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James Taylor – James Taylor’s Greatest Hits (2019 Remaster) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

James Taylor – James Taylor’s Greatest Hits (2019 Remaster) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:35 minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino – Warner Records

Newly remastered (2019): Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. Originally released in November 1976, it is the best-selling album of his career and one of the best-selling albums of all time, having sold over 11 Million copies. It features redone versions of “Carolina in My Mind” and “Something in the Way She Moves”, both of which had been previously included on Taylor’s self-titled debut album in 1968. This new release contains a brand new remaster of the classic album, with the remastering process being overseen by Peter Asher.

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James Taylor – American Standard (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

James Taylor – American Standard (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:59 minutes | 932 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Fantasy

“These songs were written to be performed by anyone,” veteran folk-pop giant James Taylor tells Apple Music of his covers collection of 14 American standards—called, naturally, American Standard (and not to be confused with the popular toilet brand of the same name). These evergreen tunes, including “My Blue Heaven,” “Ol’ Man River,” and “Pennies From Heaven,” are rarely associated with any particular artist, making them ripe for constant reinvention, which was the songwriters’ intention all along. “The songwriting was all there was in the era that these songs were written, because they would be sheet music—they’d be part of a musical, and who knew who was going to be cast singing these parts. All you had to carry a song was the melody, the lyric, and the changes.”

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James Taylor – Gorilla (1975/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

James Taylor – Gorilla (1975/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 38:38 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Gorilla is James Taylor’s 1975 masterpiece. This star-studded album features legends including David Crosby, David Grisman, Milt Holland, Graham Nash, Randy Newman, Al Perkins, Linda Ronstadt, David Sanborn, Carly Simon, Leland Sklar and many others. Included are the top five hits, “Mexico” and “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You).” It reached #6 on the Billboard 200. Absolutely essential.

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James Taylor – The Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

James Taylor – The Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:44:29 minutes | 4,28 GB | Genre: Pop, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino – Warner Records

After leaving Apple Records in 1969, James Taylor signed a deal with Warner Bros. During those six years of partnership, his meteoritic rise made him one of the most adulated folk singers in the United States, for hits such as Fire and Rain and You’ve Got a Friend, that encapsulated his lyrical prowess, entrancing voice and overall capacity to rethink folk idioms in a more commercial-friendly format. Starting with Sweet Baby James in 1970, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971) One Man Dog (1972), Walking Man (1974), Gorilla (1975), and last but not least In the Pocket, from 1976, the major steppingstones in Taylor’s career are here. These 6 albums, entirely remastered by Peter Asher, are featured on The Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976. The collection is a wonderful way to rediscover his halcyon days and his most important body of work, which would influence countless musicians during the 70s and after thanks to his sensitive, introspective charm.  – Alexis Renaudat

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James Taylor – Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (1971/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

James Taylor – Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (1971/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:22 minutes | 1,33 GB | Genre: Pop, Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon was originally released in 1971 and is James Taylor’s third album, following the breakthrough album Sweet Baby James. The album did very well upon its release and featured the hit single “You’ve Got a Friend” (originally by Carole King), which became Taylor’s only #1 hit on the Billboard Charts. The album peaked at #2 on the charts in 1971. James Taylor won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male in 1972 for “You’ve Got a Friend”.

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James Taylor – Before This World (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

James Taylor – Before This World (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:51 minutes | 840 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Concord Records
Recorded at TheBarn in Washington, MA.

Before This World, five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor’s long-awaited new album, is his first collection of new material since 2002’s October Road. Taylor wrote and recorded much of Before This World while touring over the past several years.

Recorded primarily at TheBarn in Western Massachusetts, the 10-track album will feature James’s legendary band: Jimmy Johnson, Steve Gadd, Michael Landau, Larry Goldings, Luis Conte, Andrea Zonn, Arnold McCuller, David Lasley and Kate Markowitz, as well as special guests Yo-Yo Ma and Sting. Kim and Henry Taylor provide background vocals on several songs. This hi-res version of Before This World was mastered especially for audiophiles with less peak limiting for a much greater dynamic range than the CD version.

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James Taylor – JT (1977/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/176,4kHz]

James Taylor – JT (1977/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz  | Time – 37:46 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Booklet, Front Cover | © Columbia

Chart History/Awards
– Reached #4 on the Billboard 200.
“Handy Man” reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Your Smiling Face” reached #6 on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary charts.
“Handy Man” won the GRAMMY® for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

JT is a pinnacle recording in James Taylor’s legendary career. He is widely acknowledged as music’s definitive songwriter. The album is one of his bestselling works, having sold over three million copies in the United States alone. It features the hit singles “Handy Man” and “Your Smiling Face.” “Handy Man” would win the GRAMMY® for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. JT reached #4 on the Billboard 200. An absolutely essential recording.

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James Taylor – Walking Man (1974/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

James Taylor – Walking Man (1974/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 34:04 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Walking Man is James Taylor’s 1974 classic. The recording features Taylor’s growth as a songwriter and musician. It reached the Billboard Top Twenty and includes the James Taylor fan favorite song, “Walking Man.” The recording features an array of guest musicians including Paul and Linda McCartney, Carly Simon, Randy Brecker and many, many more.

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James Taylor – In The Pocket (1976/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

James Taylor – In The Pocket (1976/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 44:54 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

In The Pocket is one of James Taylor’s most acclaimed recordings. His final release for Warner Bros. Records features appearances by Art Garfunkel, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Leland Sklar, Graham Nash, Milt Holland, David Grisman, among others. Reaching the Billboard Top Twenty, the album includes the chart-topping hit, “Shower The People.” This Gold-certified masterpiece is essential for any music lover’s library.

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James Taylor – Sweet Baby James (1969/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

James Taylor – Sweet Baby James (1969/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 31:49 minutes | 1.09 GB | Genre: Rock, Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Chart History/Awards
– Reached #3 on the Billboard 200.
– “Fire And Rain” reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
– One of Rolling Stone‘s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
– One of VH1‘s “Greatest Albums of All Time.”

Sweet Baby James is the singer-songwriter’s sophomore classic and first for Warner Bros. Records. The album was responsible for Taylor’s rise to stardom. It showcased his immense talents and features the hit single, “Fire And Rain,” which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Sweet Baby Jamesreached #3 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1971 GRAMMY® Awards. It is included onRolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and VH1’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.” Sweet Baby James is one of the most influential albums of the singer-songwriter genre.

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