Carole King – So Far Away / Smackwater Jack (1971, Terre Haute Pressing,  Vinyl) - Discogs

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #168: ‘So Far Away’- Carole King. August 28, 1971.

  • Single: ‘So Far Away’- Carole King
  • Record Company-Ode
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Carole King
  • Time: 3:55
  • B-side: ‘Smackwater Jack’
  • Album-Tapestry
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #14 10 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

The follow up to Carole King’s #1 hit ‘It’s Too Late’- from the landmark singer-songwriter album-Tapestry. Looking back at it 50 years later it is hard to believe only two singles were released from that album- when nearly every song on it sounds like a hit single. James Taylor plays acoustic guitar on this song.

5 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #168: ‘SO FAR AWAY’- CAROLE KING

  1. like you say, it’s remarkable only 2 singles dropped from ‘Tapestry’ since so many got (deserved) radio play. That album alone, for its quality and importance – first one by a female singer/songwriter to sell millions – should have been enough to get her in Rock & roll Hall of Fame, without even adding in the dozens of hit songs she and Goffin wrote. Glad they corrected that oversight at last.

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