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Carole King Live Set, Tapestry: Live In Hyde Park, For CD/DVD, CD/BD Deluxe Editions

One of the most loved albums of my life is Tapestry by Carole King. It’s style, delivery, and swarm of great songs were well-received by many during its release back in 1971. In the US alone, sales were astronomical eventually pushing out over ten million copies for a coveted Diamond assignation. Since then, its songs have replayed on classic radio in the millions of times.

Throughout the years, Carole King would tour many songs off that classic album. But on July 3, 2016, she played through the entire album at England’s historic Hyde Park. Her Tapestry-attentive live set was well received by approximately 65 thousand fans. Of course, Carole King obliged with an extended set that included other Carole King gems. Nevertheless, like Leonard Cohen, Carole King holds a sort of magic about her. The new live album, Tapestry: Live In Hyde Park, lets those in attendance relive the magic, while the rest of us are able to experience it for the first time.

Tapestry: Live In Hyde Park will be released in a CD/DVD package and a CD/BD (Blu-ray) package. The date on the calendar marked for this set by Legacy Records is September 15.

01. I Feel the Earth Move
02. So Far Away
03. It’s Too Late
04. Home Again
05. Beautiful
06. Way over Yonder
07. You’ve Got a Friend
08. Where You Lead (with Louise Goffin)
09. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (with Louise Goffin)
10. Smackwater Jack
11. Tapestry
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
16. Chains
17. Jazzman
18. Up On the Roof
19. Locomotion
20. I Feel the Earth Move (Reprise)
21. You’ve Got a Friend (Reprise) (with the Cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)

01. Show Open/Testimonials
02. I Feel the Earth Move
03. So Far Away
04. It’s Too Late
05. Home Again
06. Beautiful
07. Way over Yonder
08. You’ve Got a Friend
09. Where You Lead (with Louise Goffin)
10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (with Louise Goffin)
11. Smackwater Jack
12. Tapestry
13. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
14. Medley Intro
15. Goffin/King Medley:
16. Hey Girl
17. Chains
18. Jazzman
19. Up On the Roof
20. Locomotion
21. I Feel the Earth Move (Reprise) (with the Cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
22. You’ve Got a Friend (Reprise)
23. Credits


Friday Music To Reissue Carole King Debut, Writer, In Remastered Edition

Writer - Carole KingIn what is our FIRST 2016 post, Friday Music will be gifting all Carole King fans with an audio update of the fine Carole King Ode debut, Writer. Writer was originally released in 1970, starting off the new path that Carole King would follow for decades – that of a solo artist rather than just that of a songwriter for other people’s recordings. Of course, after the release of her breakthrough second album, Tapestry in 1971, Carole King would be a sought after singer-songwriter, who could translate her songs perfectly.

On January 8 of 2016, Friday Music will reissue Writer, newly remastered by Joe Reagoso, who remasters most reissue works for the label.

This new reissue will offer a booklet with original artwork, period photographs, and notes. This Limited Edition CD will be housed in digi-pak packaging.

I’m pleased to see this coming our way!

Favorite Songs That Get Constant Replay

Music is certainly a subjective experience. What works for me likely won’t work for you (besides shared appreciation selections). But I’m always interested in what others find wonderful.

A few days ago, I got caught up in what I feel are songs that somehow transcend the usual “I like that” assignation. The songs that I listened to were tunes that come back far more frequently than many others. In fact, I son’t usually have to cycle back to them, they just seem to be always there.

And so, I thought I’d ask what some of your most important songs are. For example, I have “Heart Of Gold” by Neil Young always finding its way into my mind at least once or twice a week. Another is “So Far Away” by Carole King (who also has “Sweet Seasons”, “Jazzman”, Been To Canaan”, and “It’s Too Late” in that cranial jukebox of mine). There’s “Stone Cold Sober” by Crawler, “Ballad Of The Beacon” by Wishbone Ash, “Mainstreet” by Bob Seger, “Closer To Home” by Grand Funk Railroad, “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell (who also has a few more that show up frequently). There are more, of course. Which is why I’m not asking for a Top Ten list. but rather the first batch that easily rolls from your memory.

While I’m at it, it’s cool to see that Night Moves by Bob Seger will be arriving on 180g vinyl LP reissue on June 16. PLUS, there are four Joy Division titles coming to LP, and two Cocteau Twins LPs. The Joy Division sets (Substance – 1988, Still – 1981, 2LP sets planned for July 17, and Unknown Pleasures – 1979, Closer – 1980, 1LP sets planned for June 30), all coming from Rhino! The Cocteau Twins LPs are coming from 4AD on July 17, and includes The Pink Opaque – 1985, and Tiny Dynamine (EP) – 1985 with Echoes In A Shallow Bay (EP) – 1985 together in one set. (I HAD to get something new coming out in here!)

Bob Seger Night Moves LP

Poll: Best Female Artists of This Time Worthy Of Remembrance

Florence WelchPoll time again!

We have so many female artists that have legitimately gained our love and respect. A look through the ’60s, we have Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Laura Nyro, Barbra Streisand, while the ’70s plump up with even more.  For the ’70s, there are Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Helen Reddy, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Patti Smith, and a whole bunch more.  The ’80s delivered Kate Bush, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, to name a few. Even the ’90s had a few icons. Those were Toni Childs, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morrissette, Sarah Maclachlan, and a few others. The interesting thing is that the ’90s produced female artists that are not as memorable as the previous decades (for many).

My poll question is this? Which female artists of the current generation, or since 2000, should be remembered as being extraordinary for their time. I have a few.

My list includes Florence Welch, Lykke Li, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), and Amy Winehouse and Adele (for different reasons). If we forego the usual Pop icons ( I have), we can safely eliminate artists like Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, and others of their kind.

So, what are your choices of era 2000- now artists that should be remembered decades from now?

Lykke Li

TAPSheet: Vinyl LP Reissues By The Truckload

Whether you like it or not (and I know some of you), vinyl has made an interesting resurgence against digital downloads, and the CD. And while the purpose of this post is not to debate the quality issues, availability, or even viability, I think it fascinating that it has come back from virtually being eliminated from the marketplace. Nevertheless, as noted, we’re here for a different purpose, the releases of some vinyl titles.

Rhino and Parlophone will be reissuing More Specials (1980) from The Specials on June 10. This edition will come complete with a bonus 7″ single. The LP is going to be 180g weight press.

The Specials More Specials

On June 17, Rhino/Parlophone will press The Specials live set, Live At The Moonlight Club (1997).

Elektra Records will release studio catalog of Kyuss titles on vinyl LP that include Wretch (1991) on 2LP, Welcome To the Sky Valley (1994), Blues From The Red Sun (1992), and the swansong album, …And The Circus Leaves Town (1995). All Kyuss titles are slated for July 22.

Warner Brothers have Trio, the 1987 album featuring Dolly Parton, Emmlou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt, on the calendar for June 10. The set is pressed on 180g vinyl.

One of my favorites, Snakes And Ladders: The Best Of Faces (1976), will be released as a Limited Edition 180g vinyl LP, slated for June 17.


Also on June 17, and also from Friday Music, will be a 180g vinyl press of The Best Of Kansas (1984).

Rhino/Parlophone will re-release a 180g vinyl cut of This Was (1968) by Jethro Tull, as well as a 180g press of The Waterboys (1983), the fine debut album from The Waterboys.

Scheduling for June 24, Friday Music have several heavy hitters planned for 180g vinyl, which includes Aretha’s Gold (1969) featuring Aretha Franklin, Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School (1980) by Warren Zevon, Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 5 (1984), Hey Stoopid (1991) by Alice Cooper,  and Chicago VII (1974) from Chicago.

Zevon Bad Luck Streak

Duotone Music will re-release Wildwood Flower from June Carter Cash on June 24.

Original Recordings Group will re-release Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (1957) on LP on July 8.

Original Recording Group will re-release Tapestry from Carole King on vinyl LP, with a release date of June 24.

On July 1, XL Records will re-release Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005, the 2005 ‘best of’ from The Prodigy on vinyl LP.

Rhino Records plan the vinyl LP re-release of the Buckingham/Nicks era- Fleetwood Mac ‘best of’, Greatest Hits (1988) for June 24.

FleetwoodMac Greatest Hits

Epitaph Records will reissue Pennywise, the 1991 debut from Pennywise, on purple vinyl, planning the release for June 30.

Reprise Records have the 2LP disco classic, Saturday Night Fever, featuring The Bee Gees, scheduled for 180g vinyl on June 24.

And I’ve barely touched on this.

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 04/15/2014 (US Report)

Cleopatra Records will reissue Remember the Future, the classic 1973 Nektar release, in a collectible 3D cover, with 3 CDs of material including the original album (no word on new or previous remastering…yet). This box will add in a full CD of radio edits, while the third CD features the well-known live March 27, 1974 Chipping Norton Studio sessions. This 3D Box is planned for May 27.


Cleopatra will also re-release Death Walks Behind You, the 1970 sophomore release from Atomic Rooster, on 180g color vinyl LP with included poster. This is scheduled for May 27.

UMe have Quadrophenia – Live In London featuring The Who scheduled for BD, and DVD release videos on June 10.

If you’re into collecting new 180g LPs of familiar classic titles, then it might interest you to know that Original Recordings Group plan the LP re-release of Tapestry, the time-honored classic by Carole King. It is currently pegged for release on June 10. This multi Grammy award winning album will be remastered at 45RPM, and issued on 2LPs. Yes, it’s pricey ($49.98 SRP), but it may be the best mastering you have ever heard especially if you’re a fan of vinyl, and new vinyl at that.

Carole King Tapestry 2LP

Reprise Records have added a 2LP set of From the Cradle by Eric Clapton to its current scheduled LP re-releases of Riding With the King, and Me And Mr Johnson. All LPs are scheduled for June 10.

Asthmatic Kitty records will release early classic Sufjan Stevens recording, Enjoy Your Rabbit (2001) on 180g vinyl 2LP slated for June 10.

Rough Trade will release new and collected British Sea Power with the release of From the Sea To the Land Beyond.  This album will be a vinyl-only release geared toward collectors, with a limited run of only 300 copies.  The album is being pressed in sea-colored azure vinyl, and will be issued with a DVD of the film it soundtracks (of the same name). A download code will be included in each LP package. There will be 18 songs total over 2 LPs.


+180 Records will release Mutineers from David Gray on June 17.

A female singer going by the name of Roxanna , who possesses a voice that is guaranteed to win her an Oscar in a Disney production (it’s that good, yes), will release her debut album on April 29.  she released several singles, “Close Your Eyes”, and “Hello”, a cover of Lionel Ritchie’s 1984 song.  Of particular interest is a cover of The Hollies’ “The Air that I Breathe”, which will be found on the upcoming album. The album is called Exotica.


Varese Sarabande will re-release Between the Hard Place & The Ground (1979) And More by Michael Bloomfield with a scheduled date of June 3.

Columbia Records will release new the new Jack White album, Lazaretto, on June 10. there’s no hint of LP yet, but I’m sure it’s being planned. For now, CD and DD.

Jack White Lazaretto

Real Gone Music will reissue Charity Ball, the 1971 success from the all-girl band featuring the Millington sisters named Fanny.  The album will be reissued in an Expanded Edition, and is scheduled for June 3.