Release Date: Sep 15, 2017
Record label: Epic
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AM Pop
It seems Londoners enjoy their aging New York City singer-songwriters. On the heels of Paul Simon’s The Concert in Hyde Park, released two months previous, fellow New Yorker Carole King’s performance at the same venue, recorded in 2016, gets the lavish CD/DVD treatment. The 90-minute show is billed as a commemoration of the 45th anniversary of King’s landmark Tapestry, her Grammy award winning album that spent a staggering six years on the Billboard charts.
There have been many reissues of Carole King's iconic 1971 album Tapestry, and rightfully so. Perfectly conceived, produced, and executed, it continues to resonate with virtually anyone who hears it. It became one of the defining (and best-selling) records in the history of pop. This recording documents, if the press materials are to be believed, the first-ever concert performance of Tapestry in its entirety in London's Hyde Park in front of some 60,000 people.
Carole King has enjoyed a lengthy and varied career in the music industry, initially as an in-house songwriter and later as an important and celebrated singer-songwriter following the release of Tapestry in 1971. It.