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Thursday, May 24 2012

Carole King: The Legendary Demos

The music from the middle of the decade shows how much things have changed in such a short time. The songs are serious, even when they do concern love, such as “So Goes Love”, about the end of a relationship. But these more adult concerns are still wrapped in pop conventions.

Sunday, April 15 2012

Carole King: Simple Things / Welcome Home / Touch the Sky / Pearls

Reissued for the first time on CD, these albums propose the possibility that we should reconsider them as lost King classics. But these aren't forgotten gems -- they are lesser works.

Monday, July 5 2010

James Taylor and Carole King: 24 May 2010 - Chicago

It was a night of great respect, mutually, between the people in the seats and those on stage, a respect that can only be earned when you have more than 130 years of experience.

Thursday, June 24 2010

Carole King: The Essential Carole King

An intriguing concept: one disc of Carole King the singer, one disc of Carole King the songwriter. It's not perfect, but it's a start.

Thursday, April 24 2008

Carole King: Tapestry

Tapestry: Legacy Edition is the definitive genuflection to Carole King's 1971 masterpiece. Nearly 40 years later, it's still a thrill to feel the earth move.


Friday, January 27 2012

Counterbalance No. 66: Carole King’s 'Tapestry'

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call. Counterbalance will be there—this time, discussing the 66th most acclaimed album of all time, Carole King's 1971 megahit Tapestry.

Monday, May 3 2010

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Carole King - "Home Again"

An earlier version of this post appeared on on August 16, 2005 "Home Again" -- Carole King Written by Carole King From Tapestry (Sony, 1971) Though


Friday, January 28 2011

'Troubadours' looks at heyday of Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters

PARK CITY, Utah — Ever since the 1970s, well-to-do hippies have flocked to Laurel Canyon, the tree-lined neighborhood perched high in the hills above Los Angeles.

Thursday, May 27 2010

Forty years after sharing an L.A. stage, old pals touring together for the first time

Without James Taylor and Carole King, there would be no Taylor Swift, Jack Johnson or Norah Jones. Or Garth Brooks or Rickie Lee Jones or

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