Picks and Pans Review: One to One

updated 04/26/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/26/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Carole King

King's smoky voice, never the most glorious natural instrument even at its most attractive, is not too well served by this batch of lackluster arrangements (partly her own doing) and songs (mostly her own doing). The title song, King's collaboration with Cynthia Weil, is about as energetic as things get. This is a family project, with King's ex-husband, Gerry Goffin, co-writing two songs, one with Carole. Their daughter, Louise Goffin, sings backup on that track.

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