Carole King - Tapestry
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Based on 5 reviews
1971 Ratings: #11 / 131
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1971 Ratings: #9
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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.

American Songwriter

It is those phases that deliver Tapestry from being a mere collection of love songs; and in many ways, pave the way for what the singer/songwriter movement would become-deeply personal, musically organic and looking for order amongst conflicting times, needs and survival in a world quickly evolving.

King’s lyrics are a testament to the potential of the simplest phrases when heightened by an uncluttered arrangement and an unfettered truth, the definition of classic.
Consequence of Sound

At its very best, Tapestry affirms what we already know about ourselves and our own journeys.

Rolling Stone
It is an album of surpassing personal-intimacy and musical accomplishment and a work infused with a sense of artistic purpose. It is also easy to listen to and easy to enjoy.

Happy 50th birthday to one of the greatest Pop albums of all time.

Fav Tracks: I Feel the Earth Move, It's Too Late, So Far Away, You've Got a Friend
Least Fav: Way Over Yonder


Tapestry is one of the most beloved records of the 70's, and even though I don't think I've ever really listened to it from front to back until now, it's easy to understand why. The cozy catter-studded album cover tells you all you need to know about the music that lies within. It's very homely, with twelve delicate but never flaccid singer-songwriter cuts. There really are no missteps either, it really is just that consistent. I saw countless articles throughout the course of the day ... read more


There is no way for me to rate this record unbiased as we played it on repeat while our daughter was born.
Carole King is a singer and a songwriter of a rare quality, she sounds so true and real you want to make her a friend. Nothing here sounds fake or forced and half of the songs are undeniable classics of the openhearted youthfulness of great POP.
King touches the essential emotions and questions that move social living beings (sth. we hopefully will return to be)


Take all the status, accolades and impact away, and ‘Tapestry’ is still a singer-songwriter composition that feels like a cozy home with loved ones in a warm breezy afternoon.


One of the greatest pop records of all time written and performed by one of the greatest pop songwriters of all time.


This album sounds like a blessing. It's like talking to your best friend in a warm summer day beneath beautiful trees.

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Added on: June 1, 2013