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James Taylor Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 47



3.0 star rating Benjamin DoGood from Detroit, Michigan


Waited for a long time to see this concert, both James Taylor and Jackson Browne decided to sing new stuff and not much of the standards for which they are known. Very disappointed as I bought to hear the old stuff not new songs that were Woke.

3.0 star rating David Greif from Albuquerque, New Mexico


The best Concert I ever saw was September 22, 1987 at my college campus in Oswego New York. The Show had an intimate feel. It felt like you were having a unique experience sitting around the campfire while amazing musical craftsmen construct a unique, moment in musical history for you. The artist was James Taylor. He had about five other musicians with him who are also very talented. It was live music. No amazing set design. The focus was on the music. Even the T-shirts were cool. They listed the names of the entire band alphabetically. Taylor starts with a T. Amazing. The concert I saw in Rio Rancho was a good show. The musicians around James Taylor were just as talented if not more so. The set design was beautiful and suited his music well. Although not as crisp as 35 years ago, who is?, James Taylor’s voice is still distinctive and melodic . The show however was predictable and felt canned. Even the introduction to the songs seemed canned. The encore seemed canned. I was disappointed not because the quality wasn’t good. Quite the opposite, the quality in all aspects was polished and professional. It just didn’t possess that spontaneity of why I go to see live music. If I wanted the duplicatable performance I would play a recording. With the level of talent on that stage, I believe they could’ve jumbled the sequence and thrown in different songs from his albums while still covering the hits. After all, it’s JT. He’s been making music for over 50 years. He’s a legend and he surrounds himself with talented profession musicians. I once saw Elvis Costello in concert. He had a huge wheel on the stage like you find on wheel of Fortune. All of his hits were written on the wheel. He would spin it And that would be the song he played. It was spontaneous. It was fun. It was live music. It was a unique moment.

2.0 star rating Mark H from Vancouver, British Columbia


Quite disappointing Jackson Browne does 40 min set, poor sound poor lighting, tiny screens. James Taylor has huge backup band and singers we don’t find out who there are till the end of the set. Lighting was confusing, very spotty and distracting, too much chat, not enough music. Quite banal and not entertaining.

2.0 star rating J Jones from Columbia, SC


Saw James Taylor last night in Columbia, SC. I must say that Columbia was a lot nicer to James than James was to Columbia. I know that he knows (and everyone else on the stage knows) WE PAID GOOD MONEY TO HEAR HIS OLD HITS!!! MOST OF WHAT HE PLAYED LEFT ONE DEPRESSED- definitely not what we need nowadays. If you"re thinking of attending a JT concert, you better check out the song list first unless you don't really want to hear: shower the people, handyman, fire and rain, etc, etc

1.0 star rating Jules Brody from Yarmouth, MN


He didn’t sing any hits, and I went on the 4th of July. He even said at the beginning he would be singing new songs ! I love his music and hadn’t heard one of them. I stayed for pretty much the whole time. I wanted a fun, upbeat concert as a bday present and this was incredibly disappointing. I took off 2 days from work to come see it. Nothing against tanglewood, the grounds are beautiful.


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