If you were there and if you weren’t; if the 1970s was your decade or it wasn’t, you’re in for a treat: The brand new feature-length concert documentary “Home Again: Carole King Live In Central Park,” presents musical icon Carole King’s (Karuna) triumphant May 26, 1973 homecoming concert on The Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park before an estimated audience of 100,000.
In the early 1970s, Karuna became both a close student of Swami Satchidananda and an Integral Yoga teacher. There’s no doubt that Yoga played a pivotal role in her evolution from songwriter to performer. She went from not wanting to be a solo artist, as well as suffering from severe stage fright, to being able to stand in her own authentic self and sing the songs she wrote.
Directed by George Scott and produced by Lou Adler and John McDermott, the film presents the complete multi-camera 16mm footage filmed and recorded by Adler in 1973 but never before released. Alongside the complete performance footage, is the behind-the-scenes transformation from an in-demand, staff songwriter beloved for such timeless Goffin and King classics as “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” to an iconic artist in her own right.
This May 1973 performance captured King at her critical and commercial peak, basking in the enormous popularity of her definitive album Tapestry. As of March 2023, available in selected theaters, to hopefully stream widely later. Watch the trailer here.