lee Greenwood's music has recently come back into vogue, after he touched a post-9/11 nerve with his anthem "God Bless the USA," which is included here in a booming version that features the extraordinary Fisk Jubilee Singers adding soaring gospel testimony. But Greenwood has more than flag waving on his mind on Stronger than Time. The dozen musings here are mostly about love, but largely of the lilting, introspective variety. "Love Is Stronger than Time," for example, does build to boisterous choruses, yet the gospel organ, piano, and discreet electric guitar filigrees set the tone for a philosophical treatise on the enduring strength of love. The similarly themed "One Life to Love" has a bit of a harder edge, thanks to the pounding drums and pungent electric guitar leads, and Greenwood delivers the vocal goods in a scratchy, bluesy voice loaded with credible urgency. Over a cooing, silky chorus and blues-tinged arrangement, he imparts some bemused observations about the uncharacteristic but celebratory behavior that can ensue "When a Woman's in Love." Breaking away from the main theme for a bit, Greenwood offers a well-observed tale of small-town values and good-hearted folks in a rustic, pop-country ballad, "'Round Here," and in "Rocks That You Can't Move," a quiet, stripped-down arrangement sets the mise en scene for a captivating tale of an elderly black sharecropper who has seen the best and the worst that life can offer. A good mix of songs rendered with commitment and feeling will remind listeners that Greenwood has a lot more going for him than just his patriotism.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2003
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187878020
catalogNumber: 78780
Rank: 205868


  1. Love Is Stronger Than Time
  2. It Almost Makes Me Glad
  3. Rocks That You Can't Move
  4. Invisibly Shaken
  5. One Life to Love
  6. I Will Not Go Quietly
  7. Cornfield Cadillac
  8. Beautiful Lies
  9. 'Round Here
  10. When a Woman's in Love
  11. Love Me Like You've Never Been Hurt
  12. God Bless the USA

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Greenwood   Primary Artist,Vocals
Rob Crosby   Background Vocals
Robert Mason   Strings
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Connie Ellisor   Strings
Paul Franklin   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Jim Grosjean   Strings
Lee Larrison   Strings
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Alan Umstead   Strings
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Wanda Vick   Fiddle
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Martin Crutchfield   Acoustic Guitar
Fisk University Jubilee Singers   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Andrew Hall   Dobro
Thom Flora   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rob Crosby   Composer
Lee Greenwood   Composer,Producer
Robert Ellis Orrall   Composer
Rick Bowles   Composer
Gary Burr   Composer
Greg Barnhill   Composer
Jerry Crutchfield   Producer
Mike Curb   Producer
Josh Leo   Composer
Bergen White   String Arrangements
Martin Crutchfield   Producer
Rodney Atkins   Composer
Will Rambeaux   Composer
Pat Bunch   Composer
Chris Lindsey   Composer
Bill Luther   Composer
Bobby Tomberlin   Composer
Billy Kirsch   Composer
Terri Argot   Composer
Rodney Jr. Lay   Composer
Bob Regan   Composer
Rhean Boyer   Composer
Gilles Godard   Composer

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