Livingston Taylor – Ink (1997/2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:33 minutes | 1020 MB | Genre: Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Chesky Records
On his latest, Ink, the winsome singer-songwriter delights by paying homage to pop songwriting with a collection of richly-realized interpretations, including Don Henley’s “The End of the Innocence,” and Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.” Drawing inspiration from pop’s different eras, Liv brings new life to diverse material, from the brilliant standard “The More I See You,” to the Jackson 5’s hit “Never Can Say Goodbye,” to the great Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” Add in a few of Liv’s beguiling new originals, like the reflective and celebratory “Our Turn to Dance,” and Ink reveals itself as a document of a man who knows what makes a song a memorable and moving experience. Great songs: That’s what you’ve come to expect from Livingston Taylor.
While somewhat overshadowed by his more famous brother James, Livingston Taylor is a fine singer-songwriter in his own right–superficially, his voice recalls that of his sibling, but Liv is less moody, more folk-like. INK is a “tribute” album of sorts–instead of paying homage to a particular artist, Taylor interprets hit songs by various writers from several eras, leaning a bit toward classic R&B/soul hits. Songs made famous by Ray Charles, the Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder are re-imagined via the gentle, genial imagination of Livingston Taylor.
01 – Isn’t She Lovely
02 – First Time Love
03 – Hallelujah I Love Her So
04 – Fly Away
05 – Our Turn To Dance
06 – Must Be Doing Something Right
07 – The Biggest Part of Me
08 – Get Here
09 – Baker Street
10 – The More I See You
11 – The End of the Innocence
12 – Never Can Say Good-bye
13 – Walkin’ My Baby
Main Artists Livingston Taylor
John Arrucci, percussion
Martee Lebow, background vocals
Ned Mann, bass
Jeff Mironov, guitar
Eugene Ruffolo, background vocals
Larry Saltzman, guitar
Producer David Chesky, Joel Goodman
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Engineer Bob Katz
Assistant Engineer Adrien Artzt, Sandy Palmer Grassi, Doug Melanson, David Windmuller
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
Recorded June 10 – 11, 1997.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.