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James Taylor - The Best Of James Taylor

  • Singer: James Taylor
  • Title: The Best Of James Taylor
  • Category: Rock
  • Info: Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– R2 73837
    Type: CD, Compilation
    Country: US
    Date of released: 08 Apr 2003
    Category: Rock
    Style: Acoustic, Soft Rock
  • Rating: 4.3
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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Something In The Way She Moves
Engineer – Barry Sheffield, Malcolm ToftProducer – Peter Asher
2:26
2 Sweet Baby James
Engineer – Bill LazerusProducer – Peter Asher
2:53
3 Fire And Rain
Double Bass – Bobby West*Engineer – Bill LazerusProducer – Peter Asher
3:25
4 Country Road (Single Version)
Engineer – Bill LazerusProducer – Peter Asher
3:31
5 You've Got A Friend
Engineer – Richard Sanford OrshoffProducer – Peter Asher
4:30
6 You Can Close Your Eyes
Engineer – Richard Sanford OrshoffProducer – Peter Asher
2:31
7 Long Ago And Far Away
Engineer – Richard Sanford OrshoffProducer – Peter Asher
2:21
8 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Engineer – Peter Asher, Phil Ramone, Robert Appére*Engineer [Assistant] – Jock McLean, Rich BlakinMixed By – Robert Appére*Producer – Peter AsherSaxophone [Tenor] – Michael Brecker
2:36
9 Walking Man
Arranged By – David Spinozza, James Taylor Electric Piano – Kenny Ascher*Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Blaise Castellano, David HensonEngineer, Mixed By – Harry MaslinGuitar [Acoustic Electric] – David SpinozzaProducer – David SpinozzaStrings [Concert Master] – Gene Orloff
3:34
10 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Clarence McDonaldEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Donn LandeeEngineer [Assistant] – Loyd ClifftEngineer, Mixed By – Lee HerschbergProducer – Lenny Waronker, Russ TitelmanSaxophone – David Sanborn
3:36
11 Mexico
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Donn LandeeEngineer [Assistant] – Loyd ClifftEngineer, Mixed By – Lee HerschbergHarp – Gayle LevantProducer – Lenny Waronker, Russ TitelmanShaker – Russ Kunkel
2:59
12 Shower The People
Bells [Orchestra], Percussion [Vibes] – Victor FeldmanElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Clarence McDonaldEngineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Loyd ClifftEngineer, Mixed By – Lee HerschbergPerformer [Voiceorgan] – Nick DeCaroProducer – Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman
4:32
13 Golden Moments
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Loyd ClifftEngineer, Mixed By – Lee HerschbergHarp – Gayle LevantPerformer [Voiceorgan] – Nick DeCaroProducer – Lenny Waronker, Russ TitelmanTriangle – Bobbye Hall
3:31
14 Steamroller (Live, 1975)
Engineer – Lee HerschbergProducer – Lenny Waronker, Peter Asher, Russ Titelman
5:06
15 Carolina In My Mind (1976 Version)
Engineer – Val GarayFiddle – Byron BerlineHarmonium – Andrew GoldProducer – Peter Asher
3:59
16 Handy Man
Engineer, Mixed By – Val GarayProducer – Peter Asher
3:19
17 Your Smiling Face
Engineer, Mixed By – Val GarayProducer – Peter Asher
2:47
18 Up On The Roof
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – George Ybarra, Lincoln Clapp, Michael O'ReillyEngineer, Mixed By – Val GarayProducer – Peter Asher
4:21
19 Only A Dream In Rio
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Billy Miranda, Moira Marquis, Renatta BlauerEngineer, Mixed By – Frank FilipettiProducer – Frank Filipetti, James Taylor
5:02
20 Bittersweet
Engineer – Niko BolasProducer – Danny Kortchmar
3:44

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Strategic Marketing
  • Record Company – Warner Music Group
  • Record Company – AOL Time Warner

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar – Danny Kortchmar (tracks: 5), James Taylor (tracks: 1 to 9, 11 to 20)
  • Arranged By [Strings] – Arif Mardin (tracks: 18), David Campbell (tracks: 17), Nick DeCaro (tracks: 10)
  • Backing Vocals – Andrew Gold (tracks: 15), James Taylor (tracks: 5, 7, 15, 16), Joni Mitchell (tracks: 5, 7), Leah Kunkel (tracks: 16)
  • Bass – Andy Muson (tracks: 9), John London (tracks: 2), Leland Sklar (tracks: 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 to 18), Tony Levin (tracks: 19), Willy Weeks* (tracks: 20)
  • Compiled By – David McLees
  • Conductor [Strings] – Arif Mardin (tracks: 18), David Campbell (tracks: 17)
  • Congas – Danny Kortchmar (tracks: 5, 7), Russ Kunkel (tracks: 5, 8)
  • Drums – Jim Keltner (tracks: 10), Rick Marotta (tracks: 9), Russ Kunkel (tracks: 3 to 5, 7, 8, 10 to 12, 14 to 19), Steve Jordan (tracks: 20)
  • Guitar – Danny Kortchmar (tracks: 16, 17), John Sheldon (tracks: 20)
  • Guitar [Electric] – Danny Kortchmar (tracks: 8, 10, 11, 14, 18), David Spinozza (tracks: 9), James Taylor (tracks: 11), Waddy Wachtel (tracks: 18)
  • Guitar [Steel] – Dan Dugmore (tracks: 15), Red Rhodes (tracks: 2)
  • Horns [Hornorgan] – Clarence McDonald (tracks: 12), Nick DeCaro (tracks: 12, 13)
  • Keyboards – Bill Payne (tracks: 19), Clarence McDonald (tracks: 16, 17), Clifford Carter (tracks: 20)
  • Lead Vocals – James Taylor (tracks: 5, 7, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20)
  • Mastered By [Remastering] – Bill Inglot (tracks: 1 to 19), Dan Hersch (tracks: 1 to 19), Ted Jensen (tracks: 20)
  • Percussion – Airto Moreira (tracks: 19), Milt Holland (tracks: 11), Ralph MacDonald (tracks: 9), Russ Kunkel (tracks: 12, 16, 17)
  • Percussion [Cabasa] – Peter Asher (tracks: 16), Russ Kunkel (tracks: 5)
  • Piano – Carole King (tracks: 2 to 4, 7), Clarence McDonald (tracks: 10, 14, 15), Craig Doerge (tracks: 8)
  • Tambourine – Peter Asher (tracks: 16), Russ Kunkel (tracks: 10)
  • Vocals – Curtis King (tracks: 20), Eliane Elias (tracks: 19), James Taylor (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8 to 11, 13, 14, 17, 18), Kenia (tracks: 19), Randy Brecker (tracks: 19), Zbeto (tracks: 19)
  • Vocals [Harmony] – Carly Simon (tracks: 10, 12), David Crosby (tracks: 11), Graham Nash (tracks: 11), James Taylor (tracks: 12)
  • Written By – Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland (tracks: 10), Carole King (tracks: 5, 18), Gerry Goffin (tracks: 18), James Taylor (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9, 11 to 15, 17, 19), John Sheldon (tracks: 20), Otis Blackwell/Jimmy Jones (tracks: 16)

Notes

Came packaged with a slip cover over a clear jewel case.

Original track sources:
1: album James Taylor (Apple / 17 Feb. 1969)
2 & 3: album Sweet Baby James (Warner Bros. / Feb. 1970)
4: single (Warner Bros. / 30 Dec. 1970)
5 to 7: album Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (Warner Bros. / 16 Mar. 1971)
8: album One Man Dog (Warner Bros. / Nov. 1972)
9: album Walking Man (Warner Bros. / 13 Jun. 1974)
10 & 11: album Gorilla (Warner Bros. / 5 May 1975)
12 & 13: album In The Pocket (Warner Bros. / 10 Jun. 1976)
14 & 15: compilation Greatest Hits (Warner Bros. / 12 Nov. 1976)
16 & 17: album JT (Columbia / 24 Jun. 1977)
18: album Flag (Columbia / 26 Apr. 1979)
19: album That's Why I'm Here (Columbia / 17 Oct. 1985)
20: new recording

Eliane Elias is incorrectly credited as "Eliane Eliaf" in the CD booklet's liner notes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 081227383725

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
8122-73837-2 James Taylor The Best Of James Taylor ‎(CD, Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-73837-2 Europe 2003
8122-73837-2 James Taylor The Best Of James Taylor ‎(CD, Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 8122-73837-2 US 2003
WTVD 73837 James Taylor The Best Of James Taylor ‎(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Warner Bros. Records WTVD 73837 Canada 2003
8122738372 James Taylor You've Got A Friend: The Best Of James Taylor ‎(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122738372 Australia Unknown
8122-73837-4 James Taylor The Best Of James Taylor ‎(Cass, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 8122-73837-4 Malaysia 2003

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