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So Far Away by Carole King from the album Tapestry

So Far Away by Carole King from the album Tapestry



So Far Away is a song written by Carole King and appeared on her 1971 album Tapestry. The recording features James Taylor on acoustic guitar. In the 1995 album Tapestry Revisited, it was covered by Rod Stewart.

The lyrics express longing for a lover who is far away. But Allmusic critic Bill Janovitz notes that while the lyrics start by focusing on the physical distance between the lovers, the lyrics use that as a jumping off point to explore emotional distance between lovers as well. Rolling Stone Magazine stated King's "warm, earnest singing" on the song brought out the song's sadness.

In addition to Taylor, and King on piano, instruments include Russ Kunkel on drums, Charles Larkey on bass guitar and Curtis Amy on flute.

In 1996, Rod Stewart included a version of the song on his album If We Fall in Love Tonight. This version was previously released as a single 1995 for a Carole King tribute album Tapestry Revisited.