Music (Carole King album)

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Music
Studio album by Carole King
Released December 1971 (Also released in QS Quadraphonic)
Genre Pop, blue-eyed soul, soft rock
Length 40:00
Label Ode / A&M (Original Issue)
Ode / Epic (Re-issue)
Producer Lou Adler
Carole King chronology
Tapestry
(1971)
Music
(1971)
Rhymes and Reasons
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]

Music is the third album by American singer-songwriter Carole King. It is a continuation of the style laid down in Tapestry. The album was released in December 1971 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. It features songs such as "It's Going to Take Some Time" (US No. 12 by The Carpenters), "Sweet Seasons," a No. 9 hit for Carole King, and "Brother, Brother".

Carole King: Music experienced immediate success and was certified gold on December 9, 1971, days after release. It was certified platinum on July 17, 1995.

Music entered the top ten at No. 8, becoming the first of many weeks both Tapestry and Carole King: Music would occupy the top ten simultaneously. The album hit No. 1 on New Year's Day 1972 and stayed there for three consecutive weeks.

King plays the piano and celeste on many tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Carole King, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Brother, Brother" – 3:00
  2. "It's Going to Take Some Time" (King, Toni Stern) – 3:35
  3. "Sweet Seasons"(King, Stern) – 3:15
  4. "Some Kind of Wonderful" (King, Gerry Goffin) – 3:07
  5. "Surely" – 4:58
  6. "Carry Your Load" – 2:52
Side two
  1. "Music" – 3:50
  2. "Song of Long Ago" – 2:44
  3. "Brighter" – 2:46
  4. "Growing Away from Me" – 3:03
  5. "Too Much Rain" (King, Stern) – 3:35
  6. "Back to California" – 3:23

Charts[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iyengar, Vik. Music (Carole King album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 30, 1971). "Consumer Guide (22)". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Crouse, Tim (1972-01-20). "Carole King: Music: Music Review". Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-02
  5. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  6. ^ "norwegiancharts.com Carole King - Music" (ASP). Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  7. ^ "Chart Stats - Carole King - Music" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  8. ^ Allmusic - Carole King > Music > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  9. ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1972". billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Carole King – Carole King Music". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
There's a Riot Goin' On
by Sly & the Family Stone
Billboard 200 number-one album
January 1 – 21, 1972
Succeeded by
American Pie by Don McLean