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American Standard

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,215 ratings
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It takes an extraordinary artist to re-imagine some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century and make them completely their own. And that's precisely what James Taylor has accomplished with his brand-new album, American Standard. Recalling the best of James' early work, he infuses new sounds and fresh meaning into these timeless works of art. While these 14 carefully chosen interpretations naturally feature James' warm, one-of-a-kind vocal ability and incomparable musicianship, what makes this collection so unique is the inventive way James and his fellow co-producers, longtime collaborator Dave O'Donnell and famed musician John Pizzarelli, approached the project. Unlike most who have tackled similar material, American Standard's beautifully simple, stripped-down arrangements are based on James' skillful acoustic guitar work rather than piano and the affect is mesmerizing.


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Bob Palmer Rowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Half hearted and bland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Standards Taylor-made
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I always wanted
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1.0 out of 5 stars Sing a long a James, not.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Karaoke album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect listening
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
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5.0 out of 5 stars James Taylor - what a voice
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing compared with his other work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slip case damaged
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful LP but no download code
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen
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5.0 out of 5 stars On time,perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD but check merchandising, no Perspex box.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Tunes, Taylor Style
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