ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST SINGER-SONGWRITERS IS HONORED IN A MUSIC-FILLED LOOK AT HER LIFE, CAREER AND LEGACY
CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN
King’s Beloved Music Is Celebrated in a Wide-Ranging Film Coming to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD From Virgil Films in February
New York, NY (January 19, 2016) – From hitmaker of the 1960s to seminal singer-songwriter of the 1970s, Carole King is revered as an American musical treasure, and now her life and career are recounted in CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN. The film, from musical documentary specialist George Scott, comes to digital download, Blu-ray and DVD from Virgil Films on February 23, 2016.
CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN is a celebration of the legendary singer-songwriter’s life and career, from 1960s New York to the music mecca of ’70s Los Angeles to the present. King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry.
King rose to prominence as a young composer who, with lyricist and husband Gerry Goffin, created dozens of hits (recorded by various artists) that became part of the soundtrack to the early 1960s, including “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Chains,” “The Loco-Motion,” “Go Away Little Girl” and “One Fine Day.”
King and Goffin wrote the classics “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” for Aretha Franklin and “Pleasant Valley Sunday” for the Monkees before King became a solo artist in 1970 and a year later released the landmark album Tapestry. Led by the singles “It’s Too Late” and “I Feel the Earth Move,” the album held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s chart for months, remained on the charts for six years and has sold 25 million copies.
Carole King’s remarkable story is told in the current Broadway and touring smash hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. King has won four Grammy Awards, is a member of Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She received the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (the first woman so honored) and was a 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree. CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN tells the whole story, interlaced with the music that has thrilled and moved generations.
Bonus features on the Blu-ray release of CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN includes four bonus songs: “Tapestry,” “So Far Away,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” The film, an American Masters presentation, will air on PBS during its February fund drive.
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CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN
Blu-ray/DVD, Digital, VOD release: February 23, 2016
Running time: 53 minutes