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NEWS 20 Sep 2010

CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR’S LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR IS CERTIFIED GOLD

CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR’S LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR IS CERTIFIED GOLD

Legendary Duo’s 2-Disc CD/DVD Reaches Sales Milestone With Sales Over 500,000

September 20, 2010 - In just 20 short weeks since its release May 4th 2010, Carole King and James Taylor’s 2-discCD/DVD Live at the Troubadour, (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) has been certified GOLD by the R.I.A.A. having sold over 500,000 units. The collection debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200, selling over 77,000 copies in its first week and has spent an impressive 5 weeks in the Top 10 and an additional 12 weeks in the Top 20. Recorded in November of 2007, Live at the Troubadour captures Taylor and King’s, as well as their renowned original band (guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bassist Leland Sklar and drummer Russell Kunkel) historic reunion to mark the revered nightclub’s 50th anniversary - the sight of the duo’s first and now legendary early 70’s performances. The CD/DVD features hits and fan favorites including King’s “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late,” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” as well as Taylor’s “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” and “Fire And Rain,” to name just a few.

This extraordinary project has been supported by Carole King-James Taylor: Live At The Troubadour, a PBS national pledge program that continues to air across the country (check local listings) and King and Taylor’s recently completed smash Troubadour Reunion tour, one of the most lauded and successful musical events of the year. Critics have overwhelmingly praised the tour which has seen the iconic duo play to more than 700,000 people.

Live At The Troubadour is Carole King’s first certified GOLD record since her 2001 Greatest Hits collection (certified Platinum) and James Taylor’s first since GOLD disc 2007’s One Man Band.

ABOUT CAROLE KING: In 1971, King gave us the landmark Tapestry. The album received a Diamond Award from the RIAA for sales of more than 10 million units in the U.S., with more than 25 million units sold worldwide. King was the first woman to win four GRAMMY® Awards in one year (Best Album, Best Song, Best Record, and Best Vocal Performance in 1972), a feat unsurpassed for more than 25 years, and was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1973. In 1987, King and Gerry Goffin were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988. Goffin and King, as songwriters, were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and were honored by The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2004 with the GRAMMY® Trustees’ Award. To date, more than 400 Carole King compositions have been recorded by more than 1000 artists, resulting in more than 100 hit singles - many reaching #1. She is arguably the most successful and revered female songwriter in pop music history. Carole King has released 25 solo albums, the most recent being The Living Room Tour double-live CD and companion DVD, entitled Welcome to My Living Room on her own Rockingale Records label.

ABOUT JAMES TAYLOR: Over the course of his career, James Taylor has sold more than 40 million albums, and won more than 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards as well as five GRAMMY® Awards. Taylor’s first Greatest Hits album earned him the RIAA’s elite Diamond Award, given for sales in excess of 10 million units in the United States. In 2000, Taylor was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In February 2006, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences named Taylor its MUSICARES Person of the Year. Taylor’s CD/DVD One Man Band (2007) was nominated for an Emmy and his most recent album, Covers, was nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards in 2008. He most recently released Other Covers in April 2009.

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For more information on Live At The Troubadour please visit:
www.caroleking.com and www.jamestaylor.com

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