Music (Carole King album)

Music
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1971 (Also released in QS Quadraphonic)
GenrePop[1]
Length40:00
LabelOde / A&M (Original Issue)
Ode / Epic (Re-issue)
ProducerLou Adler
Carole King chronology
Tapestry
(1971)
Music
(1971)
Rhymes and Reasons
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[3]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[1]
The Village VoiceB[4]

Music is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carole King. It is a continuation of the style laid down in Tapestry. The album was released in December 1971 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. It features songs such as "It's Going to Take Some Time" (US No. 12 by The Carpenters), "Sweet Seasons", a No. 9 hit for Carole King, and "Brother, Brother".

While not as groundbreaking or as successful as King's Tapestry album, Carole King: Music experienced immediate success and was certified gold on December 9, 1971, days after release. It was certified platinum on July 17, 1995. The album reportedly sold 1,300,000 copies in the United States on the day of its release. However, platinum status for albums (one million units sold), wasn't created by the RIAA until 1976.[5]

Music entered the top ten at No. 8, becoming the first of many weeks both Tapestry and Carole King: Music would occupy the top ten simultaneously. The album hit No. 1 on New Year's Day 1972 and stayed there for three consecutive weeks. The front cover photograph was taken by Jim McCrary of King at 8815 Appian Way, Laurel Canyon, California.[6]

King plays the piano and celeste on many tracks.

Track listing[]

All songs written by Carole King, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Brother, Brother" – 3:00
  2. "It's Going to Take Some Time" (King, Toni Stern) – 3:35
  3. "Sweet Seasons" (King, Stern) – 3:15
  4. "Some Kind of Wonderful" (King, Gerry Goffin) – 3:07
  5. "Surely" – 4:58
  6. "Carry Your Load" – 2:52
Side two
  1. "Music" – 3:50
  2. "Song of Long Ago" – 2:44
  3. "Brighter" – 2:46
  4. "Growing Away from Me" – 3:03
  5. "Too Much Rain" (King, Stern) – 3:35
  6. "Back to California" – 3:23

Personnel[]

Production[]

Charts[]

Certifications[]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum

References[]

  1. ^ a b Crouse, Tim (1972-01-20). "Carole King: Music: Music Review".
  2. ^ Iyengar, Vik. Music at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: K". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 28, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 30, 1971). "Consumer Guide (22)". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  5. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2, illustrated ed.). Barrie & Jenkins. ISBN 0-214-20480-4.
  6. ^ http://www.musicalmaps.com.au/search/label/music
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 166/167. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Archived 2014-01-06 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2011-02-02
  9. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970–2005 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  10. ^ "norwegiancharts.com Carole King – Music" (ASP). Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  11. ^ "The Official Charts Company – Carole King – Music" (PHP). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  12. ^ Allmusic – Carole King > Music > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  13. ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1972". billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Carole King – Carole King Music". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.