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The Place and the Time

Steve ForbertAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Sing It Again, My Friend 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Stolen Identity 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Write Me A Raincheck 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Who'll Watch The Sunset? 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Simply Must Move On 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Beast Of Ballhoo (Rock Show) 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Building Me A Fire 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Labor Day '08 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Coo Coo Bird 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Hang On Again Till The Sun Shines (NYC) 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Blue, Clear Sky 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 31, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 429 Records
  • ASIN: B001O7R754
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Nearly 28 years since breaking into pop consciousness, Steve Forbert remains a master of songs with insight through plain-spoken, heartfelt eloquence.

On the follow-up to his 429 debut release Strange Names & New Sensation, The Place And The Time exemplifies Forbert's characteristic wit, his sense of social consciousness and endearing optimism that has garnered a 2 decades and growing fan base eager for more.

The Wall Street Journal calls his songs "openhearted, traversing the backwaters of a gritty, blue-collar America, duly recording life's little disappointments and epiphanies."

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve's best in years May 20, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Always a great live performer, but Forbert's recorded work often doesn't equal the energy, intimacy, and passion that he exhibits so consistently with a live audience. This new album, The Place and the Time displays all of those qualities,and also features great songs, a tight group of seasoned musicians, nice backing vocals, and production that compliments rather than overwhelms Steve's vocals. Steve wisely chose his tight touring band as the nucleus for this recording, and added a couple of fine musicians and the backing vocals of Becca Bramlett. The result is the best recorded work that Steve has released in a long time. Opening with the lovely and charming "Blackbird Tune", then follows with the energetic and soulful "Sing It Again, My Friend", and continues with more terrific songs, like the bluesy "Write Me A Raincheck", the melodic "Who'll Watch the Sunset", an awesome song by Devin Greenwood - "Building Me a Fire", and a classic Forbert song "Hang On Again Till the Sun Shines", which is probably my favorite, if I had to pick one. In summary, the best Steve Forbert recording in years, and one you shouldn't pass by.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mississippi native headed back to the top again May 5, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I had to smile when I opened the envelope containing Steve Forbert's latest CD On the Place and the Time, this past month. The return label was "Sam Forbert." Sam is one of Steve's twin boys. Dave is the other. That's right he named them Sam & Dave (Forbert). His daughter, Katherine, supplied some abstract art on the inside CD jacket.
I met Steve in 1980. He had returned home to Meridian, where he was playing at the Temple Theater. I was working for Frank Spain's sister station WHTV - TV 24. We were both in our early twenties.
He was famous. I was infamous. Jackrabbit Slim had released in late 1979 with his only Top 40 hit, "Romeo's Tune." I became a Forbert groupie, of sorts. I didn't follow him around the country. I just tried to convert as many as possible to his music.
A lot of time has past. On the Place and the Time is his 13th studio album. Steve also has released countless live CDs and a couple of DVDs. I'm the proud owner of all, even his third, Little Stevie Orbit and fourth, the self-titled Steve Forbert, which have never made it past vinyl.
We've talked quite a few times since that initial meeting and I've always found Steve personable and intellectually stimulating. The only subject I've found Steve doesn't like to get stuck on is the background to his songs. I can understand that.
Clifford Meth, who has worked for Billboard, once ask Steve about a particular song. "One track that disturbed me," Clifford said. - that I had a strong emotional reaction to - was `I Married a Girl.' What was the basis of that song?"
Steve answered "It's all in there. There's nothing more to say. I put it all right there." The song and much of Just Like There's Nothin' to It (2004) dealt with Steve's recent divorce.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy it! April 28, 2009
By Aaron
Format:Audio CD
Steve Forbert's musical tone and lyrical style is excellent.
I often wonder why he isn't as well known as he is.
Perhaps his relatively low profile of has kept his great artistry in check.

If you are at all a fan of folk-rock/Americana/alt-counry, and don't know Steve Forbert, There's no reason not to start with his latest work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Dave C
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big Forbert fan. My favorite albums are: Alive on Arrival, The American In Me, and Steets of This Town. I now will add a 4th to this - The Place And The Time. This is an excellent album - the music is tight and the album has an excellent flow. The tone on this album is upbeat - almost happy. It's one of those albums that grows with each play and leaves you singing the lyrics in your head. There are easly radio play songs on this one - labor day '08 and the comical stolen identity. I would highly recommend this. If you only played it once - do yourself a favour - dust it off and play it again - you'll be happy you did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steve's Still Goin' ! August 5, 2010
By BDRand
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Steve was a classmate of mine back in Meridian High School. Back then he was convinced that his music would take him far and it has ! His storytelling lyrics charged by his just-gravelly-enough voice coupled with unassuming instrumentation have produced many great albums throughout the years. The Place And The Time is yet another display of Steve's unrelenting talent and continued testimony to his ability to conjure up tunes you can revisit time and time again never growing weary of them, just like old friends.
If you've not yet experienced Steve's craft, give some samples two or three listens. This guy really grows on you and The Place And The Time may be the place and the time to get you convinced !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Often Overlooked July 21, 2013
By Edward
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This is one of Steve Forbert's best collection of songs, Poignant ballads ("Sing it again", the bluesy "Write me a raincheck" and fun songs "Labor Day" and "Stolen Identity" and then the rocker "Rock Show"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. May 23, 2013
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Having to come up with twenty words is crap I can just say. This disk is very good if haven't herd of him or like me have not herd any thing new give it a shot.
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