Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King

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Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King
Studio album by Carole King
Released 1980
Recorded January 1980 at Pecan Street Studios, Austin, TX
Genre Pop/Rock
Label Capitol
Producer Carole King, Mark Hallman
Carole King chronology
Touch the Sky
(1979)
Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King
(1980)
One to One
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B-) [2]

Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King is an album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1980. It produced her last hit to date, One Fine Day, which reached #12 on the charts.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

Side one
  1. "Dancin' with Tears in My Eyes" – 3:28
  2. "The Loco-Motion" – 2:30
  3. "One Fine Day" – 2:30
  4. "Hey Girl" – 3:41
  5. "Snow Queen" – 4:26
Side two
  1. "Chains" – 2:55
  2. "Oh No, Not My Baby" – 3:01
  3. "Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)" – 3:36
  4. "Wasn't Born to Follow" – 3:15
  5. "Goin' Back" – 3:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Carole King - vocals, background vocals, piano
  • Mark Hallman - guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Betty Whitlock - fiddle
  • Reese Wynans - keyboards
  • Eric Johnson - guitar
  • Christopher Cross - guitar, background vocals
  • Charles Larkey - bass
  • Mark Maniscalco - banjo
  • Steve Meador - drums
  • Miguel Rivera - conga, percussion
  • Richard Hardy - flute, saxophone
  • Bobby Meyer - trumpet, cornet
  • Ray Crisara - trumpet, cornet
  • Michael Munday - tombone
  • Donald Knaub - trombone
  • Tomás Ramírez - saxophone, winds
  • Gloria Hines - background vocals
  • Deborah North - background vocals
  • Oscar Ford, Jr. - background vocals
  • Lydia North - background vocals

Production notes

  • Produced by Carole King and Mark Hallman
  • Engineered by Chet Himes and James Tuttle
  • Sherry Goffin and Harry Boyd – photography
  • Dick Reeves and John Wilson – art direction, design
  • Bill Ginn - conductor, horn arrangements

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Position
Canadian RPM Albums Chart[3] 96
United States Billboard Pop Albums[4] 44

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