Saturday, February 2, 2013

Carol King 'It's Too Late' A&M 7" Single

Two classic tracks from Kings legendary 'Tapestry' set. (Which for many years was the UK's biggest ever selling LP by a female solo artist, before being eclipsed by Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black').

King was originally a Brill Building writer, (along with her then-husband, lyricist Gerry Goffin), King wrote for many of the leading pop/soul performers (not least Aretha Franklin, who released her, 'You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)') before re-inventing herself as a singer-songwriter in the early seventies after divorcing Goffin. (Despite, the dissolution of their personal relationship, they continued to work together).
On 'Tapestry' (which I believe to be one of the 'Ten LP's That Women Should Own'), King revisits many of her classic songs, which had been hits for other performers. (Including her very first hit, 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', originally a number one for The Shirelles when King was just 18). 

Here, 'It's Too Late' is backed with her 'I Feel The Earth Move'. 
The US version was released as a double A-Side, but this NZ version appears to have the conventional A/B format. 

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