JAMES TAYLOR
Israel 1987 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Rishon Letzion, Israel. Very good to excellent FM broadcast 1987.

This is a request from Erik Meijs, who runs the James Taylor fansite, www.james-taylor.nl.

Thanks to jitters, who shared the tracks in 2006. Jitters noted: “As I got this in a trade, I have no info about the recording levels. The radio announcer talks at the start of a few tracks, but not over the songs, apart from “The Twist” it’s not to annoying though.”

James Taylor has dubbed himself an “unabashed liberal” and has championed progressive left-leaning politics for most of his career. Yet there he was in 1987, performing at Rishon Letzion (near Tel-Aviv, Israel) and the show was reported to have been broadcast over the Israeli Defense Forces radio station (Galei Tzahal). Wonder if he’d give a thought to the plight of the Palestinians or still do a show for the IDF today?

Track 01. First Day of May
Track 02. Carolina In My Mind
Track 03. Handy Man
Track 04. Your Smiling Face
Track 05. Fire and Rain
Track 06. Up On The Roof
Track 07. Shower The People
Track 08. Don’t Let me Be Lonely Tonight
Track 09. Lighthouse
Track 10. Country Road
Track 11. The Twist
Track 12. “Happy Birthday Claude”/ Band Intro
Track 13. Steamroller Blues
Track 14. Sweet Potato Pie
Track 15. Never Die Young
Track 16. Love Has Brought Me Around
Track 17. I Will Follow

Click here for the tracks.