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Record Store Finds: Tapestry by Carole King

Record Store Finds is a weekly column that shines light on a record from years gone by. Some are all time greats and others are under the radar classics that deserve a second spin. Carole King’s Tapestry doesn’t need much of an introduction. It’s the best selling album by one of America’s all time great songwriting legends. Originally released in 1971, the album peaked at #1 in several countries including the United States and has been certified 10x platinum indicating over 10 million copies sold (in the United States). It is with good reason. Tapestry is a musical journey inside the mind of a songwriting genius. Ironically, she wasn’t keen on the idea of singing her own songs. Aretha Franklin recorded “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Women” years earlier but James Taylor, one of her main collaborators insisted that she sing her own songs. The result was this [...] Continue...