1973 Carole King – Fantasy

Fantasy is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1973. At the time of its release, it only reached #6 on the Billboard album chart, but has remained highly regarded by her fans over the ensuing decades. Presented as a sort of song cycle, the album opens and closes with two versions of the title song and the songs on each side segue directly into one another.

The Spanish language track “Corazón” (the Spanish word for “heart”, also used as a term of endearment, as in this song’s lyrics) was a moderate hit single from the album, as was “Believe in Humanity”. The flip side of the latter single, “You Light Up My Life” (not the Debby Boone hit), charted separately from its A-side.


1  Fantasy Beginning (Carole King ) 01:03
2  You’ve Been Around Too Long (Carole King ) 03:42
3  Being At War With Each Other (Carole King ) 03:26
4  Directions (Carole King ) 03:59
5  That’s How Things Go Down (Carole King ) 03:01
6  Weekdays (Carole King ) 02:46
7  Haywood (Carole King ) 04:46
8  A Quiet Place To Live (Carole King ) 01:56
9  Welfare Symphony (Carole King ) 03:47
10  You Light Up My Life (Carole King ) 03:13
11  Corazon (Carole King ) 04:05
12  Believe In Humanity (Carole King ) 03:19
13  Fantasy End (Carole King ) 01:25


BassCharles Larkey
Double BassCharles Larkey
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarDavid T Walker
KeyboardsCarole King
EuphoniumGeorge Bohanon
FlugelhornAl Aarons
FlugelhornChuck Findley
FlugelhornOllie Mitchell
SaxCurtis Amy
SaxErnie Watts
SaxMike Altschul
SaxTom Scott
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneDick Hyde
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TrumpetAl Aarons
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetOllie Mitchell
BongosBobbye Hall
CongasBobbye Hall
VocalsCarole King


Cello – Denis Brott, Dennis Karmazyn, Jeffrey Solow, Judy Perett
Viola – Alan DeVeritch, David Campbell, Denyse Buffum, Paul Polivnick
Violin – Barry Socher, Glenn Dicterow, Gordon Marron, Haim Shtrum, Kathleen Lenski, Kenneth Yerke, Miwako Watanabe, Polly Sweeney, Robert Lipsett, Ronald Folsom, Sheldon Sanov, Thomas Buffum

Liner Notes

Producer – Lou Adler
Arranged By (Horns, Strings)– Carole King
Engineer – Hank Cicalo
Engineer (Assistant) – Steve Mitchell

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Illustration – Drew Struzan

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