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Carole KingTapestry

Label:Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – UD1S 2-030, Ode Records (2) – 19439918561, Sony Music Commercial Music Group – 19439918561
Series:Original Master Recording, UltraDisc One-Step
Format:
2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, 180g, SuperVinyl
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Soft Rock

Tracklist

A1I Feel The Earth Move
Bass GuitarCharles Larkey
DrumsJoel O'Brien
Electric GuitarDanny Kootch*
Written-By, Keyboards, VocalsCarole King
2:57
A2So Far Away
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor (2)
Bass GuitarCharles Larkey
DrumsRuss Kunkel
FluteCurtis Amy
Written-By, Piano, VocalsCarole King
3:55
A3It's Too Late
Bass GuitarCharles Larkey
Congas, Electric GuitarDanny Kootch*
DrumsJoel O'Brien
Electric PianoRalph Schuckett
Soprano SaxophoneCurtis Amy
Written-ByToni Stern
Written-By, Piano, VocalsCarole King
3:51
B1Home Again
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor (2)
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Written-By, Piano, VocalsCarole King
2:27
B2Beautiful
Bass GuitarCharles Larkey
DrumsJoel O'Brien
Electric GuitarDanny Kootch*
Written-By, Piano, VocalsCarole King
3:05
B3Way Over Yonder
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor (2)
Backing VocalsMerry Clayton
Bass GuitarCharles Larkey
CelloTerry King (4)
DrumsJoel O'Brien
Electric GuitarDanny Kootch*
Tenor SaxophoneCurtis Amy
ViolaDavid Campbell
ViolinBarry Socher
Written-By, Piano, VocalsCarole King
4:42
C1You've Got A Friend
Acoustic GuitarJames Taylor (2)
CelloTerry King (4)
CongasDanny Kootch*
ViolaDavid Campbell
ViolinBarry Socher
Written-By, Piano, VocalsCarole King
5:07
C2Where You Lead
Backing VocalsJulia Tillman*, Merry Clayton
Bass GuitarCharles Larkey
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Electric GuitarDanny Kootch*
Electric PianoRalph Schuckett
Written-ByToni Stern
Written-By, Piano, Vocals, Backing VocalsCarole King
3:18
C3Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Acoustic GuitarDanny Kootch*, James Taylor (2)
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Written-ByGerry Goffin
Written-By, Piano, VocalsCarole King
4:10
D1Smackwater Jack
Backing VocalsMerry Clayton
Baritone SaxophoneCurtis Amy
Bass GuitarCharles Larkey
DrumsJoel O'Brien
Electric GuitarRalph Schuckett
Written-ByGerry Goffin
Written-By, Piano, VocalsCarole King
3:39
D2Tapestry
Written-By, Keyboards, VocalsCarole King
3:11
D3(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Written-ByGerry Goffin, Jerry Wexler
Written-By, Keyboards, VocalsCarole King
3:47
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Notes

Limited edition of 10,000 stamped numbered copies.
© 1971, 2021 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Originally released 1971 on Ode Records.
Manufactured for Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ®, Inc. by Sony Music Entertainment.
Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich, assisted by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab®, Sebastopol, CA on The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System™.
1/4" / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 64

All runouts etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 21797 20302 9
  • Barcode: 821797203029
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 1): UD1S 2-030 A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 1): UD1S 2-030 B5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C variant 1): UD1S 2-030 C9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D variant 1): UD1S 2-030 D6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 2): UD1S 2-030 A2 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 2): UD1S 2-030 B2 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C variant 2): UD1S 2-030 C3 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D variant 2): UD1S 2-030 D2 KW@MoFi

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Tapestry (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)A&M Records, Ode Records (2)85 337 ITGermany1971
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Tapestry (LP, Album)A&M Records, Ode Records (2)AMLS 2025UK1971
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Tapestry (LP, Album)A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records, Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2)SLAM 67009, SLAM 67.009, SP 77009Italy1971
Tapestry (LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Press, Smooth Stock Gatefold)Ode Records (2), Ode Records (2)ODE SP 77009, SP-77009US1971
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Tapestry (8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo)Ode Records (2)8T-77009US1971

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Reviews

  • Mfurst's avatar
    Mfurst
    Compared to my OG sounds significantly better. The harsh parts have been smiths out a bit and the instruments are much better separated and more dynamic. Doesn't have a single pop and is dead silent. Got mine at a local record store for a deal so I'd say definitively worth it despite MoFi-gate.
    • Vinyl_Dynamics's avatar
      Edited 6 months ago
      As others have mentioned, Tapestry was never an “audiophile” recording, however If you love this iconic album and you want one of the best sounding and dynamic versions of it and aren’t fussed about it being digital, then this “OneStep” release might be worth getting while discounted copies both new and used are still available. Probably best to look for a NM copy that’s had the box set, sleeves and records inspected and play tested to ensure you’re getting a copy free from the slew of QC issues that have plagued this and other OneStep releases.
      • Sergekdesign's avatar
        Sergekdesign
        This album never sounded so good! Like any other one step release this one is a crown in each collection.
        • VegasDocEasy's avatar
          VegasDocEasy
          I’ve owned this pressing for about 6 months and keep coming back to it. I also have the 50th anniversary Ode pressing available at Target, etc. This OneStep is MUCH better. The 50th anniversary is fine - my pressing is quiet and mostly click-free; it’s the way I remember it on FM radio and then CD and then streaming. The OneStep lifts a veil off the recording. It reveals instrument placement and separation that is just not there on the 50th anniversary. Carole’s voice is much more immediate. Yes, it clips, and when it does, it sounds like how a real singer clips in a real live setting when she sings the money notes.

          I bought the OneStep for a premium after it sold out, and it’s been well worth it. Now that it’s available at a discount, I suggest this is a great bargain for anyone who loves this record (and who doesn’t?).
          • kgilroy's avatar
            kgilroy
            Its OK. A bit disappointing if I'm honest. Getting a bit wary of the slew of MoFi OneStep releases. I've had good luck in the past with Bill Evans and Monk and hoping that Joni Mitchell's Blue is worth the expense. Much prefer Analogue Productions UHQR releases.
            • XETSOF's avatar
              XETSOF
              This was never an audiophile reference recording, however this is the best-sounding version I have ever heard - and I’ve heard most. Timeless album, and worth your hard-earned cash.
              • kyletx500's avatar
                kyletx500
                Though some may be critical of the choice of this album for the OneStep treatment due to its in-optimal recording, the material on this record is timeless enough in my opinion to get a high-end release. Regardless of the whole controversy with Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab using DSD files in their process, this is the best I've personally heard this album sound; it absolutely trounces my late '70s Ode reissue. I've not heard other reissues such as the Music on Vinyl or ORG versions, but I'm incredibly happy with this OneStep.
                • joecrowell's avatar
                  joecrowell
                  Really not sure why everyone is praising this pressing. Her vocals sound muffled. Everything sounds soft and dull. I have heard pressings from the 50s that have more life. I did an A/B test with my original Canadian pressing and the original sounded better (Apart from the quite super vinyl). Really disappointed with this One-Step.
                  • Andrewslattery's avatar
                    If you want to hear Carole play in your living room then this is the album for you! Everything is perfect. The bass and drums absolutely punch too!
                    • tomwebb101's avatar
                      tomwebb101
                      The music is a 10/10

                      The mastering is reference for this album.

                      We are presumably paying the premium for a lavish box with high quality inners etc and a pressing they say is the best ever produced. Well this is NOT the case at all. In fact im close to 50% disappointment from these 1 steps and the UHQR jobs. At best they are lightly warped and/or slightly off centre like 90% of todays pressings. At worst they are non filled and dish warped badly. While this one isnt dish warped, disc 2 is non filled and audibly so. Non fill rips on otherwise near silent records are even more prominent because when it kicks in its even more distracting. This leaves a really sour taste when considering the insane prices of these things. I will be honest, i will continue to buy them - BUT - only to flip them so i can claw back the money ive wasted on the sub par pressings ive had from Mofi/Rti and AP/QRP thus far. I WAS a sucker, but now im opting out and will sell to other suckers. Id much rather pay a Tone Poet price and packaging for something like this (hopefully another good reissue comes that sounds 95% of this one) and also be able to buy it from Amazon UK where i can easily return the pressing duds (ironically im 59/60 winners with the RTI Tone Poets so they can do it right!).

                      YMMV as ever

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