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Wednesday 10 July 2024



2024 Charity Shop Purchases # 46  - Carole King - Tapestry

I have a fairly battered and crackly vinyl copy of Carole King's classic 1971 album Tapestry courtesy of Val's Vinyl

As I said in the VV post it reminds me of my late glamourous Aunt Jean. My folks didn't have many records but I remember Aunt Jean had this one which in my book made her pretty trendy.

It seemed sensible to pick up a more pristine copy for a pound particularly as it also had a couple of bonus tracks stuck on at the end.

Carole co-wrote all the songs on the album. Unless you have been living in a cave since 1970 you will be familiar with the majority of them.

As the blurb on the back cover states Tapestry was a ground breaking record not only for music, but for women in music. Blending soothing pop songs with heartfelt lyrics, the album struck a universal cord.

Over five million people can't be wrong

Here are three you will recognise that didn't feature last time round

Carole King -I Feel The Earth Move

Carole King -You've Got a Friend

Carole King - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman


  1. This is one of those records that takes me back to my early childhood because my mom played her copy on the living room stereo... a lot. - Brian