Live At the Troubadour

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Carole King and James Taylor reuniting isn't quite a monumental reunion -- they never were an official performing entity, so they never had a falling out, appearing on-stage and on record from time to time since their '70s heyday -- but it is a notable one, particularly when they choose to perform at the Troubadour, the L.A. venue so crucial at the start of their stardom, backed by such fellow veterans of the SoCal singer/songwriter scene as guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bassist Leland Sklar, and drummer Russell Kunkel, musicians who supported them the last time they co-headlined the club back in 1971. All this made their series of shared shows in November 2007 an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Carole King and James Taylor reuniting isn't quite a monumental reunion -- they never were an official performing entity, so they never had a falling out, appearing on-stage and on record from time to time since their '70s heyday -- but it is a notable one, particularly when they choose to perform at the Troubadour, the L.A. venue so crucial at the start of their stardom, backed by such fellow veterans of the SoCal singer/songwriter scene as guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bassist Leland Sklar, and drummer Russell Kunkel, musicians who supported them the last time they co-headlined the club back in 1971. All this made their series of shared shows in November 2007 an event, albeit a low-key one. King and Taylor embrace their classics -- it seems that there's not a hit missed between the two of them -- and there's genuine warmth to the whole show that's quite appealing. Perhaps there are no surprises here, but any shock would have run counter to the whole spirit of the evening: this is about basking in both nostalgia and friendship, and if you're on the same wave as the musicians, Live at the Troubadour is enjoyable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2010
  • Label: Hear Music
  • UPC: 888072320536
  • Catalog Number: 32053
  • Sales rank: 6,285

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blossom (3:09)
  2. 2 So Far Away (4:41)
  3. 3 Machine Gun Kelly (2:59)
  4. 4 Carolina in My Mind (4:16)
  5. 5 It's Too Late (4:59)
  6. 6 Smackwater Jack (5:25)
  7. 7 Something in the Way She Moves (4:04)
  8. 8 Will You Love Me Tomorrow (4:12)
  9. 9 Country Road (3:49)
  10. 10 Fire and Rain (5:44)
  11. 11 Sweet Baby James (3:34)
  12. 12 I Feel the Earth Move (4:05)
  13. 13 You've Got a Friend (5:51)
  14. 14 Up on the Roof (4:09)
  15. 15 You Can Close Your Eyes (2:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blossom
  2. 2 So Far Away
  3. 3 Machine Gun Kelly
  4. 4 Carolina in My Mind
  5. 5 It's Too Late
  6. 6 Smackwater Jack
  7. 7 Something in the Way She Moves
  8. 8 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  9. 9 Country Road
  10. 10 Fire and Rain
  11. 11 Sweet Baby James
  12. 12 I Feel the Earth Move
  13. 13 You've Got a Friend
  14. 14 Up on the Roof
  15. 15 You Can Close Your Eyes
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carole King Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
James Taylor Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Danny Kortchmar Guitar
Leland Sklar Bass
Russell Kunkel Drums
Technical Credits
Carole King Composer, Liner Notes, Creative Producer
James Taylor Composer, Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Craig Anderson Authoring
Peter Asher Producer
Danny Kortchmar Composer
Nathaniel Kunkel Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Bill Flanagan Essay
Dan Weiner Booking
Toni Stern Composer
Martyn Atkins Video Director
Lorna Guess Executive Producer, Management
William Bullen Video Editor
James Pluta Video Producer
David Dieckman Authoring
Christian Walsh Monitor Engineer
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam Mastering
Sam Feldman Executive Producer, Management
Michael Gorfaine Executive Producer, Management
Rob Light Booking
Karen MacMillan Marketing
Jonathan Prince Stage Technician, Guitar Techician
Meagan Strader Tour Manager
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful!

    Wonderful! You will not be disappointed with this in your music collection. Both Carol King and James Taylor are still in fine voice. The songs are the ones loved from the 70's. They are touring and I wish I had known about the tour in time to get tickets. My neighbor heard me playing the CD and commented that "this was his type of music". I am more of a rocker, but alwayed loved carol & james.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    2 great songwriters reunite!

    One of the best reunion CD's of all time. Both Carole King and James Taylor are great solo artists, and together on this CD they still have all their talent and charm. It is such a bonus to get a DVD of the reunion concert at the Troubadour included on a 2nd disc. If you like live concerts with singing and talking, this is one of the best.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    How good it is........

    This is a wonderful concert DVD and audio CD for a very reasonable price. It is great to see Carole King and James Taylor together. The use of the original musicians in the band was quite ingenious. Over all a must have for either Carole King or James Taylor fans.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Combination of Two Music Icons

    The collaboration makes for great listening and even singing along...Most of the music is classic but done in an updated manner..Easy listening anywhere...Timeless...makes a great gift for those of all ages...

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    James is Sweet, Carole is Weak

    Oh how I was looking forward to this duo, but unfortunately the duo should have been a solo. James Taylor sings his tunes with the timely simplistic beauty he is known for, however the years have not been as kind to Ms. King. Her very first song, she falters at the beginning, and since it is a live show, this mistake, as well as her others, cannot not be "fixed." I did not harbor false expectations that they would sound as they did in the 70's, but when such a soft rock legend as Carole King takes the stage, she should be prepared to please the audience with a fairly strong performance. In fact her strained voice is clearly noticeable that James chimes in with harmony on a couple of her songs in an effort to improve or rather detract from King's weaknesses. I also enjoy James' personal anecdotes. Overall, it's a pleasure to to be whisked back to the days gone by, but don't expect the "old" Carole King... just expect an "older" Ms. King. James is still fine.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Live at the Troubadour - a Brilliant Idea!

    Watching the DVD was like stepping back in time. Very nostalgic; and yet it fits like a piece for a present-day jigsaw puzzle. I can hardly wait to listen to the CD now; which I'm sure will be brilliant, just as the DVD is.
    Also, I recommend listening to any of their past recordings for the sheer enjoyment of it. Carole King and James Taylor have shared a friendship and many songs before and during their 30+ years of solo careers; so it makes sense to share the stage again, after all this time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I hate when artists change up their hits and then they don't even sound like the original.

    I adore James Taylor and Carole King. For those who like live performances and when artists play around and change up their old songs, then this album is for you. Personally I prefer the original versions and that's what I wnat to hear. I loved Machine Gun Kelly and it didn't even sound like the same song and I hated it. Fire and Rain didn't even sound that good. Sorry.
    Buy the original albums.

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