12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Difficult as it may be, imagine for a minute that Tapestry wasn’t one of the most successful albums in music history; that it wasn’t a defining touchstone for both the boomer generation and the singer/songwriter movement. Freed from all the baggage, Carole King’s second album still overflows with emotionally honest, subtly soulful singing; masterfully written tunes that blend pop, folk, and R&B; and warm, organic but seamless production. But it’s the unguarded intimacy of Tapestry we love most, particularly on highlights like “It’s Too Late” and “You’ve Got a Friend."

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Difficult as it may be, imagine for a minute that Tapestry wasn’t one of the most successful albums in music history; that it wasn’t a defining touchstone for both the boomer generation and the singer/songwriter movement. Freed from all the baggage, Carole King’s second album still overflows with emotionally honest, subtly soulful singing; masterfully written tunes that blend pop, folk, and R&B; and warm, organic but seamless production. But it’s the unguarded intimacy of Tapestry we love most, particularly on highlights like “It’s Too Late” and “You’ve Got a Friend."

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
195 Ratings
195 Ratings
Hammerfinancial

A brilliant Masterpiece

This album actually helped define a new decade. Carole influenced more artists then anyone else at that time. A shear genius. Every song moves your soul . Thank God she realized that she should perform her own masterpieces. Go get this album, put on headphones and shut the lights.. And shut off your iPhone.

Cory Jayne

Amazing album!!!

I own this album on vinyl and would have to say this is one of the best albums to come out of the 70's with hits like "You Got A Friend", "So Far Away", "Where You Lead", "I Feel The Earth Move", and "You Make Me Feel (like a natural woman)" I grew up listening to 90's music but still can appreciate this classic album. Carole King still to this day performs as well as she did in her prime if not better now! Do yourself s favor and get this album if you like even 1 song! You won't be disappointed!

Ron from Baltimore

Will have this forever. Young people check it out!

I have this on vinyl and CD. Even as a 15 year-old Black kid, I knew good music. I was so fortunate to grow up during this time period, because music like this and Joan Baez and Janis Joplin to go along with Motown and the Beatles, & Jimi Hendrix is timeless and priceless.

About Carole King

Carole King examines the complicated realities of love with a tenderness and swagger rare among her more plaintive ’70s folk-rock peers. In the early ’60s, alongside folks like Neil Diamond and her then-husband Gerry Goffin, King was an endlessly versatile Brill Building songwriter. There, she elevated girl-group anthems like The Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” beyond mere bubblegum, tapped into gospel’s volcanic power alongside a young Aretha Franklin, and embraced wistful psychedelia, cowriting the Monkees smash “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” Then declaring her independence with a mix of vulnerable rock and visceral soul, the native New Yorker defined and deepened the singer/songwriter era’s emotional intimacy with albums like her 1971 solo breakthrough, Tapestry. She also wrote the template for transitioning from a behind-the-scenes songwriter into a full-fledged star. Whether pairing her pained explorations of fraying romance with the seductive longing of classic R&B balladry ("It's Too Late") or strutting like a blues singer as she celebrated the life-changing power of lust ("I Feel the Earth Move"), King shaped multiple generations of confessional singers as wildly distinctive as Tori Amos, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, and Adele.

HOMETOWN
New York, NY [Brooklyn]
GENRE
Pop
BORN
February 9, 1942

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