One Man Dog

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One Man Dog
Studio album by James Taylor
Released November 1, 1972
Genre Rock
Length 36:48
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Peter Asher
James Taylor chronology
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
(1971)
One Man Dog
(1972)
Walking Man
(1974)

One Man Dog is singer-songwriter James Taylor's fourth album. Released in 1972, it features the hit "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight", which peaked at #14 on the Billboard charts on January 13, 1973. The follow-up singe, "One Man Parade," also charted but less successfully, peaking at #67 in the U.S. and reaching #55 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.[1] It was a concept album[clarification needed] primarily recorded in Taylor's home studio.

The album is made up of 18 short pieces strung together. It climbed to #4 on the US Billboard Pop Albums charts. Most records were in Quadraphonic sound.[citation needed]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau C+ [3]
Rolling Stone (positive) [4]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by James Taylor unless otherwise noted.

  1. "One Man Parade" – 3:10
  2. "Nobody But You" – 2:57
  3. "Chili Dog" – 1:35
  4. "Fool for You" – 1:42
  5. "Instrumental I" – 0:55
  6. "New Tune" – 1:35
  7. "Back on the Street Again" (Danny Kortchmar) – 3:00
  8. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" – 2:34
  9. "Woh, Don't You Know" (Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, Taylor) – 2:10
  10. "One Morning in May" (Traditional) – 2:54
  11. "Instrumental II" – 1:41
  12. "Someone" (John McLaughlin) – 3:36
  13. "Hymn" – 2:24
  14. "Fanfare" – 2:33
  15. "Little David" – 1:00
  16. "Mescalito" – 0:29
  17. "Dance" – 2:07
  18. "Jig" – 1:13

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RPM Adult Contemporary". Library and Archives Canada. April 28, 1973. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. One Man Dog at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2004.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "James Taylor > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 13 April 2006. 
  4. ^ Landau, Jon (January 18, 1973). "James Taylor One Man Dog > Album Review". Rolling Stone (126). Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2006. 
  5. ^ Coleman, Mark with Edmonds, Ben (2004). "James Taylor". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. London: Fireside. pp. 804–805. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.  Portions posted at "James Taylor > Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 18, No. 24" (PHP). RPM. 1973-01-27. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  7. ^ "James Taylor > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  8. ^ "Allmusic: One Man Dog: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  9. ^ "Billboard.BIZ Top Pop Albums of 1973". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  10. ^ "American album certifications – James Taylor – One Man Dog". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH