180g Vinyl LP! First Collection of New Material Since 2002's October Road!
Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2015- Rated 47/50!
Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the October 2015 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
The wait is over! Concord Music proudly announces the release of "Before This World," James Taylor's first album of new material since the release of 2002's October Road.
Before This World is the seventeenth studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. It was released on June 16, 2015. Recorded primarily at TheBarn in Western Massachusetts, the 10-track album features James legendary Band: Jimmy Johnson, Steve Gadd, Michael Landau, Larry Goldings, Luis Conte, Andrea Zonn, Arnold McCuller, David Lasley and Kate Markowitz, as well as special guests Yo-Yo Ma and Sting. Kim and Henry Taylor provide background vocals on several songs.
"...reminiscent of Taylor's most enduring work from the 1970s." -Rolling Stone
"Recorded in a barn behind his rural Massachusetts home with his longtime rhythm section, Before This World radiates a warm intimacy that helps to carry this welcome return to form." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, October 2015
Includes free MP3 of full album
1. Today Today Today
2. You and I Again
3. Angels of Fenway
4. Stretch of The Highway
1. Watchin' Over Me
2. Snow Time
3. Before This World / Jolly Springtime
4. Far Afghanistan
5. Wild Mountain Thyme