The Album: Carole King Tapestry (1971)
LA singer songwriter Gavin Turek’s relationship with Carole King’s Tapestry album began in her childhood, listening to her father play virtually every song featured on the piano. He taught her the notes, the chords, the vocals until the earth moved under her feet and made her a die hard fan.
She joined Heat Rocks to discuss what made this album fire, the west coast leanings of Tapestry, Carole’s lyrical approach to the realness of relationships and why having a cat featured on your cover art is lit and progressive.
There are so many heaters on this album, she had four favorites. Listen in and you’ll understand why.
More on Gavin Turek
- Gavin Turek “Elevator” Video (Stereogum)
- First Look Friday: Get A Good Look At Singer-Songwriter Gavin Turek (Okayplayer)
- Website | Twitter
More on Tapestry
- Carole King’s Tapestry feels like a comfort blanket, until you hear the anxiety within it (The Guardian)
- How Carole King Created Her Blockbuster Masterpiece “Tapestry”” (Ultimate Classic Rock)
- Carole King’s official website
Show Tracklisting (all songs from Tapestry unless indicated otherwise):
- Way Over Yonder
- Gavin Turek: Frontline (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
- I Feel the Earth Move
- (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
- Aretha Franklin: (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
- So Far Away
- Smackwater Jack
- It’s Too Late
- Carole King: Locomotion
- Will You Love Me Tomorrow
- The Shirelles: Will You Love Me Tomorrow
- Donny Hathaway: You’ve Got A Friend
- Aretha Franklin: Medley: Precious Lord, Take My Hand/ You’ve Got A Friend
- So Far Away
- Gary Portnoy: Cheers Theme
- Where You Lead
- Where You Lead (Gilmore Girls version)
- Joni Mitchell: California
- Tracy Chapman: Fast Cars
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