Earworm: Carole King's Tapestry

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Why it took me so long to listen to this album I have no idea. It's just warmth. In a time when most of top 40 radio is manufactured beats, you can hear the instruments and I forgot how much I love music where you can tell that instruments are actually being played on the track. 

My favorite track on the album is the opener, "I Feel the Earth Move". It's just joy distilled without the frills, and an uptempo song where the piano is heavily featured. And it feels different from love songs that are released today. It's about the feeling of being in love, and not about how cute they are or what makes them beautiful.


This album also has her version of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman". I love Aretha's version, and whenever I need a pick me up, I put on her performance from the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors and listen to Aretha sing and watch Carole King in awe of her. While Aretha's version of the song is passionate, Carole's is tender. Sometimes all you need is some tender loving care.This album is considered one of the greatest albums of all time. And rightly so. I just wish this had entered my life earlier because then I would have had more time to enjoy it.







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