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

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Omnibus, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 389 pages
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In this major biography, the late Timothy White explores both the career and the troubled personal journey of the legendary singer-songwriter.Rich with insights from Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Sting, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, the entire Taylor family and many other key figures around James Taylor and his music.Dispelling myth and rumour, Long Ago and Far Away examines the roots of Taylor's mental anguish and his recurring bouts with heroin and alcohol. This is an epic family history, an exploration of the real stories behind Fire and Rain and the rest of the songs, as well as a frank account of Taylor's days on the Apple record label, the financial disaster of his Greatest Hits album deal and the deaths and divorces that have haunted his life.

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

User Review  - Barbara Oconnor - Goodreads

White spent a bunch of time on the details.. It would be very interesting to anyone who likes to know the origin of each song, what stage of his life it was written in.It was way more than I could ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Neil Denham - Goodreads

Sadly the author was more interested in Taylors ancestry rather than his life. By the time james was born I had lost some patience with the book, then parts of his life are skipped over in just a few paragraphs. His life post 1984 is hardly dealt with at all. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

No writer interviewed James Taylor and his family in greater depth over the decades than the late Timothy White, former editor-in-chief of Billboard, and author of the international bestseller Catch A Fire: The Life of Bob Marley.

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