Best known for her album Tapestry, American singer-songwriter Carole King is back with The Legendary Demos, a collection of iconic demo tracks that were previously unreleased.
The album gets off to a chirpy start with Pleasant Valley Sunday, which is a sun-shiny feel-good song that gets you singing and tapping along.
These 60’s demo tracks have captured the imagination of King fans around the world. Cruising through the thirteen feel-good tracks and familiar favorites like It’s Too Late, You’ve Got a Friend, and Take Good Care of My Baby, and you will know why this is a collector’s dream come true.
Better still if you can get a hold of The Legendary Demos in vinyl, which would give it the warmer sound and oomph like a good molten lava cake. Delish.
While some singers make their songs great by the quality of the lyrics and music; King makes hers great by the raw sassy quality of her voice. Every note makes you want to let your hair down, snap your fingers and dance – such casual elegance that have made her a legend.
For me, every track is worth listening to over and over again, although I must say Crying In the Rain didn’t quite do it for me.
Overall, this album has a song for every season. I’ll give it 4 out of 5.Watch my review of Carole King – The Legendary Demos on AM Live! Channel NewsAsia