James Taylor - Live At Rishon Letzion (1987)

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?

Recorded live at Rishon Letzion, Israel. Very good to excellent FM broadcast 1987

Dan Dugmore (guitar, pedal steel-guitar)
John Gilleton (keyboards)
Bob Mann (guitar)
Leland Sklar (bass)
James Taylor (guitar, vocals)
Carlos Vega (derums, percussion)
Rosemary Butler (background vocals)
Arnold McCuller (background vocals)

01. First Of May (Taylor) 4.25
02. Carolina In My Mind (Taylor) 4.56
03. Handy Man (Merenstein/Jones/Blackwell) 3.30
04. Your Smiling Face (Taylor) 2.49
05. Fire And Rain (Taylor) 5.04
06. Up On The Roof (King/Goffin) 4.18
07. Shower The People (Taylor) 5.53
08. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (Taylor) 3.10
09. Lighthouse (Taylor) 4.05
10. Country Road (Taylor) 4.54
11. The Twist (Ballard) 2.22
12. “Happy Birthday Claude”/Band Intro 4.36
13. Steamroller Blues (Taylor) 4.36
14. Sweet Potato Pie (Taylor) 3.41
15. Never Die Young (Taylor) 4.35
16. Love Has Brought Me Around (Taylor) 3.35
17. I Will Follow (Taylor) 3.49

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