Never Die Young

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972395128
  • Catalog Number: 723951
  • Sales rank: 33,971

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never Die Young (4:24)
  2. 2 T-Bone (3:47)
  3. 3 Baby Boom Baby (4:59)
  4. 4 Runaway Boy (4:18)
  5. 5 Valentine's Day (2:35)
  6. 6 Sun on the Moon (4:09)
  7. 7 Sweet Potato Pie (3:30)
  8. 8 Home by Another Way (3:50)
  9. 9 Letter in the Mail (4:41)
  10. 10 First of May (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Taylor Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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, 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
Greg Calbi Mastering
James Farber Engineer, Remastering Consultant
Laura Grover Remastering
Rhonda Schoen Digital Editing
Gary Borman Management
Thomas Mayer Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best JT ever

    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.

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