Tapestry

Tapestry

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by Carole King
     
 

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"Very personal, very accessible statements, built from the ground up with a simple, elegant architecture," says James Taylor of the songs Carole King wrote for this multimillion selling album which charted for more than half a decade in the '70s. Taylor (who played guitar on "Way Over Yonder," "I Feel the Earth Move," and several other…  See more details below

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"Very personal, very accessible statements, built from the ground up with a simple, elegant architecture," says James Taylor of the songs Carole King wrote for this multimillion selling album which charted for more than half a decade in the '70s. Taylor (who played guitar on "Way Over Yonder," "I Feel the Earth Move," and several other cuts) knows what he's talking about. Though you might think that tunes such as "A Natural Woman," "You've Got a Friend," and "Where You Lead" have been worn thin by time and uninspired covers by every lounge singer in the world, heard in the voice of the original songwriter, they still sound astonishingly fresh. The album was remastered from the original recordings by the original producer, Lou Adler, and there are two bonus tracks: "Out in the Cold," a previously unreleased cut from the original sessions, and a live version of "Smackwater Jack."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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. Always a superior pop composer, King reaches even greater heights as a performer; new songs like the hits "It's Too Late" and "I Feel the Earth Move" rank solidly with past glories, while songs like "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" take on added resonance when delivered in her own warm, compelling voice. With its reliance on pianos and gentle drumming, Tapestry is a light and airy work on its surface, occasionally skirting the boundaries of jazz, but it's also an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646585023
catalogNumber:
65850
Rank:
35

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carole King   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joni Mitchell   Background Vocals
James Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Curtis Amy   Bass,Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Wind,String Quartet
Terry King   Cello,Tenor Saxophone,String Quartet
David Campbell   Cello,Viola,String Quartet
Merry Clayton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar,Conga,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Charles Larkey   Bass,Electric Bass,String Bass,String Quartet
Mitchell   Background Vocals
Joel O'Brian   Drums
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Ralph Schuckett   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Joel O'Brien   Drums
Steve Barzyk   Drums
Barry Socher   Violin,Tenor Saxophone,Viola,String Quartet
Perry Steinberg   Bass,Violin,Tenor Saxophone,String Bass,String Quartet
Julia Tillman   Vocals,Background Vocals
Taylor Boy And Girl Choir   Background Vocals
Danny Kootch   Acoustic Guitar,Conga,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer,Engineer
James Taylor   Liner Notes
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Hank Cicalo   Engineer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Bob Irwin   Engineer
Roland Young   Art Direction
Vic Anesini   Engineer
Toni Stern   Composer
Michael Pultand   Contributor

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Tapestry 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember the first time I listened to Carol King, on an 8-track tape. Her songs are timeless. I was pleased to see that Tapestry is available here at Barnes and Noble, my favorite place to shop for books and music.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
Albums don't come any more classic than this one. I can only assume that if your considering getting this album (by reading the reviews) that your young and curious about the music of the seventies. This album helped define the music of the 1970's and was a top seller for more than 25 years. To know 70's music, you have to hear this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Gosh, I had listened to Carole King when I was A teen and I just love her music, she has a style that will not go out of style!
Guest More than 1 year ago
AS A YOUNG TEENAGER I PRACTICED THIS ALBUM DAY IN AND DAY OUT.. TILL THIS DAY AT ALMOST FORTY ONE I STILL TREASURE THE MEMORIES AND HER MUSIC THANKS CAROL FOR SUCH WONDERFUL MUSIC AND THE GREAT MEMORIES THAT FILLED MY LIFE FOR MUSIC THAT NEVEER GETS OLD...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the essential Carole King album to own and a must to share with those who have yet to experience the soul of this song writing Diva. Home Again: ...'snow is cold, rain is wet, chills my soul right to the marrow'...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my Christmas gift from my kids back in the '70's, I believe the year of my divorce. Then as a newly divorced and single mom, I could relate the variety of songs to various stages of my life for years already past and then years to come. Some songs made me sad and others made me bounce and sing with joy. I must have this in my life again so that my grandchildren can hear my favorite album and hear the story about how their parents bought it for me! Thank you for having it available.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carole King knows how to write them & sing them with a gutsy down to earth sound. In any age, time or millenium she is the best. I will never grow tired of this CD and I have been listening to it ever since it was first released in the early 70's. My children, they are all grown now, know every word of every song and delight in it as I do. This is superior listening. Buy it, you'll like it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the Best Albums of the Decade. Truly a Classic for all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
carole king is such a super songwriter, and every song on this masterpiece proves it. she never really got the credit she richly deserved as a singer, but her voice is so unique, that the classics she wrote can best be sung by only herself. this album is timeless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic. For music to suite your every need, you have to have this one in your collection
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tapestry was given to me when I was 12 years old. It has been and remains to this day my favorite album. King goes to that place in your heart and stays forever.
KJAM More than 1 year ago
I grew up listening to this. it is in my soul, thanks to my mom!!! If you haven't experienced this...put it on your bucket list. You have got to hear this one before you go! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can't fault the music on this classic album, but I was hard pressed to hear any sonic improvement for it being "remastered". It still sounded like it was recorded many decades ago, with a real lack of transparency in the upper octaves. Buy this if you don't have it in your music collection, but don't expect sonic improvements because of remastering.
sandraf More than 1 year ago
Found this album took me way back. My daughter and I sang time all in the car.
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