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Live is the first live album by the singer-songwriter James Taylor, released on August 10, 1993, by Columbia. The double album presents selections from 14 shows during a November 1992 tour. In the US, Live peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200 chartand has sold more than one million copies, being certified 2× platinum by the RIAA.
A single-album CD of highlights of the double album was also released, titled Best Live. There are two different versions of this album; a 17-track version was released in 1993,and a shorter 12-track version on June 21, 1994.
On digital distributors such as Spotify and iTunes , many of the verbal introductions that were present in the original CD have been cut.
All songs by James Taylor except where noted.
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. Released in November 1976. To this day, it is the best-selling album of his career.
Walking Man is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter James Taylor. Released in June 1974, it was not as successful as his previous efforts, reaching only No. 13 on the Billboard Album Chart and selling 300,000 copies in the United States. Until 2008's Covers, it was Taylor's only studio album not to receive a gold or platinum certification from the RIAA.
JT is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. It was released on June 22, 1977 via Columbia Records, making it his first album released for the label. Recording session took place from March 15 to April 24, 1977 at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles with Val Garay. Production was handled by Peter Asher.
Flag is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. Released on May 1, 1979, it included songs from Taylor's music score to Stephen Schwartz's Broadway musical, Working, based on the book by Studs Terkel.
Never Die Young is singer-songwriter James Taylor's twelfth studio album. It was released in 1988, three years after his previous effort, That's Why I'm Here. The album reached No. 25 on the Billboard 200 and eventually was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
New Moon Shine is singer-songwriter James Taylor's 13th studio album, which was certified platinum. Released September 24, 1991, the album peaked the following month at number 37 on the Billboard 200 albums list. The album received generally good reviews; the New York Times's Stephen Holden observed that New Moon Shine "finds [Taylor] near the top of his form in songs like 'Slap Leather,' a playfully pungent rock-and-roll critique of social and environmental ills, and 'Copperline,' a nostalgic ballad remembering his North Carolina roots." The album was producer/pianist Don Grolnick's sixth and final studio album with Taylor prior to his death in 1996 at age 48 from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Greatest Hits Volume 2 is singer-songwriter James Taylor's third compilation album, released in 2000, 24 years after his first Greatest Hits album.
The Best of James Taylor is the fourth compilation album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. The album, a greatest hits collection, was released by Warner Bros. Records in April 2003. The same album was released in Europe as You've Got a Friend: The Best of James Taylor.
Streetlights is the fourth album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1974.
Second Childhood is the second album by the singer and songwriter Phoebe Snow, released in 1976. Second Childhood was certified gold by the RIAA on July 9, 1976.
Instant Replay is the seventh studio album by the Monkees. Issued 11 months after the cancellation of the group's NBC television series, it is also the first album released after Peter Tork left the group and the only album of the original nine studio albums that does not include any songs featured in the TV show.
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You is the fifth studio album released by American singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye, released in 1965. The album features the successful title track, which at the time was his best-selling single and was famously covered by James Taylor in 1975. Other hits include "Try It Baby" and "Baby Don't You Do It" . Inspired by Jackie Gleason’s trademark expression.
Get Closer is the eleventh studio album by singer Linda Ronstadt, released in 1982.
An Evening with Diana Ross is a 1977 live double album released by American singer Diana Ross on the Motown label. It was recorded live at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on December 1976 during the international tour of Ross' one-woman show, for which she was awarded a special Tony Award after the show's run at Broadway's Palace Theater, followed by an Emmy-nominated TV special of the same name. The album reached #29 in the USA . The album showcased her live performances for the second time as a solo performer, following 1974's Live At Caesars Palace. It was the last live album Ross released until 1989's Greatest Hits Live.
Pastiche the fourth album by The Manhattan Transfer was released on January 19, 1978, by Atlantic Records. This was the last studio album recorded with Laurel Massé, who because of a car accident in early 1979, decided to end her association with the group. The album was re-issued on CD with Rhino as distributor on November 15, 1994.
For Sentimental Reasons is an album by American singer, songwriter and producer Linda Ronstadt, released in late 1986. The album peaked at #46 on Billboard 200, as well as #3 on the Top Jazz Albums chart.
Live at the Beacon Theatre is a DVD concert video of James Taylor and his band performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on May 30, 1998.
Straight to the Heart is a 1984 album by David Sanborn. The recording won the 1986 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance.
Live It Up, released in 1982, was the first live album released by David Johansen as a solo artist. Johansen did release a limited and promotional live album, The David Johansen Group Live in 1978, but the album was not officially released until 1993. Additionally, by the time Live It Up was released, various bootlegs of Johansen's first band, the New York Dolls, were being heavily traded. The impact of the New York Dolls, as both an influential band and as a live act, was becoming a legend in the late-1970s and early-1980s when Johansen was trying to start his solo career. However, his three previous solo albums were not selling as well as expected, therefore, Johansen turned to touring and selling his stage show.
Classic Songs is the second compilation album by James Taylor. Only available in Europe it was, for a long time, the only compilation album to feature original versions of Taylor's classics. It spanned from his original work to his That's Why I'm Here album from 1985.