(LIVE) (James Taylor)

Live
James Taylor - Live.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 10, 1993 (1993-08-10)
RecordedNovember 1992 (1992-11)
GenreRock
Length123:31
LabelColumbia
Producer
James Taylor chronology
New Moon Shine
(1991)
Live
(1993)
Hourglass
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]
MusicHound3.5/5[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]

Live is the first live album by singer-songwriter James Taylor, released on August 10, 1993, on Columbia. The double album presents selections from 14 shows during a November 1992 tour. Live peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200 chart[5] and has sold more than one million copies, being certified 2x platinum by the RIAA.

A single-album CD featuring 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,[6] while a shorter 12-track version was released on June 21, 1994.[7]

On digital distributors such as Spotify and iTunes, many of the verbal introductions that were present in the original CD have been cut.

Track listing[]

All songs by James Taylor except where noted.

Disc one
  1. "Sweet Baby James" – 4:13
  2. "Traffic Jam" – 2:10
  3. "Handy Man" (Otis Blackwell, Jimmy Jones) – 3:31
  4. "Your Smiling Face" – 3:03
  5. "Secret O' Life" – 3:45
  6. "Shed a Little Light" – 4:32
  7. "Everybody Has the Blues" – 2:33
  8. "Steamroller Blues" – 5:30
  9. "Mexico" – 3:32
  10. "Millworker" – 4:25
  11. "Country Road" – 5:44
  12. "Fire and Rain" – 4:44
  13. "Shower the People" – 4:43
  14. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" (Holland, Dozier, Holland) – 7:29
  15. "New Hymn" (Reynolds Price, Taylor) – 3:00
Disc two
  1. "Walking Man" – 4:35
  2. "Riding on a Railroad" – 2:41
  3. "Something in the Way She Moves" – 3:59
  4. "Sun on the Moon" – 3:54
  5. "Up on the Roof" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 4:10
  6. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" – 3:37
  7. "She Thinks I Still Care" (Dickey Lee) – 3:28
  8. "Copperline" (R. Price, Taylor) – 4:43
  9. "Slap Leather" – 2:11
  10. "Only One" – 4:41
  11. "You Make It Easy" – 5:05
  12. "Carolina in My Mind" – 5:04
  13. "I Will Follow" – 4:14
  14. "You've Got a Friend" (King) – 5:09
  15. "That Lonesome Road (Don Grolnick, Taylor) – 2:46

Best Live (17 track)[]

  1. "Sweet Baby James" – 4:11
  2. "Handy Man" (Blackwell, Jones) – 3:34
  3. "Your Smiling Face" – 2:51
  4. "Steamroller Blues" – 5:36
  5. "Mexico" – 3:17
  6. "Walking Man" – 4:08
  7. "Country Road" – 5:44
  8. "Fire and Rain" – 4:33
  9. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Holland, Dozier, Holland) – 6:57
  10. "Riding on a Railroad" – 2:42
  11. "Something in the Way She Moves" – 3:59
  12. "Sun on the Moon" – 3:51
  13. "Up on the Roof" (Goffin, King) – 4:13
  14. "Copperline" (Price, Taylor) – 4:40
  15. "Slap Leather" – 2:14
  16. "You've Got a Friend" (King) – 5:09
  17. "That Lonesome Road" (Grolnick, Taylor) – 2:46

Best Live (12 track)[]

  1. "Sweet Baby James" – 4:13
  2. "Handy Man" (Blackwell, Jones) – 3:34
  3. "Your Smiling Face" – 2:53
  4. "Shed a Little Light" – 4:17
  5. "Steamroller Blues" – 5:24
  6. "Mexico" – 3:15
  7. "Walking Man" – 4:23
  8. "Country Road" – 5:38
  9. "Fire and Rain" – 4:39
  10. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Holland, Dozier, Holland) – 6:58
  11. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" – 3:10
  12. "Shower the People" – 5:12

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References[]

  1. ^ "AllMusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 1125. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "James Taylor: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "James Taylor awards". Allmusic. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "James Taylor – (Best Live)". Discogs.com. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "James Taylor – (Best Live)". James Taylor. Retrieved April 3, 2013.