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Carole King - "The Legendary Demos"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:31 am
by john poole
Carole's original demos; due for release at the end of April - but only thirteen of them.
http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/mus ... demos.html

Re: Carole King - "The Legendary Demos"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:51 am
by Adam Blake
At bloody last! (Spoiling us bootleggers fun again. chiz chiz chiz)

Hem hem:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brill-Building- ... 333&sr=8-1

Re: Carole King - "The Legendary Demos"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:05 pm
by NormanD
1. "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
2. "So Goes Love"
3. "Take Good Care of My Baby"
4. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
5. "Like Little Children"
6." Beautiful"
7. "Crying in the Rain"
8. "Way Over Yonder"
9. "Yours Until Tomorrow"
10. "It's Too Late"
11. "Tapestry"
12. "Just Once In My Life"
13. "You've Got a Friend"

I hope they're from the original masters rather than the ones she's been buying back via eBay (allegedly).

Re: Carole King - "The Legendary Demos"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:19 pm
by Adam Blake
NormanD wrote:I hope they're from the original masters rather than the ones she's been buying back via eBay (allegedly).


Interesting, Captain. Most of the original masters would surely have been the property of Aldon Music, as she was working for Don Kirshner at the time. Kirshner died about a year ago. I wonder if he still had them at the time of his death and whether or not he bequeathed them to Carole in his will. Why would she have been so keen to get her acetates back when they would appear on eBay if she had the masters? There probably would have been maybe 20 or 30 acetates made from the masters which would have done the rounds of publishers and artists. When I was making a nuisance of myself writing to her website asking if these were going to be released the only reply I ever got was a stiff legal sounding letter demanding that I inform them IMMEDIATELY if I saw any such recordings being offered for sale.

Perhaps Kirshner's death has prompted this release. Speculation speculation. We need a better detective than me on this one. Over to you, John.

(I am a bit pissed off with Carole. I mean, when was the last time she played over here? With or without James bleedin' Taylor. It wouldn't kill her to do a couple of nights at The Albert Hall.)

Re: Carole King - "The Legendary Demos"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:40 pm
by AndyM
Adam Blake wrote:

(I am a bit pissed off with Carole. I mean, when was the last time she played over here? With or without James bleedin' Taylor. It wouldn't kill her to do a couple of nights at The Albert Hall.)


She was in the UK in December. Interviews to plug her Christmas album. I even saw her on (gulp) 'Loose Women', that lowbrow lunchtime treat probably not watched by many forumistas.

Re: Carole King - "The Legendary Demos"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:09 pm
by john poole
Adam Blake wrote:Perhaps Kirshner's death has prompted this release. Speculation speculation. We need a better detective than me on this one. Over to you, John
I don't know any more at this stage, but I imagine the publication of Carole's memoirs next month would have prompted the release, rather than Kirshner's demise. One of the tracks, 'Yours Until Tomorrow' (first recorded by Dee Dee Warwick) is available for preview -
http://www.caroleking.com/index.php?p=news

Ace Records also have a third volume of Goffin/King songs in their songwriter series - due at the end of this month -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Something-Good- ... l_1#disc_1

I am a bit pissed off with Carole. I mean, when was the last time she played over here?
5th December, 2011 for BBC4
http://www.richardhawleyforum.co.uk/vie ... 523955cbee

Re: Carole King - "The Legendary Demos"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:09 pm
by Adam Blake
john poole wrote:
I am a bit pissed off with Carole. I mean, when was the last time she played over here?
5th December, 2011 for BBC4
http://www.richardhawleyforum.co.uk/vie ... 523955cbee



Well pardon me but I missed that one - along with about 96.7% of the rest of her UK based fans... It's not what I meant.