Mud Slide Slim is the follow-up to the landmark Sweet Baby James by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter James Taylor. Released in 1971, it brought about a shift in Taylor's songwriting focus. The confessional songwriter was obviously not comfortable in his new role as a spokesman. His depression, heartbreak, and addiction informed the lyrical content of his work to the extent that he was able to exceed the cultural and personal markers established by his first offerings. Full of references to the road and highway, the songs were put up as a defense against the world, not an embrace of it.
Featuring one of Taylor's biggest successes to date, the Carole King-penned "You've Got a Friend", Mud Slide Slim is presented here in glorious 180g vinyl reissue. Remastered from the original analog tapes and contained within original art and gatefold packaging, this is an important James Taylor record for any audiophile collection.
Cut by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering!
From the Original Analog Master Tapes!
Pressed on Virgin 180-Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc.
Deluxe Gatefold Packaging
1. Love Has Brought Me Around
2. You've Got a Friend
3. Places in My Past
4. Riding on a Railroad
6. Mud Slide Slim
7. Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox
8. You Can Close Your Eyes
9. Machine Gun Kelly
10. Long Ago and Far Away
11. Let Me Ride
12. Highway Song
13. Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again