Carole King – Tapestry U.S. half speed mastered Mastersound promotional LP


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Offered for sale is a promotional copy of the limited edition U.S. half speed mastered pressing of Tapestry by Carole King.

About this copy: This copy of Tapestry is a 1980 U.S. pressing on the Ode label, issued as part of Columbia’s short-lived “Mastersound” series of audiophile LPs.

The cover is VG+, with slight corner and edge wear.  There is a promotional stamp on the back cover.  “Tom” has written his name in ballpoint pen in the upper right hand corner.

The generic Mastersound insert is missing.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, and no marks on the vinyl.  It’s a super-clean disc that looks almost like new.

Unfortunately, “Tom” has written his name on both labels in ballpoint pen.

A nice, if somewhat imperfect, copy of a scarce (and pretty good) Carole King LP.

Background: Released in 1971, Tapestry was the second solo album by Carole King and is one of the biggest selling albums in history.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts and has sold 13 million copies to date. gave Tapestry a 5 star review:

Carole King brought the fledgling singer/songwriter phenomenon to the masses with Tapestry, one of the most successful albums in pop music history. A remarkably expressive and intimate record, it’s a work of consummate craftsmanship. …Tapestry is a light and airy work on its surface, occasionally skirting the boundaries of jazz, but it’s also an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later.


Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Ode
Catalog Number:
HAL 44946
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in