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Mc Cartney and Asher brought in arranger Richard Anthony Hewson to add both orchestrations to several of the songs and unusual "link" passages between them; they would receive a mixed reception, at best.James had been through so much by the time he was twenty that he had so much to express in his music.Titled Sweet Baby James, and featuring the participation of Carole King, the album was released in February 1970 and was Taylor's critical and popular triumph, buoyed by the single "Fire and Rain," a song about both Taylor's experiences attempting to break his drug habit by undergoing treatment in psychiatric institutions and the suicide of his friend, Suzanne Schnerr.Both the album and the single reached #3 on the Billboard charts, with Sweet Baby James selling more than 1.5 million copies in its first year and eventually more than 3 million in the United States alone.Other young artists of his age whom I worked with sang about how good or bad life was but really had no idea what they were singing about.James was already singing with the conviction of a singer much older than himself.
The New York band's recordings were later released in 1971 as James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine.) Taylor would later say of this New York period, "I learned a lot about music and too much about drugs." Finally out of money and abandoned by his manager, he made a desperate call one night to his father.Sweet Baby James was received at its time as a folk-rock masterpiece, an album that effectively showcased Taylor's talents to the mainstream public, marking a direction he would take in following years.It earned several Grammy Award nominations including one for Album of the Year.Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 1 hit in 1971 with his recording of "You've Got a Friend", written by Carole King in the same year.
His 1976 Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies.
who then played the demo for Beatles Paul Mc Cartney and George Harrison.