James Taylor: Singing with Mormon Tabernacle Choir 'worth the wait'

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  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Sept. 12, 2013 8:35 a.m.

    Wish I could have been there...he's one of my favorites!

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    Sept. 10, 2013 8:00 a.m.

    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.

  • theodoreable Heber City, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    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!

  • Zenobia Silverton, OR
    Sept. 8, 2013 2:30 a.m.

    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.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 12:02 a.m.

    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.

  • Jary Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 7, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    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.

  • small school fan Duchesne, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 1:55 p.m.

    Mister J

    That'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 isn't JT.

  • MntnHikr Provo, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    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!

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    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.

  • Edgar Samaria, ID
    Sept. 7, 2013 8:00 a.m.

    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.

  • Edgar Samaria, ID
    Sept. 7, 2013 7:18 a.m.

    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.

  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    Sept. 6, 2013 10:55 p.m.

    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...

  • NT SomewhereIn, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    ..shower the people you love with love, show them the way that you feel...

    I can hear it now.

    How sweet it is...

  • Taylor Orem, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    "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!

  • bdckpakccd Plano, TX
    Sept. 6, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    Will this be televised or carried online?

  • David in CA Livermore, CA
    Sept. 6, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    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 of
    James Taylor with the Mormon Tabernacel Choir. Is a DVD in the plans??

    Someone must know??

    Thank You and God Bless.

  • UtahBeekeeper Golden Spike Territory, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    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!!

  • just-a-fan Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    No "Steamroller Blues" tonight? LOL