The 1971 classic gets the deluxe treatment

A deluxe edition of Carole King’s landmark album, Tapestry will be released on August 4 to mark the 50th anniversary of King’s career as a musician.

She met song writing partner and future husband, Gerry Goffin in 1958 and released her debut single ‘The Right Girl’ on ABC-Paramount Records in May of the same year.

Originally released in 1971, Tapestry went on to become one of the most successful records of all time. It remained on the US charts for six years, sold ten million copies worldwide and won four Grammy awards: a record not bettered until Alanis Morissette in 1995.

“I feel honoured that Tapestry has made a difference in small ways and large ways in people’s lives around the world. It’s been a major part of my life too,” said King. “As a songwriter, I’m so happy that the songs have held up for all of these years. As a performer, I’m still enjoying playing them live.”

The double CD box set includes previously unreleased live performances, rare photos, lyrics and extensive liner notes by revered music writer, Harvey Kubernick.

The live tracks were recorded in Boston, Maryland and in Central Park, New York in 1973 and in 1976 at the San Francisco Opera House.

Tapestry: Legacy Edition by Carole King

Disc One – Selections (studio album):
I Feel The Earth Move
So Far Away
It’s Too Late
Home Again
Beautiful
Way Over Yonder
You’ve Got A Friend
Where You Lead
Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Smackwater Jack
Tapestry
(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman

Disc Two – Selections (live – previously unreleased):
I Feel The Earth Move
So Far Away
It’s Too Late
Home Again
Beautiful
Way Over Yonder
You’ve Got A Friend
Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Smackwater Jack
Tapestry
(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman

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