James Taylor's Must-Have One Man Band (2007)

One of the greatest vocalists of the last forty years lives in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. James Taylor has made his creative mark on the industry for decades - but he is making some of the greatest music of his formidable career right now. Taylor appeared this summer at Tanglewood and by all accounts it was magical.

Taylor's newest release - One Man Band is a profoundly intimate performance during a very special evening at Pittsfield, MA's beautiful Capitol Theatre near his home. The collection which is now available in stores contains a whopping 19-tracks (old favorites and new songs - like "Mean Old Man" - hold their own against the Taylor classics). The CD is accompanied by an impressive two-hour DVD allowing Taylor to guide audiences through live performances, photographs and decades of memories. The package is a must have - and a fantastic gift for difficult to buy for music fans during this holiday season.

The set begins with a classic!
James Taylor - Something In the Way She Moves

Perhaps the best part of the CD/DVD collection is hearing James Taylor the storyteller. He weaves the spoken word between the songs. He doesn't explain the tracks, rather allowing them to speak for themselves. The words work as easy, conversational introductions. Together with the songs, we know a little more about James Taylor and his mind...

James Taylor - Carolina On My Mind

Remarkable stuff! - Ryan


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