Rhymes & Reasons (Carole King album)

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Rhymes & Reasons
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1972
RecordedA&M (Hollywood)[1]
GenreRock, pop
Length35:42
LabelOde / A&M (Original Issue)
Ode / Epic (Re-issue)
ProducerLou Adler
Carole King chronology
Music
(1971)
Rhymes & Reasons
(1972)
Fantasy
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [2]
Christgau's Record GuideC[3]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[4]

Rhymes & Reasons is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Carole King. Released in 1972, the album features a single "Been to Canaan", which topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at number 24 on the Pop chart. The album itself also became a hit, reaching number two on the Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Carole King unless otherwise noted.

Side one
  1. "Come Down Easy" (Carole King, Toni Stern) - 3:06
  2. "My My She Cries" (Carole King, Toni Stern) - 2:19
  3. "Peace in the Valley" (Carole King, Toni Stern) - 3:23
  4. "Feeling Sad Tonight" (Carole King, Toni Stern) - 3:13
  5. "The First Day in August" (Carole King, Charles Larkey) - 2:50
  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" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 2:40
  6. "Been to Canaan" – 3:38

Personnel[edit]

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

  • David Campbell and Carole Mukogawa – viola
  • Terry King and Nathaniel Rosen – cellos
  • Charles Larkey – string bass
  • Barry Socher, Eliot Chapo, Marcy Dicterow, Gordon 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)[11] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Natural Woman". Archived from the original on 2017-04-22.
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Rhymes & Reasons at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: K". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 28, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (1972-12-21). "Carole King: Rhymes & Reasons: Music Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-12-20.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 166/167. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-02
  7. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  8. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Carole King - Rhymes and Reasons" (PHP). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  9. ^ Allmusic - Carole King > Rhymes and Reasons > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  10. ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1973". billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Carole King – Rhymes & Reasons". Recording Industry Association of America.