Ten Days of Tapestry

A legendary album turns 50 – part III

Here’s part III of my series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Carole King’s Tapestry album. After I Feel the Earth Move, So Far Away and It’s Too Late, we’re up to the fourth track of the album’s A-side: Home Again.

Carole wrote both the music and the lyrics for this ballad. While it’s fair to say it’s a deeper cut, I’ve always dug this song. Carole just has a gift for great lyrics. An excerpt: Sometimes I wonder if I’m ever gonna make it home again/It’s so far and out of sight/I really need someone to talk to and nobody else/Knows how to comfort me tonight/Snow is cold, rain is wet/Chills my soul right to the marrow/I won’t be happy ’til I see you alone again/’Til I’m home again and feelin’ right.

Sources: Wikipedia; YouTube

11 thoughts on “Ten Days of Tapestry”

      1. I think had it been released ten years or so later there would have been more singles released- its a big accomplishment to have sold as many copies and stayed on the charts as long as it did- on a couple hit singles now that you look back at it.

        Liked by 1 person

      1. Ha, putting another spin on it – I like it!

        I’ve told my sister about the series. She still loves “Tapestry” as well. She’s currently on vacation and plans to read the posts I’ve published thus far from icy New Jersey tomorrow while relaxing in the sun by some pool.

        Liked by 1 person

  1. The musical section in the middle of Home Again when the drums come in and the piano solo is like one of the musical high points of the whole album. I never get tired of hearing that. This could be the simplest song on tapestry but one of the greatest ones.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: