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Carole King - Tapestry (1971) [Rock Pop][mp3 320][h33t][schon55] (Size: 118.78 MB)
Carole King - Tapestry
Release Date May 25, 1999
Bitrate: 320 kbps
So what if this album was released in 1971. . . it is still Music At It's Best in everyone's ears. The landmark album for singer/songwriter Carole King and one of the best recordings in music business ever. I know a lot of artists that would love to have an album like that in their repertoire, this is kind of a greatest hits package in my humble opinion. I am posting the remastered version of the original album with some bonus-unreleased tracks.
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Carole King was famous as a writer of girl-group hits in the '60s. In 1971, she became more famous. That's the year Tapestry became one of the biggest-selling LPs of all time. It's easy to hear why--the music is loose, earthy, L. A. session-pop. King is casual, intimate, and tough; she covers all the emotional ground of the post-liberated woman with ease. She brings adult nuance to "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and comes up with hits ( "It's Too Late," "I Feel the Earth Move" ) whose white-soul realism and maturity put pop hits to shame. ~ Steve Tignor
This was a beautiful album when I first heard it in 1971. It is a beautiful CD when I listen to it today. Tapestry marked Carole King's transition from remarkable "Tin-Pan Alley' pop song-writer for the likes of Neil Sedaka, the Shirelles (who I think originally recorded Will You Love Me Tomorrow) and others to a singer/performer of the first rank. The album exploded in 1971, no small feat when you consider that 1971 may have seen the culmination in the evolution of the album from a compilation of inidvidual hits into a set-piece that was best served whole. The evolution began with Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds and went on from there. The growth of FM radio was fueled in part by the ability of those stations to play entire albums at a time. Similarly, the fact that FM stations would play whole sides of album encouraged musicians to create albums that were more than just a series of unrelated songs. But I digress . . .
There is a two-fold beauty gained from listening to Tapestry today. The first is the nostalgic pleasure gained from listening again to beautiful words set perfectly to music. This pleasure is probably limited to those of us, of a certain age, who cut their musical teeth on the music of the 60s and early 70s. The second is the pleasure anyone, no matter their age, can get from listening to the combination of lyrics and music that is Tapestry.
If the definition of a classic is a piece of work that survives and propsers over time, then Tapestry is a classic. ~ Leonard Fleisig "Len"
Russ Kunkel - drums
David Campbell - viola
Carole King - vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
Julia Tillman - background vocals
Curtis Amy - soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, flute
Danny Kootch - guitar, congas
Ralph Schuckett - electric piano
Charles Larkey - electric & acoustic basses
Terry King - cello
Barry Socher - violin
Perry Steinberg - acoustic bass
Carole King - Tapestry Tracks:
01 I Feel The Earth Move
02 So Far Away
03 It's Too Late
04 Home Again
06 Way Over Yonder
07 You've Got A Friend
08 Where You Lead
09 Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
10 Smackwater Jack
12 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
13 Out In The Cold - (bonus track, previously unreleased)
14 Smackwater Jack - (bonus track, previously unreleased, live)