Walking Man

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Walking Man
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Studio album by James Taylor
Released June 1, 1974
Recorded January–April 1974 at The Hit Factory, New York City
Genre Soft Rock, Folk, Easy Listening
Length 33:34
Label Warner Bros.
Producer David Spinozza
James Taylor chronology
One Man Dog
(1972)One Man Dog1972
Walking Man

Walking Man is the fifth studio album in singer-songwriter James Taylor's discography. Released on June 1, 1974, it was not as successful as his previous efforts, only reaching #13 on the Billboard Album Chart and only selling 300,000 copies in the USA. It is also the only studio album he released that never received a certification as a gold record from the RIAA. The song "Walking Man", released as the album's first single, failed to place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at all, but nevertheless stands today as an often reprised fan favorite.

"Hello Old Friend" became notorious in 1989, when it was used in the intro for ABC's Game 3 coverage of that year's World Series, just before the pre-game broadcast was interrupted by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 2/5[2]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Track listing

All songs were written and composed by James Taylor where not otherwise noted.

Side One

  1. "Walking Man" – 3:30
  2. "Rock 'n' Roll Is Music Now" – 3:25
  3. "Let It All Fall Down" – 3:30
  4. "Me and My Guitar" – 3:30
  5. "Daddy's Baby" – 2:37

Side Two

  1. "Ain't No Song" (Joey Levine, David Spinozza) – 3:28
  2. "Hello Old Friend" – 2:45
  3. "Migration" – 3:14
  4. "The Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 4:03
  5. "Fading Away" – 3:32



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  2. Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 1125. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  4. "James Taylor: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>