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Number 290

James Taylor - James Taylor (Apple SAPCOR 3)

Produced by Peter Asher, James Taylor's first LP was released on the newly established Apple label, using some of the studio time already booked for The Beatles as they recorded tracks for what was to become the White Album, in fact both Paul McCartney and George Harrison contributed to this album. Visiting London, the Boston-born singer songwriter found himself auditioning at The Beatles' Saville Road office and was immediately signed to Apple and subsequently became the first non-British artist to release a record on the label. Amongst one or two of the songs that would become familiar to James Taylor’s future repertoire, were one or two songs to feature orchestral arrangements by Richard Hewson, which sound a little dated now. The album also features a song that may have inspired George Harrison's best loved song, Something in the Way She Moves