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Carole King Tapestry on Numbered Limited-Edition
180g LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 36/500!
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Feel the Earth Move: Mobile Fidelity Gives Listeners the End-All-Be-All
Definitive Analog Version of the Long-Time Audiophile Classic
Analog Reissue True to Producer’s Original Intent of Putting Carole King in the
Room With You: Experience and Feel Every Organic Nuance, Suggestive Delivery,
Blockbuster Album Defined Singer-Songwriter Movement, Swept Grammy Awards,
Spawned Four Hit Singles, Sold More Than 25 Million Copies Worldwide
Carole King’s Tapestry is one of the rare albums that immediately plays in your
head the moment its title, cover art, or songs are mentioned. Having achieved
status of near-mythical proportions, it is the singer-songwriter record you’d
bring to the proverbial desert island if you were limited to one choice.
Renowned for its lifelike production, Tapestry now sounds clearer, richer, and
more emotional courtesy of Mobile Fidelity’s 180g LP. Audiophiles, this is the
version that brings Carole King right before your eyes and into your room. This
is the edition you need. It’s the edition you deserve.
Faithful to original album producer Lou Adler’s vision of making King (and not
just any pianist player) appear seated and playing in front of listeners, this
numbered limited-edition 180g LP delivers utmost transparency, balance, warmth,
intimacy, and perhaps most importantly, feeling. Aware of how many times this
iconic work has been re-released, Mobile Fidelity engineers settled for nothing
less than the absolute finest sonic presentation possible when mastering
Tapestry from the original master tapes.
The results mirror what went down in the A&M Studios. Lean, simple, direct, and
so nakedly real the sonics evoke what might be heard on a professional demo
tape, this collectable LP gives what Rolling Stone deems the 36th Greatest Album
of All Time the due it deserves. King’s personal singing, her graceful pianism,
the integral rhythmic foundation provided by the likes of drummer Russ Kunkel
and guitarist Danny Kortchmar, and the symmetrical contributions of guest
instrumentalists ranging from saxophonist Curtis Amy to guitarist James Taylor
resonate with three-dimensional imaging and cozy realism. Every note, every
basic movement, accurately rendered with exquisite detail and full-bodied
Indeed, one reason—apart from the flawless songwriting, earnest deliveries, and
eloquent performances—Tapestry endures is because of the naturalness of the
production and songs. King’s unadulterated articulations on love, conviction,
friendship, place, sadness, and companionship ring true because there’s no
doubting their meaning, intent, or sincerity. Tapestry makes you feel, and
compels you to get closer to the music, and the musicians performing. It is an
album of organic nuances, suggestive intents, and engaging melodies.
Thematically, classics such as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “I Feel the Earth Move,”
“Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman”
resonate because they address universal sensibilities and the human condition.
They, like all of Tapestry, are relaxed yet emancipating, strong yet mellow,
comfortable yet terrifically beautiful and lastingly unique. Four major Grammy
Awards, four Top 10 singles, sales of more than 25 million copies, and one of
the first albums chosen for inclusion in the National Recording Registry just
seem like icing on the cake.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
1. I Feel the Earth Move
2. So Far Away
3. Its Too Late
4. Home Again
6. Way Over Yonder
1. You've Got a Friend
2. Where You Lead
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
4. Smackwater Jack
6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman