James Taylor Flag Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
James Taylor Flag Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
Genre: Pop Rock

Share:

James Taylor Flag Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD

James Taylor

$29.99
 
 
 
Availability: Discontinued
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release "TBA." This means that release date is yet "To Be Announced". The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
SKU:
MOBSA2071
UPC:
821797207164
Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics As Mellifluous As Taylor's Voice On A Cool Summer Night!

Flag is Classic JT: At-Home Folk Arrangements, Soft-Rock Coziness, Captivating Emotion

Narratives on 1979 Gem Peer into the Heart of Everyman and Everywoman

James Taylor was in an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T. (also available on Mobile Fidelity SACD MOBSA2070), the artist who defines the singer-songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics.

While Flag has been previously remastered for CD, it’s never been sourced from the original analog master tapes. Mobile Fidelity’s brilliant-sounding hybrid SACD is, and the results are as spectacular as chilling out to Taylor’s mellifluous voice on a summer night. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylor’s music to life like never before.

Having landed in the Top Ten and sold more than two million copies, Flag nonetheless remains one of Taylor’s most under-appreciated efforts. And it’s not because the content is lacking. The beloved singer enters his hallmark storytelling mode on “Sleep Come Free Me” and dizzies the senses with the beloved “Rainy Day Man.” Drawing from his musical Working (based on legendary author Studs Terkel’s book of the same name), “Millworker” and “Brother Trucker” are lessons in character studies, Taylor’s narratives peering into the heart of blue-collar America and reflecting his knack for the everyman — and everywoman.

Similarly, a pair of covers — "Up on the Roof" and "Day Tripper" — show his knack for reverent interpretation as well as originality. Flag reveals why we love JT. The literary descriptiveness, at-home folk arrangements, soft-rock fireplace coziness, captivating emotion, faithful tones, and stellar sense of instrumental placement, be it backing vocals, nuanced percussion, pedal-steel guitar, or subtle horns, the latter courtesy of do-it-all saxophonist David Sanborn. Alas, many of these facets have long gone unnoticed.

Ever since its original release, Flag has been plagued with muddled sound. No longer. Mobile Fidelity’s digital reissue unlocks the well-kept sonic secrets and floods the record with the intimacy and impact that have always lurked underneath the surface. Finally, Taylor’s finite acoustic playing, well-mannered melodies, reflective words, and refined singing are experienced as a whole. The amount of new musical information that’s been uncovered will boggle the minds of even the most ardent Taylor fans.

Trust us: Flag is one of Taylor’s finest works. After three decades, hear it all for yourself. And discover what is certain to become of your new favorite records.

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes

Selections:
1. Company Man
2. Johnnie Comes Back
3. Day Tripper (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
4. I Will Not Lie for You
5. Brother Trucker
6. Is That the Way You Look?
7. B.S.U.R.
8. Rainy Day Man (Taylor, Zach Wiesner)
9. Millworker
10. Up on the Roof (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
11. Chanson Française
12. Sleep Come Free Me
Description
Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics As Mellifluous As Taylor's Voice On A Cool Summer Night!

Flag is Classic JT: At-Home Folk Arrangements, Soft-Rock Coziness, Captivating Emotion

Narratives on 1979 Gem Peer into the Heart of Everyman and Everywoman

James Taylor was in an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T. (also available on Mobile Fidelity SACD MOBSA2070), the artist who defines the singer-songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics.

While Flag has been previously remastered for CD, it’s never been sourced from the original analog master tapes. Mobile Fidelity’s brilliant-sounding hybrid SACD is, and the results are as spectacular as chilling out to Taylor’s mellifluous voice on a summer night. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylor’s music to life like never before.

Having landed in the Top Ten and sold more than two million copies, Flag nonetheless remains one of Taylor’s most under-appreciated efforts. And it’s not because the content is lacking. The beloved singer enters his hallmark storytelling mode on “Sleep Come Free Me” and dizzies the senses with the beloved “Rainy Day Man.” Drawing from his musical Working (based on legendary author Studs Terkel’s book of the same name), “Millworker” and “Brother Trucker” are lessons in character studies, Taylor’s narratives peering into the heart of blue-collar America and reflecting his knack for the everyman — and everywoman.

Similarly, a pair of covers — "Up on the Roof" and "Day Tripper" — show his knack for reverent interpretation as well as originality. Flag reveals why we love JT. The literary descriptiveness, at-home folk arrangements, soft-rock fireplace coziness, captivating emotion, faithful tones, and stellar sense of instrumental placement, be it backing vocals, nuanced percussion, pedal-steel guitar, or subtle horns, the latter courtesy of do-it-all saxophonist David Sanborn. Alas, many of these facets have long gone unnoticed.

Ever since its original release, Flag has been plagued with muddled sound. No longer. Mobile Fidelity’s digital reissue unlocks the well-kept sonic secrets and floods the record with the intimacy and impact that have always lurked underneath the surface. Finally, Taylor’s finite acoustic playing, well-mannered melodies, reflective words, and refined singing are experienced as a whole. The amount of new musical information that’s been uncovered will boggle the minds of even the most ardent Taylor fans.

Trust us: Flag is one of Taylor’s finest works. After three decades, hear it all for yourself. And discover what is certain to become of your new favorite records.

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes

Selections:
1. Company Man
2. Johnnie Comes Back
3. Day Tripper (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
4. I Will Not Lie for You
5. Brother Trucker
6. Is That the Way You Look?
7. B.S.U.R.
8. Rainy Day Man (Taylor, Zach Wiesner)
9. Millworker
10. Up on the Roof (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
11. Chanson Française
12. Sleep Come Free Me
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
James Taylor
Title
Flag
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Discontinued
Format
SACD
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
09-30-2011
ASSOC
S
Scratch & Dent
0
back to top