Jim Weatherly - Autumn's Light
On this new songwriter CD from Jim Weatherly is a selection
of songs written over a period of years. Some are brand new
and some were written as long twenty-five years ago. Some
were written by Jim alone and some were written with some of
the best co-writers in the business. Three songs have been
previously recorded by other artists. "Turn Out The
Stars" was an urban AC hit for the Manhattans in 2006.
Tanya Tucker recorded "The River And The Wind" for
her TNT album in the seventies. "Silver Moon" was
recorded by Brizac Records artist, Bryan Lane as well as
Jim's co-writer, Toni Jolene Clay whose version was included
in the Mickey Newbury album "Lulled By The Moonlight".
It is believed to be the only song on a Mickey Newbury album
recorded by another singer and not written by Newbury
himself. The song, "I Have Faith In You" was written
by Jim especially for his children, Brighton and Zack.
Weatherly is best known for writing the Gladys Knight and
the Pips classics, "Midnight Train To Georgia",
"Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye"
and "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me".
Light" Reviewer: Rennie Pollitt
Jim Weatherly is the greatest writer of love songs of
all time as this album proves it again & again. In the
1970's Jim recorded 8 LPs of such utter brilliance that they
have never been surpassed, but many of the songs on
"Autumn's Light" are the equal of anything he wrote back
then. My favorites are "I'll Never Look Up At The Moon",
"When Blue Was A Color" & "Silver Moon", but
tomorrow it could be three different ones - they are all
that good! Please everybody, do not hesitate to buy this
album. Long live Jim Weatherly -- his songs have enriched my
life beyond measure.
Wonderful Artist May 16, 2012
By Edna M. Cooke
I have been listening to Jim Weatherly since the 70's.....He never disappoints! I had most of his music in the form of albums, so I wanted to upgrade my collection to secure future listening enjoyment. I am grateful to Amazon.com for having such a diverse offering of past and present musical options available for purchase, either directly or through the Marketplace. Jim is such a talented composer and musician, and his voice is consistently soothing and beautiful. One must really experience Jim Weatherly for themselves.
Ray Of Sunshine.... December 30, 2011
I cannot believe that no one commented on this FANTASTIC CD. I have been a huge Jim Weatherly fan since 1971 when I found his self-titled LP on a record shelf in a shop in Philadelphia. Never hearing his name before, I was instantly impressed by his smooth vocals and his skill with wriing songs. I have since collected all of Jim's vinyl and eventually added all the CD's as they became available. All the songs on this CD are well written, that, you can always count on with Jim, he knows his way around a song and how to tell a beautiful story. It is difficult to choose any one song on this set as a favorite, they are all excellent, but "Silver Moon" and "Turn Out The Stars" are definite stand outs. All I can say is, it's a shame that people only buy what is popular. If you dig a bit deeper and seek out singer-songwriter-composers like Jim who put their heart and soul into it, you gain a new perspective of how they intended the song to be and many times it is so much better because it's from the heart of its author and there is nothing more pure and sincere than a song from the heart. Thanks Jim from the bottom of mine for so MANY years of beautiful, inspiring music. You are most definitely one of the best around and your legacy will live on forever.....:-)
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Turn Out The Stars
All The Days Of My Life
I Have Faith In You
I'll Never Look Up At The Moon
When Blue Was A Color
Echoes In The Wind
The Last Star
Love Shouldn't Be This Hard
The River And The Wind
Nights Will Never Be The Same
You Show Your Love
Produced by Jim Weatherly and Jonathon Willis
Background Singers - Missy Hale and Anthony Martin
Electric Guitar - Jamie Harvill
Mastered by Luke Wooten at Station West
©2008 Brizac Records.
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