Carole King's Tapestry - 33 1/3 (Paperback)
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Carole King's Tapestry - 33 1/3 (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 08/04/2021
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Carole King's Tapestry is both an anthemic embodiment of second-wave feminism and an apotheosis of the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter sound and scene. And these two elements of the album's historic significance are closely related insofar as the professional autonomy of the singer-songwriter is an expression of the freedom and independence women of King's generation sought as the turbulent sixties came to a close. Aligning King's own development from girl to woman with the larger shift in the music industry from teen-oriented singles by girl groups to albums by adult-oriented singer-songwriters, this volume situates Tapestry both within King's original vision as the third in a trilogy (preceded by Now That Everything's Been Said and Writer) and as a watershed in musical and cultural history, challenging the male dominance of the music and entertainment industries and laying the groundwork for female dominated genres such as women's music and Riot Grrrl punk.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781501355622
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 126 g
Dimensions: 165 x 121 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
In providing an effective history of King's career and influence, Glass helps to make clear why the anniversary of Tapestry is worthy of celebration. * Spectrum Culture *
As with much of the series, the personal is interwoven with the prevailing moods of the era. Still, Glass succeeds in telling us much more about Tapestry itself. * The Irish Times *
An easy and enjoyable read... A must-have for fans but also for the interested reader as the book examines the times and the context of a seminal album. * Americana UK *
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Carole King's album Tapestry, Loren Glass makes the case for the record heralding a wave of female singer-songwriters that challenged not just a male-dominated music industry but also outdated notions of how 'the chicks' should and could express themselves. * Choice Magazine *

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