That's Why I'm Here

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For the Kenny Chesney song, see That's Why I'm Here (song).
That's Why I'm Here
Studio album by James Taylor
Released October 1985
Genre Rock, synthpop
Length 39:56
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Peter Asher, Frank Filipetti, James Taylor
James Taylor chronology
Dad Loves His Work
(1981)
That's Why I'm Here
(1985)
Classic Songs
(1988)

That's Why I'm Here is singer-songwriter James Taylor's eleventh album. It was released in 1985, four years after his previous effort, Dad Loves His Work, and contains a cover version of Buddy Holly's "Everyday", as well as the participation of a number of artists, including Don Henley, Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash. "My Romance" was not on the LP version.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [2]

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "That's Why I'm Here" – 3:39
  2. "Song for You Far Away" – 2:58
  3. "Only a Dream in Rio" (J. Taylor, Jim Maraniss (Portuguese translation)) – 5:01
  4. "Turn Away" – 3:25
  5. "Going Around One More Time" (Livingston Taylor) – 3:27
  6. "My Romance" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:48
  7. "Everyday" (Charles Hardin, Norman Petty) – 3:16
  8. "Limousine Driver" – 3:54
  9. "Only One" – 4:22
  10. "Mona" – 2:51
  11. "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:46
  12. "That's Why I'm Here (Reprise)" – 0:29

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. That's Why I'm Here at AllMusic
  2. ^ McAlley, John (5 December 1985). "James Taylor: That's Why I'm Here : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic: That's Why I'm Here: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Billboard.BIZ  – Year-end Charts – Billboard 200 – 1986". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – James Taylor – That's Why I'm Here". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH