That's Why I'm Here

That's Why I'm Here

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by James Taylor
     
 

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James Taylor took four and a half years off from record-making in the early '80s, returning with That's Why I'm Here, which suggested he had found his long-term niche with baby boomer fans now permanently tuned to soft rock radio -- this was Taylor's first record to spawn three Top Ten adult contemporary hits, with the title track, "Only One," and a cover of See more details below

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James Taylor took four and a half years off from record-making in the early '80s, returning with That's Why I'm Here, which suggested he had found his long-term niche with baby boomer fans now permanently tuned to soft rock radio -- this was Taylor's first record to spawn three Top Ten adult contemporary hits, with the title track, "Only One," and a cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday." Taylor's sound had invaded country music by this time, too, and both "Everyday" and "Only One" made the country singles chart. But those boomers just don't go to the record store as often as their children, and Taylor managed only one pop chart entry with "Everyday" (number 61), while the album failed to go gold and was his lowest charting effort since his breakthrough with Sweet Baby James in 1970. If, in the title song, he had reconciled himself to the notion that the reason he was here was to sing "Fire and Rain" at summer concerts, that also meant he was settling for a complacent position. (Notwithstanding its initial commercial reception, That's Why I'm Here eventually went platinum.)

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972666129
catalogNumber:
726661
Rank:
17320

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Taylor   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Deniece Williams   Vocals,Background Vocals
Don Henley   Vocals
Joni Mitchell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Graham Nash   Vocals
Michael Brecker   Horn,Guitar Synth (Horns)
Don Grolnick   Piano,Keyboards
David Lasley   Vocals
David Sanborn   Horn,Saxophone,Guitar Synth (Horns)
Jimmy Maelen   Percussion
Airto Moreira   Percussion,Vocals
Peter Asher   Vocals
Randy Brecker   Horn,Vocals,Guitar Synth (Horns)
Rosemary Butler   Vocals
Cliff Carter   Keyboards
Kenny Kosek   Violin
Rory Dodd   Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Banjo,Guitar,Steel Guitar
Frank Filipetti   Vocals
Russ Kunkel   Percussion,Drums
Tony Levin   Bass,Bass Guitar
Bill Payne   Keyboards
Jeff Pevar   Guitar
Barry Rogers   Horn,Guitar Synth (Horns)
Rick Shlosser   Drums
Greg "Fingers" Taylor   Harmonica
Eric Troyer   Vocals
Starz Vander Lockett   Percussion
Zbeto   Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Vocals
Elaine Eliaf   Vocals
Kenia Gould   Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Clifford Carter   Keyboards
Gregory Taylor   Harmonica
Billy Payne   Keyboards
James Taylor Move   Vocals

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
James Taylor   Composer,Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Peter Asher   Producer,Audio Production
Frank Filipetti   Producer,Engineer
John Berg   Art Direction
Charles Hardin   Composer
Andrew Brucker   Cover Photo
J. Maraniss   translation
Patricia Caulfield   Cover Photo
James Taylor Move   Producer

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