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’
- 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.