They're shutting down the factory now/Just when all the bills are due ring out from the lyrics on track of the day and new today in the One Love spot - a fresh and very unhackneyed treatment of Leonard Cohen's 'Coming Back to You' sung by the great James Taylor a love lorn meditation on distance as the protagonist at the heart of the song awaits the handing down of his sentence and included on an autumn release upcoming from Blue Note of the Larry Klein produced Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen that traverses the Cohen songbook with in addition to Sweet Baby James himself - Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Gregory Porter, Sarah McLachlan, Luciana Souza, Iggy Pop, Mavis Staples, David Gray and Nathaniel Rateliff among the artists involved with iconic guitarist Bill Frisell, saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Nate Smith plus additionally Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar and Larry Goldings on organ in the core band.
James Taylor, photo: Limelight/official James Taylor Twitter
'Coming Back to You' was a track on the John Lissauer produced Columbia album Various Positions (initially released in 1984). Leonard Cohen, main photo top, in 1985. Photo: via YouTube