Hot on the heels of Something Good From The Goffin & King Songbook (as well as her new autobiography A Natural Woman), The Legendary Demos collects King's personal recordings spanning from 1962 to 1971.
"The set consists of thirteen works recorded from 1962, when she was working as a writer in New York’s songwriting epicenter the Brill Building, through 1971, after she’d divorced [Gerry] Goffin and moved to Laurel Canyon. The tracks on The Legendary Demos have been long coveted by collectors and King fans, and it’s easy to hear why. Though created as demo records and not intended for release, the documents contain some of King’s most casually elegant performances." - L.A. Times
"King’s grasp of composition and arrangement is astounding, with or without a band backing her. She knows exactly how her songs are supposed to sound for herself and other artists. The proof is in her solo Aldon demos, from 1961′s "Take Good Care Of My Baby," (which is far more soulful and introspective than Bobby Vee’s hit version) to sketches of songs that would later appear on Tapestry such as "Beautiful," "It’s Too Late," and the pure gospel of “Way Over Yonder.” It’s these recordings that are the highlights of this collection." - The International Review Of Music