James Taylor Warner Bros. Records Albums Remastered For CD And LP Boxed Sets On July 19

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JAMES TAYLOR WARNER BROS. RECORDS ALBUMS
REMASTERED FOR NEW CD AND LP BOXED SETS

The Complete Warner Bros. Albums: 1970–1976  Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of The Six Legendary Studio Albums That Taylor Recorded Between 1970 And 1976

Newly Remastered Version Of “Fire And Rain” Available Now Digitally

Available In 6-CD, 6-LP, And Digital Versions From Rhino On July 19
 

LOS ANGELES – Between 1970 and 1976, James Taylor released six albums with Warner Bros. Records that became the foundation for his unparalleled career that includes five Grammy® Awards, induction into the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame, and more than 100 million records sold worldwide.

Rhino pays tribute to Taylor with a new collection that introduces newly remastered versions of all his Warner Bros. albums. THE COMPLETE WARNER BROS. ALBUMS: 1970-1976 will be available on July 19 from Rhino as both 6-CD ($44.98) and 180-gram, 6-LP ($119.98) sets as well as digitally. This collection brings several albums back into print on vinyl for the first time in many years. The newly remastered version of “Fire And Rain” is available now on all digital download and streaming services.

Rhino.com will also offer exclusive bundles that pair both the CD and LP versions of the set with a 12” x 12” lithograph of a classic Taylor photo from 1970. Additionally, the first 350 pre-orders of the LP version from Rhino.com with come with a signed version of the lithograph.  

Each album in the set has been remastered, a process overseen by Peter Asher, who signed Taylor to the Beatles’ Apple Records label in 1968, worked as his manager for 25 years, and originally produced several of these albums. 

In the collection’s liner notes Asher writes: “Revisiting these albums several decades later has been revelatory, nostalgic, and exciting. I have heard bits and pieces frequently over the years, of course, but listening with concentration and in detail to each of the original tapes without interruption has been a thrilling luxury.”

THE COMPLETE WARNER BROS. ALBUMS: 1970-1976 includes: Sweet Baby James (1970), Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971), One Man Dog (1972), Walking Man (1974), Gorilla (1975), and In the Pocket (1976).

The collection is filled with some of Taylor’s most iconic and beloved songs like “Sweet Baby James,” “Fire And Rain,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “Walking Man,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “Mexico,” “Shower The People” and Carole King’s “You’ve Got A Friend,” the later which was Taylor’s first #1 hit and earned him his first Grammy Award (Best Male Pop Vocal) in 1971.

The collection also offers up some spectacular deep cuts like his acoustic lullaby “You Can Close Your Eyes” from Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon; the 10-minute song cycle that closes One Dog Man; “Rock ’n’ Roll Music Is Now” from Walking Man, which features backing vocals by Paul and Linda McCartney; and “Don’t Be Sad ’Cause Your Sun Is Down” from In the Pocket, a song Taylor wrote and recorded with Stevie Wonder. 

James Taylor
The Complete Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976

Track Listing

Sweet Baby James (1970)
1.    “Sweet Baby James”
2.    “Lo And Behold’
3.    “Sunny Skies”
4.    “Steamroller 
5.    “Country Road”
6.    “Oh, Susannah”
7.    “Fire And Rain”
8.    “Blossom”
9.    “Anywhere Like Heaven”
10.  “Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip On Me”
11.  “Suite For 20 G”

Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (1971)
1.    “Love Has Brought Me Around”
2.    “You’ve Got A Friend”
3.    “Places In My Past”
4.    “Riding On A Railroad”
5.    “Soldiers”
6.    “Mud Slide Slim”
7.    “Hey Mister, That’s Me Up On The Jukebox”
8.    “You Can Close Your Eyes”
9.    “Machine Gun Kelly”
10.    “Long Ago And Far Away”
11.    “Let Me Ride”
12.    “Highway Song”
13.    “Isn’t It Nice To Be Home Again”

One Man Dog (1972)
1.    “One Man Parade”
2.    “Nobody But You”
3.    “Chili Dog”
4.    “Fool For You”
5.    “Instrumental I”
6.    “New Tune”
7.    “Back On The Street Again”
8.    “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”
9.    “Woh, Don’t You Know”
10.    “One Morning In May”
11.    “Instrumental II”
12.    “Someone”
13.    “Hymn”
14.    “Fanfare”
15.    “Little David”
16.    “Mescalito”
17.    “Dance”
18.    “Jig”

Walking Man (1974)
1.    “Walking Man”
2.    “Rock ’n’ Roll Is Music Now”
3.    “Let It All Fall Down”
4.    “Me And My Guitar”
5.    “Daddy's Baby”
6.    “Ain’t No Song”
7.    “Hello Old Friend”
8.    “Migration”
9.    “The Promised Land”
10.  “Fading Away”

Gorilla (1975)
1.    “Mexico”
2.    “Music”
3.    “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”
4.    “Wandering”
5.    “Gorilla”
6.    “You Make It Easy”
7.    “I Was A Fool To Care”
8.    “Lighthouse”
9.    “Angry Blues”
10.  “Love Songs”
11.  “Sarah Maria”

In The Pocket (1976)
1.    “Shower The People”
2.    “A Junkie’s Lament”
3.    “Money Machine”
4.    “Slow Burning Love”
5.    “Everybody Has The Blues”
6.    “Daddy's All Gone”
7.    “Woman’s Gotta Have It”
8.    “Captain Jim's Drunken Dream”
9.    “Don’t Be Sad ’Cause Your Sun Is Down”
10.  “Nothing Like A Hundred Miles”
11.   “Family Man”
12.  “Golden Moments”

 

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. In 2015, Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album. He has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In December 2016 Taylor received the Kennedy Center Honors, which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.

 

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