- This original Columbia pressing of JT’s 1981 release boasts incredible Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from first note to last, just shy of our Shootout Winner – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
- Both of these sides are exceptionally rich, Tubey Magical and spacious – thanks, Val Garay!
- We were knocked out at how good this album sounds on a great pressing like this one – one of the more impressive ’80s pop recordings we’ve played in some time
- The sound may be heavily processed, but that kind of sound works surprisingly well on the best sounding pressings
- 4 stars: “James Taylor bounced back from the spotty Flag with this all-original album led by his collaboration with J.D. Souther on ‘Her Town Too,’ his biggest pop hit since ‘Handy Man,’ and his biggest non-cover hit since his first, ‘Fire And Rain’…”
- If you’re a fan of JT’s, or Folky Pop in general, this has to be seen as a Top Title from 1981.
- We’ve recently compiled a list of records we think every audiophile should get to know better, along the lines of “the 1001 records you need to hear before you die,” but with less of an accent on morbidity and more on the joy these amazing audiophile-quality recordings can bring to your life. Dad Loves His Work is a good example of a record many audiophiles would benefit from knowing better.
The soundstage and depth on our best Hot Stamper copies is HUGE — this is without a doubt the most spacious recording by James Taylor we’ve ever heard. If you want your speakers to disappear, replaced by a huge studio full of musicians playing their hearts out, this is the album that can do it.