Terry Scott Taylor

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Terry Scott Taylor
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Taylor in 2007
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Born (1950-05-24) May 24, 1950 (age 73)
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1971–present
Labels Stunt
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Terry Scott Taylor (born May 24, 1950) is an American songwriter, record producer, writer and founding member of the bands Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies (credited as Camarillo Eddy). Taylor is also a member of the roots and alternative music group, Lost Dogs.


Knowledge & Innocence

Knowledge & Innocence
Studio album by
Terry Scott Taylor
Studio3-D Studios, Costa Mesa, CA
Genre Contemporary Christian music
Label Shadow
Producer Terry Taylor and Rob Watson [1]
Terry Scott Taylor chronology
Knowledge & Innocence
A Briefing for the Ascent

Knowledge & Innocence, released in 1986 as Terry Scott Taylor's first solo album, is an introspective album dedicated to Taylor's grandfather. Lyrically referencing the 1789 poetry collection Songs of Innocence by William Blake, references found also in Taylor's other work such as the Daniel Amos band album Fearful Symmetry. [2] "Song of Innocence", a duet with Randy Stonehill singing, in Taylor's words, a breathy "soulful and sweet" vocal, was released as a single. [3]

1."Dancing on Light"4:53
2."(out of) The Wild Wood"5:50
4."Here He Comes, Second Time"3:10
5."Picture of You"4:03
6."Song of Innocence"3:57
7."Old Time Gospel Camp Meeting Hour"3:56
8."Picture of You (reprise)"1:39
9."Ever After"3:36
10."Home Movies (a. Christmas 1980) (b. Knowledge & Innocence)"1:20
11."One More Time"3:42
12."Baby's Heartbeat (6 Months)"0:14
13."Light Princess"4:09
14."Waiting (reprise)"1:20



Numerous[ citation needed ] people have named Taylor and Daniel Amos as an influence over the years including Jonathan Coulton. [5]


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  1. "Terry Scott Taylor : Knowledge & Innocence". Danielamos.com. Retrieved March 6, 2023.
  2. Mark Alan Powell Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (album description and review p.934) "still there have been very few significant projects in the history of contemporary Christian music that have not borne his influence, if not his fingerprints. Taylor is best known as the front man for three of Christian music's most popular and critically acclaimed groups: Daniel Amos, the Lost Dogs, and the Swirling Eddies... Knowledge and Innocence is a deeply introspective project inspired by the death of Taylor's grandfather. Musically the songs are situated somewhere between Rubber Soul (Beatles) and Pet Sounds (Beach Boys), lyrically the closest reference points would be to William Blake. … The Wild Wood... a tune that recalls David Bowie. Song of Innocence is a children's song or at least a song about songs for children"
  3. Songfacts – Song of Innocence 1986 (citation of interview with Taylor describing the creation of the song and the album)
  4. Knowledge & Innocence (CD tray insert). Terry Scott Taylor. Refuge Records. 1993. 790-060-5800.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. "Portal: The Skinny -Jonathan Coulton". Jonathancoulton.com. Retrieved March 6, 2023.