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Up On The Roof

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Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
r & b influences
acoustic rhythm piano
intricate melodic phrasing
use of a string ensemble
major key tonality
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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1498966006
Love this when the world gets to much it just makes life better up on the roof
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Summer of '79! Reminds me of laying out in the backyard with my sis....:D
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Summer of '79!
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One of my favorites!
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jillca8
Great album, wonderful song!!
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This was a Drifters song before either he or Carole King did it. I never knew Taylor did a version of this song until now. I can tell it's great. In fact, I was unaware that King had one as well. Interesting.
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this song brings back my youth as do all james taylor songs where is the next true singer songer writer what is new generation is missing
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debra8593
Happy times singing this song!
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jcmchips1
I think this song was actually made famous by The Cryin' Shames.
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jcmchips1
James Taylor does a superb job with this Carole King tune.
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mew5017
Carole King and James Taylor sing a "medley" of this song (each has his/her own style) in their current concert tour. Completely wonderful.
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Carol King wrote this for the Drifters. I believe they performed it first.
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this song takes me to my college days - literally up on the roof overlooking NYC - love JT
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edweber23
Isn't this song a remake? Who was the original?
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trutxn67
This is one of my favorite songs on this album. This entire album is very good and shows a creative reach for James. He's never disappointed me!
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This makes me feel like I am 5 again, listening to my parents laughing with friends over cheap wine and guitar playing.
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nancyip
In a time when life seems complicated, this song is awesome, but always has been.

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