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City Streets
Carole King
City Streets
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 

      
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All Artists: Carole King
Title: City Streets
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077779088522

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Mesmerizing & magnificent~Bravo Carole!!!
Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 07/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Carole King at her best is a true musical wonder and sessions for "City Streets" must have blown away everyone in the studio...Carole at her finest in a collection of some of her greatest songs ever. In better times than the musically bland late eighties, "City Streets" would have had numerous hits & "Grammy Awards" as every great song is a winner. Title song opener features Eric Clapton on guitar & Michael Brecker on sax..."City Streets" is a story of longing and fear of getting lost and not finding love in the big city and has the sound of a #1 hit & same with the rocking and funky "Sweet Life" having a similiar infectious feel as "I Feel The Earth Move" and all could have easily gone Top Ten...shame to the music industry for dropping the ball on this engrossing and classic work! A stunning and deeply soulful vocal make "Down To The Darkness" a moving listening experience while "Lovelight" is a magical ride with a great feel to it. No Carole King classic collection is complete without a big soulful ballad and "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" is fine and soulful while "Legacy" is a riveting experience that is the centerpiece of this great collection of illuminating songs and great performances! Anyone who enjoys this peerless wonder will enjoy this wondrous work as it is one of Carole King's finest...Bravo Carole!!!"
Magnificent album
Pieter | Johannesburg | 08/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"City Streets is an awesome work. There is none of Carole's nasal introspection so characteristic of her 1970s albums. Instead she sings properly and these songs are most impressive, melodious and gripping, whilst the musical style is an appealing blend of rock and pop.

What I like most in the instrumental mix is the brilliant guitar work and the piano. The hook-filled title track has evocative imagery whilst there is an anthemic quality to Sweet Life. Although Down To The Darkness has a melancholy air it brings a message of hope.

There is in fact a tone of upliftment throughout the album, as in the uptempo Lovelight and the intimate love ballad I Can't Stop Thinking About You. Legacy is quite a rock stomper, Aint That The Way a bluesy ballad with moving lyrics, and Midnight Flyer a lilting uptempo rock song with an infectuous hook.

One of my favorites is the elegant and yearning Homeless Heart where the lovely piano stands out. The album concludes with the comforting and inspiring ballad Someone Who Believes In You. These songs are all hidden classics with real soul so rediscovering this album has been a pleasant surprize.
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Wonderful rediscovery
Pieter | Johannesburg | 08/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"City Streets is an impressive album with wonderful anthemic songs. The nasally introspection so characteristic of her 1970s albums is mercifully absent. Instead she sings robustly on these melodious and catchy compositons. The musical style is an appealing blend of rock and pop.

The brilliant guitar work and the piano stand out in the instrumental mix. The hook-filled title song has evocative imagery whilst there is an anthemic quality to Sweet Life. A message of hope underpins Down To The Darkness although it has a melancholy feel.

A theme of upliftment flows throughout the album, as in the uptempo Lovelight and the intimate love ballad I Can't Stop Thinking About You. Legacy is quite a rock stomper, Aint That The Way a bluesy ballad with moving lyrics, and Midnight Flyer a lilting uptempo rock song with an infectuous hook.

One of my favorites is the elegant and yearning Homeless Heart where the lovely piano stands out. The album concludes with the comforting and inspiring ballad Someone Who Believes In You. These songs are all hidden classics with real soul so rediscovering this album has been a pleasant surprize.
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