Never Die Young

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Never Die Young
James Taylor - Never Die Young.jpg
Studio album by James Taylor
Released January 1988
Genre Rock
Length 40:14
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Don Grolnick
James Taylor chronology
Classic Songs
(1985)
Never Die Young
(1988)
New Moon Shine
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 2/5[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Never Die Young is singer-songwriter James Taylor's twelfth studio album. It was released in 1988, three years after his previous effort, That's Why I'm Here. The album reached #25 on the Billboard 200 and eventually was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The album features the title track, which managed to peak at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the only charting single from the album.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Never Die Young" – 4:24
  2. "T-Bone" (Bill Payne, Taylor) – 3:47
  3. "Baby Boom Baby" (Taylor, Zachary Wiesner) – 4:59
  4. "Runaway Boy" – 4:18
  5. "Valentine's Day" – 2:35
  6. "Sun on the Moon" – 4:09
  7. "Sweet Potato Pie" – 3:30
  8. "Home by Another Way" (Timothy Mayer, Taylor) – 3:50
  9. "Letter in the Mail" – 4:41
  10. "First of May" – 4:01

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Don Grolnick – producer
  • James Farber – recording and mix engineer
  • Don Rodenbach – assistant engineer
  • Edd Kolakowski – guitar and piano technician, production assistant
  • Rhonda Schoen – digital editing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering engineer
  • Robby Kilgore and Clifford Carter – synthesizer programming
  • Jim Brandenburg – wolf photos
  • Rudy Molacek – photo of James Taylor
  • Marc Balet – art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Never Die Young at AllMusic
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "James Taylor: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2015.