Forbes recently asked some of the biggest stars in music to list their favorite concert of all time, and Garth Brooks picked a concert James did with the Nashville Symphony that had a very special ending! What's your all-time favorite concert? Read the article: http://bit.ly/31D0PE2 (Photo: Ellyn Kusmin)
A glimpse behind the scenes: To create the high-quality vinyl pressing for the upcoming Warner Records release, Bernie Grundman used this Scully lathe — extensively restored, adapted and modernized. The lathe uses state-of-the-art handmade components to transfer James's classics from original 1970s tape, and is considered unequalled in its fidelity and precision. Bernie Grundman and Peter Asher took care to ensure the final pressing will precisely reproduce the albums James created 50 years ago. (Photo: David Mirkin)
Over 40 years ago, James wrote his songs, "Millworker," and "Brother Trucker" as his contribution to "Working: A Musical" based on the book by Studs Terkel. The musical was a collaboration of a talented group of composers led by Stephen Schwartz to create "Working: A Musical." This month, it returns to New York as part of New York City Center's 75th anniversary. See it June 26-29!
James's 2007 live album, One Man Band, featuring pianist Larry Goldings and members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, will be released on vinyl for the first time this Friday! http://smarturl.it/4qkuc2 The album will be released as a 2-LP set on 180-gram vinyl, and includes classics like "Fire And Rain" and "Carolina In My Mind" alongside deep cuts like "Slap Leather" and "Mean Old Man."
The six classic albums James recorded for Warner Bros. Records in the 1970s have been newly remastered for CD/LP re-release this summer, and if you pre-order digitally now, you'll get an instant MP3 download of the remastered "Fire & Rain" from the 1970 album Sweet Baby James! https://rhino.lnk.to/WB7076MP On July 19, 2019, RHINO will release The Complete Warner Bros. Albums: 1970–1976 on CD & vinyl, as well as digital and streaming services. The remastering process was overseen by Peter Asher and the CD/LP sets include the following albums: - Sweet Baby James (1970) - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971) - One Man Dog (1972) - Walking Man (1974) - Gorilla (1975) - In the Pocket (1976)
James performing "Carolina In My Mind" live at the Prince's Trust Royal Gala charity event held on Dec 19, 1987. Prince's Trust offers free programs that give young people the practical & financial support they need to stabilise their lives. Find out more about their work here: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/