Sello: Capitol Records (CAP)
Intended to be Stewart's return from the world of pop standards, Time contains plenty of mandolin and acoustic guitar, two trademarks of his classic work (e.g. Gasoline Alley and Every Picture Tells A Story). Though the album is still more adult contemporary than rock and roll, the singer does sound peppy during the petite boogie of "Finest Woman." And he unloads a truly heartfelt rendition of Tom Waits' "Picture in a Frame." That said, he makes the mistake of thinking Riverdance + Counting Crows = good music with lead single "She Makes Me Happy." But hey, you can't have the world, right?