Carole King brought the fledgling singer/songwriter phenomenon to the masses with Tapestry, one of the most successful albums in pop music history. A remarkably expressive and intimate record, it's a work of consummate craftsmanship…
"…I tend to agree that there are several cuts where the mids were a bit loud but maybe MFSL was just being faithful to the original master tape. But this sacd version is clearly superior to the 1996 cd version. To sum up, my purchase of this version is really justified." ~sa-cd.net
This disc offers intimate early performances from two artists whose stars were on the rise when the concerts were given: James Taylor, recorded live in 1970, and Carole King, recorded in 1971 (with Taylor appearing as a sideman).
This astounding collection of 13 original recordings by featuring many of her most famous songs is finally being released for the very first time! proves once and for all precisely why she is the most successful and revered female singer/songwriter in music history. Includes the original demoed recordings of such future standards as and more. Also features early takes of six tracks that formed the basis for King's worldwide solo breakthrough ; one of the best-selling and most beloved albums of all time. This collection forms the lost missing link in the chain of 's career.
Japanese-only collection from the singer/songwriter who helped to change the course of Pop music with her songwriting skills during the '60s and her own solo recordings in the '70s. 21 tracks including , , , , and many more.
was the first of 's live albums to appear, actually preceding the release of the 1971 concert. The two couldn't be more different. presents a nervous, unassuming artist on the cusp of stardom. The of is a different woman - an abundantly confident, slick professional, with all the timing, glitz, and glamour of a pro.
Documentary telling, in her own words, the story of Carole King's upbringing in Brooklyn and the subsequent success that she had as half of husband and wife songwriting team Goffin and King for Aldon Music on Broadway. It was during this era in the early 1960s that they created a string of pop hits such as Take Good Care of My Baby for Bobby Vee, The Locomotion for Little Eva and Will You Love Me Tomorrow for the Shirelles, which became the first number 1 hit by a black American girl group. Not to mention the era-defining Up on the Roof for the Drifters and the magnificent Natural Woman for Aretha Franklin.
The word ‘legend’ is thrown about so nonchalantly these days that it’s lost a great deal of its shine. But there are still some artists for whom the word is far too feeble. Not many. But Carole King is definitely one of them. Ms. King is one of the truly indelible voices of rock and roll. In the 1960s, along with one time husband Gerry Goffin, she penned a string of unforgettable hits for other artists that reads like a roster of some of the best pop/rock tunes ever recorded: “Chains”, “The Locomotion”, “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Up on the Roof” are just a few. In the 70s, with some encouragement, she decided to put some of her songs to record herself.