Time Stands Still (Chris Smither album)

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Time Stands Still
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ReleasedSeptember 29, 2009
Genre Blues, folk
Label Signature Sounds
Producer David Goodrich
Chris Smither chronology
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Time Stands Still is an album of blues and folk music by American singer/songwriter Chris Smither, released in 2009. It was released on Signature Sound Recordings and produced by David Goodrich.



Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [1]
Tom Hull B+ (***) [2]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Michael G. Nastos praised the album, writing

Chris Smither has never sounded better, especially on his lean-sounding guitar. He's more grounded, down to earth, and authentic in his attempt to keep his music very alive and well in troubled times... Of his many great recordings over the years, Time Stands Still might very well be Chris Smither's magnum opus, a triumph over tragedy and tough times that should provide valuable lessons to anyone who has felt abject pain caused by family losses, the grind-to-a-halt recession, unemployment, and that helpless, depressed feeling everyone has experienced. It is uplifting—a recording that you will relate to upon listening to for only a few minutes, but which you will savor all the way through. [1]

Track listing

All songs by Chris Smither unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Don't Call Me Stranger" - 4:08
  2. "Time Stands Still" - 3:45
  3. "Surprise, Surprise" - 4:08
  4. "I Don't Know" - 4:04
  5. "Call Yourself" - 4:43
  6. "Old Man Down" - 5:00
  7. "I Told You So" - 3:46
  8. "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" (Bob Dylan) - 4:26
  9. "Miner's Blues" (Frank Hutchinson) - 3:08
  10. "Someone Like Me" - 4:25
  11. "Madame Geneva's" (Mark Knopfler) - 2:51



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  1. 1 2 Nastos, Michael G. "Time Stands Still > Review". Allmusic . Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  2. Tom Hull. "Grade List: chris smither". Tom Hull - on the web. Retrieved September 10, 2020.