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Wonderful, timeless music from two of the very finest singer-songwriters
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2017
What a great collection of songs and performances this is, two of the finest singers of their (or any) generation, artists singing music I have enjoyed for my entire adult life, still singing in fine form and with enjoyment that is beautiful to share.
I don't believe that James Taylor and Carole King had recorded a full album together before this event. What took them so long?! I am grateful that they did finally give us this experience, singing favorites from both, alternating from one of Jame's songs to one of Carole's seamlessly, it all flows together so well that you could imagine they had wrote the music together and performed it together for all of these years.
The event of this concert was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the venue, The Troubadoor in West Hollywood, recorded in November of 2007. The concert was all the more significant since Taylor and King had played together at the Troubadoor for the first time, in November of 1970.
The album is also interspersed with brief comments from them both, remarking on the music and their careers both together and separately.
King and Taylor are accompanied by three of the personnel who had been there back in 1970: Danny Kortchmar – guitar, Leland Sklar – bass guitar, and Russ Kunkel – drums.
Thoroughly enjoyable and a necessary part of my collection.