Tapestry is the second album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1971 on Ode Records and produced by Lou Adler. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. In the United States, it has been certified Diamond with more than 10 million copies sold. It received four Grammy Awards in 1972, including Album of the Year. The lead single from the album — "It's Too Late"/"I Feel the Earth Move" — spent five weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts. In 2003, Tapestry was ranked number 36 on Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
With her marriage on the rocks and looking for a fresh start, Carole King moved to Los Angeles in 1967. More specifically, Laurel Canyon, where she fell in with the nascent singer/songwriter crowd. She and bassist/boyfriend Charles Larkey (formerly of the Myddle Class, a band she and then-husband Gerry Goffin had signed to their record label) soon formed a band, adding old friend from NYC, guitarist Danny Kortchmar. The trio spent time at King's house working on a batch of songs she had written with Goffin (some previously released by other acts, some not), plus some co-written by another member of Myddle Class, Don Palmer, and fellow Brill Building refugee Toni Stern. Thanks to their industry connections it wasn't long before they had a record deal. Adding drummer Jim Gordon and naming themselves the City, they hit the studio with Lou Adler producing. The outcome of the sessions was the thoroughly charming Now That Everything's Been Said LP. Released in 1968 on Ode Records, the album had one foot in the kind of radio pop bands like the Monkees and the Mamas & the Papas were cranking out and another in the earthy, homegrown realm of singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and, a few years later, King herself.
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…
Carole Martinez donne ici libre cours à la puissance poétique de son imagination et nous fait vivre une expérience à la fois mystique et charnelle, à la lisière du songe. La voix fraîche d'Isabelle Carré nous emporte dans son univers rêveur et passionné. …
On January 24, 2014, Carole King was honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Carole and a cast of superstar guests including Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys, Gloria Estefan, Lady Gaga, Zac Brown and James Taylor performed some of the quintessential songs from her renowned and celebrated career. Proceeds from the sale of this product will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music professionals have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
is a 1974 album by American singer-songwriter . The album hit #1 on the Billboard albums chart in late 1974 and spun off successful singles with (#2 Pop) and (#9 Pop, #1 Adult Contemporary). The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.
is a musical with a book and lyrics by and music by . The musical is based on 's books (which compose 1962's ), and (1960). based the story on a demonstrative little girl who used to sing and dance on the stoop of her building, whom he observed while he was a little boy growing up in Brooklyn.
is an album by American singer-songwriter , released in 1975. This is her final effort issued by , and also the last album produced by who had been her collaborator since . The track was released as a lead single from the album, and became her 4th and final chart-topper on the U.S. Billboard AC chart. , a song featuring and on vocals, was also released as a single. also features harmony vocals by .
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.