That's Why I'm Here

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972666129
  • Catalog Number: 726661
  • Sales rank: 53,150

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's Why I'm Here (3:39)
  2. 2 Song for You Far Away (2:58)
  3. 3 Only a Dream in Rio (5:01)
  4. 4 Turn Away (3:25)
  5. 5 Going Around One More Time (3:27)
  6. 6 My Romance (2:48)
  7. 7 Everyday (3:16)
  8. 8 Limousine Driver (3:54)
  9. 9 Only One (4:22)
  10. 10 Mona (2:51)
  11. 11 (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance (3:46)
  12. 12 That's Why I'm Here (Reprise) (0:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Taylor Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Harmonica, Vocals
Deniece Williams Vocals
Don Henley Vocals
Joni Mitchell 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 Guitar, Steel Guitar
Frank Filipetti Vocals
Russ Kunkel Drums
Tony Levin Bass
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 Producer
Norman Petty Composer
Peter Asher Producer
Frank Filipetti Producer, Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A great addition to any JT Library

    One of my favorites from the old days. I had to replace my old cassette and glad I did.

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