The Essential Carole King

The Essential Carole King

by Carole KingCarole King


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As a singer, Carole King won over millions of fans with her honest portrayals of love and life. As a songwriter, she penned dozens of hits for others, many of which became American pop standards. Now for the first time, these two aspects of a long and celebrated career are combined, presenting the best of Carole King as a singer and songwriter.

From her record-breaking iconic Tapestry to more recent works, Disc 1 covers the best of Carole King's own performances: the Grammy-winning songs "It's Too Late" and "You've Got A Friend;" plus collaborations with Celine Dion and Babyface.

Disc 2 highlights the best of Carole's best-known and most beloved compositions, as performed by others: "Up On the Roof" (The Drifters); "Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin); and "Chains" (The Beatles).

Together, these songs tell the complete story of an extraordinarily gifted and successful artist, who is still actively performing to this day, more than four decades later. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2010
Label: Epic
UPC: 0886976825720
catalogNumber: 768257
Rank: 693

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carole King   Primary Artist
Garry Sherman   Conductor
Luther Dixon   Conductor

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer,Recording Producer
Carole King   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Recording Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer,Producer,Recording Producer
Jerry Leiber   Recording Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Phil Spector   Composer,Producer,Recording Producer
Maurice Sendak   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer,Recording Producer
Peter Asher   Producer,Recording Producer
Don DeVito   Producer,Recording Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Recording Producer
John Fischbach   Producer,Recording Producer
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Recording Producer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Rudy Guess   Producer,Recording Producer
Mark Hudson   Composer
Bert Keyes   Arranger
Harvey Robert Kubernik   Liner Notes
Arif Mardin   Producer,Recording Producer
Andrew Loog Oldham   Liner Notes
Garry Sherman   Arranger
Mike Stoller   Recording Producer
Gary Usher   Producer,Recording Producer
Greg Wells   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer,Recording Producer
Stan Green   Producer,Recording Producer
Douglas Farthing Hatlelid   Producer,Recording Producer
Luther Dixon   Producer,Recording Producer
Toni Stern   Composer
Iris Maenza   Marketing
Snuff Garrett   Producer,Recording Producer

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