Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Sweet Baby James
3 2:51
2 Fire and Rain
5 3:23
3 Long Ago and Far Away
2:20
4 You've Got a Friend
4.6 4:28
5 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
2:35
6 Walking Man
3:33
7 How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)
5 3:35
8 Mexico
2:58
9 Shower the People
4:31
10 Steamroller (live)
5:19
11 Something in the Way She Moves
3:09
12 Carolina in My Mind
3:58
13 Handy Man
5 3:16
14 Your Smiling Face
5 2:44
15 Honey Don't Leave L.A.
3:03
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Millworker
James Taylor 3:48
2 Her Town Too
James Taylor with J.D. Souther 3.5 4:28
3 Everyday
James Taylor 3:14
4 Only One
James Taylor 4:19
5 Never Die Young
James Taylor 4:24
6 Copperline
James Taylor 4:20
7 The Water Is Wide
James Taylor 3:00
8 Country Road (live)
James Taylor 5:39
9 Secret o'Life (live)
James Taylor 3:42
10 Little More Time With You
James Taylor 3:51
11 Another Day
James Taylor 2:21
12 Hard Times Come Again No More (Voice)
Yo‐Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Mark O’Connor with James Taylor 3:40
13 Caroline I See You
James Taylor 4:57
14 My Traveling Star (live)
James Taylor with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus 4:13
15 You Can Close Your Eyes (live)
James Taylor 2:52

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (tracks 3–4, 6, 8)
acoustic guitar and congas:
Danny Kortchmar (track 4)
shakers:
Russ Kunkel (track 8)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Jim Keltner (track 7)
Russ Kunkel (tracks 7–8)
Rick Marotta (track 6)
bass guitar:
Lee Sklar (tracks 3–4)
cowbell:
Peter Asher (track 15)
strings:
Gene Orloff (track 6)
strings arranger:
David Campbell (US based Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and arranger) (track 14)
afuche / cabasa and tambourine:
Peter Asher (track 13)
afuche / cabasa, congas and membranophone:
Russ Kunkel (track 4)
membranophone:
Russ Kunkel (track 3)
tambourine:
Russ Kunkel (track 7)
bass:
Andy Muson (track 6)
Lee Sklar (tracks 7–8)
electric piano:
Kenny Ascher (track 6)
electric guitar:
Danny Kortchmar (tracks 7–8)
David Spinozza (track 6)
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (track 8)
percussion:
Milt Holland (track 8)
Ralph MacDonald (track 6)
saxophone:
David Sanborn (track 15)
Rhodes piano [Fender Rhodes]:
Clarence McDonald (track 7)
piano:
Clarence McDonald (track 7)
Carole King (track 3)
harp:
Gayle Levant (track 8)
congas:
Danny Kortchmar (track 3)
background vocals:
Leah Kunkel (track 13)
Joni Mitchell (tracks 3–4)
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (tracks 3–4, 6)
background vocals [vocal harmonies]:
David Crosby (track 8)
Graham Nash (track 8)
Carly Simon (track 7)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (track 7)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 7)
Danny Kortchmar (track 15)
Carole King (track 4)
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (tracks 1–3, 6, 8–11, 14)
concertmaster:
Gene Orloff (track 6)
engineer:
Lee Herschberg (tracks 7–8)
Bill Lazerus (tracks 1–2)
Harry Maslin (track 6)
lead vocals:
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (1969-12) (tracks 1–2)
lyricist:
Danny Kortchmar (track 15)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (track 7)
Carole King (track 4)
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (tracks 1–3, 6, 8–11, 14)
mixer:
Lee Herschberg (tracks 7–8)
Val Garay (tracks 13–15)
Harry Maslin (track 6)
producer:
Peter Asher (tracks 1–2, 13–15)
David Spinozza (track 6)
Russ Titelman (tracks 7–8)
Lenny Waronker (tracks 7–8)
recording engineer:
Val Garay (tracks 13–15)
writer:
Otis Blackwell (American pianist, singer and songwriter) (track 13)
Jimmy Jones (writer of "Good Timin'" and "Handy Man") (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1974) (track 6)
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1975) (tracks 7–8)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1977) (tracks 13–14)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (track 7)
Country Road Music, Inc. (tracks 1, 3, 8–9, 11)
Country Road Music, Inc. ( – ????) (track 2)
Stone Agate Music (track 7)
Country Road Music, Inc. (1974) (track 6)
engineered at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1974-01 – 1974-04) (track 6)
mixed at:
Warner Bros. Recording Studios (North Hollywood, a/k/a Amigo Studios) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (tracks 7–8)
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1974-01 – 1974-04) (track 6)
recorded at:
Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1969-12) (tracks 1–2)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 227) (track 2)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
The Prostitute Song (track 14)
You've Got a Text (track 4)
later translated versions:
Du har en vän (track 4)
Sol och regn (track 2)
Tens un amic (track 4)
Tu amigo fiel (track 4)
You’ve Got a Friend (Japanese version) (track 4)
later versions:
Steamroller Blues (track 10)
live recording of:
Steamroller (track 10)
recording of:
Handy Man (track 13)
Long Ago and Far Away (James Taylor song) (track 3)
Mexico (James Taylor song) (track 8)
Shower the People (track 9)
Walking Man (James Taylor song) (track 6)
Your Smiling Face (track 14)
Fire and Rain (1969-12) (track 2)
Sweet Baby James (1969-12) (track 1)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (track 1)
cello:
Jesse Levy (track 1)
strings arranger:
Dave Grusin (track 13)
viola:
Louise Schulman (track 1)
membranophone:
Steve Gadd (drummer) (track 13)
harmonica:
Tommy Morgan (Harmonica player) (track 13)
bass:
Jimmy Johnson (Session Bassist) (track 13)
percussion [shoe]:
Don Grolnick (track 1)
piano:
Clifford Carter (track 13)
Don Grolnick (track 1)
Robbie Kilgore (track 13)
harmonium:
Don Grolnick (track 1)
additional assistant recording engineer:
Lincoln Clapp (track 1)
Michael O'Reilly (track 1)
additional vocals:
Lani Groves (track 5)
David Lasley (track 5)
assistant engineer:
Don Rodenbach (track 5)
assistant mixer:
George Ybarra (track 1)
assistant recording engineer:
George Ybarra (track 1)
composer:
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (tracks 5, 10–11, 13)
lyricist:
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (tracks 5, 10–11, 13)
mixer:
James Farber (sound engineer) (tracks 5–7)
Val Garay (track 1)
performer:
J.D. Souther (track 2)
producer:
Peter Asher (tracks 1–2)
Frank Filipetti (tracks 10–11)
Don Grolnick (tracks 5–7)
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (tracks 10–11)
recording engineer:
James Farber (sound engineer) (tracks 5–7)
Val Garay (track 1)
writer:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 3)
Norman Petty (track 3)
Reynolds Price (track 6)
J.D. Souther (track 2)
Waddy Wachtel (track 2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 7)
James Taylor (singer-songwriter and guitarist) (tracks 2, 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1982) (track 2)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1985) (track 3)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1988) (track 5)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1991) (tracks 6–7)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1997) (tracks 10–11)
publisher:
Country Road Music, Inc. (1991) (tracks 6–7)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (track 1)
cover recording of:
Everyday (track 3)
is based on:
The Water Is Wide (18th Century shanty) (track 7)
later translated versions:
recording of:
Another Day (track 11)
Caroline I See You (track 13)
Copperline (track 6)
Her Town Too (track 2)
Never Die Young (track 5)
The Water Is Wide (James Taylor arrangement) (track 7)

Release

ASIN: US: B00F3TD8HU [info]
purchase for download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id727358124 [info]