Rhymes & Reasons (Carole King album)

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For the John Denver album, see Rhymes & Reasons (John Denver album).
Rhymes & Reasons
Studio album by Carole King
Released October 1972
Genre Rock, pop
Length 35:42
Label Ode / A&M (Original Issue)
Ode / Epic (Re-issue)
Producer Lou Adler
Carole King chronology
Music
(1971)
Rhymes & Reasons
(1972)
Fantasy
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (C) [2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]

Rhymes & Reasons is a 1972 album by American singer-songwriter Carole King. The album features a single "Been to Canaan", which topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at No. 24 on the Pop chart. The album itself also became a hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Carole King unless otherwise noted.

Side one
  1. "Come Down Easy" – 3:06 (King, Toni Stern)
  2. "My My She Cries" – 2:19 (King, Stern)
  3. "Peace in the Valley" – 3:23 (King, Stern)
  4. "Feeling Sad Tonight" – 3:13 (King, Stern)
  5. "The First Day in August" – 2:50 (King, Charles Larkey)
  6. "Bitter with the Sweet" – 2:29
Side two
  1. "Goodbye Don't Mean I'm Gone" – 3:34
  2. "Stand Behind Me" – 2:29
  3. "Gotta Get Through Another Day" – 2:35
  4. "I Think I Can Hear You" – 3:26
  5. "Ferguson Road" – 2:40 (Gerry Goffin, King)
  6. "Been to Canaan" – 3:38

Personnel[edit]

String Section:
Conducted and arranged by David Campbell and Norman Kurban

  • David Campbell and Carole S. Mukogawa – viola
  • Terry King and Nathaniel Rosen – cellos
  • Charles Larkey – string bass
  • Barry Socher, Eliot Chapo, Marcy E. Dicterow, Gorden H. Marron, Sheldon Sanov and Polly Sweeney – violin

Additional Credits[edit]

  • Hank Cicalo - Engineer
  • Steve Mitchell - Assistant Engineer
  • Chuck Beeson - Graphic Concept and Design
  • Jim McCrary - Photography

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Rhymes & Reasons (Carole King album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Carole King: Rhymes and Reasons". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (1972-12-21). "Carole King: Rhymes & Reasons: Music Review". Archived from the original on 2008-12-20. 
  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. ^ "Chart Stats - Carole King - Rhymes and Reasons" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  7. ^ Allmusic - Carole King > Rhymes and Reasons > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  8. ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1973". billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Carole King – Rhymes & Reasons". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Living in the Past
by Jethro Tull
Canadian RPM 100 number-one album
December 30, 1972
Succeeded by
Living in the Past
by Jethro Tull