Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. She also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1952 and 2005.
Carole King has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be honored this way.
Touch The Sky by Carole King was released in 1979. The country-tinged sound is much earthier than Simple Things and Welcome Home. Carole King is more contemplative in voice and melancholic, no doubt due to the death of her third husband, Rick Evers, earlier in the year. The personal loss is best felt in the song "Dreamlike I Wander".
That being said, the overall feeling of the album remains optimistic. "Walk With Me", "Move Lightly," "Passing of the Days" and "Eagle" can be described as personal pep-talks.
Like most mid-'70s albums by Carole King, Touch The Sky was co-produced by multi-award winning Mark Hallman.
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1. Time Gone By
2. Move Lightly
3. Dreamlike I Wander
4. Walk With Me (I'll Be Your Companion)
5. Good Mountain People
6. You Still Want Her
7. Passing Of The Days
10. Seeing Red