Bootlegs & Non-U.S. Albums


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Non-U.S. Albums

 

James Taylor: Listen With James
“Listen With James”Buy It

  • 2000 – Dressed To Kill Records
  • Combination of tracks from the Flying Machine album along with more modern recordings.

Songs:

Everyday
The Letter
You’re The One I Love
Rainy Day Man
Knocking Round The Zoo
Something’s Wrong
Night Owl
Brighten Your Night With My Day
Kootch’s Song

James Taylor: Classic Songs
“Classic Songs”Buy It

  • 1987 – CBS/WEA (Germany)
  • Reference #: iMi10985 (Pastel colors with photo from “JT” album)Reference #: CBS 465643-2 (Australian version with a concert photo instead)
  • Also distributed as “Taylor Made” (not to be confused with the bootleg of the same name) by Columbia (Netherlands) – Reference #: B299581

Songs:

Fire and Rain
Mexico
You’ve Got a Friend
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Carolina In My Mind (alternate mix)
Something In the Way She Moves (alternate mix)
Shower the People
Sweet Baby James
That’s Why I’m Here
Everyday
Up On the Roof
Your Smiling Face
Her Town Too
Handyman
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Only a Dream In Rio


“Greatest Hits Vol. 2”Buy It

  • 2000 – Sony (Japan)
  • Bonus track: “You Can Close Your Eyes” from the “Live at the Beacon Theater” DVD.

Songs:

Same as U.S. release except for bonus track.


“Live In Rio”Buy It

  • 1985 – Columbia (Brasil)
  • Reference #: 700.060
  • Two different cover designs
  • Relatively low recording quality

Songs:

Long Ago and Far Away
Carolina In My Mind
Up on the Roof
You’ve Got A Friend
Shower the People
Fire And Rain
Mexico
Walking Man
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Knock On Wood
How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You)

 

“Star Box”

  • Sony (Import greatest hits collection)
  • Reference #: B355873 and SRCS 6898 (includes extensive liner notes in English and Japanese)

Songs:

(Note: No new material)
Your Smiling Face
Only One
Copperline
There We Are
Only A Dream In Rio
Stand And Fight
Down In the Hole
Up On the Roof
Summer’s Here
Millworker
B. S. U. R.
Bartender’s Blues
Handyman
Never Die Young
Hard Times
Terra Nova
Valentine’s Day
That’s Why I’m Here
I Will Follow
That Lonesome Road

Bootlegs

Note: Many of JT’s shows have been recorded and passed among collectors. The following list includes only those released pseudo-commercially and with questionable legality.

 

“In Perfect Harmony” / “Close Your Eyes”

  • Recording of 10/29/70 BBC radio performance with Joni Mitchell. Released on CD in 1991 by the Living Legend label under the name “Close Your Eyes.

Songs:
(commentary by both Joni and JT throughout)

That Song About the Midway (Joni)
The Gallery (Joni)
Rainy Day Man (JT)
Steamroller Blues (JT)
The Priest Song (Joni)
Carey (Joni)
Carolina In My Mind (JT)
California (Joni)
For Free (lead by Joni)
he Circle Game (lead by Joni)
You Can Close Your Eyes (Duet)

 

“Isn’t It Nice To Be Home Again”

  • 1971 – Rubber Dubber Records
  • Only available on vinyl (rare)
  • Recorded live at the Anaheim, CA Convention Center on March 21, 1971. Similar recordings were distributed as “Live at the Anaheim Convention
    Center” and “Tailor Made.” See below.

Songs:
Album 1:
Sweet Baby James
I Feel Fine (Something In the Way She Moves?)
Hey Mister, That’s Me Up On the Jukebox
Sunny Skies
Chili Dog
Riding On a Railroad
Conversation (JT speaking to audience)
Places In My Past
You Can Close Your Eyes
Soldiers
Carolina In My Mind
Long Ago And Far Away

Album 2:
Country Road
Fire and Rain
Sixteen Candles
Love Has Brought Me Around
Woh, Don’t You Know
Steamroller Blues
Come On Brother, Get On Up and Help Me Find This Groove
The Promised Land
Isn’t It Nice To Be Home Again

 

“Tailor Made”

  • A second double-album bootleg of the same 1971 performance used for “Isn’t It Nice To Be Home Again.”
  • Also includes four songs from a JT television appearance in the early ’70s (“Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Oh Susannah,” (duet with Johnny Cash) and “Sweet Baby James.”)

 

“Dad Lives His Work”

  • Released June, 1994 by Great Dane (Italy)
  • Single CD containing excerpts of 1981 national radio broadcast from Atlanta. Original show was approximately 2 hours. CD is 77 minutes.

Songs:

How Sweet It Is
Stand and Fight
Up On the Roof
Fire and Rain
Steamroller
Daddy’s All Gone
Her Town Too
Mexico
Country Road
Money Machine
You’ve Got a Friend

 

“Got Some Friends”

  • Royal Sound Music (Germany) – 1994 – RSM 064
  • Single CD recording of excerpts from summer 1994 show at Great Woods, Massachusetts. 78 minutes.

Songs:

Lo and Behold
Mexico
Promised Land
Got To Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout That
Rainy Day Man
Frozen Man
Your Smiling Face
Copperline
Carolina In My Mind
Wandering
Memphis
Not Fade Away
Never Die Young
Up On the Roof
You’ve Got a Friend
Steamroller Blues
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Sweet Baby James

 

“Roses For Carole”

  • Main Street (Italy) – MST104
  • Recording of JT’s 1970 show at the Berkeley Community Theatre.

Songs:

For Free
Carolina In My Mind
Okie From Muskogee
Sweet Baby James
I Love My Babe (Circle Round the Sun)
Greensleeves
Blossom
Up On the Roof (Lead by Carole King)
Night Owl
That Restless Feeling (Something’s Wrong)
Where the Golden Rainbows End (Long Ago and Far Away)
Riding On a Railroad
Highway Song
Fire and Rain
You Can Close Your Eyes

 

“Steamroller”

  • 1985 – Platinum (Germany)
  • Reference #: PLP 11/24023 (album) and PMC 11/24023 (cassette)
  • Notes: Just a bad reshuffling of “Sweet Baby James” songs. Poor recording quality and no new material.

 

“You’ve Got a Friend”

  • M Records Ltd. (Germany) – 1992 – CJESD1
  • Strange remix of old material with a drum machine.

Songs:

Something In The Way She Moves
Carolina In My Mind
Fire and Rain
Sweet Baby James
Country Road
You’ve Got a Friend
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Walking Man
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Mexico
Shower The People
Letter In the Mail
Everyday
Steamroller (Live)

 

“Not Fade Away”

  • 1995 – Japanese double-CD bootleg of 3/15/95 Tokyo show.

Songs:

Disc One:

Sweet Baby James
Secret O’ Life
Mexico
The Promised Land
Copperline
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
(I’ve Got To) Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout That
Never Die Young
Frozen Man
Handy Man
Your Smiling Face
Shower the People
Country Road
Riding On a Railroad
Something In the Way She Moves

Disc Two:

Carolina In My Mind
Not Fade Away
Up On the Roof
You’ve Got a Friend
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Fire And Rain
Steamroller
You Can Close Your Eyes

Bonus tracks from 3/14/95:
Not Fade Away
Up On the Roof
You’ve Got a Friend
Only One

 

“Homeless Children’s Medical Benefit Concert”

  • Yellow Cat
  • Appearances by JT plus Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, et al. JT sings “Looking For Love On Broadway” and “Carolina In My Mind.”

 

“Carnegie Hall”

  • 1996 – KTS (Italy)
  • Recorded live in New York in May, 1974.

Songs:

You Can Close Your Eyes
Riding On a Railroad
Blossom
Long Ago and Far Away
Country Road
You’ve Got a Friend
Promised Land
Let It All Fall Down
Brighten Your Night With My Day
Walking Man
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Fire And Rain
Mockingbird (duet with Carly Simon)
Ain’t No Song
Sweet Baby James

 

“Storytellers”

  • Gleaned from the first “Storytellers” aired on the VH1 cable TV network, plus tracks from a 1986 show in Brazil.

 

“Live At the Beacon Theatre”

  • Appears to be a straight copy of the digital audio from the legitimate DVD release.