Don't Do Anything

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Don't Do Anything
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 3, 2008 (2008-06-03)
StudioElectro Magnetic Studio, Littlebox Studio, Sunset Sound Studios
Genre Pop, rock
Label Nonesuch
Producer Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips chronology
A Boot and a Shoe
Don't Do Anything
Push Any Button
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Don't Do Anything is the eleventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Sam Phillips. The album is Phillips' first to be self-produced and was released on June 3, 2008.


On September 15, 2008 a live webcast of NPR's In Concert series from The Ram's Head in Annapolis, MD showcased the album. [6]

"Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us" was recorded by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for their 2007 album Raising Sand . Phillips stated the song was inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Sam Phillips.

1."No Explanations"3:08
2."Can't Come Down"1:58
3."Another Song"2:14
4."Don't Do Anything"3:28
5."Little Plastic Life"2:16
6."My Career in Chemistry"2:20
7."Flowers Up"2:28
8."Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us"2:44
9."Shake It Down"3:52
10."Under the Night"3:06
12."Watching Out of This World"3:03


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  2. "The Boston Globe review".
  3. Paste review Archived July 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. "PopMatters review".
  5. " :: Sam Phillips".
  6. "Sam Phillips In Concert". NPR.