Greatest Hits (album) by James Taylor

Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits by James Taylor (1976)
Overall rank: 8,598th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 38 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1976 (121st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,359th)
Award Best albums of all time (8,598th)
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JAMES TAYLOR - Greatest Hits - CD - Very Good ++ Condition
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Time left: 10m 28s
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Cassettes Set of 2 James Taylor Greatest Hits and JT (150)
Condition: Good
Time left: 20m 39s
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Taylor, James : James Taylor - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 CD
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Time left: 29m 19s
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James Taylor bestography

Greatest Hits is ranked 3rd best out of 24 albums by James Taylor on

The best album by James Taylor is Sweet Baby James which is ranked number 1313 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,849.

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79/100 (from 38 votes)
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From TheSmiths82-87 07/19/2018 08:56
A fine collection which sold pretty well in its day, it is apparently 11xPlatinum, but it does somehow omit two of his finest songs from this era in Long Ago And Far Away and You Can Close Your Eyes.

It also only just preceded the JT album which would feature essential Greatest Hits type songs in Your Smiling Face and Handy Man but, regardless, this particular Greatest Hits is still a very good place to start.
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From flash400 03/23/2014 18:39
Yes its not a regular album but a greatest hits album but to me it was my introduction to james taylor. For that I am thankful for it.
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