I've been a fan of Carole's since her Tapestry days, and "It's Too Late" will always remind me of my high school graduation (summer of 1971, natch!). Alas, I confess a certain disappointment regarding Carole's follow ups to Tapestry. "Music" was just ok; "Rhymes and Reasons" left me flat, and "Fantasy" seemed to be an odd misfire. By the time September 1974 rolled around and "Wrap Around Joy" was released, I had low expectations...then, boom! I heard the first single, "Jazzman," and rejoiced. The album soon followed, and I immediately fell in love with it! Vocally, Carole has never been better (except on her latest, "Love Makes the World"), and the tunes are diverse, catchy, melodic, and absolutely wonderful. I especially love "My Lovin' Eyes" and "The Best is Yet to Come," with "Wrap Around Joy" and "You Gentle Me" falling close behind. I still have my original LP from 1974 and just added the CD--it's fun to alternate between the two! Incidentally, this was the last of Carole's albums to hit #1 on the Billboard charts--check it out! You won't be disappointed. Great music always ages well, and that's exactly what you'll find on "Wrap Around Joy!"