Questioning what to buy those choosey aunts and difficult cousins this holiday season? There’s always The Essential James Taylor, out just yesterday on Legacy Recordings. The two-disc collection highlights Taylor’s five-year career and spans both his Warner Bros. and Columbia Records catalogs. A full tracklist for the record is here, but as one might expect, it spans all the hits from “Sweet Baby James” to “Mexico.”
Below, A.V. Club readers can check out an exclusive look at Taylor and pals playing “Your Smiling Face” live at Squibnocket, Taylor’s Martha’s Vineyard home, in 1992.