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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
is a studio album by singer-songwriter , released in March 1993. The album includes , a Grammy-nominated song which was featured in the film .