Part of Music City Mondays
Carole King’s triumphant May 26, 1973 homecoming concert on the Great Lawn of Central Park before an estimated audience of 100,000 was filmed and recorded by producer Lou Adler in 1973 — but never before released until now. Alongside the complete performance footage is the behind the scenes story of King’s remarkable transformation from an in demand, staff songwriter to an iconic artist in her own right. The May 1973 performance captured King at her critical and commercial peak, basking in the enormous popularity of her definitive album Tapestry. To the delight of the audience, King moved easily between her signature classics and songs from her soon to be released 1973 album Fantasy, presenting her performance in two parts — first alone, on piano and then fronting a powerhouse 11-piece band. The resulting film provides an inside view of a generational talent in her prime, performing one of the biggest and most momentous concerts of her career in the city where she was born.