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Tapestry - Legacy Edition

Carole King Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (6 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B000VXLC3K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  Apparel
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. I Feel the Earth Move (Album Version) 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. So Far Away (Album Version) 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. It's Too Late (Album Version) 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Home Again (Album Version) 2:290.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Beautiful (Album Version) 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Way over Yonder (Album Version) 4:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You've Got a Friend (Album Version) 5:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Where You Lead (Album Version) 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Album Version) 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Smackwater Jack (Album Version) 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Tapestry (Album Version) 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Album Version) 3:490.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. I Feel The Earth Move (Live Version) 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. So Far Away (Live Version) 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. It's Too Late (Live Version) 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Home Again (Live Version) 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Beautiful (Live Version) 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Way Over Yonder (Live Version) 4:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You've Got A Friend (Live Version) 4:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Live Version) 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Smackwater Jack (Live Version) 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tapestry (Live Version) 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Live Version) 4:010.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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Digitally re-mastered version of the original album from the American singer-songwriter and pianist, featuring well-known tracks such as 'Natural Woman', 'You Got a Friend' and 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow'. This 'Legacy' edition includes a bonus CD featuring previously unreleased live tracks, rare photos, lyrics and insightful liner notes by Harvey Kubernick.

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(2008/LEGACY) 23 tracks (incl.11 unreleased live piano voice versions 1973-76) gatefold digipac with rare photos and new essay; Medium 1
  1. I Feel The Earth Move
  2. So Far Away
  3. It's Too Late
  4. Home Again
  5. Beautiful
  6. Way Over Yonder
  7. You've Got A Friend
  8. Where You Lead
  9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
  10. Smackwater Jack
  11. Tapestry
  12. A Natural Woman
  13. I Feel The Earth Move (previously unreleased)
  14. So Far Way (previously unreleasd)
  15. It's Too Late (previously unreleased)
  16. Home Again (previously unreleased)
  17. Beautiful (previously unreleased)
  18. Way Over Yonder (previously unreleased)
  19. You've Got A Friend (previously unreleased)
  20. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (previously unrel
  21. Smackwater Jack (previously unreleased)
  22. Tapestry (previously unreleased)
  23. A Natural Woman (previously unreleased)

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139 of 141 people found the following review helpful
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I bought the original LP (still have it!) of this in 1971 with money I had for my 21st birthday (from what must have been one of the very early Virgin Record Shops in Birmingham). It was the first album I also bought on cassette (for the car!), the first cd version I bought of an album I already had (at something like 10 times the price of the original LP - how's that for holding your value!). Now I've had to buy another for my 17yr old daughter who loves it (almost) as much as I do.
There's something for every mood, every track has a different appeal. The gentle melancholy of "so far away", don't we all need a place "Way over yonder"? My heart has always twinged with sympathy for the girl who has always wanted "a real home with flowers on the window sill" but who is prepared to follow her man in "Where you lead". Tell me, I want to know, did it work out, did you ever get that real home?
I don't think anyone has ever bettered Carole's version of "Will you still love me tomorrow?", possibly my favourite track, or maybe that should be Tapestry - or maybe "You've got a friend". Impossible to choose - a whole Desert Island's worth!
My kids, poor things, were forced to listen to this on car journeys from a tender age and they even loved "Smackwater Jack" - bellowed out with gusto from a tender age by both of them. Can you listen to that without finding your feet tapping and wanting to jig about?
The mix of tracks, songs, words, instruments, piano - all are just so right - it's hard to imagine how this could be improved. And it has stood the test of time, along with those other favourites "Judith" by Judy Collins and "Bridge over troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel".
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic By Anyone's Standards 22 Mar 2007
By Jervis VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Of all the introspective styled singer-songwriters of the early seventies Carole King would perhaps seem a most unlikely candidate to adopt that genre - after all her success was at its peak a decade earlier when she was predominantly a songwriter alongside her husband Gerry Goffin penning a great many fondly remembered classics aimed at the teen market. Fortunately, her forte had always been strong melodies and 'Tapestry', her second album is no exception although its style is more intimate than the style of her early career.
Actually, it's not unrealistic to regard 'Tapestry' as one of only a handful of truly great albums because there are very few albums that are so consistently great from start to finish without the odd filler. 'Tapestry' certainly isn't amongst those groundbreaking albums often touted for in the best album polls but it really doesn't need to be because it's the album's simplicity that is its biggest asset.
Carole mixes a couple of her old songs with her newer efforts - 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' and 'Natural Woman' and although these versions are never going to eclipse the well known originals in terms of profile they are nevertheless both highly effective at interpreting the songs differently but also successfully. A number of the newer songs have also acquired classic status - especially 'It's Too Late' and 'You've Got A Friend' - best known through James Taylor's cover but it's really hard to imagine these original versions ever being bettered whoever decided to record them.
'Intimate', 'Sincere', 'Direct' are all words that have been used to describe 'Tapestry' over the years and they are all accurate. 'Classic' has also been used on occasions, too, and this term (despite being overused generally in popular music) is equally applicable in this case.
'Tapestry' is definitely a strong contender for the best album ever made.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tapestry made of fine durable fabric 10 Mar 2006
By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This is a classic album that sounds as honest and sincere now as it did way back in 1971. Imagine an album staying in the number one spot for fifteen weeks and on the charts for over SIX YEARS.
With four Grammy awards under its belt, and songs like “I Feel The Earth Move”; “It's Too Late”; “You've Got A Friend”; “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”; “Tapestry” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, this album belongs in any serious collection of ‘70s music.
See also the tribute album “Tapestry Revisited” where folk like Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Amy Grant, Richard Marx, Celine Dion, the Bee Gees and Bebe and Cece Winans, among others, pay homage to this singer/songwriter extraordinaire.
A must-have album for your collection.
Amanda Richards
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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Born as Carole Klein in Brooklyn, New York, on 9 February 1941, Carole King, was selling songs in Tin Pan Alley from her teens. King did a few singles in the late fifties and early sixties, but bloomed as a singer/composer after she married lyricist Gerry Goffin. It was not until 1971 that King took the world by storm with her Tapestry album that was destined to become one of the most artistic endeavours of western popular music.
Tapestry came at a time when Rock 'n' Roll was in doldrums. Three tragic events happened in 1970. The Beatles broke up; and Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin died! A generation of music fans (the baby boomers), who had grown up with the artists, were approaching the age of thirty, and needed something to chill them out. "Love Story" was a big hit in 1970 and Tapestry was THE 'Love Story' of Rock 'n' Roll. The songs touched areas never touched by a female singer/composer before.
Tapestry is a classic album. It's characterised by smooth flowing lyrics and superb musical composition. The beauty of the artist lies in their ability to express our emotions for us in a way we may not have been able to do so in a few life times, And what better area to touch? The songs touch the most universal emotion of all-- love and melancholy. Although the lyrics may be based on urban New York blues-- as suggested in "Where You Lead"-- the message is universal, it touches us all.
The album is like a tapestry itself from the first song "I Feel the Earth" to "You Make Me Feel". Each song is set in a perfect order (with the notable exception of "Smackwater Jack"). The songs weave the Tapestry of love and melancholy.
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