“Tapestry” by Carole King - album review

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TJR says

The second album from the newly turned 29-year-old singer-songwriter arrived in February, 1971. She's obviously an amazingly talented writer, even if her MOR stylings often do little for me. I'd go so far as to say, her songs often sound better when interpreted in other eras or environments, her own “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” serving as typical examples. That said, she surprises me greatly with “Way Over Yonder” - a real deal soul ballad which is genuinely affecting even to my snobbish sensibilities. Similarly, there can be no denying the sheer quality of “You've Got A Friend” or “I Feel The Earth Move”. “Tapestry” went on to become one of the the best-selling albums of all time, with over TWENTY FIVE MILLION copies sold worldwide.

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A1 [03:00] 6.0.png Carole King - I Feel The Earth Move (Carole King) Pop
A2 [03:55] 3.7.png Carole King - So Far Away (Carole King) Songwriter
A3 [03:54] 5.8.png Carole King - It’s Too Late (Carole King, Toni Stern) Pop
A4 [02:29] 3.9.png Carole King - Home Again (Carole King) Pop Ballad
A5 [03:08] 3.2.png Carole King - Beautiful (Carole King) Pop
A6 [04:49] 7.2.png Carole King - Way Over Yonder (Carole King) Soul Ballad
B1 [05:09] 6.2.png Carole King - You’ve Got A Friend (Carole King) Pop Ballad
B2 [03:20] 5.9.png Carole King - Where You Lead (Carole King, Toni Stern) Pop
B3 [04:13] 4.6.png Carole King - Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Pop Ballad
B4 [03:42] 5.3.png Carole King - Smackwater Jack (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B5 [03:15] 3.5.png Carole King - Tapestry (Carole King) Songwriter
B6 [03:59] 5.2.png Carole King - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler) Songwriter

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