The Carole King album Tapestry has been my 'getting-ready-in-the-morning' soundtrack for the past few weeks.
It's been a favourite album ever since I was a student, which makes for a pleasantly gentle way to usher in the start of a day. I've always been a fan of a well-crafted song, which is something of a Carole King hallmark, ever since she started writing with her first husband in the early Sixties. Tapestry may be an unimaginative choice for a favourite LP, as it suggests I haven't delved that far into her career, but it's still an undoubted classic; anything with '(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman', 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?' and 'You've Got A Friend' on it can't really fail; if nothing else, it proves she likes writing songs with long titles.
Next month, she's set to perform the album live in its entirety for the first time at a gig in Hyde Park, which I would have loved to have gone to, if it weren't for the expense; I can't justify paying £100-ish to be nowhere near the action. I may as well just play the CD through a PA while I listen from the next room. It's a shame I can't afford it; would a Kickstarter campaign be viable option?