It was first recorded by King, and included in her album Tapestry. The two versions were recorded simultaneously in with shared musicians. King has stated that "the song was as close to pure inspiration as I've ever experienced. The song wrote itself.
It was written by something outside myself, through me. The song is included on both albums; King said in a interview that she "didn't write it with James or anybody really specifically in mind. But when James heard it he really liked it and wanted to record it". Taylor's version was released as a single, and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.
The James Taylor version also spent one week at the top of the Easy Listening charts. During the recording process, Taylor also offered to his Apple Records labelmate Mary Hopkin a chance to record the song, which she turned down, a decision she later said she strongly regretted. According to author James D. Dusty Springfield recorded the Youve Got A Friend - 小林啓子* - あげます in early during the sessions for her third Atlantic Records album Faithful.
Her recording predates that of James Taylor, but it was shelved until when it was included as a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of her first Atlantic album, the critically acclaimed Dusty in Memphis which contained four Carole King compositions. Faithful went unreleased due to disputes between Springfield and Atlantic but the sessions were eventually issued as a standalone album in Barbra Streisand recorded the song, which appears on her album, Barbra Joan Streisand.
The single was released a year before the album was, and coincidentally was released on the same Loveshine - Mötley Crüe - Mötley Crüe as James Taylor's single: May 29, This song was also recorded by Aretha Franklin for her live performance Amazing Gracealthough was not released on that album.
Consequently, this version of the song was not heard by a wide audience until the release of the documentary featuring film of those concerts, also titled Amazing Grace. In approximately orthe song was covered by Cambodian singer Pou Vannary with the lyrics translated into Khmer.
The song was recorded by The Brand New Heavies for their 'Shelter' album in and was the third single to be released from the album, it reached 9 on the UK Singles Chart in October Her recording was Youve Got A Friend - 小林啓子* - あげます in the soundtrack for the film Garfield. This was also the official Comic Relief single. Polydor Decca SKL Cavetown released his cover on Spotify on December 13th From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see You've Got a Friend disambiguation.
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