James Taylor – Dad Loves His Work (1981) [MFSL 2011]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:04 minutes | Scans included | 1,70 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 944 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2072
James Taylor helped pioneer the singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s with songs of surprising musical sophistication and lyrics that were both introspective and gently poetic. For decades to follow, Taylor continued to produce music that was personal, accessible and enjoyable. Here, he has matured into a pop craftsman of the first order. On Dad Loves His Work the arc of his talent continues to rise. The radio-friendly “Hard Times” would make Smokey Robinson proud. “Summer’s Here” is jazzy, breezy and as warm as the season it celebrates. “Her Town Too,” co-written with John David Souther, marked another notch high up on the pop charts for J.T.
James Taylor bounced back from the spotty Flag with this all-original album led by his collaboration with J.D. Souther on “Her Town Too,” his biggest pop hit since “Handy Man,” and his biggest non-cover hit since his first, “Fire and Rain,” in 1970. Also included were “Hard Times” and “Summer’s Here,” not to mention the unusually impassioned “Stand and Fight.” After simmering this long, there wasn’t much hope Taylor would ever come to a boil, but that track indicated he could at least heat up now and then.