On May 26, 1973, Carole King held an excellent homecoming concert on The Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park. Now, on the concert’s 50th anniversary, it is being released for the first time on CD and 2-LPs, exactly 50 years on, May 26, 2023, via Ode Records and Legacy Recordings.
The performance has also been made into a new feature-length concert documentary, Home Again: Carole King Live In Central Park. The film, presenting the musical icon before an estimated audience of 100,000, premiered on Jan. 19, 2023, at New York’s IFC Film Center. It was released wide on Feb. 9 – King’s birthday – via an exclusive stream on The Coda Collection.
The film presents the complete multi-camera 16mm footage filmed and recorded by Adler in 1973 but never before released.
As Best Classic Bands notes, the May 1973 performance captured King at her critical and commercial peak, basking in the enormous popularity of her definitive album, Tapestry.