Carole King – Tapestry (1971) [Remaster 1999]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:44 minutes | Scans included | 3,33 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 50:57 min | Scans included | 1 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround. | Genre: Pop
Carole King was famous as a writer of girl-group hits in the ’60s. In 1971, she became more famous. That’s the year Tapestry became one of the biggest-selling LPs of all time. It’s easy to hear why–the music is loose, earthy, L.A. session-pop. King is casual, intimate, and tough; she covers all the emotional ground of the post-liberated woman with ease. She brings adult nuance to “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” and comes up with hits (“It’s Too Late,” “I Feel the Earth Move”) whose white-soul realism and maturity put pop hits to shame.
Carole King brought the fledgling singer/songwriter phenomenon to the masses with Tapestry, one of the most successful albums in pop music history. A remarkably expressive and intimate record, it’s a work of consummate craftsmanship. Always a superior pop composer, King reaches even greater heights as a performer; new songs like the hits “It’s Too Late” and “I Feel the Earth Move” rank solidly with past glories, while songs like “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” take on added resonance when delivered in her own warm, compelling voice. With its reliance on pianos and gentle drumming, Tapestry is a light and airy work on its surface, occasionally skirting the boundaries of jazz, but it’s also an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later.
01. I Feel The Earth Move
02. So Far Away
03. It’s Too Late
04. Home Again
06. Way Over Yonder
07. You’ve Got A Friend
08. Where You Lead
09. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
10. Smackwater Jack
12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
13. Out In The Cold
14. Smackwater Jack (Live)
SACD Stereo Mix Produced by Bob Irwin.
Engineered by Bob Irwin and Vic Anesini.
Mastered by Vic Anesini at Sony Music Studios, NY.
5.1 Surround Mix Produced by Paul Kingberg at Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA.
Mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc Systems, Hollywood, CA.