Carole King - TapestryI’ll bet this one caught you way off guard, eh? Some of you may regard this as a definitively womany album, sort of a Fried Green Tomatoes of music, and I have to confess that I don’t have too many female artists in my music collection, but I’ve always found this album to be truly cathartic, particularly It’s “Too Late”, which, well, let’s just say the song has great personal significance to me and leave it at that. I’d been hearing the song for years during my “oldies” (ha!) radio gig before it even became significant to me in a deeply personal way, but it’s one of those things that you don’t understand until it lands right on top of you. Other familiar songs you might be looking for here include “I Feel 3 out of 4The Earth Move”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, and “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

  1. I Feel The Earth Move (2:57)
  2. So Far Away (3:56)
  3. It’s Too Late (3:53)
  4. Home Again (2:30)
  5. Beautiful (3:06)
  6. Order this CD Way Over Yonder (4:46)
  7. You’ve Got a Friend (5:07)
  8. Where You Lead (3:18)
  9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (4:11)
  10. Smackwater Jack (3:43)
  11. Tapestry (3:12)
  12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (3:49)

Released by: CBS
Release date: 1971
Total running time: 44:50