Never Die Young

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For the 2013 film, see Never Die Young (film).
Never Die Young
Studio album by James Taylor
Released January 1988
Genre Rock, Synthpop, Adult Contemporary
Length 40:14
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Don Grolnick
James Taylor chronology
Classic Songs
Never Die Young
New Moon Shine
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Never Die Young is singer-songwriter James Taylor's twelfth album. It was released in 1988, three years after his previous effort, That's Why I'm Here. The album reached #25 on the Billboard 200 and eventually was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The album features the title track, which managed to peak at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the only charting single from the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. "Never Die Young" – 4:24
  2. "T-Bone" (Bill Payne, Taylor) – 3:47
  3. "Baby Boom Baby" (Taylor, Zachary Wiesner) – 4:59
  4. "Runaway Boy" – 4:18
  5. "Valentine's Day" – 2:35
  6. "Sun on the Moon" – 4:09
  7. "Sweet Potato Pie" – 3:30
  8. "Home by Another Way" (Timothy Mayer, Taylor) – 3:50
  9. "Letter in the Mail" – 4:41
  10. "First of May" – 4:01