James Taylor – One Man Dog (1972/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

James Taylor – One Man Dog (1972/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:47 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Folk, Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

One Man Dog is the fourth album by the legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor. Released in 1972, it made it all the way to #4 on the US Billboard Pop Albums charts. It was a concept album comprised of 18 short pieces strung together was primarily recorded in Taylor’s home studio. One Man Dog features the hit “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”, which peaked at #14 on the Billboard charts on January 13, 1973.

A lot was riding on One Man Dog, James Taylor’s follow-up to his two big hits, Sweet Baby James and Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon; this was released 21 months after the latter, a long time between records in those days. And what a letdown. One Man Dog contained 18 tracks, some of them instrumentals, many of them running less than two minutes. A lot of it was sketchy and seemingly unfinished, and none of it had the impact of the best songs on the last two albums. One Man Dog spawned a Top 20 hit in “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” and it made the Top Ten and went gold itself largely on the momentum of Taylor’s career. But it disappointed fans, and in the 19 months it took him to record another album, Taylor was bypassed by the singer/songwriter movement.

01 – One Man Parade
02 – Nobody But You
03 – Chili Dog
04 – Fool For You
05 – Instrumental 1
06 – New Tune
07 – Back On The Street Again
08 – Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
09 – Woh, Don’t You Know
10 – One Morning In May
11 – Instrumental II
12 – Someone
13 – Hymn
14 – Fanfare
15 – Little David
16 – Mescalito
17 – Dance
18 – Jig