Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon
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Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon

30 Jun 1975

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  Song Title
Love Has Brought Me Around (LP Version)
You've Got A Friend (LP Version)
Places In My Past (LP Version)
Riding On A Railroad (LP Version)
Soldiers (LP Version)
Mud Slide Slim (LP Version)
Hey Mister, That's Me Up On The Jukebox (LP Version)
You Can Close Your Eyes (LP Version)
Machine Gun Kelly (LP Version)
Long Ago And Far Away (LP Version)
Let Me Ride (LP Version)
Highway Song (LP Version)
Isn't It Nice To Be Home Again (LP Version)

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 Jun 1975
  • Release Date: 30 Jun 1975
  • Label: Rhino
  • Copyright: 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 37:21
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  • ASIN: B001PJ64PK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,362 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Blue Horizon 18 April 2007
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I've liked a lot of James Taylor's material for more years than I care to mention. His transformation from early 70s hippie to modern day balding favourite uncle, has been littered with some truly classic songs.

When I was young and "hip" this was one of the albums you walked around the school with, tucked under your arm. Although those days are long gone and I now own it on CD, I still love it just as much today.

The key thing that attracted me to Taylor's music was the delicate guitar play that he effortlessly displays on this, and most of his other stand-out albums. It's like a top grade seamstress stitching together high class designs made out of some of the best fabrics you could buy.

I find it hard to pick out too many favourites as this has always been classed as an album rather than a collection of tracks. If you can understand that, then you're on same wavelength as me. It may be nostalgia, but I think this is up there with anything he ever did. A cool guy who went through life's mincing machine and came out the other end looking remarkably healthy and balanced. He still writes tremendous stuff and his live show is a master class, quite an understated humorist. Quality always shines through and this has enough to light up a 100 horizons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mud Slide Slim 26 Feb 2006
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I have all James's albums and I think this might easily be my favourite. The best tracks (in my opinion) are Love Has Brought Me Around, Places In My Past, You've Got A Friend (of course), You Can Close Your Eyes & Long Ago And Far Away. Another excellent track is Riding On A Rainroad which James brought out many years later as a live version but it's poor compared to the original. If you like James Taylor then this, his second album, has to be in your collection.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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One of the lesser known James Taylor albums , well worth the extra trouble of finding it. The Lyrics show some serious skill and impressive guitar work. Brilliant choice for a cold winter evening, with moods that move from the uplifting "Love has brought me around" to traditional folk to the perfect depressing ballads of "Hey mister,thats me upon the jukebox".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Fans of JT will know that only 3-tracks from "Mud Slide Slim" are available as remasters - "You've Got A Friend", "You Can Close Your Eyes" and "Long Ago And Far Away" - all of them on the Warners Brothers/Rhino 'Best Of' compilation "You've Got A Friend" from 2003. And sweet they sound too...

But this Japan-only SHM-CD released 7 April 2010 on Warner Brothers WPCD-13820 (barcode: 4943674097319) is the first time the entire album has been remastered since its release on a dull-sounding US/European CD in the mid Eighties. And as one of the first vinyl albums I ever bought as a kid and loved to bits - I'm thrilled to say that the 40-year wait has been worth it - because the audio quality on this CD reissue is BEAUTIFUL.

Part of a 6-album campaign (see list below), this 2010 remaster (37:34 minutes) was done by ISAO KIKUCHI in Japan and it's a limited edition (non-numbered) on the SHM-CD format. Super High Materials CDs do not require a specific machine to play them on - they're simply a better form of disc created by JVC in 2008 to improve on the original format (unchanged since it was first put out 30 years ago). The general idea is that the sound on the SHM-CD is more defined as they play - they seem to extract more nuances from the transfer - and of the 8 or so that I own - I've found this to be true.

The 5" mini repro packaging here apes the April 1971 USA vinyl release on Warner Brothers WS 2561 with its hard-card gatefold artwork (lyrics and recording details on the inside). The outer resealable bag it has to be said is very flimsy, so extracting and replacing the sleeve has to be done carefully lest you rip it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why no remaster? 11 Mar 2012
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Yes this is a brilliant album, probably his best. So why has it not been remastered and re-released. This version was released in 1987. Plenty of his othere albums have been?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Oldie! 4 Dec 2011
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James Taylor at his best! Had this L.P. many years ago, and loved it then, saw it on Amazon and just had to buy it, even better 2nd time round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a magic moment 10 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album is full of great songs, but two tracks stand out for me. Listen to Machine Gun Kelly with its hilarious deadpan humour for such a dark subject, but most of all Soldiers: 1.15 minutes of pure magic. The best song JT has ever written
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mud Slide Slim 3 Feb 2011
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I've loved this album since the 1970's, so I was very pleased to get it on C.D. at such a reasonable price. I have never tired of the mix of music on here, so to all James Taylor fans, and perhaps someone wanting to listen to him for a first time, would really recommend this particular offering from him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Virgin Record
Back in the sixties when I was a regular in the Birmingham folk clubs I first heard people singing James Taylor songs and have been a fan ever since. Read more
Published 10 days ago by John S. Roff
5.0 out of 5 stars Old favourite re-visited
Bought this because I can't play my vinyl copy since getting rid of my old music centre. Love James Taylor!
Published 1 month ago by captainnancy
5.0 out of 5 stars So pleased I grew up in the era of the singer-songwriter
This was one of the first LPs I ever bought - the others were Joni Mitchell's 'Blue', Carole King's 'Tapestry' and Cat Stevens' 'Teaser and the Firecat'. Read more
Published 7 months ago by wordsandpictures
3.0 out of 5 stars Faded memory
I know that I used to love this album. Had not played it for years and did not have it on CD so bought a copy in the sure and certain hope of reliving the happy memory. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Marky Mark
4.0 out of 5 stars classic artist
bought to replace my vinyl great album not as good as sweet baby james in my opinion but still up there with the best
Published 12 months ago by Malcolm smith
4.0 out of 5 stars But I said 'Isn't it nice to be home again.'
Had this record,on vinyl,over 40 years ago,during the era of Woodstock,get out of Vietnam,Carol King,and all that self indulgent nonense. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. S. J. Harper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songwriter
Bought this album on vinyl back in the seventies along with Sweet Baby James.I just love his voice and lyrics. Read more
Published 13 months ago by S. A. Short
Published 16 months ago by ROBY
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Fantastic album. A little piece of my childhood and it's so great hearing it again. 'You've got a friend' is my favourite from this album. Definitley recommended!
Published 17 months ago by mazzykins
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds great on vinyl
I love vinyl records and the quality from so many of them. This recording is old but must have been at the fourfront of recording technology in 1971. Read more
Published 22 months ago by C. Seymour
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