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A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976
Carole King
A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #2

It's astonishing how quickly Carole King slipped into relative obscurity. Tapestry has sold in excess of 22 million copies and was the biggest selling album of all time until Frampton Comes Alive surpassed it in 1977, yet ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Carole King
Title: A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 2/24/1998
Album Type: Box set, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Oldies, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 074646542620

Synopsis

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It's astonishing how quickly Carole King slipped into relative obscurity. Tapestry has sold in excess of 22 million copies and was the biggest selling album of all time until Frampton Comes Alive surpassed it in 1977, yet while the latter remains at the very least an archetypal cultural kitsch, Tapestry has become a troublesome trivial question: "What's the bestselling album by a woman?" Part of the problem is that the singer-songwriter era she (and James Taylor and Carly Simon) came to represent hasn't aroused a whole lot of critical favor. Still, the restrained soul of King's best stuff (for instance, Tapestry, which is included here in its entirety) has it's own appeal, as do a few of the preblockbuster inclusions. --Steve Stolder

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Hit-and-miss collection still worth hearing
jon sieruga | Redlands, CA USA | 07/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Completely forgetting about her early Dimension singles(some of which, like "It Might as Well Rain" and "Nobody's Perfect", are gems)and choosing iffy album tracks over songs I've loved for years(like one of my favorites, "You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine", arguably one of King's best songs), this 2-disc set still offers great moments and the entire "Tapestry" album(although the recent "Tapestry" remastering includes a bonus leftover not included here!). Two songs by King's unheralded pre-"Tapestry" band The City were enough to hook me("Wasn't Born to Follow" is gorgeously earnest)and a live track with James Taylor is a lotta fun. B+"
Classic Carole King
H. Jane Chihal | Texas | 07/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When you get tired of listening to "Tapestry" you can switch to this album for a while. Great nostalgic experience, and I can't get "Up on the Roof" out of my head.

Jane Chihal"