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Greatest Hits [Best of]

James Taylor Audio CD
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1. Something In The Way She Moves
2. Carolina In My Mind
3. Fire And Rain
4. Sweet Baby James
5. Country Road
6. You've Got A Friend
7. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
8. Walking Man
9. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
10. Mexico
11. Shower the People
12. Steamroller

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James Taylor's mid-'70s departure from Warner Bros. may be one of the best things that ever happened to the label; otherwise, it might not have been in such a rush to compile his Greatest Hits, one of the company's biggest sellers ever at 11 million and counting. Taylor's style, which all but defines the word diffident, has more backbone than it's often given credit for. Here, as surprisingly complex songs like "Carolina in My Mind" (in a newly recorded version) and "Steamroller" stack up, he sounds like an artist worth spending some time with. At the least, few of his singer-songwriter cohorts came up with a melody as lovely as "Sweet Baby James." --Rickey Wright

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James Taylor ~ Greatest Hits

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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits James Taylor May 3 2011
Format:Audio CD
Comme toujours l'expérience d'achat via Amazone est parfaite. La seule chose dans ce cas ci j'ai reçu ma livraison une journée plus tard que le marchand avait prévue.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Remastered July 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD since it had 2 songs I wanted not on last year's Best Of (the 1976 version of Something in the Way She Moves and the album version of Country Roads). Since this was just released last month I assumed it was remastered (they had already remastered most of these songs for the Best Of). Well, it was not remastered - what a rip-off. Shame on you Warner Bros. Stick with last year's Best Of, and stay away from all those other recently released Greatest by Warner, like Doobie Bros, Carly Simon, etc (I bet they're not remastered either).
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5.0 out of 5 stars MUST MUST MUST HAVE April 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
Wherever I take my backpack, which is pretty much everwhere, I take this cd in my cd holder, along with my Peter Paul and Mary "Around the Campfire" cd, Zachary Provost, Josh Groban
BSB, *NSYNC, Beatles 1 cd and Elton John "One Night Only" cd. James Taylor is one of the classics. There's something so simple and beautiful abobut his music: it's just his voice and the guitar. We need to get back to that!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly essential April 14 2004
By Jazzcat
Format:Audio CD
I can't imagine a music lover who could resist to stay without this record in his/her collection for too long. This is what I called an "essential album". I think that noone should be without it, I'm talking about the common listeners too not only the music connossoirs. Each track here is fantastic. There's not a single weak moment in the entire album. This is probably the best of the best in folk acustic music. James and Jim Croce are surely the best in this style but where Jim Croce is a little bit folker and harder in a sense, a little bit locked in the style, James's music is universal, incredibly sweet and lovely and it never sounds dated or trivial. James's music was able to trascend the genre boundaries and to become part of the universal pop culture, part of the world music mainstream of the last 40 years. This greatest hits contains some of the best overall music of the last forty years. That's for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHO DOESN'T LIKE JAMES TAYLOR? March 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
WHO POSSIBLY COULD DISLIKE JAMES TAYLOR'S GREATEST HITS? WITH SONGS LIKE "YOU GOT A FRIEND," "CAROLINA ON MY MIND" AND "SWEET BABY JAMES," THIS ALBUM IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITES. I'VE BEEN THROUGH 2 TAPES AND 2 CDs ALREADY IN SEVERAL YEARS.
HIS VOICE IS SO GENTLE, SWEET AND MELODIC, IT TAKES YOU AWAY TO A PEACEFUL PLACE (UP ON THE ROOF)WHERE TROUBLES ARE SO EASILY FORGOTTEN. IN MY HUKBLE OPINION, THERE IS NO MAN ALIVE WITH A BETTER SINGING VOICE AND A BETTER REPETOIRE OF SONGS!
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4.0 out of 5 stars How sweet it is. Oct. 20 2003
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
I imagine this is one of the best selling collections in history. I mean, who doesn't like this guy? He's like "John Denver", great songs that always put a smile on your face. These are mostly his best and biggest hits. 12 songs of just simply good and easy music. Included is "Fire and Rain", "Carolina in My Mind", and the almost rockin' "Mexico". Practically all of these are sing-a-longs. I could also suggest the recent "Best of James Taylor". That includes every song on this cd, plus 8 more. It might be the better deal. Whichever one you choose, when you play it, you'll know that "You've Got A Friend".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent package of songs from JT's early career. Sept. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album contains so many low key yet fascinating songs. The lyrics are great. The guitar playing is incomparable. A couple of my favorite covers (Carole King's 'You've Got a Friend' and Marvin Gaye's 'How Sweet It Is'), Some fabulous hits (Shower the People, Sweet Baby James, Fire and Rain), and some more obscure hits (Walking Man, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight) are included. Buyer Beware: If the f-word is not your thing, there is a live version of Steamroller which probably won't make you happy. My advice to you is to invest in some of James' original cd's from his early career and sit back and enjoy! Or you can just skip that track. The first eleven are priceless! Definitely a keeper!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Needs a "Contains Vulgar Lyrics Warning" Aug. 24 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I agree with Needs a PG 13 rating or a warning label ........, June 17, 2003.
I am a lifelong fan of JT , but was disappointed in Steamroller, the rest of the album is great. I also will use caution in future purchases. I hear enough of this verbal garbage in everyday life, don't want it in my music.
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