Carole King - Tapestry (180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, limited/numbered) MOBILE FIDELITY
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Carole King Tapestry on Numbered Limited-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 25/500!
Feel the Earth Move: Mobile Fidelity Gives Listeners the End-All-Be-All Definitive Analog Version of the Long-Time Audiophile Classic
Analog Reissue True to Producers Original Intent of Putting Carole King in the Room With You: Experience and Feel Every Organic Nuance, Suggestive Delivery, Intimate Note
Blockbuster Album Defined Singer-Songwriter Movement, Swept Grammy Awards, Spawned Four Hit Singles, Sold More Than 25 Million Copies Worldwide
Carole Kings Tapestry is one of the rare albums that immediately plays in your head the moment its title, cover art, or songs are mentioned. Having achieved status of near-mythical proportions, it is the singer-songwriter record youd bring to the proverbial desert island if you were limited to one choice. Renowned for its lifelike production, Tapestry now sounds clearer, richer, and more emotional courtesy of Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP. Audiophiles, this is the version that brings Carole King right before your eyes and into your room. This is the edition you need. Its the edition you deserve.
Faithful to original album producer Lou Adlers vision of making King (and not just any pianist player) appear seated and playing in front of listeners, this numbered limited-edition 180g LP delivers utmost transparency, balance, warmth, intimacy, and perhaps most importantly, feeling. Aware of how many times this iconic work has been re-released, Mobile Fidelity engineers settled for nothing less than the absolute finest sonic presentation possible when mastering Tapestry from the original master tapes.
The results mirror what went down in the A&M Studios. Lean, simple, direct, and so nakedly real the sonics evoke what might be heard on a professional demo tape, this collectable LP gives what Rolling Stone deems the 36th Greatest Album of All Time the due it deserves. Kings personal singing, her graceful pianism, the integral rhythmic foundation provided by the likes of drummer Russ Kunkel and guitarist Danny Kortchmar, and the symmetrical contributions of guest instrumentalists ranging from saxophonist Curtis Amy to guitarist James Taylor resonate with three-dimensional imaging and cozy realism. Every note, every basic movement, accurately rendered with exquisite detail and full-bodied tonality.
Indeed, one reasonapart from the flawless songwriting, earnest deliveries, and eloquent performancesTapestry endures is because of the naturalness of the production and songs. Kings unadulterated articulations on love, conviction, friendship, place, sadness, and companionship ring true because theres no doubting their meaning, intent, or sincerity. Tapestry makes you feel, and compels you to get closer to the music, and the musicians performing. It is an album of organic nuances, suggestive intents, and engaging melodies.
Thematically, classics such as Youve Got a Friend, I Feel the Earth Move, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, and (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman resonate because they address universal sensibilities and the human condition. They, like all of Tapestry, are relaxed yet emancipating, strong yet mellow, comfortable yet terrifically beautiful and lastingly unique. Four major Grammy Awards, four Top 10 singles, sales of more than 25 million copies, and one of the first albums chosen for inclusion in the National Recording Registry just seem like icing on the cake.
Numbered, Limited Edition
Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
1. I Feel the Earth Move
2. So Far Away
3. Its Too Late
4. Home Again
6. Way Over Yonder
1. You've Got a Friend
2. Where You Lead
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
4. Smackwater Jack
6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
2014 Mobile Fidelity
2016 Mobile Fidelity