James Taylor – American Standard (Audiophile 45rpm x 2LP)

$75.00

James Taylor Interprets Classic Songbook Tunes on 2020 Album: American Standard Vinyl LP Features Stripped-Down Arrangements, All-Star Guest Contributions

Available as single 33rpm LP or Numbered 45rpm Audiophile 2LP

It takes an extraordinary artist to re-imagine some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century and make them completely their own. And that’s precisely what James Taylor has accomplished with his brand-new album, American Standard. Recalling the best of James’ early work, he infuses new sounds and fresh meaning into these timeless works of art. While these 14 carefully chosen interpretations naturally feature James’ warm, one-of-a-kind vocal ability and incomparable musicianship, what makes this collection so unique is the inventive way James and his fellow co-producers, longtime collaborator Dave O’Donnell and famed musician John Pizzarelli, approached the project. Unlike most who have tackled similar material, American Standard’s beautifully simple, stripped-down arrangements are based on James’ skillful acoustic guitar work rather than piano and the affect is mesmerizing.

Tracks:

  1. My Blue Heaven
  2. Moon River
  3. Teach Me Tonight
  4. As Easy As Rolling Off A Log
  5. Almost Like Being In Love
  6. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat
  7. The Nearness Of You
  8. You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught
  9. God Bless The Child
  10. Pennies From Heaven
  11. My Heart Stood Still
  12. Ol’ Man River
  13. It’s Only A Paper Moon
  14. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

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