Mick Taylor (album)

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Mick Taylor
Micktaylor self.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 1979[1]
Recorded1976–1979
StudioIsland Studios, London, Ramport Studios, London, Ridge Farm, Surrey with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio and Sawmill Studios, Cornwall[2]
GenreBlues rock
Length43:20
LabelCBS (Columbia)
ProducerMick Taylor
Mick Taylor chronology
Mick Taylor
(1979)
Stranger in this Town
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

Mick Taylor is the debut studio album by the former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, released in 1979. Though the album was acclaimed by critics, the album's blues-based style was somewhat unfashionable at the time of release, when punk and new wave were becoming more popular. Taylor had tried to get his former band The Rolling Stones to record "Leather Jacket" on multiple occasions. The Rolling Stones version can be found on many bootleg records.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mick Taylor, except where noted:

  1. "Leather Jacket" – 3:42
  2. "Alabama" (lyrics: Colin Allen) – 3:49
  3. "Slow Blues" – 3:25
  4. "Baby I Want You" – 5:17
  5. "Broken Hands" – 4:00
  6. "Giddy-Up" – 5:18
  7. "S.W.5" – 5:37
  8. "Spanish / A Minor" – 12:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Mick Taylor – guitar, vocals, piano, bass guitar, electric piano, synthesizer, strings
  • Lowell George – slide guitar (6)
  • Jean Roussel – piano (1- 3 – 6 – 8b)
  • Kuma Harada – bass guitar (1 – 3 – 8a), strings and double bass [bowed bass] (8b)
  • Alan Spenner – bass guitar (6)
  • Mike Driscoll – drums (4 – 5 – 7 – 8b), bass drum (2)
  • Pierre Moerlen – drums (1 – 3 – 8a)
  • Richard Bailey – drums (6)
  • Norman Mighell – tambourine (1)
Technical
  • Benny King, Genaro Rippo, Guy Bidmead, Jerry Boys, John Burns, Norman Tighell, Paul Northfield, Phil Ault, Simon Fraser, Will Reid-Dick – engineer
  • Hipgnosis – cover design, photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "June 1979". superseventies.com. Retrieved July 9, 2011.[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Mick-Taylor-Mick-Taylor/release/7194317