July 24, 2012 – 4:33 am

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Lucca 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Teatro del Giglio, Lucca, Italy; March 10, 2012, Broadcast on April 8, 2012. Excellent FM broadcast - Radio 2 RAI.

Just listen to the man sing and one wouldn’t have guessed that James Taylor is already 64. He still has a very clear voice and, for his fans, this is a lush helping of gourmet comfort food.

Thanks to survivor69 for taping the show and sharing it at Zomb.

Here are some notes from survivor69:

There was a break for radio news between tracks 8/9 that I have edited out, and the radio also quite well edited the break between sets (the show was originally played with an short intermission between 13-14, this has been omitted so to have everything running continuously, if you didn’t know you would have not noticed). There are also a couple of very short FM dropouts in the set.

There is a lot of in-between song talk by the Italian radio DJ, but during the songs there is no talking and quality is fine.

(FM > HD > web) ITT HiFi4060 Tuner > Audacity 2.0 Beta via C-Media CMI8738/C3DX soundcard > 44100hz/16bit flac’s - level 8 > webtorrenting

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro (747k)
Track 102. Blossom (transmission gap at 1:59) (4.5MB)
Track 103. Sunny Skies (4.8MB)
Track 104. Carolina in My Mind (7.7MB)
Track 105. band’s intro (2.1MB)
Track 106. Raised Up Family (8.3MB)
Track 107. Frozen Man (8.7MB)
Track 108. Little More Time With You (6.0MB)
Track 109. Steamroller (7.0MB)
Track 110. Slap Leather (4.5MB)
Track 111. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (5.7MB)
Track 112. Sweet Baby James (transmission gap at 2:05) (7.8MB)
Track 113. Up On The Roof (6.5MB)
Track 114. Everybody Has The Blues (5.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Lighthouse (5.7MB)
Track 202. Country Road (8.5MB)
Track 203. Copperline (9.2MB)
Track 204. Something In The Way She Moves (6.4MB)
Track 205. Yesterday (original by the Beatles) (4.1MB)
Track 206. Mexico (5.5MB)
Track 207. Fire And Rain (transmission gap at 2:47) (7.9MB)
Track 208. Your Smiling Face (7.7MB)
Track 209. You’ve Got A Friend (8.4MB)
Track 210. Encore break (2.3MB)
Track 211. Shower The People (8.7MB)
Track 212. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (8.2MB)
Track 213. Encore break (2.1MB)
Track 214. Close Your Eyes (4.4MB)

James Taylor - vocals, guitar
Jimmy Johnson - bass
Steve Gadd - drums
Jeff Babko - keyboards

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  1. 6 Responses to “JAMES TAYLOR - LUCCA, ITALY 2012”

  2. he’s got a clear voice but it never forced it
    and i think he’s vegeterian and he do some
    meditation every day,clear mind.Thank you for
    this good one :)

    By easynow on Jul 25, 2012

  3. i didnt know he was vegetarian. no wonder hes so strange. haha.
    i looked it up and found a list of famous vegetarians. yeah i needed something to do.

    By darth on Jul 25, 2012

  4. Further down the list I saw the Zappa children.
    Too many burnt wienie sandwiches growing up.

    PS- vegetarian is an Indian word that means bad hunter.

    By sking on Jul 25, 2012

  5. not sure where this might fit in so im figuring maybe here. why not?
    tonites showing of front row center features the beach boys. for anyone who hasnt seen this particular show yet it was longer than any other recorded program of the series. usually the shows are an hour long. this one was 90mins. however the one i found online clocks in at 55mins. even when u account for the fact that they tend to end them slightly early i dont know why the one i got is a little shorter than say 80-85mins.
    in any event it was recorded at the st. augustine amphitheater in that city in fla on 5-2-12. i know this because i did a little research so i am bringing u the fruits of my labors should anyone be interested in this information.
    the bb’s last show of this tour is on sept 28th. probably the last tour theyre gonna do.
    if anyone finds an even longer version of this show than 55mins please inform and link us. thank u so much. incidentally there is some brief talking by band members over bits of the songs but not horribly annoying. if anyone needs help finding this feel free to contact me privately.

    By darth on Jul 28, 2012

  6. Thank you so much for this show!!

    By Grant on Dec 30, 2012

  7. Great to find this recording from Lucca 2012. I was there, took many photos but lost them on a malfunction. This recording makes up for the lost photos a un poco!

    By Robert de Creancey on Sep 1, 2013

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