The original release of Carole King's album "Tapestry" contains twelve songs, including the hits "It's Too Late," "I Feel the Earth Move," "Smackwater Jack" and "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman." "So Far Away" was also released as a single.Continue Reading
In 2008, a two-CD "Legacy Edition" of "Tapestry" was released. It contained another 11 songs alongside a remastering of the original album and live versions of most of the original songs.
"Tapestry" was released in 1971 and became one of the greatest selling pop albums of all time. The first single spent five weeks atop the Hot 100, and the LP spent 15 consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200. The album also spent 46 weeks in the top 10, sold 10 million copies and produced four Grammys according to Billboard. It was certified diamond by the RIAA and is still considered one of the best singer-songwriter albums of all time.
Carole King wrote seven of the songs in the album and co-wrote five with Toni Stern and Gerry Goffin. The cover photograph of the album was taken by Jim McCrary and shows Carole sitting in a window frame with her cat, holding a hand-stitched tapestry.Learn more about Art & Literature