Writer by Carole King

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Writer by Carole King
Writer by Carole King

Album Released: 1970

Writer ::: Artwork

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1.Spaceship Races3:07
2.No Easy Way Down4:34
3.Child Of Mine3:55
4.Goin' Back3:36
5.To Love3:39
6.What Have You Got To Lose3:58
7.Eventually5:02
8.Raspberry Jam4:32
9.Can't You Be Real2:54
10.I Can't Hear You No More2:59
11.Sweet Sweetheart2:47
12.Up On The Roof3:46

Reviews

Due to a mix that appears to be aimed at 1970's transistor radios, Carole King's singer/songwriter debut Writer sounds much better playing through my more trebly PC sound system than it does on my living room stereo, where it comes across as rather muddy.

In commercial terms, the album was a complete flop at the time of its release, as King was at that point just one of a great many unknown solo musicians having a stab at establishing a career in what was then an emergent but already very crowded field.

King did have the advantage though, of being established within the music industry, as one of the 'Brill Building' songwriters, churning out hit singles for other artists during the early-60's along with her songwriting partner Gerry Goffin, who co-writes eleven of the twelve tracks here.

Whilst the material on Writer is solid enough, it pales in comparison to the following year's release, the one that separated King from the rest of the wannabes ... Tapestry, such that the songs here for the most part would rank as no more than high-grade filler on what would be King's breakthrough album.

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by Reviewer: bluemoon