Carole King’s 1971 Album Tapestry

By | Jul 13, 2010

The Album was recorded by Singer/Song writer Carole King in January 1971 and released in March. Lou Adler produced the album, which included original songs as well as some of her compositions and recorded by others in the 1960’s. It was her second album.

The Album reached Number 1 for 15 weeks on the Album charts and remained on them for 302 weeks or nearly 6 years.

The Album had the number 1 singles It’s Too Late, I Feel the Earth Move and So Far Away. The song You’ve Got A Friend was recorded by James Taylor and his version also peaked at number 1.

Barbara Streisand released a version of the song Where You Lead. Where You Lead remade by Carole King and her daughter Louise Goffin is used as the theme for The Gilmore Girls.

It won the Grammy Award for best Album in 1972. The Song It’s Too Late won Record of the Year while You’ve Got a Friend won Song of the Year. Carole King was awarded Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Two tribute albums have been made. The first in 1995 titled tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King, and the second, released in 2003, titled A New Tapestry — Carole King Tribute.


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