Wish I could have been there...he's one of my favorites!
To: MntnHikr: You are so right...he made mistakes like we all have and as we
want people to forget and focus on our good - Mr. Taylor feels the same way.
What a great opportunity - I wish I lived closer to come and be there in person.
May the Lord's choicest blessings be upon him as he continues to turn his
life around and share his God-given talent with others.
David and those asking......this even will be on BYU TV at a later date. So
don't fuss about that. I am not sure of the exact date but that was part
of the agreement. Also, as I understand it, JT gets the rights to it outside of
BYU TV. So there might be a DVD via the JT website soon too!
I once played JT's "Home By Another Way" for a YW activity, and we
talked about the lyrics. It's not as well known as some of his bigger hits,
but is meaningful and beautiful. All of you in UT who got to see his performance
with the MoTab must have had a night to remember! I do hope we'll get to
see or hear a recording of it.
Fantastic night! What a humble and unassuming performer Mr. Taylor is. His
voice is as pure and true as when he recorded these songs decades ago.It doesn't get much better than watching this man sit on a stool and play
his guitar. A truly talented and beautiful soul.
As a long time James Taylor fan, I would have loved to have been there. I agree
with David in CA, as I would love the see the entire concert on TV or even DVD.
Mister JThat's funny! Always liked Geoff's voice, and his
lyrics, he can hang with the best, and I would love to hear him do more acoustic
backed vocals without having to power past the guitars.Buy he
It was a spectacular night last night! The choir was wonderful as always...and
James Taylor sounds just like he did when I saw him in concert years ago. His
talent is timeless. His songs over the many years have touched people's
lives in countless ways. He was as gracious to the crowd last night as he has
always been known to be. I'm so thrilled he was a part of this. It was a
special concert indeed!! Re: Lonster's comment: That's
unfairly judgmental..and I wonder why you feel the need to even bring it up and
cast stones? Mr. Taylor has overcome much and should be applauded! Your stating
that people can maybe overlook his past or political stand for 'a couple
days' obviously is a reflection of your own character and certainly does
'not' echo everyone's sentiment. It only perpetuates huge
misconceptions about Mormons (assuming you are one). Thankfully we believe in
free agency and that we all have the ability to progress in life. I'd
suggest following the First Presidency's advice, it might just make
'you' a better person. Seeing James Taylor was joyful!
Get back to me when its Metallica. Oh, wait.. they did something similar w/ the
SF Philharmonic.Seriously, If the vocalist were Geoff Tate that
would be something.
Lonster said, "The predominantly LDS crowd will no doubt ...be able to
separate his talent from his personal life (history of drug abuse, multiple
divorces..." Yes, I suppose they will because the Gospel of
Jesus Christ that they follow celebrates man's ability to overcome mistakes
and hardships and his rise to better things. As for his "dedication to
liberal causes" that shouldn't be as problem for most LDS since the
first presidency goes to painstaking effort every election season to restate
their political neutrality and gives no support to any specific conservative or
liberal philosophy. But I suppose some people won't be able to look past
those characteristics of James Taylor and will, instead, choose to deprive
themselves of his beautiful music and his peaceful demeanor. That would be the
biggest tragedy of all.
I saw James Taylor at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC with just him, his
piano player and less than a thousand fans. It was a night to remember. I hope
the same sensation can come from him singing with 300 voices in front of over
20,000. Wish I could be there.
Two years ago my wife and I were given tickets to a JT concert at a tiny venue
in Indy. We showed up right on time and figured the warm up band would be OK
with a late entry from many in the lobby.The stage was dark, stage
hands were hauling in equipment. The stage hands started tuning a dozen or so
guitars...then...without any warning a familiar tune hit my ears and in seconds
we heard "there's something in the way she moves"...I
was stunned!!! It was life changing...his voice was perfect! Three hours
later, we had watched him and his son be magical.I would travel
almost anywhere to see him each year... I do hope the church records this...
..shower the people you love with love, show them the way that you feel...I can hear it now.How sweet it is...
"I've seen fire, I've seen rain, I've seen sunny days,
I've seen lonely days...couldn't find a friend...always thought
I'd see you again"Thank you, Mr. Taylor for all you've
shown us with your bounteous wisdom; i'd have never made it anywhere
without your profound contribution. You've really lived, sir!
Will this be televised or carried online?
Already have commented on this story. This is the 3rd story on the DN website
about James Taylor singing with the Tabernacle Choir tonight and tomorrow
night.Again, for us outside of Utah, it would be nice to participate
in the event too via BYU-TV, even if tape-delayed.This news
story also, like the other two, did not mention any Up-Coming DVD recording
ofJames Taylor with the Mormon Tabernacel Choir. Is a DVD in the plans??
Someone must know??Thank You and God Bless.
I wish I had known about the lottery. Sweet Baby James has gotten me through
some pretty rough times from leaving my youth behind in Vietnam c. 1966 to some
domestic trials and tribulations. His later music even now makes me weep! What
epic possibilities this collaboration has!!
No "Steamroller Blues" tonight? LOL