James Taylor's best-selling record since 1970's hallmark Sweet Baby James, 1977's JT takes its permanent place as one of the singer's most enduring albums, an affair that gorges on country, blues, and rock styles and incisive songwriting. As the preeminent singer-songwriter's Columbia debut, it catapulted him back into the limelight and reestablished his place as the era's leading-edge folk-rock troubadour.
Half-speed mastered from the original analog master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP possesses a warmth, immediacy, and intimacy that surpasses that available on any of Taylor's prior albums, Rhino's analog reissues included. The singer's comforting voice, breath control, and enchanting guitar lines sound as if they pour right out of the studio control room, and the splendid array of backing instrumentation is balanced, vivid, and dynamic. You've never heard Taylor this realistic, warm, or lively.
Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP
1. "Your Smiling Face"
2. "There We Are"
3. "Honey Don't Leave L.A."
4. "Another Grey Morning"
5. "Bartender's Blues"
6. "Secret O' Life"
7. "Handy Man"
8. "I Was Only Telling a Lie"
9. "Looking for Love on Broadway"
10. "Terra Nova"
11. "Traffic Jam"
12. "If I Keep My Heart Out of Sight"