Numbered, Limited Edition!
Walking Man, James Taylor's fifth album, released in 1974, finds him at a transitional period. This album is the first that has the contemporary JT feel to it with more mature songwriting and sound. He still delivers the classic sound developed back in the Sweet Baby James era but the 'one man and his guitar' format has given way to heavier orchestration and use of a horn section that gives the general sound more of a bite. The production is precise and manicured and always features Taylor's unique guitar style with his friendly, vulnerable voice at the center of each song.
James alternates between ballads with strings, ballads with horns and ballads with himself, as well as jazz and folk. The title song "Walking Man", released as the album's first single, stands today as an often reprised fan favorite. Also included is the tender lullaby "Daddy's Baby", written in honor of Taylor's then newly born daughter. Taylor delivers Chuck Berry's 1964 hit, "The Promised Land," with understated fidelity, and joining James on his most unabashed rock effort to date, "Rock 'N' Roll Is Music Now", is Carly Simon and Paul and Linda McCartney. Taylor has an understated way with a lyric but always hits his mark, which is the listener's heart.
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24k Gold CD
Numbered, Limited Edition
Mastered by Steve Hoffman
1. Walking Man
2. Rock 'N' Roll Is Music Now
3. Let It All Fall Down
4. Me and My Guitar
5. Daddy's Baby
6. Ain't No Song (David Spinozza and Joey Levine)
7. Hello Old Friend
9. The Promised Land (Chuck Berry)
10. Fading Away