Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"First Time Love" by Livingston Taylor

Song#:  0272
Date:  07/26/1980
Debut:  84
Peak:  38
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Soft Rock



Pop Bits:  Taylor, the younger brother of James Taylor, released his first solo LP in 1970. Although a successful musician, his chart career was far less prolific than his sibling's output with his best charting song being 1978's "I Will Be in Love with You," peaking at #30. He has continued to release albums over the years and perform as well as working a faculty member at Berklee College of Music (alma mater alert!) in Boston teaching stage performance. This song from his "Man's Best Friend" album would be his last chart entry.

ReduxReview:  Taylor's voice is similar to his brother's, but different enough to know that it is not James. This is kind of a sweet song. Just like the voices, Livingston's songs are in a similar vein as James', but seem a little more on the sunny side of pop. His music may not have been as popular as his brother's, but that shouldn't discount the quality at all. I've never really explored his music, but after hearing this "I Will Be in Love with You" I'll probably be looking up more of his tunes.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  There is another track on the album called "Pajamas" that was written by Taylor and his wife Maggie. They later adapted the song into a children's book with the same title.

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