James Taylor is preparing for the holidays with an October 30, 2012 re-release of his James Taylor at Christmas album. The re-release will include one new track from the five-time Grammy Award-winner that will only be available on the album.
“Mon Beau Sapin,” a French version of “O Christmas Tree,” joins 13 other holiday favs on James Taylor at Christmas.
James Taylor at Christmas Album Track List
1. Winter Wonderland (Featuring Chris Botti)
2. Go Tell It On The Mountain
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
4. Jingle Bells
5. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Featuring Natalie Cole)
7. Here Comes The Sun (Featuring Yo-Yo Ma)
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Some Children See Him
10. Mon Beau Sapin
11. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (Featuring Toots Thielmans)
12. Who Comes This Night
13. In The Bleak Midwinter
14. Auld Lang Syne
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More on James Taylor [Courtesy of Universal Music]:
In the last two years, James Taylor has been recognized for both his creative virtuosity and his exceptional achievements. Earlier this year, he was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, and in 2011 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House. Both medals are each nation’s highest honors for artistic excellence recognizing “outstanding achievements and support of the arts.” In 2011, Taylor was also honored with a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, which consisted of four concert evenings presented by Carnegie Hall and featuring Taylor and personally selected musical guests. The first of these concerts was a gala benefit celebrating the 120th anniversary of Carnegie Hall.
As a recording artist, singer-songwriter James Taylor has set a precedent to which countless young musicians aspire. His warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music, his distinctive style of guitar playing has been enormously influential, and his songwriting is part of the fabric of American music. His continuing success and popularity is demonstrated by his sold-out concerts year after year and selling more than 50 million albums worldwide throughout his career.
Source: Universal Music Enterprises
—Posted by Rebecca Murray