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Flag (James Taylor album)

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Released  May 1979
Artist  James Taylor
Producer  Peter Asher
Genre  Rock music
Length  42:49
Release date  May 1979
Label  Columbia Records
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Recorded  January 4–March 25, 1979
Flag (1979)  Dad Loves His Work (1981)
Similar  James Taylor albums, Rock music albums

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Flag is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor, released in May 1979, it included songs from Taylor's music score to Studs Terkel and Stephen Schwartz's Broadway musical, Working ("Millworker", "Brother Trucker").

Contents

The album was not particularly well received, but it did provide a hit in Taylor's cover version of the Gerry Goffin–Carole King composition "Up on the Roof".

The signal flag that makes up the cover of the album is "O (Oscar)", standing for "man overboard".

On the 12 May 1979 episode of Saturday Night Live, Taylor was the musical guest, and performed three songs from the album, "Up on the Roof", "Millworker", and "Johnnie Comes Back".

Track listing

All songs by James Taylor unless otherwise noted.

Side One

  1. "Company Man" – 3:47
  2. "Johnnie Comes Back" – 3:55
  3. "Day Tripper" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:25
  4. "I Will Not Lie for You" – 3:16
  5. "Brother Trucker" – 4:01
  6. "Is That the Way You Look?" – 1:59

Side Two

  1. "B.S.U.R. (S.U.C.S.I.M.I.M.)" – 3:23
  2. "Rainy Day Man" (Taylor, Zach Wiesner) – 3:02
  3. "Millworker" – 3:52
  4. "Up on the Roof" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 4:21
  5. "Chanson Française" – 2:05
  6. "Sleep Come Free Me" – 4:43

Personnel

  • James Taylor — guitar, vocals
  • Peter Asher — timbales, vocals
  • Dan Dugmore — pedal steel guitar
  • Steve Forman — percussion
  • Don Grolnick — keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar — guitar
  • Russ Kunkel — drums, percussion
  • David Lasley — backing vocals
  • Jesse Levy — cello
  • Arif Mardin — strings
  • Arnold McCuller — backing vocals
  • Graham Nash — vocals
  • David Sanborn — saxophone
  • Ralph Schuckett — keyboards
  • Louise Schulmann — viola
  • Carly Simon — vocals
  • Leland Sklar — bass
  • David Spinozza — guitar, strings
  • Alex Taylor — backing vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel — acoustic, electric and slide guitar
  • Songs

    1Company Man3:47
    2Johnnie Comes Back3:55
    3Day Tripper4:26

    References

    Flag (James Taylor album) Wikipedia


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