Carole King

Natural Woman: The Very Best of Carole King

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Thanks to James Taylor for encouraging Carole King to pursue a solo singing career after successful songwriting careers in New York with husband Gerry Goffin and Los Angeles with Toni Stern, which preceded a failed attempt singing in the City, who recorded a no-go album for Ode Records prior to King's first solo LP. Natural Woman: The Very Best of Carole King features the songstress/composer's popular singles -- "It's Too Late," "So Far Away," "I Feel the Earth Move" -- and interpretations of songs she wrote for others -- "Natural Woman," "Oh No, Not My Baby," a live version of "Up on the Roof" with James Taylor, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," and "Some Kind of Wonderful." King's soprano, while not the strongest vocal instrument, was effective and heartfelt.

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