On her second follow-up to Tapestry
and third new album in less than two years, Carole King
turned entirely to new compositions, most of them co-written with Toni Stern
, rather than relying partly on songs from her back catalog. The result was a thinner collection than Tapestry
, although the album still went to number two and featured the Top 25 hit "Been to Canaan," as well as the warm love song "The First Day in August."