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Hourglass [Enhanced CD]
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
The merchant of mellow's first studio album since New Moon Shine (1991), and you've gotta have a heart of naugahyde not to be touched by the simplicity and uncommon wisdom of these dozen tunes. "Little More Time with You" ... more »
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The merchant of mellow's first studio album since New Moon Shine (1991), and you've gotta have a heart of naugahyde not to be touched by the simplicity and uncommon wisdom of these dozen tunes. "Little More Time with You" is a trademark Taylor single augmented by a Stevie Wonder harmonica line, "Ananas" is sly and lusty, while the expertly crafted "Line 'Em Up" features a fond recollection of Richard Nixon's "shifty little eyes." A-list guests like Sting, Shawn Colvin, Branford Marsalis, and Randy Brecker add to the charm. --Jeff Bateman
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VALERIE P. (that-girl) from ATLANTA, GA
Reviewed on 12/2/2007...
the cd was purchased and downloaded to my mp3 collection - has rarely been played in a cd player since, disc and inserts are in perfect condition
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Matthew G. Poon | Perth, Australia | 04/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The award winning album is probably one of the top 5 JT albums out there (amongst Mud Slide Slim, October Road, Gorilla and Sweet Baby James).
I use this CD personally for sound quality car audio competitions, as the quality is absolutely amazing (plus JT is my fav music artist). By far one of his best recorded albums along with October Road."
A 4 star album with a couple of 5 star songs
Connery | FL, USA | 06/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a calm James Taylor album perfect for a late afternoon and an orange sunset. Not like Taylor's older rock albums, it has a more modern feeling, maybe slightly western but by no means country. Being a different kind of James Taylor it will appeal to a different kind of listener, sort of like the difference "Surprise" offers from most of Paul Simon's other work. Good, just a slightly different feel.
On here alot of the songs sound the same, that is except for the first track "Line 'Em Up" which I think is one of the all time best James Taylor songs. You remember how "Your Smiling Face" was jus a complete hit all the way around from the beginning? Well this is like that. From the first note you know that its well written and equally well sung. After this early climax there seems to be alot of filler kind of material with slow ballads such as "Gaia" and "Enough To Be On Your Way". "Jump Up Behind Me" is the next thing close to a 5 star song. A warm and well paced beat paired with Taylor's sultry vocals. "Another Day" stands out among all of the other slow songs. Slow at the beginning, but the it picks up slightly. This album ends on a nice note with "Boatman" and an old tune Taylor turned into gold caled "Walking My Baby Back Home". If you hang on long enough you will hear bonus track 13 which holds no particular intrigue. Just a sporadic little western blues jam Taylor might have put together at the last minute. Its kind of silly, but sung well.
This is a 4 star James Taylor album with a couple of 5 star songs on it. The rest are a little bland. I wouldn't recomend it to those unfamiliar with Taylor's work just as I wouldn't tell some one about Paul Simon and then hand them a copy of "Surprise". But if you like James Taylor, its worth a try."