Medley: Take Good Care Of My Baby / It Might As Well Rain Until September / Go Away Little Girl / I'm Into Something Good / Hey Girl / One Fine Day / Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Track Listings (11) - Disc #2
Loving You Forever (with Gary Burr)
It's Too Late
So Far Away
Pleasant Valley Sunday
Being At War With Each Other
I Feel The Earth Move
(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman
You've Got A Friend
No one performs Carole King's classic songs better than she does. King draws from her entire, 40-plus year career, from her early hits with Gerry Goffin to her Tapestry-era masterworks, from recent recordings to overlooked... more » gems. Disc one of The Living Room Tour ends with a show-stopping medley of songs King wrote with Goffin, songs that became the soundtrack of a generation in the 1960s. The album offers two new tunes: the opening "Welcome To My Living Room" and the tender "Loving You Forever," a duet co-written with guitarist / vocalist Gary Burr, which opens the second set. She is also joined by album co-producer and guitarist Rudy Guess, who together with Burr, add vocals and textured acoustic touches on many of the album's songs.« less
No one performs Carole King's classic songs better than she does. King draws from her entire, 40-plus year career, from her early hits with Gerry Goffin to her Tapestry-era masterworks, from recent recordings to overlooked gems. Disc one of The Living Room Tour ends with a show-stopping medley of songs King wrote with Goffin, songs that became the soundtrack of a generation in the 1960s. The album offers two new tunes: the opening "Welcome To My Living Room" and the tender "Loving You Forever," a duet co-written with guitarist / vocalist Gary Burr, which opens the second set. She is also joined by album co-producer and guitarist Rudy Guess, who together with Burr, add vocals and textured acoustic touches on many of the album's songs.
I do love this CD. Carole King's voice has improved with age and this is such a casual, relaxing selection of songs. There was nothing I did not like about it.
(She Makes Me Feel Like) She's Right There, Holding My Hand
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 07/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carol King releases her much anticipated two CD set, The Living Room Tour, with a flourish and artistic style rarely seen or accomplished. This set is an awesome opportunity to experience King not just sing, but also play the guitar and piano flawlessly. She wows her audience every step of the way; to write that she has an excellent rapport with her audience is to state the obvious. King is a titan of the 20th century musical form; and this two CD set is a must not only for her fans but also for lovers of all rock and pop music in general.
King displays remarkable ability to express all emotions here. Whether it's the thoughts of the death of a relationship in "It's Too Late," the celebration of womanhood as a relationship blossoms in "(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman," or the plaintive, poignant cries of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," Carole King surpasses all expectations in her ability to emote, to befriend and enchant her audience. And how's about her storytelling abilities in "Smackwater Jack?" Her in person concerts give Carole the chance to share emotions intimately with her audience. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote that during her concerts "(King) did indeed act for all the world like that's where she was and that everybody there was her dear friend." I couldn't have said it better myself!
King gets ample help from talented peers on this two CD set. Look for both Gary Burr and Rudy Guess helping out with vocals, guitar and bass instruments. Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor add some great background vocals that you won't want to miss. The sound quality and cover art are very well done.
Also, don't forget that this set offers two new songs: the opening "Welcome To My Living Room" as well as the devoted and caring song called "Loving You Forever," a duet King wrote with Gary Burr. The two new songs are a fantastic plus! And then there's the power of the live recordings bringing back fond memories, that element of nostalgia. People like nostalgia; and King delivers that well here with a whopping seven songs that were number one hits during her lengthy career.
Carole King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 for her exemplary work as a songwriter. And, when it comes down to it, The Living Room Tour two CD set reminds us all again so clearly that very few artists perform songs as powerfully as Carole King. Carole, we are richer for your being here with us; because we've STILL got a friend! As usual, GREAT JOB, CAROLE-AND THANK YOU! "
The Living Room Tour has all of Carole King's greatest hits
Robert G Yokoyama | Mililani, Hawaii | 07/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carole King is one of the best singer songwriters of all time. She has a career that spans over 40 years, and I think that The Living Room Tour is a great record of her achievements. I envy anyone who had the chance to see her perform her music in concert last summer in Los Angeles, Chicago and Hyannis Massachusetts. Listening to this CD, I felt like Carole was actually singing for me in my living room.
The first track is a new song entitled Welcome To My Living Room. It is a short cute track in which she sings about her love of performing music and entertaining people. Carole also sings a lovely new duet entitled Loving You Forever with a musician named Gary Burr. This is a very pretty love song. My favorite track is the So Far Away. I think is a beautiful song about missing someone you love. I also enjoyed the songs It's Too Late and I Feel The Earth Move. These songs are timeless classics that should be famillar to anyone who grew up in the 60's and 70's. Another track that stands out is Sweet Seasons. This is a great song about enjoying and accepting the ups and downs of life. I was surprised by the number of songs Carole wrote for other artists which are included here. Every musical artist from the 60s and 70s owes a little bit of their success to Carole King including Aretha Franklin. In fact, I think one of the highlights on this CD is a song that Aretha recorded entitled You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman. This is a very inspirational and uplifting song. Carole's performance of this song is so good.
I really enjoyed the track The Locomotion. It is a great dance song that recorded by Little Eva and more recently performed by Kylie Minogue in the 80s. Her voice conveys so much warmth especially on the song You've Got A Friend which was recorded by James Taylor. The music of Carole King is timeless. The lyrics to most of her songs will stay with you forever. I recommend The Living Room Tour to anyone who enjoys soft rock music."
Wonderful, cozy, just what the doctor ordered
W. Soule | Aylett, VA United States | 07/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, I stumbled upon this cd only by chance and it has not been out of my changer ever since. What a rare and gifted performer. This setting is cozy and intimate. The recording is wonderful, soundwise you don't miss a thing. She is in the best voice of her career and at 62 (so she states on the cd) she is in full charge and ready to go. Give it a listen to and you won't be let down. It will lift you higher and higher."
NYC Music Lover | New York, NY United States | 08/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carole King has released 3 "live" CD's over the course of her career--"The Carnegie Hall Concert" (recorded in '71 but not available until the 90's), "In Concert" from 1993, and now "The Living Room Tour" from her very successful tour of 2004, which she took back on the road this year. "Living Room" is by far my favorite. The Carnegie Hall recording is fun, and of great historical importance for Carole fans, having been recorded just as "Tapestry" was topping the charts. But her performance is a bit tentative since Carole was a relative newcomer to the stage. The "In Concert" CD is just the opposite, perhaps a bit too bombastic with even Slash (!) sitting in on two songs. But "The Living Room Tour" finds Carole totally comfortable onstage in an intimate setting that shows her songs off in a very flattering light. These songs are so well-crafted that they can stand alone with just a voice, piano and minimal accompaniment (2 talented guitarist/singers). Carole's voice, at age 63, is a bit more raspy than you might remember, but not enough to significantly change her sound. She still sounds like CAROLE KING. If anything, her pipes seem a bit more powerful than before, and the "rawness" adds some depth to her delivery. The song selection is what makes the CD fun for Carole lovers. Many classics from the "Tapestry" era sit comfortably alongside newer songs like "Now And Forever" or "Wishful Thinking". And the Goffin-King compositions never cease to amaze, especially when you realize how many American Pop classics they created. It really is a very entertaining show, and I'm glad to have seen it a few weeks ago at Radio City Music Hall. My one complaint is that most of the extremely funny and entertaining dialogue has been edited out. Carole told story after story of how the songs came to be written, and it made the live concerts something special. I'm sure they left them out to make the record "flow" better, and that's understandable. But I do hope that a DVD is in the making, complete with stories and other songs that she's been performing on the road which are not on this CD ("Music", "Been To Canaan", "Beautiful", etc.) But if you ever liked Carole King, this CD will surely find a place in your "Heavy Rotation" pile. It's a great reminder of the awesome talent that is Carole King!"
Welcome To Her Living Room
ryan | DC area, USA | 07/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw her twice in this 2004-2005 tour, and this CD captures the essence of the experience brilliantly. You feel like she is singing to you instead of an audience of thousands. Many of her classic songs are included, and they blend seamlessly with her post-Tapestry works. Also included are some of the hits she penned in the 60s for other artists (it's only a fraction of her catalog and it leaves you wanting more!). "Live CDs" are often questionable, and don't always give you that same feeling as a studio album, but this one is different. You won't be disappointed."