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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter releases his latest album of covers of a variety of soul songs, which he recorded in 10 days.

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Seminole Wind
Ever since the days of old Men would search for wealth untold They'd dig for silver and for gold And leave the empty holes And way down south in the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Taylor's new collection of covers is a bit of trifle, composed of musical chestnuts recorded with his "Band of Legends" in a 10-day period in a converted barn on Taylor's western Massachusetts property.
  2. Covers, then, is a fan's notes: a great singer-songwriter playing DJ, showcasing songs he loves for listeners who love him.
  3. Mojo
    It is mainly a joyous affair, good-timey in a well structured way and often reminiscent of the kind of thing Johnny Rivers used to dispense at the start of the '70s. [Apr 2009, p.101]
  4. Covers winds up feeling a bit like an outdoor concert on a sunny summer Sunday afternoon: something that is wholly relaxing and not in the least surprising.
  5. Uncut
    Pleasant, but utterly inessential. [Mar 2009, p.104]
  6. Covers is his first album devoted to nothing but other people’s music and, unsurprisingly, it’s marked by his same strengths and weaknesses, not to mention some intrusive backing vocals and superlatively bland production.
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