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Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago

Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago

by Carole KingCarole King


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This album was always sort of a joke among Carole King's serious fans, containing 12 songs drawn from six albums, and liner notes that fail even to acknowledge the existence of Writer, her one pre-Tapestry solo LP. A Natural Woman supplanted it later, and the addition of two live cuts, "Eventually" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" from the Carnegie Hall concert on the 1999 reissue (Ode/Epic/Legacy 65846), doesn't extended the range or depth of the selection sufficiently. On the other hand, the 1999 remastering does improve the listening pleasure inherent in what is here -- the material off of Tapestry, Music, Rhymes & Reasons, and others is now very robust, with vivid instrumentation and a close, rich profile of King's voice. The selection of King's work is still only an inch deep, but it's a more rewarding inch.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/1999
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886919803426
catalogNumber: 198034
Rank: 12632

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carole King   Primary Artist,Conductor,Keyboards,Background Vocals
James Taylor   Acoustic Guitar
Curtis Amy   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Woodwind
Tom Scott   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Louise Goffin   Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
David T. Walker   Electric Guitar
Bobbye Hall   Percussion
Mike Altschul   Saxophone,Woodwind
George Bohannon   Trombone,Euphonium
Oscar Brashear   Flugelhorn
David Campbell   Conductor
Merry Clayton   Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Sherry Goffin   Background Vocals
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Harvey Mason   Drums
Andy Newmark   Drums
Ralph Schuckett   Organ,Electric Piano
Ernie Watts   Saxophone,Woodwind
Dick Hyde   Trombone
Joel O'Brien   Drums
Waddy Wachtel   Electric Guitar
Leland Sklar   Electric Bass
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
Norman Kurban   Conductor
Albert Aarons   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Charlie Loper   Trombone
Allie Mitchell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Teresa Calderon   Conga
Dean Parkes   Guitar
Charles Farkey   Electric Bass
William Colette   Woodwind
Urlliam Green   Woodwind

Technical Credits

Carole King   Arranger,Composer
Graham Nash   Liner Notes
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Milt Calice   Engineer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Hank Cicalo   Engineer
Norm Kinney   Engineer
Steve Mitchell   Engineer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Chuck Ren   Illustrations
Jessica Killorin   Package Manager
Norman Kurban   String Arrangements

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Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carole King was a leader of mood music during the late 60's and early 70's. Her music made the top 10 list frequently, but not number one's. It was perfect for the times.
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