Showing posts with label Carole King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carole King. Show all posts

May 26, 2019

It's Too Late by Carole King (1971)

It's Too Late by Carole King (1971)
"It's Too Late" is a song from Carole King's 1971 album Tapestry. Toni Stern wrote the lyrics and King wrote the music. It was released as a single in April 1971 and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. Sales were later gold-certified by the RIAA. Billboard ranked "It's Too Late" and its fellow A-side, "I Feel the Earth Move", as the No. 3 record for 1971.


Jan 31, 2015

So Far Away by Carole King from the album Tapestry

So Far Away by Carole King from the album Tapestry



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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.