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Other Covers

James TaylorAudio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 7, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hear Music
  • ASIN: B001U0HBBK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,189 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2009 release, the companion to his successful 2008 Covers album. When James Taylor and his band went into the studio last year to record Covers, he had the foresight to record additional material. He took advantage of the time in the woods with this full touring band. This seven-song, specially-priced digipak CD is as powerful and perfectly conceived as the original.

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73 of 77 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Fan Rants April 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD
First if all, the music is fine, not great, but fine. To say it's awful or boring or whatever is silly. If you liked the first album, you're gonna like "Other Covers," period. But it's bull for JT and his record label to release a scant 42 minute album ("Covers"), and then spring these "bonus" tracks on us (as if they didn't originally exist) and expect us to shell out more money for them. If JT thought these tracks were worth releasing in the first place, they should have been. And if not (and presumably there was a reason they weren't -- unless it was a way of manipulating fans), they should never have seen the light of day. Releasing all this music at once would have created an album still shorter than most traditional pop albums put out these days, so one can only question why they didn't...Look, I'm a huge JT fan, and he's pretty much earned the right to do what he likes, but any way you slice it, a rip-off is a rip-off.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Between an EP and a full album... what is this? May 23, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Music: 3 stars; compilation: 2 stars; value for the money: 1 star

Last Fall James Taylor released the "Covers" album, which was not all that bad actually. His voice is as good as ever, and JT is one of those people who can take a song, almost ANY song, and make it his own.

Now, a mere 6 months after that album comes this release. "Other Covers" (7 tracks; 26 min.) obviously is a continuation of the "Covers" album. There are a couple of good songs on here, including the Chuck Berry cover "Memphis" and also "Wasn't That a Mighty Storm" (a traditional song). However, the medley "In the Midnight hour/Knock on Wood" is just terrible, in my opinion.

I don't know what to make of this release, though. At 26 min. it's too long to be called an EP (extended play single), and too short to be called an album. So what do we call this then? Also, the official release price is $9.99 (although Amazon sells it for a bit less), which I think is ridiculously overpriced for the amount of music on here. Buyer beware!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Other Covers, a James Taylor CD that was just released, has a few fairly good covers of songs although they lack the "oomph" of what I would expect from James Taylor. I notice that this was recorded at the same time that he recorded the songs for his other recent album entitled Covers; and this makes me think that James Taylor intentionally held these tracks back in order to produce two CDs and make more money off two album releases instead of just one larger CD release or a two CD set. Do I hear the sound of a cash register along with the music on this album? You bet I do! However, the quality of the sound is very good; you won't be straining to hear what James is singing. That artwork is nicely done as well.

The album starts with James Taylor performing "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" from the musical entitled Oklahoma. James delivers this with panache and his excellent diction makes his singing all the better. The mellow quality of the ballad is something I haven't heard before. James played with the tempo to put his own stamp on this ballad but it doesn't quite work for me--"Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" is an upbeat ballad that just plain sounds better when it's performed a bit faster. "Get A Job" is a better number that was once sung by The Silhouettes; those backup singers harmonize well without ever stealing the spotlight away from James--and I really like that percussion. "Get A Job" is clearly a highlight of this album.

"Memphis" has a fine musical arrangement; and James sings this very well, actually. I like the melody and James never lets go of a superfluous note. The musical arrangement complements James's vocals perfectly. I like that brass, too!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly, this one was not a winner for JT fans July 29, 2009
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I was given the 'Covers' CD at Christmas and enjoyed it very much. In particular, I liked Seminole Wind and loved hearing JT's version of Witchita Lineman and it made me want to hear him do more Jimmy Webb/Glen Campbell songs. So when I heard that there was a 'More Covers' CD to be released, I thought how perfect! Unfortunately, I found this CD not only short but a bit flat. As big a fan as I am (having heard James Taylor in concert numerous times), this one left me feeling a bit cheated.
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35 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just awful! April 7, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is a total disappointment. I am a big James Taylor fan, and I have enjoyed many of the covers he has done on previous albums. I thought the original "Covers" album was just bland and a come down from his other work. The "Shiver Me Timbers," on this new albumm for instance, is just awful. What were they thinking? They took a beautiful and subtle song and reduced it to about 3 chords. Taylor usually *improves* songs with his covers, or at least brings a new dimension to them. The 7 songs in this album don't add to what has been a stellar career, I'm afraid.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really? James? 7 songs for a CD? May 14, 2009
By CK
Format:Audio CD
I am an old JT fan since the mid-70's; own all his albums, even his first one with Apple; have been to over a dozen JT concerts in various cities and venues. However, this album is an affront to JT's followers and fans. Seven banal songs schlepped together for a CD? James has always seemed as a man of reason and decency. I trust this was a result of record company charlatans without James' input. Please do better next time, James....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... voice and style to the songs of others is great fun. I love his...
Hearing James reviving or adding his unique voice and style to the songs of others is great fun. I love his own writing but the "Covers" albums allow him to spread out and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by akamarti
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this voice
I could not take a road trip without James singing to me along the way. He has never let me down
Published 21 months ago by B. Presley
2.0 out of 5 stars Average Covers
This is just an average CD with only one song I really like. That song is "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," which I feel showcases James Taylor's voice the best. Read more
Published on November 5, 2011 by Amanda L. Davis
2.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointment
I love James Taylor and have several of his albums. This is the only one that I have ever disliked... so much so that I got rid of it (sold it online). Read more
Published on October 25, 2010 by Sandstress
2.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT TO SELL IN 10 YEARS
Ok, the cd is just the tunes they recorded and rejected for the main album. My advice is buy it, don't open it, then sell it in 10 years for a hundred bucks. Read more
Published on April 22, 2010 by Joseph A. Kengor
4.0 out of 5 stars JT sings nostalgia
An 'OK' CD; JT is JT, and usually sounds great whatever he sings. The selections here are quite good, but this is an abbreviated disk (just 26 min long), so doesn't measure up to... Read more
Published on March 4, 2010 by Literary Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Roots!
James Taylor is always special. I enjoy all the songs on the album because he has a great sense of humor, for instance, in "Get a Job," Taylor speaks of the constant nagging of... Read more
Published on January 11, 2010 by Christen A. Holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars Sit Back and Enjoy!!!
Being a JT fan since the 70's, this is a treat. Not having the "Covers" cd, I love this one. Excellent arrangements, band, backup vocals, etc. Read more
Published on December 4, 2009 by NPO
1.0 out of 5 stars crapfull of covers!
a ripoff album! if JT intended to release a part 2 of Covers, he should have at least chosen songs that will make fans happy! not this one.....tsk tsk tsk
Published on November 1, 2009 by Martin R. Imperial
5.0 out of 5 stars James Taylor Other Covers
I am a 60+ yr. old professional musician who was playing blues and jazz before James ever released any material. Read more
Published on September 24, 2009 by Tyler B. Weymouth
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