Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

James Taylor - Greatest Hits (1976)


James Taylor has one of the all-time great pop voices and is a fantastic songwriter. These are his early hits. 'Nuff said.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #23
Peak on Cash Box album chart: #13

Tracks: Love 'em all and can sing along with James on all the tracks (even if I have to make up my own lyrics every now and then).

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: If you grew up on AM radio in the '70s like I did, all these songs bring back good memories. A more recent memory comes from 2006. My wife and I took a cruise that made stops on the Yucatan Peninsula. As we took a bus ride inland to see the ruins at Chichen Itza, I made sure that I played the song Mexico on my iPod. Cheesy? Sure, but it brought a smile to my face.

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