James Taylor - JT (1977/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

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James Taylor - JT (1977/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

James Taylor - JT (1977/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 37:57 minutes | 1.59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

On his last couple of Warner Bros albums, Gorilla and In the Pocket, James Taylor seemed to be converting himself from the shrinking violet, too-sensitive-to-live "rainy day man" of his early records into a mainstream, easy listening crooner with a sunny outlook. JT, his debut album for Columbia, was something of a defense of this conversion. Returning to the autobiographical, Taylor declared his love for Carly Simon ("There We Are"), but expressed some surprise at his domestic bliss. "Isn't it amazing a man like me can feel this way?" he sang in the opening song, "Your Smiling Face" (a Top 40 hit). At the same time, domesticity could have its temporary depressions ("Another Grey Morning"). The key track was "Secret O' Life," which Taylor revealed as "enjoying the passage of time." Working with his long-time backup band of Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, and Russell Kunkel, and with Peter Asher back in the producer's chair, Taylor also enjoyed mixing his patented acoustic guitar-based folk sound with elements of rock, blues, and country. He even made the country charts briefly with "Bartender's Blues," a genre exercise complete with steel guitar and references to "honky tonk angels" that he would later re-record with George Jones. The album's Top Ten hit was Taylor's winning remake of Jimmy Jones' "Handy Man," which replaced the grit of the original with his characteristic warmth. JT was James Taylor's best album since Mud Slide Slim & the Blue Horizon because it acknowledged the darkness of his earlier work while explaining the deliberate lightness of his current viewpoint, and because it was his most consistent collection in years. Fans responded: JT sold better than any Taylor album since Sweet Baby James. ~ William Ruhlmann

1. Your Smiling Face 2:45
2. There We Are 3:00
3. Honey Don't Leave L.A. 3:05
4. Another Grey Morning 2:44
5. Bartender's Blues 4:12
6. Secret O' Life 3:34
7. Handy Man 3:16
8. I Was Only Telling A Lie 3:22
9. Looking For Love On Broadway 2:21
10. Terra Nova 4:32
11. Traffic Jam 1:58
12. If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight 2:57

James Taylor - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass
Russell Kunkel - Drums, Percussion
Danny Kortchmar - Guitar

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-04-17 00:10:18

Analyzed: James Taylor / JT

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -0.48 dB -16.19 dB 2:47 01-Your Smiling Face
DR13 -3.17 dB -20.58 dB 3:01 02-There We Are
DR13 -2.15 dB -16.88 dB 3:06 03-Honey Don't Leave L.A.
DR12 -7.30 dB -22.85 dB 2:44 04-Another Grey Morning
DR13 -1.65 dB -18.09 dB 4:12 05-Bartender's Blues
DR13 -2.34 dB -18.84 dB 3:35 06-Secret O' Life
DR13 -1.56 dB -16.72 dB 3:18 07-Handy Man
DR13 -0.76 dB -16.58 dB 3:25 08-I Was Only Telling A Lie
DR13 -2.22 dB -18.28 dB 2:22 09-Looking For Love On Broadway
DR13 -1.88 dB -18.65 dB 4:32 10-Terra Nova
DR15 -3.74 dB -22.24 dB 1:58 11-Traffic Jam
DR14 -0.27 dB -17.19 dB 2:59 12-If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5912 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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