One Man Band [Bonus DVD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Don't take the title of James Taylor's One Man Band literally -- this 2007 concert recording may be stripped-down but it's not just James and a guitar, he's supported by keyboardist Larry Goldings, whom Taylor dubs his "one-man band" in the liner notes, as that's all the backing band he has here. Fair enough. But this isn't just a question of clever semantics: as it turns out, Goldings has quite a presence on this intimate album, recorded at a three-night stint at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA, during July 2007. During this 19-song set, Taylor gives Goldings plenty of space to grace the songs with solos that show up his jazz chops. This freedom, coupled...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Don't take the title of James Taylor's One Man Band literally -- this 2007 concert recording may be stripped-down but it's not just James and a guitar, he's supported by keyboardist Larry Goldings, whom Taylor dubs his "one-man band" in the liner notes, as that's all the backing band he has here. Fair enough. But this isn't just a question of clever semantics: as it turns out, Goldings has quite a presence on this intimate album, recorded at a three-night stint at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA, during July 2007. During this 19-song set, Taylor gives Goldings plenty of space to grace the songs with solos that show up his jazz chops. This freedom, coupled with Taylor's deceptively easy delivery -- he has a casual authority that comes from touring the same songs steadily for years -- gives this album a unique character among Taylor's catalog. This also makes for an album that relies heavily on standards. All the songs you'd expect are here, all the songs James always plays on tour, but there are also a couple of surprises, like "Chili Dog" from 1972's One Man Dog, which are quite engaging. Perhaps these tunes are a shade too familiar to sound fresh, but given such lovely readings they certainly sound as comforting as a reunion with an old friend for those listeners who haven't been keeping up with Taylor but might pick this up via its release on Starbucks' HearMusic label. So, this can rope in casual fans who will be quite pleased, but this is different enough from 1993's double-disc Live -- as polished and professional as live albums come -- to make this quite interesting for diehards, too. [One Man Band also contains a two-hour concert DVD.]
Rolling Stone - Anthony DeCurtis
Recorded at the Colonial Theatre near Taylor's home in the Berkshires, One Man Band finds the singer re-engaging such classics as "Something in the Way She Moves," "Sweet Baby James" and "Fire and Rain" in spare, mostly acoustic settings. 1/2
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Label: Hear Music
  • UPC: 888072305168
  • Catalog Number: 230516
  • Sales rank: 12,608

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Something in the Way She Moves (3:47)
  2. 2 Never Die Young (4:24)
  3. 3 The Frozen Man (5:07)
  4. 4 Mean Old Man (3:42)
  5. 5 School Song (1:27)
  6. 6 Country Road (4:08)
  7. 7 Slap Leather (3:07)
  8. 8 My Traveling Star (4:11)
  9. 9 You've Got a Friend (5:01)
  10. 10 Steamroller Blues (5:59)
  11. 11 Secret O' Life (3:42)
  12. 12 Line 'Em Up (4:39)
  13. 13 Chili Dog (1:57)
  14. 14 Shower the People (4:56)
  15. 15 Sweet Baby James (3:41)
  16. 16 Carolina in My Mind (5:04)
  17. 17 Fire and Rain (4:52)
  18. 18 Copperline (4:52)
  19. 19 You Can Close Your Eyes (3:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 One Man Band: The Concert
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Taylor Primary Artist
Larry Goldings Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Harmonium, Keyboards
Michael Prichard Choir, Chorus
Kurt Walker Choir, Chorus
Kieran Murray Choir, Chorus
Caroline Taylor Choir, Chorus
John Oliver Conductor
Technical Credits
James Taylor Composer
Larry Goldings Composer
Dave O'Donnell Producer, Engineer
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer
Don Mischer Director, Producer
Jonathan Brett Prince Guitar Techician
Felicia A. Burrey Choir Manager
Eddie Jackson Engineer
James D. Taylor Producer
Sam Feldman Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Traveling Star

    The version of &quot My Traveling Star&quot done here is even far more wonderful than the recording on October Road. I could listen to it on and on and over and over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never fails

    Love James Taylor, and love this CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album

    A great album. That unique voice sounds as fresh and warm as in 1968. And the DVD really proves that JT is a sensitive and humorous artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You've got a friend.

    James Taylor has saved his best for last. Yes, there are other live works of his available, but this one represents the true "sound" of his concerts. Usually, most musicians speed up the tempo of their live work. Taylor seems to take a breath and let it out slowly. He does not appear in a hurry to finish up and get down the road. Each song is played like he is giving it his best. You must buy this cd and dvd set. It is the work of art you have been waiting for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a treasure you are, James

    Some people have the ability to raise the level of joy when they enter the room. James Taylor is one of those people. You can feel his joy when he sings to his audience. The CD is great and the DVD that comes with it is even better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding - says it all!

    Brings the Carolina mountains home to wherever you are!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    His music is ageless

    I saw him in concert this summer as the one man traveling band. Phenominal!!!! JT never disappoints.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Standards of our day

    I love James Taylor. You may wonder why buy an album with so many familiar titles? Same reason you would buy a Frank Sinatra collection to enjoy how he treated the standards of his day through the years. This is a much better live album than the 1993 live collection -- much more intimate and soulful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another greatest hits cd?

    I love his music, but how many greatest hits albums/cds of the same music does an artist need to produce?

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