Home Again: Carole King Live In Central Park

  • a woman singing into a microphone
  • two people on stage with a piano
  • a stage with musicians


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Carole King’s triumphant return to New York in 1973, where she performed a rare concert to an estimated audience of 100,000 adoring fans on The Great Lawn of Central Park, is an electric capsule of King at the peak of her critical and commercial success, basking in the enormous popularity of her definitive album Tapestry. Home Again: Carole King Live in Central Park presents the complete multi-camera 16mm footage filmed and recorded by Adler in 1973 but never before released. Alongside the complete performance footage is the behind-the-scenes story of King’s remarkable transformation from an in-demand, staff songwriter beloved for such timeless Goffin and King classics as “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” to an iconic artist in her own right.

“We wanted to do something special with Carole in New York,” remembers Lou Adler. “I got in touch with Ron Delsener and told him that Carole was coming home to New York. This was where her upbringing took place and where she got her start in music. New York was everything to her and she wanted to give something back to both her hometown and devoted fans.” Adler and legendary New York concert promoter Delsener then agreed to stage a free concert—the first ever—on Central Park’s famed Great Lawn. The event changed the landscape of live performances in New York, shepherding in an era of legendary performances in Central Park that continues to this day.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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