Carole King's lasting legacy as a singer and songwriter has been revitalized in recent years by compilations, an autobiography, and - most recently - the still-ongoing, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical Beautiful. One thing that's been notably absent? Previously unreleased content. With the exception of the excellent 2012 vault dive The Legendary Demos, and a few odd bonus tracks on reissues, King's archive has remained largely untouched. To the delight of fans worldwide, that will soon change.
Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced the May 17 release of Live At Montreux 1973, a new set documenting her appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 15, 1973. The press release notes that this was her first-ever performance outside the U.S. - with the exception of a 1971 BBC taping. Recorded only a month after her conceptual Fantasy album, King's Montreux set featured seven tracks from that album, including „Corazon” and „Believe in Humanity.” Also on the setlist are seven of the twelve songs from her triumphant release Tapestry. In all, it serves as a snapshot of Carole King at the height of her powers, performing an energetic set of album cuts, hits, and fan favorites in a legendary venue..