"One Man Band” is a new CD/DVD set of live recordings and the stories behind the songs. The set list is drawn from James Taylor’s recent concerts at the Colonial Theatre in the Berkshires and features new performances from some of the iconic singer/songwriter’s most beloved recordings including "Something in the Way,” "Carolina in my Mind,” and "Fire and Rain,” interspersed with Taylor’s insightful and humorous anecdotes on the inspiration for the songs.
"This set is an intimate retrospective of 40 years worth of songs and the people, places and events that inspired them,” said Taylor. "I am very grateful to Don Mischer, Sydney Pollack, and Hear Music for taking great care with what are very personal songs for me and my fans.”
For the DVD portion of "One Man Band,” Taylor called on veteran television events producer and director Don Mischer ("Kennedy Center Honors,” and "Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show with Prince”) and executive producer and acclaimed filmmaker Sydney Pollack ("Out of Africa,” "Sketches of Frank Gehry”) and their extensive talents to properly capture the feel of the live concerts. "One Man Band” tells the story of Taylor’s songs through exclusive interviews and rare multi-media footage, including home movies and photographs from Taylor’s personal archives. The result is an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind portrait of an artist, his renowned repertoire and the personal stories behind the songs.