James Taylor – That’s why I’m here
James Taylor – That’s why I’m here
James Taylor – That’s why I’m here
James Taylor – That’s why I’m here
James Taylor – That’s why I’m here
James Taylor – That’s why I’m here
James Taylor – That’s why I’m here
James Taylor – That’s why I’m here

James Taylor – That’s why I’m here

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James Taylor - vocals (A1, A4-B1, B4-5) [click here to see more vinyl featuring James Taylor]

Graham Nash - vocals (B4-5) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Graham Nash]

Vocals - Arnold McCuller (A4, B1), David Lasley (A1, A4, B3), Rosemary Butler (A4, B1)

Bass – Leland Sklar (A4, B1), Tony Levin (A1-3, A5, B2-5)

Drums – Rick Shlosser (A4, B1), Russell Kunkel (A1-3, A5, B2-5)

Guitar – Jeff Pevar (A4, B2)

Harmonica – Gregory 'Fingers' Taylor (A5, B2)

Keyboards – Billy Payne (A1-2, A4-B5), Clifford Carter (A1, A4), Don Grolnick (A1, B3)

Percussion – Jim Maelen (A1-2, A5, B2-3)

Saxophone – David Sanborn (A1, B5)

Steel Guitar – Dan Dugmore (A2, B4)

Violin – Kenny Kosek (B2, B5)

Written by James Taylor (A1-5, B2-4, B6), Burt Bacharach (B5), Hal David (B5)


1LP, Standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : unspecified

Label :  Friday Music

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded at Right Track Recording, New York City and AIR Studios, Montserrat by Frank Filipetti

Mixed by Frank Filipetti at Right Track Recording

Engineered by Billy Miranda, Moira Marquis, Renatta Blauer

Produced by Frank Filipetti & James Taylor

Remastered by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray

Originally released in 1985

Reissued in 2012



Side A:

  1. That's Why I'm Here
  2. Song For You Far Away
  3. Only A Dream In Rio
  4. Turn Away
  5. Going Around One More Time

Side B:

  1. Everyday
  2. Limousine Driver
  3. Only One
  4. Mona
  5. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  6. That's Why I'm Here (Reprise)



“James Taylor took four and a half years off from record-making in the early '80s, returning with That's Why I'm Here, which suggested he had found his long-term niche with baby boomer fans now permanently tuned to soft rock radio -- this was Taylor's first record to spawn three Top Ten adult contemporary hits, with the title track, "Only One," and a cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday." Taylor's sound had invaded country music by this time, too, and both "Everyday" and "Only One" made the country singles chart. But those boomers just don't go to the record store as often as their children, and Taylor managed only one pop chart entry with "Everyday" (number 61), while the album failed to go gold and was his lowest charting effort since his breakthrough with Sweet Baby James in 1970. If, in the title song, he had reconciled himself to the notion that the reason he was here was to sing "Fire and Rain" at summer concerts, that also meant he was settling for a complacent position. (Notwithstanding its initial commercial reception, That's Why I'm Here eventually went platinum).” AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann


Ratings :

AllMusic : 3.5 / 5 ; Discogs : 3.74 / 5

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