Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. Released on November 1, 1976. To this day, it is the best-selling album of his career.
The album took place in the context of Taylor's end of his recording contract with Warner Brothers. It features two redone versions of "Carolina in My Mind" and "Something in the Way She Moves", both of which had been previously included on Taylor's self-titled debut album in 1968. It also includes a previously unavailable live version of "Steamroller".
The album did not rise higher than #23 on the Billboard albums chart on its original release. However it became a steady seller for many years, and Greatest Hits has sold over 11,000,000 copies certifying it as a Platinum album eleven times over, and a diamond album once (for 10 million copies).
In August 2012, the album re-entered the Billboard albums chart at #15, which gave the album a new peak.
Label: Warner Bros. Records R1 2979
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Soft Rock, Southern Rock
A1 Something In The Way She Moves
A2 Carolina In My Mind
A3 Fire And Rain
A4 Sweet Baby James
A5 Country Road
A6 You've Got A Friend
B1 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
B2 Walking Man
B3 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
B5 Shower The People