Taylor 'Best Of' Offers New Song

The new song "Bittersweet" is among 19 classic tracks on the forthcoming collection "The Best of James Taylor." Due April 8 from Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM), the set collects material recorded ov

The new song "Bittersweet" is among 19 classic tracks on the forthcoming collection "The Best of James Taylor." Due April 8 from Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM), the set collects material recorded over the last 35 years from the catalogs of Apple, Warner Bros., and Columbia.

Each selection has been newly remastered for the compilation. Also noteworthy is that WSM is in the midst of remastering Taylor's entire WB catalog for eventual reissue. The singer/songwriter's 1970-76 tenure saw him release six albums through the label: "Sweet Baby James," "Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon," "One Man Dog," "Walking Man," "Gorilla," and "In the Pocket." The label also released a "Greatest Hits" set in 1976, and a prior "Best Of" in 1990.

As previously reported, the veteran artist will hit the road in North America beginning May 15 in Dallas. The tour comes is in support of Taylor's latest Columbia album, "October Road," which was released last August to a No. 4 bow on The Billboard 200. The set has sold 918,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here is "The Best of James Taylor" track list:

"Something in the Way She Moves"
"Sweet Baby James"
"Fire and Rain"
"Country Road" (Single Version)
"You've Got a Friend"
"You Can Close Your Eyes"
"Long Ago and Far Away"
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"
"Walking Man"
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)"
"Mexico"
"Shower the People"
"Golden Moments"
"SteamRoller" (Live)
"Carolina on My Mind" (1976 version)
"Handy Man"
"Your Smiling Face"
"Up on the Roof"
"Only a Dream In Rio"
"Bittersweet"