Dad Loves His Work

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Dad Loves His Work
James Taylor - Dad Loves His Work.jpg
Studio album by James Taylor
Released March 1981
Recorded September 5, 1980 – January 18, 1981
Genre Soft rock
Length 38:46
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Peter Asher
James Taylor chronology
Dad Loves His Work
That's Why I'm Here

Dad Loves His Work is singer-songwriter James Taylor's tenth studio album. Released in 1981,[1] it is best remembered for the duet with J. D. Souther "Her Town Too", which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Top 5 of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. "I Will Follow", "London Town", and the haunting "That Lonesome Road" are additional album tracks. This album was certified Platinum in the United States.

The album's title was, in part, drawn from the reasons for Taylor's divorce from Carly Simon. She gave him an ultimatum: cut back on his music and touring, and spend more time with her and their children, or the marriage was through. The album's title was his answer, and the divorce took place soon after.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
MusicHound 2.5/5[3]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by James Taylor unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Hard Times" – 3:13
  2. "Her Town Too" (J. D. Souther, Taylor, Waddy Wachtel) – 4:34
  3. "Hour That the Morning Comes" – 2:56
  4. "I Will Follow" – 4:19
  5. "Believe It or Not" – 3:53
  6. "Stand and Fight" (Jacob Brackman, Taylor) – 3:10
  7. "Only for Me" – 4:55
  8. "Summer's Here" – 2:43
  9. "Sugar Trade" (Jimmy Buffett, Timothy Mayer, Taylor) – 2:48
  10. "London Town" – 3:56
  11. "That Lonesome Road" (Don Grolnick, Taylor) – 2:22



Peter Asher - Producer

Val Garay - Recording Engineer

Niko Bolas - Assistant Engineer

Edd Kolakowski - Piano and keyboard technician

Doug Sax and Mike Reese - Mastering Engineers

Aaron Rapoport - Photography

Kosh - Design and art driection


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  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 1125. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. 
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  5. ^ "James Taylor: Album Guide". Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2015.