That's Why I'm Here

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That's Why I'm Here
James Taylor - That's Why I'm Here.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1985 (1985-10)
Recorded
Genre
Length39:56
LabelColumbia/Legacy
Producer
James Taylor chronology
Dad Loves His Work
(1981)
That's Why I'm Here
(1985)
Classic Songs
(1988)

That's Why I'm Here is singer-songwriter James Taylor's eleventh studio album. It was released in 1985, four years after his previous effort, Dad Loves His Work, and contains a version of Buddy Holly's "Everyday", as well as the participation of several singers, including Don Henley, Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash. "My Romance" was not on the LP version. "Only One" peaked at number 6 on the US Adult Contemporary chart[1] and at number 3 in Canada.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
MusicHound2/5[4]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
  1. "That's Why I'm Here" – 3:39
  2. "Song for You Far Away" – 2:58
  3. "Only a Dream in Rio" (James Taylor, Jim Maraniss (Portuguese translation)) – 5:01
  4. "Turn Away" – 3:25
  5. "Going Around One More Time" (Livingston Taylor) – 3:27
Side two
  1. "Everyday" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 3:16
  2. "Limousine Driver" – 3:54
  3. "Only One" – 4:22
  4. "Mona" – 2:51
  5. "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:46
  6. "That's Why I'm Here (Reprise)" – 0:29
CD only track
  1. "My Romance" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:48

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Frank Filipetti and James Taylor
  • Production Assistants – Graham Holmes and Edd Kolakowski
  • Recorded and Mixed by Frank Filipetti
  • Assistant Engineers – Renatta Blauer, Moira Marquis and Billy Miranda.
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Art Direction – John Berg
  • Front Cover Photo – Andrew Brucker
  • Back Cover Photo – Patricia Caulfield

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard - Adult Contemporary Chart", Billboard, retrieved December 23, 2017
  2. ^ "RPM - Adult Contemporary Chart", RPM, retrieved December 23, 2017
  3. ^ Ruhlmann, William. That's Why I'm Here at AllMusic
  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.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ McAlley, John (5 December 1985). "James Taylor: That's Why I'm Here : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  6. ^ "James Taylor: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Allmusic: That's Why I'm Here: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  8. ^ "Billboard.BIZ  – Year-end Charts – Billboard 200 – 1986". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – James Taylor – That's Why I'm Here". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.