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James Taylor - Greatest Hits

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    Personnel includes: James Taylor (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars); Danny Kootch (acoustic guitar, congas); David Spinozza, Danny Kortchmar (guitar); Dan Dugmore, Red Rhodes (steel guitar); Byron Berline (fiddle); David Sanborn, Michael Brecker (sa......more

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Artist: Taylor, James
Description:
Personnel includes: James Taylor (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars); Danny Kootch (acoustic guitar, congas); David Spinozza, Danny Kortchmar (guitar); Dan Dugmore, Red Rhodes (steel guitar); Byron Berline (fiddle); David Sanborn, Michael Brecker (saxophone); Clarence McDonald (piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards); Carole King (piano); Kenny Ascher (electric piano); Andrew Gold (harmonium, background vocals); Victor Feldman (vibraphone); Bobby West (acoustic bass); Lee Sklar, John London, Randy Meisner, Andy Muson (bass); Russ Kunkel (drums, congas, cabasa); Jim Keltner, Rick Marotta (drums); Ralph MacDonald, Milt Holland (percussion); Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Herb Pedersen (background vocals). Producers: Peter Asher, David Spinozza, Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman. Principally recorded at Sound Factory, Sunset Sound, Crystal Recording Studios and Warner Bros. Recording Studios, Hollywood, California between 1969 & 1976. Personnel: James Taylor (vocals, guitar); Carly Simon (vocals); David Spinozza (guitar); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Carole King (piano); Clarence McDonald (Fender Rhodes piano); Victor Feldman (vibraphone); Lee Sklar, John London (bass guitar); Jim Keltner, Rick Marotta, Russ Kunkel (drums); Danny Kootch (congas). What self-respecting '70s pop music fan's collection would be complete without James Taylor's GREATEST HITS? Not many, apparently, since it is one of the biggest selling catalog titles of all time. All of Taylor's huge hits from the first, and possibly most acclaimed, leg of his long career are included. "Fire And Rain," "You've Got A Friend," "Sweet Baby James" and "How Sweet It Is" sound as golden as the day they were first heard on the radio. Interestingly, two of the songs here, "Something In the Way She Moves" and "Carolina In My Mind" from Taylor's first album have been re-recorded especially for this collection. Special guests like Carole King, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, David Crosby and David Sanborn add an extra special something to the atmosphere. Listening to these songs together in one collection takes you back to a gentler time when a carefully crafted song was a thing of beauty and not just a product to be marketed like so many shiny trinkets. If you are among the few who don't already own this special collection, what are you waiting for?
See Also:
Greatest Hits, Never Die Young, JT, The Best of James Taylor [2003], Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, Sweet Baby James
See Influences:
Tim Hardin, The Hollies, Eric Andersen, Buddy Holly, Peter, Paul and Mary, Carole King, The Kinks, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Paxton, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Smokey Robinson, Tim Buckley, Bob Dylan, The Byrds
See Contemporaries:
Christopher Cross, Don McLean, Lyle Lovett, Carole King, Bob Lind, Randy Newman, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Shawn Colvin, Paul Simon, David Crosby, Andy Pratt, Gerry Rafferty, Steve Forbert, Jesse Winchester, Craig Nuttycombe, Van Morrison, George Harrison, Eric Andersen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond, Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys), Rickie Lee Jones, Neil Young, Justin Hayward (Vocals/Guitar), Rod Stewart, Lindsey Buckingham, John Prine, Art Garfunkel, Tim Moore, Paul McCartney, Terence Boylan, Elton John, Bread, Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Gene Cotton, Harry Chapin, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, J.D. Souther, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ian Matthews, Joan Baez, John Denver, America, Graham Nash, David Wilcox, Warren Zevon, Gordon Lightfoot, Al Stewart, Kenny Loggins, Laura Nyro, Carly Simon, Suzanne Vega, Tim Buckley, Badfinger, Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Steely Dan, Seals & Crofts, Jim Croce, Jackson Browne, Joan Armatrading, Livingston Taylor, Dave Loggins, Anne Murray, Cat Stevens
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Something in the Way She Moves
  2. 2 Carolina in My Mind
  3. 3 Fire and Rain
  4. 4 Sweet Baby James
  5. 5 Country Road
  6. 6 You've Got a Friend
  7. 7 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  8. 8 Walking Man
  9. 9 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
  10. 10 Mexico
  11. 11 Shower the People
  12. 12 Steamroller - (live)
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Label:
Rhino Records
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
42 : 31
Guest Artist:
Michael Brecker; Joni Mitchell; Carole King; David Sanborn; Graham Nash; David Crosby; Carly Simon; Andrew Gold
UPC:
081227809423
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