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Carole King — I Feel The Earth Move
Album: Tapestry
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7.6

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Total ratings: 2085









Released: 1971
Length: 2:55
Plays (last 30 days): 5
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumblin' down
I feel my heart start to tremblin'
Whenever you're around

Ooh baby, when I see your face
Mellow as the month of may
Oh darlin', I can't stand it
When you look at me that way, hey

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumblin' down
I feel my heart start to tremblin'
Whenever you're around

Ooh darlin', when you're near me
And you tenderly call my name
I know that my emotions
Are somethin' I just can't tame
I just got to have ya, baby
Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, yeah

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumblin' down, a-tumblin' down
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumblin' down, a-tumblin' down

I just a-lose control
Down to my very soul
I get hot and cold
All over, all over, all over, all over.

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumblin' down, a-tumblin' down
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumblin' down, a-tumblin' down
A-tumblin' down, a-tumblin' down
A-tumblin' down, a-tumblin' down
Tumblin' down
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Just like Lennnon's Remember and Eurythmics's Sweet Dreams, this was played 30 minutes ago. I may have to rethink my subscriber support.
Such bittersweet memories. 
Good times and fond memories as a young boy hearing this song on AM radio while driving around with the parents in the car.
Way way back in the early 70's all my friends were rock 'n roll fans.  We all had Pink Floyd, Doors, Led Zeppelin etal albums.  AND in our collections everyone also had this album. 
It was rarely, if ever, played at parties, but I suspect my friends played it as I did, the morning after the party, or when we were alone and wanted some finely crafted soul-soothing music.  It still works for me. 
Thanks, Carole!
My older sister had this album. It was one of the few albums she had I would sneak out of her room to listen to. 
 GingerandMe wrote:

A total doll. This album brings back so many memories for me..  




Same here.
A total doll. This album brings back so many memories for me..  
I been playing the bass all wrong on this. Back to school!
this was one of the first LP's I ever owned!
I remember this very well. it was 1973 and i had a girlfriend from Canada.  And she brought another lp with her....Carly Simon!..well after some cups of red wine i saw the light.
Oh Carole..
Mom played this on the 8 track in the truck for hours on end :)
Would be hilarious if Bill put the 1989 Martika cover of this on RP.  I bet there would be a meltdown in the comments.
EXCELLENT!!  ICONIC!!  Thanx RP!
 jacopo777 wrote:

Never hear this song the same after knowing that's Eric Johnson on guitar.


I don't think Eric Johnson was doing session work until a few years after this album was recorded.  He is on Carole King's 1982 album "One To One" though.  I believe Danny Kortchmar does most of the guitar work on this album.
Never hear this song the same after knowing that's Eric Johnson on guitar.
I don't know how this can be anything but a "10".
Always loved the Every Cat on the cover with her. Desert island album.


Concupiscent Carole 


Rock Hall twice!  Well deserved.
Breathtaking. Just damn good. Still working on the piano solo ;-} 
 eileenomurphy wrote:
Great! ...Carole King ...Queen of the "Brill Building" song composers! ........google Brill Building, if you do not know what I'm talking about! .....some rock history!
 
The Monkees hit, Pleasant Valley Sunday. was a Carole King tune...King lived on Pleasant
Valley Way in West Orange, NJ...Just up the road  aways from my house...

Tony in NJ
W.A.S.T.E.

much better than that bob seger song that was played before this.
The second album I ever bought.  I wish I could say it was the first.
Great! ...Carole King ...Queen of the "Brill Building" song composers! ........google Brill Building, if you do not know what I'm talking about! .....some rock history!
This song a "9"....but the whole Album a Big TEN...wonderful..
She is a great songwriter.
This is such a well written song. I'll give it a 10.
 Typesbad wrote:

My 7th grade art teacher had a thing for Steppenwolf.
 

My art teacher was into Traffic and Jim Croce
OMG - it is going to take a week to get this ear worm out of my head!         
I saw Dylan live in Spokane circa 2000. He performed All Along the Watchtower Hendix style. It wasn't nearly as good as Hendrix but yep it was a big nod and a crooked smile.....
 justin4kick wrote:
Aretha Franklin doing Carole King's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsnZT7Z2yQ


Oh how I wished there would be a similar video of Bob Dylan's reaction on Jimi Hendrix doing a live performance of All Along The Watch Tower
 

The reaction of Led Zeppelin to Heart's cover of "Stairway to Heaven" is also great.
 justin4kick wrote:
Aretha Franklin doing Carole King's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsnZT7Z2yQ


Oh how I wished there would be a similar video of Bob Dylan's reaction on Jimi Hendrix doing a live performance of All Along The Watch Tower

 
He would've probably given him a crooked smile and a nod of his head.
 expatlar wrote:
My god, I'm so old that I remember this being played by our 7th grade art teacher as we worked on our projects. I don't even know how to feel about that.
 
My 7th grade art teacher had a thing for Steppenwolf.
My god, I'm so old that I remember this being played by our 7th grade art teacher as we worked on our projects. I don't even know how to feel about that.
{#Dancingbanana_2} Ugh! I can't help myself! My chair just moved for this song!
'can't get any better than this!
This seems exceptionally insipid coming on the heels of Muddy Waters' Rock Me.
 Aud wrote:
My mother said "Turn that crap down!" whenever I played this loud......
Still have the album.

 
My mom loved Carole King! Black Sabbath, not so much.
GODDESS
Classic tune from a classic album! Lot's of great songs on the album, one of which is 'It's too late' - that song sits in the RP library unplayed. Why? {#Eh} {#Cry}
Aretha Franklin doing Carole King's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsnZT7Z2yQ


Oh how I wished there would be a similar video of Bob Dylan's reaction on Jimi Hendrix doing a live performance of All Along The Watch Tower
 treatment_bound wrote:

Without ever actually playing this album in it's entirety, I think I've heard every song on this album at some point since it was released almost 45 years ago except Home Again.  Bob Stroud's long-running Sunday morning show in Chi., "Rock and Roll Roots", has featured these songs relentlessly since I started checking out about 20 years ago.

But I've never actually scanned the record sleeve.  What exactly does "granfaloon" mean?

 

 
You had to ask and I had to look. Maybe someone was a Kurt Vonnegut fan with an inexact memory of the spelling of "granfalloon", a word that actually may have relevance to RPers and their love of this site:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granfalloon
granfalloon, in the fictional religion of Bokononism (created by Kurt Vonnegut in his 1963 novel Cat's Cradle), is defined as a "false karass". That is, it is a group of people who affect a shared identity or purpose, but whose mutual association is actually meaningless.

...

The most commonly purported granfalloons are associations and societies based on a shared but ultimately fabricated premise. As examples, Vonnegut cites: "the Communist Party, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the General Electric Company—and any nation, anytime, anywhere." A more general and oft-cited quote defines a granfalloon as "a proud and meaningless association of human beings." Another granfalloon example illustrated in the book were Hoosiers, of which the narrator (and Vonnegut himself) was a member.


In popular culture: 

On the Carole King album TapestryJames Taylor is credited with playing the Acoustic Guitar and the "granfalloon".
 
 colt4x5 wrote:
Probably one of the few albums with "granfaloon" in the credits.

 
Without ever actually playing this album in it's entirety, I think I've heard every song on this album at some point since it was released almost 45 years ago except Home Again.  Bob Stroud's long-running Sunday morning show in Chi., "Rock and Roll Roots", has featured these songs relentlessly since I started checking out about 20 years ago.

But I've never actually scanned the record sleeve.  What exactly does "granfaloon" mean?

 

Track listing

All songs written by Carole King except where noted.

Side 1"I Feel the Earth Move" – 3:00"So Far Away" – 3:55"It's Too Late" (lyrics by Toni Stern) – 3:54"Home Again" – 2:29"Beautiful" – 3:08"Way Over Yonder" – 4:49Side 2"You've Got a Friend" – 5:09"Where You Lead" (lyrics by Toni Stern) – 3:20"Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" (Gerry Goffin, King) – 4:13"Smackwater Jack" (Goffin, King) – 3:42"Tapestry" – 3:15"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Goffin, King, Jerry Wexler) – 3:59
Probably one of the few albums with "granfaloon" in the credits.
Wow, haven't heard this in a long time.  Thanks, Bill!
{#Roflol}Bill, are there tremors going on in Paradise? I know the San Andreas fault is close!
My mother said "Turn that crap down!" whenever I played this loud......
Still have the album.
 slowhand wrote:
One of the greatest albums ever..wore out many, including 8-tracks.
Still reverberates in my soul.

 
Still have it on vinyl. Geeze, what a breath of fresh air it was...the Brill Building confronts the hippies and sez, "Well, show me what you got." And the hippies rose to the occasion. Both lived peaceably ever after.

Carole King  by PBS PressRoom
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pbs_press_tour/

PBS and NPCA present an evening in Central Park's East Meadow with musical performances and highlights from Ken Burns's upcoming PBS series THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA, which premieres September 27 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. Pictured: Carole King performs at NPCA and PBS Event in Central Park, New York City, September 23, 2009. Photo by Marion Curtis.

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 ThePoose wrote:
Yeah, and I know I am merely one of millions of fans who desperately want to know the name of the cat on the cover and where it is now.
 

I've just listened to an interview with Joni on Woman's Hour {1} on Radio Four (on the BBC) and she revealed (at 14:30 into the program) that the cat's name is Telemachus (the father of Ulysses) and Gerry (Goffin) named him. Alas the cat (kitty) is no more.

 

{1}. The program is at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jpg35/Womans_Hour_08_04_2009/ for UK listeners, but if you use ipdl.exe anyone can download it and listen to it at their leisure.




Carole King delivered a bang-up rendition of this on Stephen Colbert tonight. Evidently Sony are re-releasing Tapestry. Don't know if the tracks have been redone or remastered. Back in the day, Tapestry spent years in Billboard's top 100 LPs.
dmax wrote:
This is just another reminder of how overlooked Danny Kortchmar is. He played on this, on the Jackson Browne work during his best period, and on the Don Henley albums that were his best work. And still, the guy doesn't get the respect and fame he deserves. Shame. I know you're out there, buddy!
Don't forget the James Taylor sessions...
Don't forget the James Taylor sessions...
isaacsonar wrote:
I love this comment.
I'll 2nd that!
punkbot wrote:
I'll forever love my parents for having this album in nonstop rotation for my whole childhood.
I love this comment.
Nice!
I love this song, love this album. I must say, however, that this song reminds me of an especially crude Hustler cartoon..
slowhand wrote:
One of the greatest albums ever.
Indeed it is. Songwriter heaven.
My least favourite song on this album. Still a 9.
slowhand wrote:
One of the greatest albums ever..wore out many, including 8-tracks. Still reverberates in my soul.
One of the greatest albums ever..wore out many, including 8-tracks. Still reverberates in my soul.
Art_Carnage wrote:
It's a shame this album never caught on.
Yeah, and I know I am merely one of millions of fans who desperately want to know the name of the cat on the cover and where it is now.
I'll forever love my parents for having this album in nonstop rotation for my whole childhood.
filmgeek65 wrote:
You guys have to be kidding me. Tapestry was one of the seminal works of the '70s and the culmination of a brilliant songwriting career. Every female singer/songwriter on the planet owes her career to King and Joni Mitchell. Historical perspective people!
Well put. I wore out this LP way back when.
It's a shame this album never caught on.
The band swings right in time with the emotional rhythm of her singing. They must have practiced this one more than a few times, but there is nothing mechanical about it.
Listening to this again - man, what a tight band! Excellent bass work. Like many others, I wore this out on vinyl.
KevinM wrote:
I dunno, My wife's favorite song is anything by Ricky Martin and the RP scale does not go LOW enough for that crap.
Thanks Kevin, that laugh just made my night.
Tapestry has been one of my favorite albums since I was a little girl! Thanks for playing this Bill!
A GREAT songwriter. P.S. I\'m pretty close to Paradise KY.
Turned my radio up. She\'s a goddess.
You guys have to be kidding me. Tapestry was one of the seminal works of the \'70s and the culmination of a brilliant songwriting career. Every female singer/songwriter on the planet owes her career to King and Joni Mitchell. Historical perspective people!
I never thought Carole King's voice was very pleasant to listen to.
I\'m going to give it an 8 because this album was very influential when my brother first brought it home on 8-track tape. I\'m getting old!
Oh I dunno, I think Carole King should get a pass for her work, which is prolific, and for the gazillion songs she wrote for everyone else. Besides it's kind of cool to hear her voice on this and see how it changed through the years.
Originally Posted by BC_Night_Heron: What kind of rating should you give to your wife's favorite song? Obviously higher than what most other RPeople think.
Originally Posted by BC_Night_Heron: What kind of rating should you give to your wife's favorite song? Obviously higher than what most other RPeople think.
I dunno, My wife's favorite song is anything by Ricky Martin and the RP scale does not go LOW enough for that crap.
What kind of rating should you give to your wife\'s favorite song? Obviously higher than what most other RPeople think.