Thoroughbred (album)

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ReleasedJanuary 1976 [1]
Recorded A&M Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Pop, soft rock
Label Ode / A&M (Original Issue)
Ode / Epic (Re-issue)
Producer Lou Adler
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Thoroughbred is an album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1976. This is her final effort issued by Ode Records, and also the last album produced by Lou Adler who had been her collaborator since Tapestry.


The track "Only Love Is Real" was released as a lead single from the album, and became her 4th and final chart-topper on the U.S. Billboard AC chart. "High out of Time", a song featuring David Crosby and Graham Nash on vocals, was also released as a single. "There's a Space Between Us" also features harmony vocals by James Taylor.

Track listing

All songs written by Carole King, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "So Many Ways" – 3:11
  2. "Daughter of Light" (Gerry Goffin, King) – 3:11
  3. "High Out of Time" (Goffin, King) – 3:15
  4. "Only Love is Real" – 3:29
  5. "There's a Space Between Us" – 3:20
Side two
  1. "I'd Like to Know You Better" – 2:48
  2. "We All Have to Be Alone" (Goffin, King) – 3:44
  3. "Ambrosia" (King, Dave Palmer) – 3:16
  4. "Still Here Thinking of You" (Goffin, King) – 3:11
  5. "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" – 3:50


Production notes



Region Certification
United States (RIAA) [9] Gold

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