Sunday, November 20, 2016
On the turntable this Sunday...Carney
Carney is Leon Russell's third solo studio album, released in 1972. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 and was the first for Russell to contain a hit single — "Tight Rope" b/w ""This Masquerade" — which reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In his Allmusic review, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine called "Tight Rope", the opening track, "…an excellent introduction to an off-kilter, confused, fascinating album." and said that the album "consolidates his two extremes, offering a side of fairly straightforward roots rock before delving headfirst into twisted psychedelia on the second side." Critic Robert Christgau expressed similar sentiments, writing "Not the radical falloff some report — just slippage, the first side listenable and the second flaky."