Music (Carole King album)
|Studio album by Carole King|
|Released||December 1971 (Also released in QS Quadraphonic)|
|Genre||Pop, blue-eyed soul, soft rock|
|Label||Ode / A&M (Original Issue)
Ode / Epic (Re-issue)
|Carole King chronology|
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.
All songs written by Carole King, except where noted.
- Side one
- "Brother, Brother" – 3:00
- "It's Going to Take Some Time" (King, Toni Stern) – 3:35
- "Sweet Seasons" (King, Stern) – 3:15
- "Some Kind of Wonderful" (King, Gerry Goffin) – 3:07
- "Surely" – 4:58
- "Carry Your Load" – 2:52
- Side two
- "Music" – 3:50
- "Song of Long Ago" – 2:44
- "Brighter" – 2:46
- "Growing Away from Me" – 3:03
- "Too Much Rain" (King, Stern) – 3:35
- "Back to California" – 3:23
- Carole King - piano, electric piano, electric celeste, backing vocals
- Ralph Schuckett - organ, electric piano, electric celeste
- Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar - acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
- James Taylor - acoustic guitar, backing vocals
- Charles Larkey - electric and acoustic bass guitar
- Joel O'Brien, Russ Kunkel - drums
- Ms. Bobbye Hall - congas, bongos, tambourine
- Teresa Calderon - congas
- Curtis Amy - tenor saxophone, electric flute
- Oscar Brashear - flugelhorn
- William Green, William Collette, Ernest Watts, Plas Johnson, Mike Altschul - woodwind, flute and saxophone
- Abigale Haness - backing vocals
- Merry Clayton - backing vocals
- Producer: Lou Adler
- Engineers: Hank Cicalo
- Assistant Engineer: Norm Kinney
- Art Direction: Roland Young
- Design: Chuck Beeson
- Photography: Jim McCrary
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