May 14, 2017 Every Mother Had This Record

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Carole King, Tapestry, Ode SP-77009, 1971

This one is easy to fall in love with.  This is Sunday morning tea making music, rainy afternoon music, and Friday afternoon heading out of town music, all rolled up into one. This is a most essential album, and luckily for anyone who wants one, it is easily available.  Tapestry is #36 on the latest Top 500 Albums Of All Time list from Rolling Stone, yet it’s the only one you’ll find that places that high in neat mint condition for under $5.  Chalk that up to virtually every woman alive in 1971 buying and cherishing this album.

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Tapestry has hits past (Natural Woman and Will You Love Me Tomorrow) present (It’s Too Late and So Far Away) and future (You’ve Got A Friend).  But I almost feel that the non hits are why this record stayed on the Top 200 for 313 weeks.  Songs like BeautifulHome Again, and Smackwater Jack are what really make Tapestry so great.

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There’s no need to rush out and buy the first copy of this you see.  25 million copies sold mean that the near mint copy of your dreams is out there waiting for you.  Until you find it, flip through your Aunt’s record collection or hit a garage sale for a placeholder.

Today’s Summary:
Cost: $4, $129 Remaining

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