The striking cover photo says plenty about Carole King's wildly successful 1971 album Tapestry. Carole, barefoot in a bulky sweater and old jeans, was the obvious poster girl for a striking new singer/songwriter movement about to take the world by storm. A proven thoroughbred pop-song maven with a long track record of winners, King and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin had penned over 100 chart hits for the likes of the Shirelles, Drifters, Monkees, and Bobby Vee.
But belting out her own dazzling material from behind the piano, King charted new ground with Tapestry. A runaway-train success, its songs were heard everywhere in the 70's on a string of newly-minted FM radio stations featuring adult-oriented rock to a remastered version of this revered work, the Legacy edition adds a second disc with a thrilling live performance of Tapestry in its entirety.