Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor - His Life and Music

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Omnibus Press, Oct 28, 2009 - Music - 432 pages
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From The Beatles' patronage of his 1968 debut album to his Grammy awards for Hourglass, James Taylor has remained a universally acclaimed songwriter of effortless eloquence and power. In this major biography, the late Timothy White explores the myths and reality behind the personal journey of legendary singer.
White examines the roots of Taylor's anguish, and his recurring problems with heroin and alcohol. There is an epic family history, an exploration of the stories behind Fire And Rain, and a frank account of the artist's time spent at Apple Records and Warner Brothers. With contributions from Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Sting, the Taylor family and many other key figures, this edition is destined to become the definitive biography of the troubled hero. There is also an epilogue concerning the memorial concerts arranged by Taylor for the late author White, as well as an extensive discography and bibliography.

 

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Contents

Lo And Behold
Boatman
The Water Is Wide
Hard Times
Carolina In My Mind
Golden Moments
Daddys All Gone
Isnt It Nice To Be Home Again
Hey Mister Thats Me Up On The Jukebox
There We
Dont Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Walking
Family
Secret O Life
Company
That Lonesome Road

Youve Got A Friend
Never Die Young
One Man Parade
Thats Why Im Here
Migration
Fanfare
Home By Another
Native
Enough To Be On Your
October Road
Postscript by Mitch Glazer
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