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Greatest Hits Volume 2

James Taylor Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Over the course of his career, James Taylor has sold more than 40 million albums, and won more than 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards as well as five GRAMMY® Awards. Taylor’s first Greatest Hits album earned him the RIAA’s elite Diamond Award, given for sales in excess of 10 million units in the United States. In 2000, Taylor was inducted into both the Rock and Roll ... Read more in Amazon's James Taylor Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Dec 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000051TLR
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,409 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Secret O' Life
2. Handy Man
3. Your Smiling Face
4. Up On The Roof
5. Her Town Too
6. That's Why I'm Here
7. Only A Dream In Rio
8. Everyday
9. Song For You Far Away
10. Never Die Young
11. Stop Thinkin' 'Bout That, (I've Got To)
12. Copperline
13. Shed A Little Light
14. Another Day
15. Little More Time With You
16. Enough To Be On Your Way

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After the frequently dark themes of his Warner Bros. years, James Taylor lightened his approach in the 1980s and 1990s with gentle affirmations like "That's Why I'm Here" and "Shed a Little Light". Greatest Hits Volume 2, a sequel to the 1976 disc that's sold 11 million copies, covers this material with a generous 16 cuts. Unfortunately, the work here is uneven, blurring together thanks to the often too-polite production and a couple too many oldies covers--"Handy Man" is exquisite, "Up on the Roof" and "Everyday" somnolent. A handful of gems do prevail, though; especially notable are "Secret o' Life" (perhaps Taylor's truly wisest song ever and "(I've Got To) Stop Thinkin' 'Bout That." --Rickey Wright

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JAMES TAYLOR-GREATEST HITS VOL.2-EAN 5099750107225 -16 TRACKS-SONY 2000

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is for Life...Not Just for Christmas! 26 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
A very much welcomed and long awaited addition to the JT collection. With 16 enjoyable tracks and something for everyone, this CD gives an all round whistle stop tour of James's last 8 albums. Classic tracks as Secret o'Life, Handyman, Your Smiling Face and of course Up on the Roof balance well with the recent works especially ' Hourglass ' .Leland Sklar, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Waddy Wachtel and Dan Dugmore feature alongside Billy Payne, Bob Mann and Carlos Vega with the much enjoyed vocals of David Lasley, Valerie Carter, Rosemary Butler and the amazing Arnold McCuller. Other delightful tracks include Stevie Wonder and Yo-Yo Ma.
This album adds a sparkle to anyones collection....check out JT's re-mastered back catalogue ( on Amazon ) of course! and give yourself a treat.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A walk once again down memory lane 26 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
Having been a died in the wool JT fan since Isle of Wight times,I am more aware of the lasting joy that his music and charisma has given to me and my lady.But why o why do they keep on trotting out the same old favorites in different packages.I would be the last person to critisize JT as an artist but perhaps the marketing men have got their fingers in the pie. When all said and done though,as a collection it is good,very good, depends on your mood.It also saves having to shuffle CD's. Rollon the new album
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Taylor Made 16 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
I have had James Taylors Greatest Hits Vol 1 for many years and it is one I have never got bored withand listern to on a regular basis. So when I saw Vol 2 at a very reasonable price it was a no-brainer for me, I had to give it a shot. Obviously all the major hits are on vol1 but there is more than enough on vol 2 to suggest I will still be enjoying it in years to come so why not give it a try?.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cd 13 July 2013
By DianeF
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Loved listening to these uplifting and not so well known tracks. Great addition to existing collection of James Taylor CDs
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not particularly inspiring 10 Feb 2014
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Heard a lot about James Taylor so hought I would buy his Greatest Hits. Glad I didn't buy any oof his other albums. Obviously not my type of music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Master 23 Nov 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Certainly a Master of my generation of song, of singers, of folk-rock. Unless you have all his records, this is a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album 21 Aug 2013
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James Taylor has a great voice, and is a very good writer of songs. This album has some of his lesser known works and is well worth a listen. The songs don't have the immediate impact of Fire and Rain etc. and it took several plays before I really got into the album, and realised how good it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 11 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was a hit at a party I threw this summer. If you know James Taylor you will happily listen to this and just sing right along with him. Laid back, happy, peaceful. Some had not heard of him and asked who it was. Enjoyed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It arrived with out delay and revived old memories, we both love it.

It is really good so thank you.
Published 9 months ago by Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars iconic musician
iff you like easy listening then this is definetely the one to go for, James Taylor is one of the all time greats
Published 9 months ago by pamela mill
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull AOR
Ilove early James Taylor. He produced some great songs. There isnt one great song on here. Its okay; more like hotel lobby music.
Published 10 months ago by Knill Idea
3.0 out of 5 stars nice CD
While this is a nice CD I didn't really take to it. I bought it on a whim, and to be honest it wasn't what I expected. Sorry!
Published 11 months ago by dollydip
4.0 out of 5 stars James Taylor at his best
Haven't bought a James Taylor for a long time, this bought back many memories. Good album. Good balance of songs
Published 11 months ago by granville
3.0 out of 5 stars A grower.............
I really like JT's Volume 1, Greatest Hits.

Volume 2, however, is going to take a while to have the same enthusiasm, I think. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Abstract
5.0 out of 5 stars James Taylor Greatest Hits Volume 2
I bought this cd to replace a similar one that I played to death. I have always been a great fan of James Taylor
and i am well pleased to get this in such good condition
Published 14 months ago by WILLIAM CURRIE
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous James!
This is such a lovely collection of songs.... James Taylor is just so easy to listen to, his voice so smooth, so soothing, just fabulous
Published 15 months ago by rennyroo
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