The Essential James Taylor

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The 2013 double-disc anthology The Essential James Taylor brings together most of the influential singer/songwriter's best-loved recordings from across his 45-year career. Included are such cuts as "Fire and Rain," "You've Got a Friend," "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved by You," "Something in the Way She Moves," and other classics. Also featured are many latter-day recordings such as "Her Town Too," "Everyday," "Never Die Young," "My Traveling Star," and more. The Essential James Taylor offers a superb overview of Taylor's career from earthy folk-singer and journeyman troubadour to elder statesman of traditional pop music.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The 2013 double-disc anthology The Essential James Taylor brings together most of the influential singer/songwriter's best-loved recordings from across his 45-year career. Included are such cuts as "Fire and Rain," "You've Got a Friend," "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved by You," "Something in the Way She Moves," and other classics. Also featured are many latter-day recordings such as "Her Town Too," "Everyday," "Never Die Young," "My Traveling Star," and more. The Essential James Taylor offers a superb overview of Taylor's career from earthy folk-singer and journeyman troubadour to elder statesman of traditional pop music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 888837776929
  • Catalog Number: 377769
  • Sales rank: 897

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Baby James (2:51)
  2. 2 Fire and Rain (3:23)
  3. 3 Long Ago and Far Away (2:20)
  4. 4 You've Got a Friend (4:28)
  5. 5 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (2:35)
  6. 6 Walking Man (3:33)
  7. 7 How Sweet It is (To Be Loved By You) (3:35)
  8. 8 Mexico (2:58)
  9. 9 Shower the People (4:31)
  10. 10 Steamroller (5:19)
  11. 11 Something In the Way She Moves (3:09)
  12. 12 Carolina In My Mind (3:58)
  13. 13 Handy Man (3:16)
  14. 14 Your Smiling Face (2:44)
  15. 15 Honey Don't Leave L.A. (3:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Millworker (3:48)
  2. 2 Her Town Too - J.D. Souther (4:28)
  3. 3 Everyday (3:14)
  4. 4 Only One (4:19)
  5. 5 Never Die Young (4:24)
  6. 6 Copperline (4:21)
  7. 7 The Water is Wide (3:00)
  8. 8 Country Road (5:39)
  9. 9 Secret O' Life (3:44)
  10. 10 Little More Time With You (3:51)
  11. 11 Another Day (2:21)
  12. 12 Hard Times Come Again No More - Mark O'Connor (3:40)
  13. 13 Caroline I See You (4:59)
  14. 14 My Traveling Star - Tanglewood Festival Chorus (4:13)
  15. 15 You Can Close Your Eyes (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Taylor Primary Artist
Edgar Meyer Guest Appearance
Yo-Yo Ma Guest Appearance
Mark O'Connor Guest Appearance
Tanglewood Festival Chorus Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
James Taylor Composer, Producer, Original Album Producer
Don Grolnick Composer, Producer, Original Album Producer
Norman Petty Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Peter Asher Producer, Original Album Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Frank Filipetti Composer, Producer, Original Album Producer
Lynn Goldsmith Insert Photography
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Danny Kortchmar Composer
George Massenburg Producer, Original Album Producer
Dave O'Donnell Original Album Producer
J.D. Souther Composer
David Spinozza Producer, Original Album Producer
Russ Titelman Producer, Original Album Producer
Lenny Waronker Producer, Original Album Producer
Waddy Wachtel Composer
Anthony DeCurtis Liner Notes
Norman Seeff Insert Photography
Don Hunstein Insert Photography
Vic Anesini Mastering
Mark Larson Art Direction
Lee Crum Cover Photo
Danny Clinch Insert Photography
James O'Donnell Producer
Steven Epstein Producer, Original Album Producer
James O'Mara Insert Photography
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