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Carole King – Speeding Time
(Atlantic Records  1983  7801181)

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

Sleeve & Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
– import corner cut top right

Carole King (born Carol Joan Klein, February 9, 1942) is an American composer and singer-songwriter. She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. King 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.

King’s career began in the 1960s when she, along with her then husband Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists, many of which have become standards. She has continued writing for other artists since then. King’s success as a performer in her own right did not come until the 1970s, when she sang her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. After experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer, King scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry, which topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years.

King has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry, which held the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a female artist for more than 20 years. Her most recent non-compilation album was Live at the Troubadour in 2010, a collaboration with James Taylor that reached number 4 on the charts in its first week and has sold over 600,000 copies. Her records sales were estimated at more than 75 million copies worldwide.

She 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 so honored. She is also a 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree.

Speeding Time is an album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1983. King’s 13th album in 14 years, Speeding Time was poorly reviewed and was her first album not to chart. Following the album’s release, King did not record again for six years.

Track listing

Side 1

  1. “Computer Eyes” (King, Gerry Goffin) – (3:08)
  2. “One Small Voice” (King) – (3:01)
  3. “Crying in the Rain” (King, Howard Greenfield) – (2:32)
  4. “Sacred Heart of Stone” (King, Goffin) – (3:45)
  5. “Speeding Time” (King, Goffin) – (4:49)

Side 2

  1. “Standin’ on the Borderline” (King, Goffin) – (2:55)
  2. “So Ready for Love” (King) – (5:22)
  3. “Chalice Borealis” (King, Rick Sorensen) – (2:35)
  4. “Dancing” (King) – (4:00)
  5. “Alabaster Lady” (King) – (5:45)


  • Carole King – lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, synthesizer
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer, programming (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10), harmonica solo (7)
  • Rob Meurer – synthesizer, programming (1, 4, 8)
  • Danny Kortchmar, Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Bob Glaub – bass guitar
  • Steve Meador – drums (1, 4)
  • Russ Kunkel – drums (2, 3, 5–10)
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion
  • Plas Johnson – tenor saxophone solo (3)
  • Sherry Goffin Kondor – counter lead vocals (9)


  • Producer – Lou Adler
  • Engineered and Mixed by Paul Brown at Amigo Studios (North Hollywood, CA).
  • Mastered by Bobby Hata at Amigo Studios.
  • Album Design – Peter Corriston
  • Cover Photo – Jim Shea
  • Design Photo – Brian Hagiwara
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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