One Man Dog

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
One Man Dog
James Taylor - One Man Dog.jpg
Studio album by James Taylor
Released November 1, 1972
Genre Rock
Length 36:48
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Peter Asher
James Taylor chronology
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
(1971)
One Man Dog
(1972)
Walking Man
(1974)

One Man Dog is singer-songwriter James Taylor's fourth studio album. Released in 1972, it features the hit "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight", which peaked at #14 on the Billboard charts on January 13, 1973. The follow-up single, "One Man Parade", also charted but less successfully, peaking at #67 in the U.S. and reaching #55 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.[1] It was a concept album[clarification needed] primarily recorded in Taylor's home studio. James' sister Kate Taylor performs a verse and provides backing vocals on "One Morning In May", and Taylor's previous album is referenced in the lyrics of "Woh, Don't You Know". First pressings of the album had the title printed only on the spine, while subsequent pressings added the blue typeface to the front image.

The album is made up of 18 short pieces strung together. It climbed to #4 on the US Billboard Pop Albums chart. Most records were in Quadraphonic sound.[citation needed]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau C+[3]
MusicHound 2/5[4]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by James Taylor unless otherwise noted.

Side One

  1. "One Man Parade" – 3:10
  2. "Nobody But You" – 2:57
  3. "Chili Dog" – 1:35
  4. "Fool for You" – 1:42
  5. "Instrumental I" – 0:55
  6. "New Tune" – 1:35
  7. "Back on the Street Again" (Danny Kortchmar) – 3:00
  8. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" – 2:34

Side Two

  1. "Woh, Don't You Know" (Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, Taylor) – 2:10
  2. "One Morning in May" (Traditional) – 2:54
  3. "Instrumental II" – 1:41
  4. "Someone" (John McLaughlin) – 3:36
  5. "Hymn" – 2:24
  6. "Fanfare" – 2:33
  7. "Little David" – 1:00
  8. "Mescalito" – 0:29
  9. "Dance" – 2:07
  10. "Jig" – 1:13

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RPM Adult Contemporary". Library and Archives Canada. April 28, 1973. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. One Man Dog at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2004.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "James Taylor > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 13 April 2006. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Landau, Jon (January 18, 1973). "James Taylor One Man Dog > Album Review". Rolling Stone (126). Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2006. 
  6. ^ Coleman, Mark; Edmonds, Ben (2004). "James Taylor". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. London: Fireside. pp. 804–805. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.  Portions posted at "James Taylor > Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 18, No. 24" (PHP). RPM. 1973-01-27. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  8. ^ "James Taylor > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  9. ^ "Allmusic: One Man Dog: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  10. ^ "Billboard.BIZ Top Pop Albums of 1973". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  11. ^ "American album certifications – James Taylor – One Man Dog". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH