The Windsor Star spoke with James Taylor about his new release Covers.
“This is an album that needed to get made,” he said. “It’s something that I’ve had in mind for about the past 10 years or so.”
“A lot of them we just picked up on the spot,” Taylor recalled. “They’re ‘head’ arrangements, which means we didn’t have (formal) charts or anything. It’s an amazingly flexible group; we would do seven takes of a song like Wichita Lineman or It’s Growing and, by God, there they were.”
“We just throw these things out there and take a run at them,” Taylor said. “There’s something about this band and the context in which we recorded, the sort of live energy that the thing had, that makes this very special. I think that translates into what people will hear.”