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James Taylor And The Original Flying Machine
James Taylor
James Taylor And The Original Flying Machine
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: James Taylor
Title: James Taylor And The Original Flying Machine
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gadfly
Release Date: 7/8/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076605221928

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Brighten Your Day With His Night
PC Fields | 02/17/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This historical artifact captures Taylor on the verge of his "dark period" which provided the foundation for his career. The good news is that it's now available on CD, but there's bad news as well. The first two tracks are re-recordings utilizing contemporary studio musicians, and they're just awful. Clearly, Taylor, nor mentor and producer, Peter Asher, had any involvement with this exercise in bad taste, and the results are beyond redemption. Also, as these demo tracks had been available in previous formats, additional tracks found on these releases have been left off. Considerations aside, the majority of "Flying Machine" finds Taylor and buddy, Kootch, having an audibly wonderful time, and stands as a bare-bones sidebar to Taylor's first release on Capitol."
Raw James Taylor and Danny Kortchmar doing their best work. | Atlanta, Georgia | 10/06/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This first album of James Taylor's shows us exactly why his career has been so very successful. The work is raw--and that is a good thing. To listen to it is like being in the attic with James Taylor and The Original Flying Machine while they were recording it. You'll find that the CD is over far too quickly, and you'll listen to it again and again. "Knockin' Around the Zoo" is sung twice in its entirety by both James Taylor and producer Danny Kortchmar. "Night Owl" is a classic JT song which appears again on later LP's and was also later recorded by Carly Simon. This album is a MUST HAVE for any JT fan."
True James Taylor fan will want this one
jazzboy10 | Ft. Mitchell, KY USA | 05/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, it might not be the "highest quality" sound we've come to expect from modern day CD's, but this is the first works of JT. The first couple of tracks leave a lot to be desired since they've been redone with new "pop" sounding beats. They're okay, but luckily the originals are at the end of the CD. If you truly are a JT afficiando, this MUST be in your library. Definitely buy it. It's raw and unedited in some instances, giving the listener a "backstage" feel, almost as if you're listening in on a rehearsal. This is more than just a CD. It's a brief look through a window into the past and the beginning of a music legend. BUY IT!Cheers,Spencer!"