James Taylor

James Taylor - 3 Studio Albums (1970-1972) [AFZ 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010-2012] (Repost)

James Taylor - 3 Studio Albums (1970-1972) [AFZ 24 KT + Gold CD, 2010-2012]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 538 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 252 MB | Covers - 107 MB
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity

Sweet Baby James (1970). James Taylor's second album, Sweet Baby James, released in early 1970, is the album that secured his spot among the most important songwriters of the 70s. The sweet, bluesy acoustic guitar and vocals on this album are authentic and interesting - this is a record that has everything from a blues inspired jam, packed with a big band horn section ("Steamroller Blues"); to a gospel revival-like track ("Lo And Behold"); to a traditional nursery rhyme made into a folk ballad ("Oh, Susannah"). And, of course, the album featured "Fire and Rain," which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Country Road" was another Top 40 hit that struck a chord with music fans, especially because of its attractive mixture of folk, country, gospel, and blues elements, all of them carefully understated and distanced…
James Taylor - JT (1977) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1993] (Repost)

James Taylor - JT (1977) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1993]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 198 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony MasterSound/Columbia (CK 64415)

On his last couple of Warner Brothers albums, Gorilla and In the Pocket, James Taylor seemed to be converting himself from the shrinking violet, too-sensitive-to-live "rainy day man" of his early records into a mainstream, easy-listening crooner with a sunny outlook. JT, his debut album for Columbia Records, was something of a defense of this conversion. Returning to the autobiographical, Taylor declared his love for Carly Simon ("There We Are"), but expressed some surprise at his domestic bliss… "Isn't it amazing a man like me can feel this way?" he sang in the opening song, "Your Smiling Face" (a Top 40 hit). At the same time, domesticity could have its temporary depressions ("Another Grey Morning"). The key track was "Secret O' Life," which Taylor revealed as "enjoying the passage of time"…
Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970 (Repost)

David Browne, "Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0306818507, 0306820722 | 392 pages | epub, mobi | 3 MB

James Taylor - Gorilla (1975) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 26, 2016
James Taylor - Gorilla (1975) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151]

James Taylor - Gorilla (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 151 | ~ 242 or 92 Mb | Scans(png) -> 92 Mb
Folk Rock, Acoustic, Soft Rock

Gorilla served notice to anyone expecting James Taylor to continue on in the personal, confessional vein of his first few albums that he did not intend to do so…

James Taylor - Walking Man (1974) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 23, 2016
James Taylor - Walking Man (1974) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109]

James Taylor - Walking Man (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 109 | ~ 193 or 89 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock, Acoustic, Soft Rock

One Man Dog drastically lowered expectations for a new James Taylor album, and those expectations were almost met by Walking Man, a more considered effort than its predecessor that managed to be just as trivial but even less interesting…
James Taylor – Greatest Hits (1976) Warner Bros. Records/BSK 3113 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

James Taylor – Greatest Hits
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Mastered At A&M Mastering Studios By Bernie Grundman
Label: Warner Bros. Records/BSK 3113 | Release: 1976 | This Issue: Unknown | Genre: Country-Rock

James Taylor had scored eight Top 40 hits by the fall of 1976 when Warner Brothers marked the end of his contract with this compilation. One of those hits, the Top Ten gold single “Mockingbird,” a duet with his wife Carly Simon, was on Elektra Records, part of the Warner family of labels and presumably available, but it was left off.
Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970 (Repost)

David Browne, "Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0306818507, 0306820722 | 392 pages | epub, mobi | 3 MB

James Taylor - In The Pocket (1976)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 30, 2016
James Taylor - In The Pocket (1976)

James Taylor - In The Pocket (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-27301-2 | Time: 00:45:04

James Taylor's seventh album and last new recording for Warner Bros. is notable for producing his biggest self-written hit in four years, "Shower the People" (number 22 pop, number one easy listening). Bobby Womack's "Woman's Gotta Have It" was the album's only cover, and elsewhere Taylor took on a surprisingly rough set of issues in his typically gentle style, including "A Junkie's Lament" and "Money Machine." There were also reflections on being a "Family Man" even if, due to his peripatetic touring life, "Daddy's All Gone." Guest stars included Art Garfunkel, who harmonized on "Captain Jim's Drunken Dream," and Stevie Wonder, who co-wrote and played harmonica on "Don't Be Sad 'Cause Your Sun Is Down." On the whole, a respectable effort for an artist who was evolving into more of a craftsman than a virtuoso.

James Taylor - October Road (2002) 2CD Limited Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at April 28, 2016
James Taylor - October Road (2002) 2CD Limited Edition

James Taylor - October Road (2002) 2CD Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 410 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Columbia | # CK 86695 | Time: 01:05:00

There's a comfortable sense of the familiar to James Taylor's first collection of new songs since 1997's Grammy winner Hourglass; such is the curse of being a decades-spanning cultural icon. But, as on his best work, there's also an almost stealthy sense of musical restlessness that seeps into Taylor's songs here, as he colors some with deft jazz and international influences. The reunion with producer Russ Titelman (they last collaborated on 1976's In the Pocket) seems to have gratifyingly inspired as much gentle reassessment as retrenchment. Longtime Titelman compatriot Ry Cooder guests on the title track, a song whose autumnal comforts fit the Taylor canon and other album tracks like "September Grass," "Baby Buffalo," "My Traveling Star," and "On the Fourth of July" (the story of Taylor's romantic meeting with current wife Kim) like an old slipper.

James Taylor - Hourglass (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 22, 2016
James Taylor - Hourglass (1997)

James Taylor - Hourglass (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soft Rock, Folk Rock, Country Pop | Label: Columbia | # CK 67912 | Time: 00:54:51

James Taylor stopped pushing himself into new musical and lyrical territories in the late '70s, so it doesn't come as a great surprise that Hourglass, his first studio album in six years, doesn't offer anything new – it's a collection of pleasant, melodic, simple songs about love, family, and social activism. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since Taylor has a gift for such material, and on Hourglass, he sounds as good as ever. The music, in many ways, has greater depth than previous records, since it features cameos from such heavy hitters as Stevie Wonder, Yo-Yo Ma, Shawn Colvin, Michael Brecker, Mark O'Connor, and Branford Marsalis. There are a few songs that fall a little flat, failing to make much of an impression one way or the other, but on the whole, Hourglass is a nice addition to his catalog.