Rhymes & Reasons (Carole King album)

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Rhymes & Reasons
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Studio album by Carole King
Released October 1972
Recorded A&M Studios, Los Angeles[1]
Genre Rock, pop
Length 35:42
Label Ode / A&M (Original Issue)
Ode / Epic (Re-issue)
Producer Lou Adler
Carole King chronology
Music
(1971)Music1971
Rhymes & Reasons
(1972)
Fantasy
(1973)Fantasy1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau(C) [3]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[4]

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)[10] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://aln3.albumlinernotes.com/A_Natural_Woman.html
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Rhymes & Reasons at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Carole King: Rhymes and Reasons". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (1972-12-21). "Carole King: Rhymes & Reasons: Music Review". Archived from the original on 2008-12-20. 
  5. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-02
  6. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  7. ^ "Chart Stats - Carole King - Rhymes and Reasons" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  8. ^ Allmusic - Carole King > Rhymes and Reasons > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  9. ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1973". billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  10. ^ "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