New Moon Shine

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
James Taylor produced a typical collection of familiar-sounding songs on New Moon Shine, his concerns ranging from romance to the life of the working man to political issues like war and civil rights on which he took the expected liberal positions. The album was written, played, and sung with typical craft and care, and was a worthy addition to Taylor's catalog. Taylor's reliability means that his records do not disappoint his faithful audience, but neither do they provide any revelations. New Moon Shine provided four Adult Contemporary chart entries in "Copperline," "I've Got To Stop Thinkin' 'Bout That," a cover of Sam Cooke's "Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha," and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
James Taylor produced a typical collection of familiar-sounding songs on New Moon Shine, his concerns ranging from romance to the life of the working man to political issues like war and civil rights on which he took the expected liberal positions. The album was written, played, and sung with typical craft and care, and was a worthy addition to Taylor's catalog. Taylor's reliability means that his records do not disappoint his faithful audience, but neither do they provide any revelations. New Moon Shine provided four Adult Contemporary chart entries in "Copperline," "I've Got To Stop Thinkin' 'Bout That," a cover of Sam Cooke's "Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha," and "Like Everyone She Knows," and the album went gold, staying in the charts more than nine months, a good showing for a record that essentially repeated previous efforts. New Moon Shine was eventually certified platinum.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972666624
  • Catalog Number: 726666
  • Sales rank: 2,905

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Taylor Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Don Grolnick Organ, Synthesizer, Piano
David Lasley Vocals, Background Vocals
Bob Mintzer Tenor Saxophone
Valerie Carter Vocals, Background Vocals
Don Alias Percussion
Phillip Ballou Vocals, Background Vocals
Dave Bargeron Trombone
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Cliff Carter Synthesizer
Steve Gadd Drums
Jimmy Johnson Bass
Danny Kortchmar Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Michael Landau Electric Guitar
Tony Levin Bass
Branford Marsalis Soprano Saxophone
Kate Markowitz Vocals, Background Vocals
Arnold McCutler Background Vocals
Mark O'Connor Violin
Carlos Vega Drums
Arnold McCuller Vocals, Background Vocals
Clifford Carter Synthesizer
Steve Jordan Drums
Jimmy Johnson Bass
Technical Credits
James Taylor Arranger
Don Grolnick Arranger, Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Cliff Carter Programming, Producer
James Farber Engineer
Danny Kortchmar Producer
Dan Stein Programming, Producer
Arnold Levine Art Direction
Clifford Carter Programming
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