James Taylor - Flag

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Record Reissue

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Flag is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor, originally released in May 1979 via Columbia Records.

Described by Rolling Stone as "the archetypal sensitive singer/songwriter of the Seventies",  James Taylor's songs, especially his early material, are tales of inner torment delivered in low-key tunes, with his understated tenor backed by intricate acoustic guitar parts that draw on folk and jazz. Achieving his breakthrough in 1970 with the US Hot 100 #3 single Fire and Rain, his first #1 single came the following year with You've Got a Friend, a recording of Carole King's classic song. He has retained a large audience over the decades, with every album released between 1977 and 2007 selling over a million copies, including Flag.

Next to newly written originals, Flag includes the hit Up On The Roof (a Drifters cover written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin), the Beatles cover Day Tripper and a remake of Taylor's own Rainy Day Man.  The singer-songwriter worked with some fine musicians on this album, including Carly Simon, Graham Nash, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and David Sanborn. The fine craftsman that James Taylor is, he made sure that the album runs the full range of emotions, while rocking a bit more on certain songs than before. Also included on the record are his two songs written for the 1978 Broadway musical Working: Brother Trucker and Millwork.

For those wondering about the rather simple artwork, the front cover is called 'Oscar' and indicates "man overboard" from the old maritime days in a situation when a person had fallen from a ship or boat.

Flag reached #10 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart and the single Up on the Roof reached #28 on the US Singles charts.

Check out a couple tracks off the album.  Up on the RoofMillworker, I Will Not Lie For You , Day Tripper and Company Man.

This LP record is a Music On Vinyl reissue (August 2015) on 180 gram audiophile vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with a printed insert, pressed in Europe.

(8718469535200)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Track

Time

A1

Company Man

3:44

A2

Johnnie Comes Back

3:54

A3

Day Tripper

4:24

A4

I Will Not Lie For You

3:13

A5

Brother Trucker

4:01

A6

Is That The Way You Look

1:56

B1

B.S.U.R.

3:20

B2

Rainy Day Man

2:59

B3

Millworker

3:50

B4

Up On The Roof

4:21

B5

Chanson Francaise

2:02

B6

Sleep Come Free Me

4:42

 

SKU 8718469535200
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP1024
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 24 August 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 01 May 1979
Barcode # 8718469535200
Shipping Weight 0.3450kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Insert, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Folk
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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