Albums have come a long way, from just being an audio cassette to a stunning vinyl cover that conveys a visual story to the listener. One such iconic album cover is “Tapestry” by Carole King, released in 1971.
The Cover Art
The cover art features a simple, yet striking photograph of Carole King, surrounded by a tapestry of sound. King is sitting in a window, looking out at a vista of green trees and blue sky. The simplicity of the image conveys King’s essence, reflecting her understated musical prowess.
The Tapestry album marked King’s departure from writing songs for other artists as she emerged as a solo artist. The album includes iconic songs like “I Feel the Earth Move,” “So Far Away,” and “It’s Too Late,” which speak of the joys and pains of life and love. The album won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
The Tapestry album cover was designed as a stylish gatefold, with a beautiful photograph of King at the piano, surrounded by the lyrics of her songs. The intricate design captures the essence of King’s music as a tapestry of emotions woven together.