I figured I would make Friday a short one and do a review of this classic album that I own. Carole King’s 1971 hit album “Tapestry”.
Released in 1971 Tapestry became a hit album in the US. Selling over 13 million copies since. It was number 1 on the billboard for 15 consecutive weeks (longest ever by a female artist until Adele’s 21 in 2017), and literally stayed on the billboard 200 for 318 weeks (it remained on the charts for 302 consecutively 1971-77). Carole co-wrote all the songs. She wrote with writing partner and husband at the time Gerry Goffin, and Toni Stern for “It’s too late’ and “Where you lead”.
While some tracks tend to drag a little like “I feel the earth move’ or “Way over Yonder” the album is really solid for its time. Besides the hit single “It’s too Late”, which was on the Billboard 100 #1 spot for weeks and went Gold on its own, there are other excellent gems on this legendary album. The sweet “You’ve got a Friend” is a good listen, it was also a hit for James Taylor at the same time this album was released. Other notable tracks such as “Where You Lead”, “Smackwater Jack”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”, and of course the title song of the album.
The album spawned those hits which are still in rotation today. Even more so on Spotify when her page is pulled up with the stream count. Amazing how an album can still be so popular. With that said I forgot to mention that it was a multiple winner at the 1972 Grammy’s for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year (“It’s Too Late”), Song of the Year (“You’ve Got a Friend”), and Album of the Year ( a historical for a female artist).
Here is a snippet of that hit Album, Have a good weekend. May add another post this weekend.