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Carole King – Tapestry Podcast Part 3

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 29 - 2008

The new 2-CD Tapestry “Legacy Edition”  includes a bonus disc of the album’s 12 tracks performed live by King as just solo vocal and piano arrangements. Our third episode starts with clips of “It’s Too Late” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” from this release. Between the music, King comments on her career performing this repertoire. She also discusses how her songs and on-stage confidence developed from her early Troubadour gigs to headlining major venues after Tapestry became a big hit. Journalist David Wild also comments on the successful intimacy of her recent “Living Room” tours.

Recommended: Tapestry (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Carole King – Tapestry Podcast Part 2

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 22 - 2008

Graham Nash lived near Carole King in LA’s Laurel Canyon area, a fertile ground for many artists of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In our second episode of the Tapestry series, Nash describes some of the common inspirations of that scene and how King applied those ideas to her own music. It was there that King met Danny Kortchmar and the other musicians in their band, The City, who would eventually back Carole King and James Taylor during the sessions for both Tapestry and Taylor’s Sweet Baby James.

As King was developing her new songs for “Tapestry,” album producer Lou Adler and journalist David Wild contrast aspects of the recording that were either collaborative or from Carole King’s own soul. Music includes clips of “It’s Too Late” (#1 for five weeks), “Home Again” and the album’s title track.

Recommended: Tapestry (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Carole King – Tapestry Podcast Part 1

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 15 - 2008

Carole King’s Tapestry is one of pop music’s all-time landmark albums. Soon after it’s 1971 release, it spent 15 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s pop album chart, and then stayed on that chart for six full years. Our three part podcast series goes behind the making of this classic, and how Carole King developed from a songwriter for other artists to one of the premiere singer/songwriters of her time.

In our first episode, Carole King remembers her first musical experiences in high-school as part of the honor-students-on-the-street-corner group “The Cosines.” She also recalls her early days writing songs for other artists at New York’s Brill Building. She and then-husband Gerry Goffin scored their first hit as writers in 1961 when The Shirelles recorded “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. Journalist David Wild comments on how that song progressed from it’s girl-group era innocence to the more mature, piano/vocal arrangement King recorded for Tapestry a decade later after she divorced Gerry Goffin.

Producer Lou Adler also details how she wrote Aretha Franklin’s hit “Natural Woman,” another song she revised on Tapestry. Singer/songwriter Graham Nash, also discusses the honesty of King’s music, and how her songwriting was influenced by her own personal struggles.

Recommended: Tapestry (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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