Two James Taylors On A Seesaw

Jun 18, 2015

James had some fun on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night, opening the show with “Two James Taylors On A Seesaw”. Click the image below to watch, and then visit to see James and the band perform Before This World‘s “Stretch Of The Highway”.

James will guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight — check out the Schedule page to see all of his upcoming appearances, as well as the dates on his summer tour, kicking off July 2 in Allentown, PA!


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NPR’s HERE AND NOW: James Taylor’s Back With New Music On ‘Before This World’

Jun 16, 2015

Music legend James Taylor hasn’t released an album of new material since “October Road” in 2002. But it’s not as if he hasn’t been composing in the interim.

“I’m constantly making little musical recordings on my phone or on a little voice recorder I carry with me, just to remember these little pieces of music that eventually become songs,” he Taylor told Here & Now’s Robin Young.

But he needed time alone to focus on the process of “writing lyrics and putting the puzzles together.” So Taylor decided to sequester himself away from his family for short periods of time.

“After a couple of days of waiting and just sitting there, experiencing the solitude, songs began to come through,” he said. James Taylor releases the resulting album, “Before This World,” today.

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Before This World Is Here

Jun 16, 2015

Before This World, James’s long-awaited new studio album, is available now. Order today from Amazon, iTunes or; or pick it up at your favorite local record shop!

And make sure you check out the new Before This World section, where you can read the album’s lyrics and liner notes in the ebooklet, check out photos from the recording sessions and watch behind-the-scenes video!

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In Case You Missed It

Jun 16, 2015

James and his All Star Band performed three songs in Rockefeller Plaza for The Today Show yesterday morning, while James had a chat with hosts Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly as well.

Check out that conversation and all three performances at and make sure you visit the Schedule page — James has got a full slate this week, including his invite-only show at the Apollo Theater tonight (streaming live on SSiriusXm’s James Taylor channel, #17) and a stop on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. See the complete list here.

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Stretch Of The Highway – Behind The Song

Jun 12, 2015

Before This World is almost here. Ahead of the release next Tuesday, click the image below to see James discuss the evolution of the new song “Stretch Of The Highway”, and then visit the Video Gallery for more entries in the Behind The Song series, as well as other Before This World related videos.


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Transcript: LIVE FACEBOOK Q&A with James! – 5/28/15

Jun 11, 2015

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!

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Listen To “Before This World” Now!

Jun 9, 2015

JT_NYTPressPlay1It’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, 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 will be entered into a drawing to win one of 100 copies autographed by James! More information on that offer can be found here.

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Keep tabs on James

Jun 9, 2015

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!

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Deluxe Book Bonus Tracks Revealed; Win One Of 100 Autographed Copies!

May 27, 2015

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 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 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 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.

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