James Taylor – Carnegie (2CD)

James Taylor is considered to be one of the major singer song writers of his generation and in a career stretching back six decades he still commands a massive audience worldwide. He first came to the attention of the wider public in 1968 when he signed a recording contract with the Beatles Apple label. His self-titled debut album was released in December 1968 and while it did receive good critical approval it would be his second release Sweet Baby James in 1970 that became his breakthrough album. James Taylor had moved from Apple records to the altogether better suited Warner Brothers label under the guidance of his manager Peter Asher. Through the early to mid-seventies the interest in the Singer Songwriter genre served James Taylor well and he scored huge success with albums like Sweet Baby James, Mud Slide Slim, and Gorilla.

The concert contained on this release comes from 1974 when James Taylor was promoting his then unreleased fifth album Walking Man. The album was released in June 1974. Carnegie Hall May 27th 1974 . James Taylor: Guitar,Piano, Harmonica, Vocals Hugh McCracken: Guitar, David Spinozza : Guitar, Rick Marotta: Drums, Percussion Andy Muson: Bass, Don Grolnick: Keyboards, Alan Rubin: Trumpet, Jon Faddis: Trumpet Barry Rogers Trombone, George Young Alto Sax, Frank Vacari: Tenor Sax, Kenny Berger: Baritone Sax, Howard Johnson: Tuba Carly Simon: Vocals on Mocking Bird and Ain t No Song This package contains a live radio broadcast from James Taylor s concert at Carnegie Hall New York in May 1974 Rarely Seen Photographs Liner notes by Broadcaster/Author Jon Kirkman

Disc: 1
1. You Can Close Your Eyes
2. Riding On A Railroad
3. Blossom
4. Long Ago And Far Away
5. Sunshine Sunshine
6. Me And My Guitar
7. Country Road
8. You've Got A Friend
9. Promised Land
Disc: 2
1. Migration
2. Let It All Fall Down
3. Brighten Your Night With My Day
4. One Man Parade
5. Anywhere Like Heaven
6. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
7. Fire and Rain
8. You're The One (That I Adore)
9. Rock 'N' Roll Is Music Now
10. Mockingbird
11. Ain't No Song
12. Sweet Baby James

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