Combine the most beloved, classic songs of the holiday season with the warm baritone of one of the most recognized voices in popular music, and you have James Taylor At Christmas. The 14-song collection of traditional and contemporary seasonal songs was originally released in October 2006 on Columbia Records and is now appearing on vinyl for the first time.
James Taylor At Christmas features the music legend's heart-warming version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," from the 1944 film Meet Me In St. Louis, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," as well as a new recording of the Joni Mitchell composition, "River." Special guest performances include jazz trumpeter Chris Botti on "Winter Wonderland," legendary harmonica player Toots Thielemans on "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" and Natalie Cole on "Baby It's Cold Outside."
Ten of the album's tracks were produced by the legendary jazz pianist/composer/arranger Dave Grusin. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," was produced by Russ Titelman, who first worked with Taylor on his classic 1975 release, Gorilla.