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Before This World, Coming June 16


The wait is over! Concord Music is pleased to announce the release of James Taylor’s new album, Before This World, on June 16, 2015. Before This World is James’s first album of new songs since October Road, released in 2002.

Recorded primarily at TheBarn in Western Massachusetts, the 10-track album will feature James’s legendary Band: Jimmy Johnson, Steve Gadd, Michael Landau, Larry Goldings, Luis Conte, Andrea Zonn, Arnold McCuller, David Lasley and Kate Markowitz, as well as special guests Yo-Yo Ma and Sting. Kim and Henry Taylor provide background vocals on several songs.

Click here now to see a special video message from James!

Before This World will be available in a variety of formats, including digital, CD, Deluxe CD/DVD (including a 30-minute documentary, There We Were: The Recording of James Taylor’s ‘Before This World’), 180-gram vinyl (plus download card) and a Limited Edition Deluxe Book.

Pre-order now from the Store, Amazon and iTunes. A new Before This World T-shirt and iPhone case are also available in the Store. Pre-orders from and iTunes include an instant download of “Today Today Today”.

James and his band will tour North America this summer in support of the new album. Fans who purchase two or more tickets will receive a CD copy of Before This World, to be mailed on release date, June 16. Stay tuned for more information about tour dates and venues plus the CD promotion coming very soon!