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James Taylor - Covers
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1. It's Growing
(William Robinson, Jr. - Warren Moore)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. administered by EMI April Music, inc., (ASCAP)

2. (I'm A) Road Runner (3:17)
(Edward Holland, Jr. - Lamont Dozier - Brian Holland)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. administered by EMI Blackwood, Inc., (BMI)

3. Wichita Lineman (3:41)
(Jimmy Webb)
Universal-Polygram Int. Publishing obo Canopy Inc (ASCAP)

4. Why Baby Why (2:41)
(Darrell Edwards - George Jones)
Fort Knox Music, Inc. / Trio Music Co. (BMI)

5. Some Days You Gotta Dance (2:39)
(Troy Johnson - Marshall Morgan)
Beavers Brand Music (BMI)/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Song Auction Music (ASCAP)

6. Seminole Wind (4:50)
(John Anderson)
Holmes Creek Music administered by ICG/Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)

7. Suzanne (3:36)
(Leonard Cohen)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)

8. Hound Dog (3:03)
(Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller)
Elvis Presley Music, Inc./Lion Publishing Co., Inc. Copyright Renewed, assigned to Gladys Music/MCA Music, A Division of MCA, Inc., administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. (ASCAP)

9. Sadie
(Joseph Jefferson - Charles Simmons - Bruce Hawes)
Warner - Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

10. On Broadway (4:11)
(Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller - Cynthia Weil - Barry Mann)
Screen Gems - EMI Music, Inc. (BMI)

11. Summertime Blues
(Eddie Cochran - Jerry Capehart)
Warner - Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI

12. Not Fade Away (2:46)
(Norman Petty - Buddy Holly)
MPL Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)/Wren Music Co. (BMI)

Produced by Dave O'Donnell & James Taylor
Recorded and Mixed by Dave O'Donnell


I've done covers of other people's songs since the beginning. Looking over the various collections of my tunes (record labels love to re-release), a fair-sized portion of my "hits" have been covers: "You've Got A Friend," "How Sweet It Is," "Up On The Roof," "Handyman"... so this is not uncharted water for me. I've always thought that writing an original song and reinterpreting someone else's were similar processes; just as making music is a lot like listening to it.

What has been so memorable about this album were the sessions themselves; ten days in deep January in a converted barn in the woods of Western Massachusetts. It's remarkable and unusual today to put 12 musicians in the same place at the same time. It's a type of "live"recording sadly seldom seen in these days of the overdub.

You get an immediate energy and it's a whole lot of fun. It sweeps you up and it carries you along and when it's done, it's done.

I want to thank Dave O'Donnell for taking on such a big project , live and remote; Sam, Michael and Stan for finding us the right partner in Hear Music. And surely, I want to thank the cats for what they played, and for what they didn't ... and Ellyn, Nellie, Ralph, JP and the crew. But above all, it's been my own Caroline and her willingness and encouragement that has helped me bring this thing home. What a brick she's been.

Let's do it again.

Lenox, MA
June '08

James Taylor: Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Steve Gadd: Drums
Jimmy Johnson: Bass
Michael Landau: Electric guitars
Larry Goldings: Piano, electric piano, organ
Luis Conte: Percussion
Lou Marini, Jr.: Flute, clarinet, saxophones
Walt Fowler: Trumpet, flugelhorn, additional keyboards
Arnold McCuller, David Lasley, Kate Markowitz: Vocals
Andrea Zonn: Vocals, fiddle

Yo-Yo Ma: Cello on "Suzanne"
Caroline Taylor: Vocals, on "Why Baby Why," "Some Days You Gotta Dance," "Sadie"
Jeff Babko: Piano and organ on "(I'm a) Road Runner" & "It's Growing"

Produced by Dave O'Donnell and James Taylor
Recorded and Mixed by Dave O'Donnell
Additional Engineering: Eddie Jackson
Monitor Engineer: Andrew Sottile
Drum Technician: Scott Hoffman
Piano Technician: Mark Konrad
Guitar Technician: Jonathan Prince
Production Manager: Ralph Perkins
Band Technical Director: Anthony R. Bader

Consultants to Mr. Taylor: Michael Gorfaine, Sam Feldman
Business Management: Stanley Lim, Joanne Garzilli, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman LLP
Production Coordinator: Ellyn Kusmin
Band Coordinator: Meagan Strader
Musician Contracts: JoAnn Tominaga
Assistant to Mr. Taylor: Ellyn Kusmin
Production Assistant: Neliana Kuh

Recorded and Mixed at The Barn, Washington, MA
Cello recorded at Q Division, Somerville, MA
Assistant Engineer: Joe Tooley
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Rental Gear provided by Jim Flynn Rentals
The piano is a Yamaha MPC7 concert grand
James Taylor is a Yamaha artist

All songs arranged by James Taylor and the Band
Horn arrangements by Walt Fowler and Lou Marini, Jr.
Cello arrangement on "Suzanne" by Larry Goldings and Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma appears courtesy of Sony Classical/Sony BMG Masterworks
Kate Markowitz and Andrea Zzonn appear courtesy of Compass Records

Special thanks to: Seymour Duncan, James Olson, Ron Sweet, Peter Whitehead and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Cover Photo: Timothy White
Additional Photos: Rob Fortunato, Stan Grossfeld
Art Direction and Design: Tommy Steele

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