So obvious James didn't have a say in picking songs
Where is 'The Frozen Man' first of all,& 'Hey Mister', what about 'That Lonesome Road'?Nothing from the covers albums? He needs to release a box set... This is a decent collection but another strike against it, why is half of it album only? James Taylor is a legend of music but it's a shame he's represented this way here.
By Bowie chick
James never goes out of style. What a great addition to my music selection. My old cd skips too bad for iPod
James Taylor's album is a must-have!!!
A Missed Opportunity
By a song 4u
James Taylor deserves to have a definitive, authoritative anthology of his work and finally a cross licensed collection is released. This collection released on Sony collects James’s work from Warner Brother, Sony, and Hear Music. It’s assembled chronologically and is heavier on his Warner work than his Sony affiliation and Hear Music is represented by two tracks, nothing from his Covers lp is here at all, making this could’ve been perfect anthology a bit incomplete and obsolete. The mastering overall is comparable to his The Best Of James Taylor released on Warner Brothers and Rhino back in 2003, Greatest Hits 2 released on Columbia is a bit cleaner than this, Hear Music’s recordings are quieter than their original source. Disc one is only 52 minutes long and disc two is a touch over an hour. CD technology and sonic space allows 79 minutes of material and the old rule of a cd longer than 75 minutes making cd players malfunction is now obsolete. This collection could have been the definitive collection we’ve yearned for and again, denied. Maybe in a year’s time this set like The Essential series featuring other artists will receive a 3.0 expansion featuring a third cd of material and will consist of glaring omissions like “Hey Mister, That’s Me On The Jukebox” and “Traffic Jam".
Hey Mister That's me
"Hey Mister That's Me on The Jukebox" is essential. Where is it!!!
A true living music legend
I grew up on JT's music. He has the ability to reach down into your heart and bring the emotions you feel into the words of his songs. No one does it better. His music is the first thing I reach for to ground me when I feel the world is too much to handle. The classic guitar and voice assembly truly shows off the depth of what James consistently provides to his dedicated listeners. The voice is ageless and every age group can appreciate what we have with James...a true American Music Legend.
the Essential James Taylor
By C susie
One of his best