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Tapestry (1971)

Carole King
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Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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Tapestry is a pop album by singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1971 on Ode Records. It is one of the best-selling albums of all-time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide In the U.S., it has been certified diamond by the RIAA with more than 10 million copies sold. It received four Grammy Awards in 1972, including Album of the Year. The lead single from the album, "It's Too Late"/"I Feel The Earth Move" was number 1 on the Billboard 100 for five weeks. In 2003, Tapestry was ranked number 36 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
King wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, several of which had already been hits for other artists such as Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (in 1967) and The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (in 1960). Three songs were co-written with King's ex-husband Gerry Goffin. James Taylor, who encouraged King to sing her own songs, and who also played on Tapestry, would have a #1 hit with "You've Got a Friend." Two songs were co-written with Toni Stern: "It's Too Late" and "Where You Lead".
Tapestry was number 1 on the Billboard 200 for 15 consecutive weeks, and held the record

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Tracks

4:44 Way Over Yonder
3:20 Where You Lead
3:15 Tapestry
3:49 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
3:41 Smackwater Jack
4:11 Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
2:29 Home Again
3:55 It's Too Late
3:56 So Far Away
2:59 I Feel the Earth Move
5:09 You've Got a Friend
3:07 Beautiful
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Brill Building contract songwriter makes successful transition to solo artist, and sells 10 million albums in two years.