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 James Taylor
Released October 1985
Genre Rock, synthpop
Length 39:56
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Peter Asher, Frank Filipetti, James Taylor
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.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 2/5[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

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

  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
  6. "My Romance" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:48
  7. "Everyday" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 3:16
  8. "Limousine Driver" – 3:54
  9. "Only One" – 4:22
  10. "Mona" – 2:51
  11. "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:46
  12. "That's Why I'm Here (Reprise)" – 0:29

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. That's Why I'm Here 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. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "James Taylor: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Allmusic: That's Why I'm Here: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Billboard.BIZ  – Year-end Charts – Billboard 200 – 1986". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  7. ^ "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