So Far Away (Carole King song)
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|"So Far Away"|
|Single by Carole King|
|from the album Tapestry|
April 22, 2008 (Legacy)
|Recorded||January 1971 at A&M Recording Studios|
|Genre||Folk rock, soft rock, baroque pop|
|Carole King singles chronology|
The lyrics express longing for a lover who is far away. But Allmusic critic Bill Janovitz notes that while the lyrics start by focusing on the physical distance between the lovers, the lyrics use that as a jumping off point to explore emotional distance between lovers as well. Rolling Stone stated King's "warm, earnest singing" on the song brought out the song's sadness.
- Additional musicians
- Curtis Amy – flute
- Russ Kunkel – drums
- Charles "Charlie" Larkey – bass guitar
- James Taylor – acoustic guitar
- In 1995, Rod Stewart's cover of the song was included on the tribute album Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King. In the US, it was released as a single and peaked at #2 on the AC chart. It was later included on his 1996 ballad compilation album If We Fall in Love Tonight.
|Canada RPM 100 Singles||17|
|U.S. Adult Contemporary||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||14|
|U.S. Cash Box Top 100||10|
- Perone, J.D. (2006). The Words and Music of Carole King. Greenwood Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 9780275990275.
- Janovitz, B. "So Far Away". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- "500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Tapestry". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
- "Adult Contemporary Music Chart". Billboard. 1996-04-20. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
- Billboard Singles charts for singles from Tapestry on allmusic
- Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 2, 1971