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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, May 25, 1999
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Her now-legendary album Tapestry is a must-have component for any '70s rock era collector.
Carole King was famous as a writer of girl-group hits in the '60s. In 1971, she became more famous. That's the year Tapestry became one of the biggest-selling LPs of all time. It's easy to hear why--the music is loose, earthy, L.A. session-pop. King is casual, intimate, and tough; she covers all the emotional ground of the post-liberated woman with ease. She brings adult nuance to "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and comes up with hits ("It's Too Late," "I Feel the Earth Move") whose white-soul realism and maturity put pop hits to shame. --Steve Tignor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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But if your interested in knowing what I think of the sound quality please keep reading.
So let's focus on the sound quality, this has been Newly Mastered which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how the Mastering is done and who is actually doing it. This is key as for those of you who may not know, the mastering process is the final step to polishing the sound and making sure that everything is perfect before it's actualy available to purchase. If the mastering engineer is top flight and knows his stuff he can make a great album sound like an amazing album. This is definitely the case with this CD, I own the original 1971 vinyl pressing, and I can say this is true to the original, unlike some CD's that were destroyed by pushing levels to the max and over limiting thus crushing the life from the music, or just adding a bunch of highs making for a harsh sounding CD, that is absolutely not the case here nothing has been crushed or sounds overdone as with so many re-releases and re-mastered versions this was very well done and it shows based on how it sounds.
I am listining to this CD via a set of Polk monitors an Onkyo CD Player and an Onkyo Amp as my ref ...
The main difference here is this CD has better clarity with a nice sheen present on all the tracks, and a dynamic punchy feel that's presented much better in this version then the original in my opinion, hats off to Sony for choosing the right guy for the job, they did not let Jon Astley touch this one, and a good thing he is known to really destroy most things he touches, "Jon if your reading this please sell scones instead of Mastering", I have a few Tori CD's that have been Mastered by him and they sound god awfulI, this on the other hand was Mastered by Vic Anesini from the original ODE source tapes, and I feel he did a fantastic job breathing new life into this classic, I actually really like the punchy dynamic quality of the tracks he brought out, they really come to life now.
So overall I would say this is a def must have for any fan of the original, Note: that some are reviewing a 2 disc set, My review is based on the 1999 single CD, buy it you will not be disappointed.
This album is truly a Must Have for anyone who cherishes the kind of great music and lyrics that just sweep you away almost a half-century later. Trust me, if you didn't know it was released in 1971 you would surely believe it came out this year. Throughout time, the great majority of albums had a significant number of tracks that were good and some were bad and you to judge pruchasing the album by the few cuts you heard on the radio. But, in my opinion, there was never a risk in buying this album since each and every song was worth of a Top Ten sport, at the very least, and some on this album, soared easily to the Number One spot which they truly deserved.
If you truly Love great Timeless Heartfelt music, you can't do any better than this album!
I'll never in my life have the experience of sitting in a recording studio while a masterpiece is being recorded, nor will you. Here is the good news though, you wont need to. Not if you have this disc. Yes, that is the experience of listening to this. I kid you not! I want to emphasize this again, as a music lover- if you love this album, if you appreciate the few in a lifetime experiences of joy when you listen to a real talent performing in front of you, get this disc for yourself. I know you will come back here with a comment to thank me. Be aware though, the first track is a little rough around the edges. The use of surround is excellent and Carol's voice coming at you from center channel will give you goosebumps. I know this sounds like a bunch of hype, but trust me, I have trashed some awful sounding albums with brutally honest one star reviews.
Audio Quality 5
As promised, updated review after receiving a pristine copy of album. In my, and most other people's opinions, this is one of the few albums in music history that flows, tells a story, is brilliant. The only thing preventing a perfect rating is the lack of songs' dynamics, immediacy and realism.
Excited to receive album. But, always flip CDs over, first time before playing. Shocked to see 'chew' marks along edge and visible scratch marks on surface. Unacceptable. But, Amazon.com providing free exchange. Stay tuned...