The List of Carole King Albums in Order of Release

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Having sold over 75 million records worldwide, and 19.6 million records in the United States. The discography of Carole King, an American singer-songwriter and musician, as the 73rd greatest artist of all time. She is also recognized as the most successful female songwriter, consists of 17 studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums, one soundtrack album and 33 singles as a lead artist.

Carole King examines the complicated realities of love with a tenderness and swagger rare among her more plaintive ’70s folk-rock peers. In the early ’60s, alongside folks like Neil Diamond and her then-husband Gerry Goffin, King was an endlessly versatile Brill Building songwriter. There, she elevated girl-group anthems like The Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” beyond mere bubblegum, tapped into gospel’s volcanic power alongside a young Aretha Franklin, and embraced wistful psychedelia, cowriting the Monkees smash “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” Then declaring her independence with a mix of vulnerable rock and visceral soul, the native New Yorker defined and deepened the singer/songwriter era’s emotional intimacy with albums like her 1971 solo breakthrough, Tapestry. She also wrote the template for transitioning from a behind-the-scenes songwriter into a full-fledged star. Whether pairing her pained explorations of fraying romance with the seductive longing of classic R&B balladry (“It’s Too Late”) or strutting like a blues singer as she celebrated the life-changing power of lust (“I Feel the Earth Move”), King shaped multiple generations of confessional singers as wildly distinctive as Tori Amos, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, and Adele.

King began learning to play piano from her mother when she was four years old. Before becoming a staff songwriter for the producer Don Kirshner in the Brill Building in New York, she recorded demo songs with her Queens College classmate Paul Simon. With her first husband, Gerry Goffin, King wrote more than a dozen Top 10 hits between 1961 and 1968, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Loco-Motion,” “One Fine Day,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” King had a massive hit with her 1971 sophomore album, Tapestry, which included her versions of songs she had written that were hits for other singers. The album held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for 15 consecutive weeks and spent a total of 318 weeks on the charts between 1971 and 2011. King’s list of honors includes four Grammys, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2014, a musical version of her life, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, opened on Broadway, featuring a selection of songs from early in her career. So, if you are a die heart fan of Carole King Albums then check out here we have list of Carole King albums in order of release so far.

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Here is the list of Carole King Album in Order of Release Date  

  1. Writer — May 1970
  2. Tapestry — February 10, 1971
  3. Music — December 1971
  4. Rhymes & Reasons — November 1972
  5. Fantasy — June 1973
  6. Wrap Around Joy — September 1974
  7. Thoroughbred January 1976
  8. Simple Things — July 1977
  9. Welcome Home — May 1978
  10. Touch the Sky — June 1979
  11. Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King — 1980
  12. One to One — 1982
  13. Speeding Time — 1983
  14. City Streets — April 1989
  15. Colour of Your Dreams — July 25, 1993
  16. Love Makes the World —September 25, 2001
  17. A Holiday Carole November 1, 2011


All Carole King Albums List in Order

1. Writer (1970)

Carole King Writer Album image


  1. Spaceship Races
  2. No Easy Way Down
  3. Child of Mine
  4. Goin’ Back
  5. To Love
  6. What Have You Got to Lose
  7. Eventually
  8. Raspberry Jam
  9. Can’t You Be Real
  10. I Can’t Hear You No More
  11. Sweet Sweetheart
  12. Up on the Roof 


2. Tapestry (1971)

Carole King Tapestry Album image


  1. I Feel the Earth Move
  2. So Far Away
  3. It’s Too Late
  4. Home Again
  5. Beautiful
  6. Way Over Yonder
  7. You’ve Got a Friend
  8. Where You Lead
  9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
  10. Smackwater Jack
  11. Tapestry
  12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman


3. Music (1971)

Carole King Music Album image


  1. Brother, Brother
  2. It’s Going to Take Some Time
  3. Sweet Seasons
  4. Some Kind of Wonderful
  5. Surely
  6. Carry Your Load
  7. Music
  8. Song of Long Ago
  9. Brighter
  10. Growing Away from Me
  11. Too Much Rain
  12. Back to California


4. Rhymes & Reasons (1972)

Carole King Rhymes & Reasons Album image


  1. Come Down Easy
  2. My My She Cries
  3. Peace in the Valley
  4. Feeling Sad Tonight
  5. The First Day in August
  6. Bitter with the Sweet
  7. Goodbye Don’t Mean I’m Gone
  8. Stand Behind Me
  9. Gotta Get Through Another Day
  10. I Think I Can Hear You
  11. Ferguson Road
  12. Been to Canaan


5. Fantasy (1973)

Carole King Fantasy Album image


  1. Fantasy Beginning
  2. You’ve Been Around Too Long
  3. Being at War With Each Other
  4. Directions
  5. That’s How Things Go Down
  6. Weekdays
  7. Haywood
  8. A Quiet Place to Live
  9. Welfare Symphony
  10. You Light Up My Life
  11. Corazón
  12. Believe in Humanity
  13. Fantasy End


6. Wrap Around Joy (1974)

Carole King Wrap Around Joy Album image


  1. Nightingale
  2. Change in Mind, Change of Heart
  3. Jazzman
  4. You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine
  5. You’re Something New
  6. We Are All in This Together
  7. Wrap Around Joy
  8. You Gentle Me
  9. My Lovin’ Eyes
  10. Sweet Adonis
  11. A Night This Side of Dying
  12. The Best Is Yet to Come


7. Thoroughbred (1976)

Carole King Thoroughbred Album image


  1. So Many Ways
  2. Daughter of Light
  3. High Out of Time
  4. Only Love is Real
  5. There’s a Space Between Us
  6. I’d Like to Know You Better
  7. We All Have to Be Alone
  8. Ambrosia
  9. Still Here Thinking of You
  10. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine


8. Simple Things (1977)

Carole King Simple Things Album image


  1. Simple Things
  2. Hold On
  3. In the Name of Love
  4. Labyrinth
  5. You’re the One Who Knows
  6. Hard Rock Cafe
  7. Time Alone
  8. God Only Knows
  9. To Know That I Love You
  10. One


9. Welcome Home(1978)

Carole King Welcome Home Album image


  1. Main Street Saturday Night
  2. Sunbird
  3. Venusian Diamond
  4. Changes
  5. Morning Sun
  6. Disco Tech
  7. Wings of Love
  8. Ride the Music
  9. Everybody’s Got the Spirit
  10. Welcome Home


10. Touch the Sky(1979)

Carole King Touch the Sky Album image


  1. Time Gone By
  2. Move Lightly
  3. Dreamlike I Wander
  4. Walk With Me
  5. Good Mountain People
  6. You Still Want Her
  7. Passing of the Days
  8. Crazy
  9. Eagle
  10. Seeing Red


11. Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King (1980)

Carole King Pearls Songs of Goffin and King Album image


  1. Dancin’ with Tears in My Eyes
  2. Locomotion
  3. One Fine Day
  4. Hey Girl
  5. Snow Queen
  6. Chains
  7. Oh No Not My Baby
  8. Hi De Ho
  9. Wasn’t Born to Follow
  10. Goin’ Back


12. One to One (1982)

Carole King One to One Album image


  1. One to One
  2. It’s a War
  3. Lookin’ Out for Number One
  4. Life Without Love
  5. Golden Man
  6. Read Between the Lines
  7. (Love Is Like A) Boomerang
  8. Goat Annie
  9. Someone You Never Met Before
  10. Little Prince


13. Speeding Time (1983)

Carole King Speeding Time Album image


  1. Computer Eyes
  2. One Small Voice
  3. Crying in the Rain
  4. Sacred Heart of Stone
  5. Speeding Time
  6. Standin’ on the Borderline
  7. So Ready for Love
  8. Chalice Borealis
  9. Dancing
  10. Alabaster Lady


14. City Streets (1989)

Carole King City Streets Album image


  1. City Streets
  2. Sweet Life
  3. Down to the Darkness
  4. Lovelight
  5. I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
  6. Legacy
  7. Ain’t That the Way
  8. Midnight Flyer
  9. Homeless Heart
  10. Someone Who Believes in You


15. Colour of Your Dreams (1993)

Carole King Colour of Your Dreams Album image


  1. Lay Down My Life
  2. Hold out for Love
  3. Standing in the Rain
  4. Now and Forever
  5. Wishful Thinking
  6. Colour of Your Dreams
  7. Tears Falling Down on Me
  8. Friday’s Tie-Dye Nightmare
  9. Just One Thing
  10. Do You Feel Love
  11. It’s Never Too Late


16. Love Makes the World (2001)

Carole King Love Makes the World Album image


  1. Love Makes the World
  2. You Can Do Anything
  3. The Reason
  4. I Wasn’t Gonna Fall in Love
  5. I Don’t Know
  6. Oh No, Not My Baby
  7. It Could Have Been Anyone
  8. Monday Without You
  9. An Uncommon Love
  10. You Will Find Me There
  11. Safe Again
  12. This Time


17. A Holiday Carole (2011)

Carole King A Holiday Carole Album image


  1. My Favorite Things
  2. Carol of the Bells
  3. Sleigh Ride
  4. Christmas Paradise
  5. Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday
  6. Chanukah Prayer
  7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  8. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  9. Christmas in the Air
  10. Do You Hear What I Hear
  11. This Christmas
  12. New Year’s Day


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