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The London Sessions Bootleg

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Head First
    2. Same Damn Car
    3. I Know Rain
    4. Healer
    5. Annie On Your Mind
    6. Holy Shit
    7. I Hate You Today
    8. Farmer's Song
    9. Here Come The Animals
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Same Old Fools
    2. I Ain't Leaving Without You
    3. Dalton Days
    4. Hard Drive Times
    5. Intro Commentary
    6. Ghost Of Phil Sinclair
    7. Back In '98
    8. Bigot's Graveyard
    9. Curve Ball
    10. Unstable Man
    11. Lefty Frizzell
    12. Three Alarm Fire
    13. Shang A Lang A Rainbow
    14. Jean Lit The Candle
    15. Texas Friend
    16. We Just Roll On
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TW 010

  • Credits

    Personnel: Chip Taylor (vocals, acoustic guitar); Lucinda Williams (vocals); John Platania (acoustic, electric, classical & national steel guitars); Bruce Koplow (guitar); Tommy Spurlock (dobro, bass); Tammy Rogers (fiddle); Zoe B. Zack (accordion); Robert Harbron (concertina, bass); Warren Vache (trumpet); Tony Mercadante (bass, background vocals); Seth Farber (organ); Dan Hale, Anton Fig, Brian Doherty (drums); Audrey Martels, Anna Guigui, Evie Sands, The Demanto Chrorus (background vocals).
    Engineers: Paul Middleton, Robert Harbron, Ed Solan.
    Recorded at Berwick Street Studios and University of Westminster Studios, London, England; Train Wreck Studios, Mamaroneck, New York; Station Sound, Nashville, Tennessee.
    Singer-songwriter and brother to actor Jon Voight, Chip Taylor has quite the resume. After penning 1960s pop standards such as "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing," in the 1970s he moved into a more folk-oriented country style. After becoming disillusioned with the music biz he became a professional gambler, returning to music circa 1999.
    The 2-CD LONDON SESSIONS is a wonderfully rough-hewn comeback that finds Taylor bearing comparison to peers Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt, a troubadour straddling the genres of country and folk, crafting songs like miniature short stories. Some are bitterly reflective ("Farmer's Song"), others joyously defiant of love's trials ("Head First"). One CD is electric, where Taylor is given lean, boisterous backup by a small band; the other disc is more acoustic, with spare, minimal backing. Taylor's voice sounds like a younger, smoother Willie Nelson; as comfortable--and as comforting--as a pair of well-worn, yet sturdy boots.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.65) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...proves that he hasn't lost his chops...consisting of one electric and one acoustic disc, [the 2 CD-set] spotlights Taylor's lived-in, smoky voice and sharp songwriting..."
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