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James Taylor - 1981-05-13 - Atlanta, GA
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James Taylor, Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, GA. 1981-05-13. FM Radio Broadcast

1981 was a bad year for James Taylor. According to Timothy White in his article "James Taylor: Portrait of a Walking Man" (Rolling Stone #345) he suffered a crisis in confidence about his career, got to straits in his marriage that ended in separation and his depression was biting him strongest than ever.

He started the "Dad Loves His Work" tour, that would include the collaboration of J. D. Southern, with the project in mind of doing a Live album that was going to be called "Fish Scales" or "Bicycle Built for a King". Things didn't start very well as James Taylor had a pneumonia so grave that nearly made him collapse during the shows. But always a professional he never missed a compromise, as he has never done in his entire career. The Radio City Hall Concert of that year was recorded but didn't go so well as he should have expected probably, maybe because his comedic craftsmanship was amiss. I wonder if that was due to him having the pneumonia at that time. I don't know, but the fact is that the disc never saw the light.

The concert I am reseeding here shows JT coming back to its better self an offering a memorable performance.

Billy Payne - Keyboards,
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Dan Dugmore - Guitar
Peter Asher - Percussion
Rick Marotta - Drums
Leland Sklar - Bass
David Lasley - Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller - Background Vocals
J. D. Souther - Harmony Vocals

CD-1 (FLAC)
James Taylor
Atlanta Civic Center
Atlanta, GA 1981-05-13
Radio Broadcast
All songs written by James Taylor except when indicated.

Lineage: cdr trade>EAC>wav>flac (L8)

01. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Holland, Dozier & Holland)
02. Stand and Fight (Jacob Brackman & JamesTaylor)
03. Brother Trucker
04. Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Williams Sr.)
05. Walking Man
06. Hard Times
07. I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine (Rose Marie McCoy & Sylvia McKinney)
08. Up on the Roof (Gerry Goffin & Carole King)
09. Fire and Rain

CD-2 (FLAC)
James Taylor
Atlanta Civic Center
Atlanta, GA 1981-05-13
Radio Broadcast
All songs written by James Taylor except when indicated.

Lineage: cdr trade>EAC>wav>flac (L8)

01. Sugar Trade (Jimmy Buffett, Timothy Mayer & James Taylor)
02. Millworker
03. Twelve Gates to the City (Traditional)
04. Steamroller
05. I Will Not Lie For You
06. Daddy's All Gone
07. Her Town Too (with J.D. Souther) (J.D. Souther, James Taylor & Waddy Wachtel)
08. Your Smiling Face
09. Mexico
10. Country Road
11. Money Machine
12. You've Got A Friend (Carole King)

From the original setlist we know that there are three missed songs, two more with J.D. Souther and the final encore of 'That Lonesome Road'. They can be found anyway [coming from a different source of the very same concert] in the "Unreleased Live Album 1981" that you can get at www.dimeadozen.org :: EzTorrent v0.7.0r495 :: Login. Thanks to ltzero for point me that out.

ORIGINAL SETLIST

How Sweet It Is
Stand and Fight
Brother Trucker
Hey Good Lookin'
Walking Man
Hard Times
I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine
Up on the Roof
Fire and Rain
Sugar Trade
Millworker
Twelve Gates to the City
Steamroller
I Will Not Lie For You
Daddy's All Gone
Her Town Too (with J.D. Souther)
You're Only Lonely (J.D. Souther)
Faithless Love (with J.D. Souther)
Your Smiling Face
Mexico
Country Road
Money Machine
You've Got a Friend
That Lonesome Road


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