On May 28, 2015, James logged into the James Taylor Facebook page and conducted his first online Q&A. The response from the fans was overwhelming–with 4000+ questions asked during the 3.5 hour live session. James wasn’t able to respond to everyone but thanks to all who came out and participated! Below is a complete transcript of the afternoon’s conversation. James will host another live Q&A session soon, so stay tuned!
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for — your first chance to hear to James’s new album, Before This World, in its entirety courtesy of the New York Times.
To listen, go to NYTimes.com, where the album is streaming for the next week as part of the New York Times Press Play feature.
Enjoy the stream, and remember to pre-order the album if you haven’t already. Everyone who pre-orders the Limited Edition Deluxe Book from JamesTaylor.com will be entered into a drawing to win one of 100 copies autographed by James! More information on that offer can be found here.
With just a week to go before the release of Before This World, James has a number of TV and radio appearances lined up, including performances on The Today Show, Live With Kelly and Michael, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the Schedule page for a complete list, and keep an eye on the page for updates as new appearances are confirmed!
Now’s your chance! Tomorrow (Thursday, May 28), at 3pm EDT/Noon PDT, James will log in to his Facebook page and conduct a live Q&A session with you — his loyal fans!
RSVP to the event now, invite your friends, and make sure you’re on Facebook tomorrow to take part in the fun. James will answer as many questions as he can!
One of the items included in the Before This World Limited Edition Deluxe Book is a second disc containing five exclusive bonus tracks. The titles of those tracks — which include previously unreleased material and demos — have now been revealed. Visit the JamesTaylor.com Store for the complete list.
That’s not all – we’re happy to announce that all fans who pre-order the Limited Edition Deluxe Book from JamesTaylor.com will be entered into a drawing for one of only 100 copies autographed by James himself!*
*Drawing open to all customers who purchase the Limited Edition Deluxe Book from JamesTaylor.com. That includes all orders already placed. Autographed copies of Limited Edition Deluxe Book will ship by the end of June, however winners will be contacted privately and provided with a digital download link to the full album on June 16.
Starting today through June 22, SiriusXM listeners can tune to Channel 17 (Channel 705 online) to listen to songs spanning James’s career, including tracks from the new album, Before This World, as well as “rare” live recordings and special guest DJs.
If you’re not a SiriusXM subscriber, sign up for a free trial now. Even former customers can get in on the fun until June 1 — find out how here.
SiriusXM subscribers can win tickets to see James and the Band launch the new album at a special, invitation-only concert at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on June 16. The show will be broadcast live on James’s Channel, as well as a SiriusXM Town Hall Q&A session, on June 19.
With less than a month before the release of James’s new album, Before This World, music blog Stereogum is pleased to exclusively premiere another new James Taylor song today. Go to Stereogum to hear “Montana” and read a Q&A with James now.
Starting today, everyone who pre-orders the album from JamesTaylor.com will receive an instant download of “Montana”, along with “Angels Of Fenway” and “Today Today Today”. Pre-order now!
If you have already pre-ordered Before This World from JamesTaylor.com you will receive a link to download “Montana” later this week.
James was Howard Stern’s guest on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern show on Tuesday morning, sitting for a free-wheeling interview that touched on everything from his childhood in North Carolina and signing with the Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968 to his recovery and the new album, Before This World.
Visit HowardStern.com for a summary of that conversation and to listen to select clips from their two-hour discussion.
James took the opportunity of this interview to announce two exciting pieces of news: On June 16 (Before This World‘s release date), he and the band will play a special, invite-only concert at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. That show will be broadcast live on SiriusXM’s new James Taylor Channel, set to launch on May 22. The limited-run channel will feature music from throughout James’s career, classic live recordings and guest DJ’s and more!
SiriusXM listeners will have a chance to win one of 25 pairs to the Apollo show through a series of dedicated listener emails and call-in promotions. More details and complete rules for the sweepstakes can be found at SiriusXm.com.
“Angels Of Fenway”, James’s tribute to his beloved Red Sox, was premiered last night at Fenway Park. Click the image below to watch the “Angels Of Fenway” video at MLB.com, and click here to view the press conference where James unveiled the song, the video and some of his inspiration for writing the song.
“Angels Of Fenway” is featured on James’s new album, Before This World, (available June 16). Starting today, everyone who pre-orders the album from JamesTaylor.com and iTunes will receive an instant download of “Angels Of Fenway”, as well as “Today Today Today”. Pre-order now!
If you have already pre-ordered you will receive a link for the free download today.