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Never Die Young
     

Never Die Young

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by James Taylor
 

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While his aging contemporaries took a variety of tacks to keep up with changing fashions, from adopting more synthesized, percussive production styles to assembling an orchestra and singing standards, James Taylor just kept playing a summer concert tour each year, and periodically putting out another collection of similar-sounding songs. See more details below

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While his aging contemporaries took a variety of tacks to keep up with changing fashions, from adopting more synthesized, percussive production styles to assembling an orchestra and singing standards, James Taylor just kept playing a summer concert tour each year, and periodically putting out another collection of similar-sounding songs. Never Die Young was unusual only in that there was no big oldies cover from the '50s or '60s -- every song was written or co-written by Taylor -- but otherwise it addressed the same audience in much the same terms as he always had. The title song and "Baby Boom Baby" (both Adult Contemporary hits) referred to the passage of time, and the rest floated on a sea of yuppie contentment. "I work hard to see that you remember my name," he sang, and that work seemed to consist of reminding his listeners why they had liked him in the first place.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972395128
catalogNumber:
723951
Rank:
55908

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Taylor   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
James "J.T." Taylor   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Don Grolnick   Keyboards
David Lasley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rosemary Butler   Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Banjo,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Lani Groves   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jay Leonhart   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Bob Mann   Guitar
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Mark O'Connor   Violin
Bill Payne   Synthesizer
Greg "Fingers" Taylor   Harmonica
Carlos Vega   Percussion,Drums
Arnold McCuller   Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Baby Boom Baby   T-bone
James Taylor Move   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

James Taylor   Composer
Don Grolnick   Producer
James Farber   Engineer,Remastering Consultant
Gary Borman   Management
Thomas Mayer   Composer

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Never Die Young 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This for me is the best James Taylor music ever. "Home by Another Way" is my all time favorite James Taylor song. I have been a fan since the late 60's and although this song was never a "hit" it touched me in a special way. I would like to know how JT felt about it.