is the first official compilation album by . It was released in 1978 and features twelve songs that had previously appeared on her six studio albums released between 1971 and 1976. The album was re-released on CD in 1999 with two additional tracks.
This album was always sort of a joke among Carole King's serious fans, containing 12 songs drawn from six albums, and liner notes that fail even to acknowledge the existence of Writer, her one pre-Tapestry solo LP. A Natural Woman supplanted it later, and the addition of two live cuts, "Eventually" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" from the Carnegie Hall concert on the 1999 reissue (Ode/Epic/Legacy 65846), doesn't extended the range or depth of the selection sufficiently. On the other hand, the 1999 remastering does improve the listening pleasure inherent in what is here – the material off of Tapestry, Music, Rhymes & Reasons, and others is now very robust, with vivid instrumentation and a close, rich profile of King's voice. The selection of King's work is still only an inch deep, but it's a more rewarding inch.
This astounding collection of 13 original recordings by featuring many of her most famous songs is finally being released for the very first time! proves once and for all precisely why she is the most successful and revered female singer/songwriter in music history. Includes the original demoed recordings of such future standards as and more. Also features early takes of six tracks that formed the basis for King's worldwide solo breakthrough ; one of the best-selling and most beloved albums of all time. This collection forms the lost missing link in the chain of 's career.
Japanese-only collection from the singer/songwriter who helped to change the course of Pop music with her songwriting skills during the '60s and her own solo recordings in the '70s. 21 tracks including , , , , and many more.
is a 2001 studio album by . Distributed by , it was her first release on her label. As of 2015, it is her most recent album of new material. During the release for the album, appeared in a series of television advertisements for , in which she performs a medley of and the lead single from the album, .
is a live album by released in 2005. It consists of live recordings of most of the songs from . Her daughters and and background singer and guitarist joined her on several songs. This album debuted at #17 in the US, becoming 's highest-charting album since 1977. This was largely due to television advertisements and being available in Starbucks retailers. For the week of July 18, 2005 it was the #1 album on Amazon.com. It was the #2 album of July 2005 on Amazon.com. In its first week, sold 44,000 copies in the United States. It has since sold over 330,000 copies in the United States. In August 2006, the album re-entered the at #151, as it was once again available in all Starbucks locations in the US.
was 's first concert performance in front of an audience. Performed on June 18, 1971, it was released years later, in 1996, as an album. This album has seventeen live songs. Some songs included: , , , , , , , , , , and ". , a friend of 's, accompanied her on , , and . Before she started singing, an old saying went into her mind, "How did the man get to Carnegie Hall?" Out loud she said the answer "Practice man, practice!" Then she performed.
is the debut album by and was released in 1970. already had a successful career as a songwriter, and been a part of , a short-lived group she formed after moving to Los Angeles in 1968. Tracks on the album include which was a number 4 hit for in 1962, and , which has been recorded by , among others. The album did not receive much attention upon its release, though it entered the chart following the success of 's next album, , in 1971.
is the third album by American singer-songwriter . It is a continuation of the style laid down in . The album was released in December 1971 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. It features songs such as (US #12 by ), a #9 hit for , and . experienced immediate success and was certified Gold on December 9, 1971, days after release. It was certified Platinum on July 17, 1995. entered the top ten at #8, becoming the first of many weeks both and would occupy the top ten simultaneously. The album hit #1 on New Year's Day 1972 and stayed there for three consecutive weeks. plays the piano and celeste on many tracks.
is a 1972 album by American singer-songwriter . The album features a single , which topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at #24 on the Pop chart. The album itself also became a hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.