Woman's Gotta Have It
Filmed at The Workplay Theater in Birmingham, AL 9-26-09 with Ona Watson.
Song available on Taylor's new album, The Distance.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Taylor Hicks Resurfaces With 2nd Post American Idol Album

It's interesting that this Billboard article (and geesh, could they please get a new picture?) mention only 11 tracks on Taylor's new album "The Distance". I suspect 3 songs (Yes We Can, Hide Nor Hair, Indiscriminate Act of Kindness) are 'extras' for ITunes or exclusives for certain outlet stores. Anyway, here it is:

"...Former "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks returns March 10 with a new album, "The Distance," the follow-up to his lone major-label release.

The album is preceded Jan. 27 by the digital single "What's Right Is Right" and will be released on Hicks' own Modern Whomp Records, with distribution from independent artist services company Artist to Market.

Hicks enlisted Eric Clapton producer Simon Climie for "The Distance," and longtime Clapton collaborators Doyle Bramhall II and Nathan East play on the album. Paul McCartney drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. mans the kit.

Hicks left J following his 2006 self-titled debut for the label, which sold 703,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here is the track list for "The Distance":

"Wedding Day Blues,"
"Seven Mile Breakdown,"
"What's Right Is Right"
"Woman's Gotta Have It"
"New Found Freedom"
"The Distance"
"I Live on a Battlefield"
"Maybe You Should"
"Once Upon a Lover of Mine"
"Keepin' It Real"


Trixi said...

I had the same thoughts about the extra 3 songs. You get a code for downloading the other songs. Didn't he have that on his first cd? A version of HOAD.

Unlike some fans, I do like the new single. I'm liking it for it's smooth R&B flow. I also like the sax in it. But I am a sucker for any brass in a song. I don't have to pick the lyrics apart, or wonder why it's not some literary work of art. It is what it is!! A nice love song.

taylorfan06 said...

Well said Trixi. I also think it's a nice love song.
The melody is very catchy. Another Taylor keeper.

DIMYP was the extra download on the first CD.