Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Rockingale Records will release Carole King – Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park as CD/DVD and digital on Friday, September 1st.
Recorded on July 3, 2016, in front of a rapturous audience of more than 65,000 fans, Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park celebrates the 45th anniversary of a zeitgeist-shifting touchstone album that established Carole King as the quintessential singer-songwriter, a “Natural Woman” who gave voice to the emotions and experiences of millions of listeners around the world. With songs that are literally woven into the fabric of pop culture, Tapestry struck a universal chord, topping the Billboard 200 for 15 weeks and staying on the chart for six years. King took home four Grammy Awards for the album, including Album, Record and Song of the Year. And the songs, including “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late,” “I Feel The Earth Move,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and others remain timeless standards and radio staples.
The artist’s largest concert since her legendary 1973 show in Central Park, Carole King’s historic Hyde Park performance marked her first British concert since 1989 and the first time she’d performed Tapestry on stage in its entirety. The album showcases King leading a full band (including guitarist Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, who played on the original Tapestry album) through the album with the bonus addition of some of her personal favorite compositions from her formidable songbook. Guest performers include her daughter, Louise Goffin, who joins King on several tracks including “Where You Lead” (which the duo re-recorded as the theme song to the popular television series Gilmore Girls) plus the Laurence Olivier Award-winning West End cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Originally released in 1971, Tapestry established Carole King–already a noted songwriter of smash hits for Aretha Franklin, The Everly Brothers, The Monkees, The Drifters and many others–as an extraordinary performer who defines the singer-songwriter genre from the 1970s onward.
The Carole King – Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park package includes the full concert on CD/DVD and is rounded out with insightful recollections from King about the making of Tapestry.
Leading up to the home release of the CD/DVD, Carole King: Tapestry – Captured Live at Hyde Park London will be broadcast to U.S. movie theaters on Tuesday, July 11th at 7 pm (local time). In addition to the full-length concert, this special one-night cinema event includes an interview with King herself, special introduction by the iconic WCBS-FM radio host Scott Shannon, star-studded appearances from Tom Hanks, Elton John, Graham Nash, Lou Adler, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, James Taylor, David Crosby, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and includes several timeless Goffin/King compositions. Tickets and more information available at FathomEvents.com.
A special television broadcast edition of Carole King – Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park, distributed by American Public Television, will begin airing on public television stations in September 2017.
Additional performances on Live at Hyde Park include a Gerry Goffin/Carole King medley featuring “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “It Might As Well Rain Until September,” “Go Away Little Girl,” “I’m Into Something Good,” “One Fine Day” and more.
1. I Feel The Earth Move
2. So Far Away
3. It’s Too Late
4. Home Again
6. Way Over Yonder
7. You’ve Got A Friend
8. Where You Lead
9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
10. Smackwater Jack
12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
13. Medley Intro
14. Goffin/King Medley:Take Good Care Of My Baby/It Might As Well Rain Until September/Go Away Little Girl/I’m Into Something Good/One Fine Day
15. Hey Girl
18. Up On The Roof
20 I Feel the Earth Move (Reprise)
21. You’ve Got A Friend (reprise)
1. Opening/Testimonials (Instrumental Music Bed: It’s Too Late, Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, So Far Away, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman)
2. I Feel The Earth Move
3. So Far Away
4. It’s Too Late
5. Home Again
7. Way Over Yonder
8. You’ve Got a Friend
9. Where You Lead (with Louise Goffin)
10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (with Louise Goffin)
11. Smackwater Jack
13. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
14. Take Good Care Of My Baby
15. It Might As Well Rain Until September
16. Go Away Little Girl
17. I’m Into Something Good
18. One Fine Day
19. Hey Girl
22. Up On The Roof
24. I Feel The Earth Move (with cast of Carole King the Musical)
25. You’ve Got A Friend (reprise)
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