James Taylor:
Long Ago And Far Away (His Life And Music
by Timothy White
Editor-in-Chief of Billboard Magazine

From his Beatles-sponsored debut in 1968 to his Grammy-winning 'Hourglass' album of 1997, James Taylor has been universally acclaimed as a songwriter of exceptional eloquence and emotional power. In this major biography Timothy White explores the career and troubled personal journey of the legendary singer-songwriter. Rich with insights from Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Sting, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, the entire Taylor family and many other key figures around James Taylor and his music. Dispelling myth and rumour, 'Long Ago And Far Away' examines the roots of Taylor's mental anguish and his recurring bouts with heroin and alcohol. This is an epic family history, an exploration of the real stories behind 'Fire And Rain' and the rest of the songs, as well as a frank account of Taylor's days on the Apple record label, the financial disaster of the 'Greatest Hits' album deal and the deaths and divorces that have haunted his life. Nonfiction that reads like an adventure, 'Long Ago And Far Away' stands as a moving testament to a superstar who has now influenced the nature of popular music for more than 30 years.

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