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
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(1979)Flag1979
Dad Loves His Work
(1981)
That's Why I'm Here
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Dad Loves His Work is the tenth studio album by James Taylor. It was released in March 1981[1] and includes 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. The album was certified Platinum in the United States.

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.

Side One

  1. "Hard Times" – 3:13
  2. "Her Town Too" (Duet with J.D. Souther) (Taylor, J. D. Souther, 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

Side Two

  1. "Stand and Fight" (Taylor, Jacob Brackman) – 3:10
  2. "Only for Me" – 4:55
  3. "Summer's Here" – 2:43
  4. "Sugar Trade" (Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Timothy Mayer) – 2:48
  5. "London Town" – 3:56
  6. "That Lonesome Road" (Taylor, Don Grolnick) – 2:22

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • 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 direction

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/James-Taylor-Dad-Loves-His-Work/release/1766793
  2. ^ link
  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. 
  4. ^ link
  5. ^ "James Taylor: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2015.