Ground-breaking 1971 Carole King album, the one that established her as a singer as well as a songwriter (other artists had been performing her songs for years when she finally started recording them). Winner of four Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Record of the Year ("It's Too Late"), Song of the Year ("You've Got A Friend"), and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. Produced by Lou Adler, originally released by Ode Records, then Epic (a division of Sony). Album cover art features a tapestry hand-stitched by Carole King.

Track List:

Bonus tracks on the 1999 Sony CD reissue (thanks to pax_music for pointing them out):

Lyrics to "Tapestry":
My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view
A wondrous woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold

Once amid the soft silver sadness in the sky
There came a man of fortune, a drifter passing by
He wore a torn and tattered cloth around his leathered hide
And a coat of many colors, yellow-green on either side

He moved with some uncertainty, as if he didn't know
Just what he was there for, or where he ought to go
Once he reached for something golden hanging from a tree
And his hand came down empty...

Soon within my tapestry along the rutted road
He sat down on a river rock and turned into a toad
It seemed that he had fallen into someone's wicked spell
And I wept to see him suffer, though I didn't know him well

As I watched in sorrow, there suddenly appeared
A figure gray and ghostly beneath a flowing beard
In times of deepest sorrow, I've seen him dressed in black
Now my tapestry's unraveling; he's come to take me back
He's come to take me back

Words, music, keyboards, and vocals by Carole King