Great songs: That's what you've come to expect from Livingston Taylor. On his latest, Ink, the winsome singer-songwriter delights by paying homage to pop songwriting with a collection of richly-realized interpretations, including Don Henley's "The End of the Innocence," and Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street." Drawing inspiration from pop's different eras, Liv brings new life to diverse material, from the brilliant standard "The More I See You," to the Jackson 5's hit "Never Can Say Goodbye," to the great Ray Charles' "Hallelujah, I Love Her So." Add in a few of Liv's beguiling new originals, like the reflective and celebratory "Our Turn to Dance," and Ink reveals itself as a document of a man who knows what makes a song a memorable and moving experience.
Main Artists Livingston Taylor
John Arrucci, percussion
Martee Lebow, background vocals
Ned Mann, bass
Jeff Mironov, guitar
Eugene Ruffolo, background vocals
Larry Saltzman, guitar
Producer David Chesky, Joel Goodman
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Engineer Bob Katz
Assistant Engineer Adrien Artzt, Sandy Palmer Grassi, Doug Melanson, David Windmuller
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
Recorded June 10 - 11, 1997.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Art Direction by Spencer Date.
Photography by Ron Pownall.