CD REVIEW: Music for the the ADHD Brain: THE ESSENTIAL CAROL KINGW. Ian Walker
THE ESSENTIAL CAROL KING (Double CD, 2010, One Epic Legacy)
I have always loved the music and artistry of “Carol King.” For me, it is her melodies, and the lyrics to such great hits as “You’ve Got a Friend”. It’s too Late”, You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”, “Tapestry,” and “I Feel the Earth Move” and many more! This CD is separated into two sections Disc 1 is “The Singer” and Disc 2 is “The Songwriter” and what a double CD this collection is!
As Carol King’s musical legacy is part of my “youthful years,” I wanted to be a “singer/songwriter.” I would purchase every new album that King would release. I find for my ADHD issues, that King’s music brings to a “place of stability” and “homey-ness.” Some of these songs in this collection have a “rock and roll” focus. I usually don’t play them unless it is the end of the day or that I have “got all of my lists and my work completed.” How about you, how does Carol King’s music “make you feel”?