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The Carpenters

The Complete Guide

Contents
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Overview

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The Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.1

Musical and lyrical style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.2

Pre-Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.3

196983: Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.4

1983present: Post-Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.5

Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.6

Promotion and touring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.7

Public image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.8

Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.9

Discography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.10 Grammy Awards and nominations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.11 Notes and references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.12 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.1.13 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sibling duo

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2.1

Karen Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.1

Early life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.2

Music career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.3

Solo album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.4

Personal life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.5

Final months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.6

Death . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.7

After death . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.8

Accolades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.9

Discography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.10 Biographical lms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.11 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.12 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.13 Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.1.14 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Richard Carpenter (musician) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.2.2

The Richard Carpenter Trio and Spectrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.2.3

Career

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2.2.4

Quaalude addiction and treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.2.5

Post-Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.2.6

Personal life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.2.7

Discography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.2.8

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.2.9

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2.2.10 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Discography

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3.1

The Carpenters discography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.1.1

Albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.1.2

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.1.3

Videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.1.4

Soundtracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.1.5

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.1.6

See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Studio albums

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4.1

Ticket to Ride (album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.1.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.1.2

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.1.3

Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.1.4

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.1.5

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.1.6

External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Close to You (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.2.1

Song information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.2.2

Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.2.3

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.2.4

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.2.5

Album credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.2.6

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Carpenters (album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.3.1

Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.3.2

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.3.3

Track information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.3.4

Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.3.5

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.3.6

Accolades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.2

4.3

CONTENTS

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.7

4.8

4.9

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4.3.7

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.3.8

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Song for You (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.4.1

Information on the songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.4.2

Track listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.4.3

Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.4.4

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.4.5

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.4.6

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Now & Then (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.5.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.5.2

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.5.3

EPs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.5.4

Certications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.5.5

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.5.6

Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.5.7

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Horizon (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.6.1

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.6.2

Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.6.3

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.6.4

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.6.5

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.6.6

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Kind of Hush (album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.7.1

Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.7.2

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.7.3

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.7.4

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.7.5

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Passage (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.8.1

Background and recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.8.2

Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.8.3

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.8.4

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.8.5

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.8.6

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Christmas Portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.9.1

Track listing (Original 1978 LP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.9.2

Track listing (1984 CD reissue) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.9.3

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.9.4

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.9.5

External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.10 Made in America (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.10.1 Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.10.2 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.10.3 Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.10.4 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.10.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.11 Voice of the Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.11.1 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.11.2 Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.11.3 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.11.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.12 An Old-Fashioned Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.12.1 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.12.2 Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.12.3 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.13 Lovelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.13.1 Track listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.13.2 Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.13.3 EPs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.14 As Time Goes By (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.14.1 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.14.2 Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.14.3 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Live albums

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5.1

Live in Japan (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5.1.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5.1.2

Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5.1.3

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Live at the Palladium (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5.2.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5.2.2

Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5.2.3

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5.2

Compilation albums

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6.1

The Singles: 19691973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6.1.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6.1.2

EP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6.1.3

Chart positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6.1.4

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

48

CONTENTS

6.2

The Singles: 19741978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

48

6.2.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

48

Yesterday Once More (album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

49

6.3.1

Track listing (1984) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

49

6.3.2

Track listing (1998) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

49

6.3.3

Chart positions, certications and sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50

6.3.4

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50

From the Top (album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50

6.4.1

Track listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

50

6.4.2

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

51

6.4.3

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

52

Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

52

6.5.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

52

6.5.2

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

6.5.3

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

Love Songs (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

6.6.1

Track listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

6.6.2

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

Reections (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

6.7.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

The Singles: 19691981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

54

6.8.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

54

6.8.2

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

54

The Essential Collection: 19651997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

54

6.9.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

54

6.10 Carpenters Perform Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56

6.10.1 Track listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56

6.11 Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56

6.11.1 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56

6.11.2 Alternative version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

6.11.3 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

6.12 The Ultimate Collection (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

6.12.1 Disc one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

6.12.2 Disc two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

6.12.3 Disc three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

6.13 40/40 (The Carpenters album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

6.13.1 Critical reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

6.13.2 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

6.13.3 Chart positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

6.13.4 Certication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

6.13.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

6.3

6.4

6.5

6.6

6.7
6.8

6.9

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Soundtrack albums

60

7.1

Bless the Beasts and Children (soundtrack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60

7.1.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60

7.1.2

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60

7.1.3

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

61

Solo albums

62

8.1

Time (Richard Carpenter album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

62

8.1.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

62

8.1.2

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

62

Karen Carpenter (album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

63

8.2.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

63

8.2.2

Unreleased track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

63

8.2.3

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

64

Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

64

8.3.1

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

64

8.3.2

Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

64

8.2

8.3

Tribute albums

65

9.1

If I Were a Carpenter (tribute album) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

65

9.1.1

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

65

9.1.2

Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

65

9.1.3

In popular culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

65

9.1.4

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

65

10 Other albums

66

10.1 Very Best of the Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

66

10.1.1 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

66

10.1.2 Chart positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

66

11 Singles

67

11.1 Looking for Love (Karen Carpenter song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

11.2 Ticket to Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

11.2.1 Composition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

11.2.2 Meaning of ticket to ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

11.2.3 Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

11.2.4 Music video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

11.2.5 Critical response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

11.2.6 Chart performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

11.2.7 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

11.2.8 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

11.2.9 Other appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

11.2.10 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

69

CONTENTS

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11.2.11 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

69

11.2.12 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

69

11.3 (They Long to Be) Close to You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

69

11.3.1 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

70

11.3.2 In popular culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

70

11.3.3 Other cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

70

11.3.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

72

11.3.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

72

11.4 We've Only Just Begun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

72

11.4.1 Song information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

72

11.4.2 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

72

11.4.3 Carpenters compilation appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

73

11.4.4 Notable cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

73

11.4.5 In cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

73

11.4.6 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

73

11.4.7 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.4.8 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.5 Merry Christmas Darling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.5.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.5.2 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.5.3 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.5.4 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.6 For All We Know (1970 song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.6.1 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

11.6.2 Shirley Bassey version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

75

11.6.3 Other recorded cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

75

11.6.4 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

75

11.6.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

11.7 Rainy Days and Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

11.7.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

11.7.2 Compilations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

11.7.3 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

11.7.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

11.8 Superstar (Delaney and Bonnie song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

11.8.1 Original Delaney and Bonnie version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

11.8.2 Mad Dogs and Englishmen version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

77

11.8.3 Bette Midler version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

77

11.8.4 Other early versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

77

11.8.5 Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

77

11.8.6 Back to Bonnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

78

11.8.7 Luther Vandross version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

78

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11.8.8 Ruben Studdard version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

78

11.8.9 Other later versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

79

11.8.10 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

79

11.8.11 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

80

11.8.12 Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

80

11.8.13 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

80

11.9 Bless the Beasts and Children (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

80

11.9.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

80

11.9.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

80

11.10Hurting Each Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.10.1 Previous versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.10.2 Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.10.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.10.4 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.10.5 Later versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.10.6 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.10.7 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.10.8 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.11Its Going to Take Some Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

11.11.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

82

11.11.2 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

82

11.11.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

82

11.12Goodbye to Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

82

11.12.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

82

11.12.2 Cultural references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83

11.12.3 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83

11.12.4 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83

11.13Sing (Joe Raposo song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83

11.13.1 Background of The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83

11.13.2 Subsequent Sesame Street versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83

11.13.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

84

11.13.4 Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

84

11.13.5 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

84

11.13.6 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

84

11.13.7 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

84

11.13.8 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.14Yesterday Once More (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.14.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.14.2 Cover versions and performances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.14.3 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.14.4 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.14.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.14.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.15Top of the World (The Carpenters song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.15.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.15.2 Chart performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.15.3 Lynn Anderson version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.15.4 Other cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.15.5 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.15.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.15.7 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.16Jambalaya (On the Bayou) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.16.1 Authorship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.16.2 Cajun roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.16.3 Theme

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11.16.4 Chart performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.16.5 Cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.16.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.16.7 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.17I Won't Last a Day Without You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.17.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.17.2 Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.17.3 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.17.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.17.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.18Please Mr. Postman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.18.1 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.18.2 The Beatles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.18.3 The Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.18.4 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.18.5 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.18.6 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.18.7 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.19Santa Claus Is Coming to Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.19.1 Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.19.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.19.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.20Only Yesterday (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.20.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.20.2 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.20.3 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.20.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.20.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.21Solitaire (Neil Sedaka song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.21.1 Early versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.21.2 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.21.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.21.4 Other cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.21.5 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.21.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.22Theres a Kind of Hush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.22.1 First recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.22.2 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.22.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.22.4 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.22.5 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.22.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.22.7 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.23I Need to Be in Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.23.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.23.2 Cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.23.3 Chart performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.23.4 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.23.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.23.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.24Goofus (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.24.1 Popular cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.24.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.24.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.25Breaking Up Is Hard to Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.25.1 1962 version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.25.2 1975 version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.25.3 Cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.25.4 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.25.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.25.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.26All You Get from Love Is a Love Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.26.1 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.26.2 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.26.3 Music video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.26.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.26.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.27Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.27.1 Origin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.27.2 Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.27.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.27.4 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.27.5 Other cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.27.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.28The Christmas Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11.28.1 Nat King Cole recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100


11.28.2 Mel Torm recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
11.28.3 Selective list of notable recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
11.28.4 Parodies

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11.28.5 Footnotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103


11.28.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
11.29Sweet, Sweet Smile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
11.29.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
11.29.2 Chart performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
11.29.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
11.30I Believe You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
11.30.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
11.30.2 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
11.31Touch Me When We're Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
11.31.1 Bama version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
11.31.2 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
11.31.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
11.31.4 Alabama version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
11.31.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
11.31.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.32(Want You) Back in My Life Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.32.1 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.32.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.33Those Good Old Dreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.33.1 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.33.2 Music video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.33.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.34Beechwood 4-5789 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.34.1 Original version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.34.2 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
11.34.3 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
11.34.4 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
11.34.5 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
11.34.6 Trivia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

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11.34.7 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
11.35Make Believe Its Your First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
11.35.1 Karen Carpenter rendition
11.35.2 Voice of the Heart rendition

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11.35.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108


11.35.4 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11.36Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11.36.1 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11.36.2 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11.36.3 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11.36.4 Ruby & The Romantics Original Version: Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11.36.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11.36.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.37Now (The Carpenters song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.38Little Altar Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.38.1 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.38.2 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.39Honolulu City Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.39.1 The Carpenters cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.39.2 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.40Something in Your Eyes (Richard Carpenter song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
11.41If I Had You (The Carpenters song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.41.1 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.42Let Me Be the One (The Carpenters song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.42.1 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.42.2 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.43Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.43.1 Barry Manilow version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.43.2 The Carpenterss version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.43.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
11.43.4 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.43.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.43.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.44Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.44.1 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.44.2 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.44.3 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.44.4 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.45Rainbow Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.45.1 Critical reception and legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
11.45.2 Cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

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11.45.3 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112


11.45.4 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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12.1 List of songs recorded by The Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114


12.1.1 Song list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12.1.2 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12.2 All of My Life (The Carpenters song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12.2.1 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12.2.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12.3 Baby Its You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12.3.1 The Shirelles original version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12.3.2 The Beatles version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12.3.3 Smith version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
12.3.4 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
12.3.5 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
12.3.6 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
12.4 California Dreamin' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
12.4.1 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
12.4.2 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
12.4.3 Use in media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
12.4.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
12.4.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
12.5 Can't Smile Without You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
12.5.1 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
12.5.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
12.5.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
12.6 Caravan (1937 song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
12.6.1 First version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
12.6.2 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
12.6.3 External links and references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
12.7 Desperado (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
12.7.1 Cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
12.7.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
12.8 Don't Cry for Me Argentina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
12.8.1 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
12.8.2 Release and reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
12.8.3 Charts and certications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
12.8.4 Madonna version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
12.8.5 Cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
12.8.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
12.9 Flat Baroque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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12.9.1 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
12.10Help! (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
12.10.1 Composition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
12.10.2 Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
12.10.3 Releases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
12.10.4 Promotional lms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
12.10.5 Live performances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
12.10.6 Use in advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
12.10.7 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
12.10.8 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
12.10.9 Cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
12.10.10Cultural references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
12.10.11Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
12.10.12References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
12.10.13External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
12.11I Can Dream, Can't I? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
12.11.1 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
12.12I Just Fall in Love Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
12.12.1 The Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
12.12.2 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
12.12.3 Dusty Springelds version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
12.12.4 Anne Murrays version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
12.12.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
12.12.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
12.13I'll Be Home for Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
12.13.1 Theme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
12.13.2 Writing and copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
12.13.3 Bing Crosby recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
12.13.4 Notable history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
12.13.5 Other recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
12.13.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
12.13.7 Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
12.13.8 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
12.14I'll Never Fall in Love Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
12.14.1 Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
12.14.2 Covers of note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
12.14.3 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
12.14.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
12.14.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
12.15Johnny Angel (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
12.15.1 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

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12.15.2 Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135


12.15.3 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
12.15.4 Chart performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
12.15.5 In the media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
12.15.6 Patti Lynn cover version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
12.15.7 The Carpenters cover version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
12.15.8 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
12.15.9 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
12.16Little Girl Blue (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
12.16.1 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
12.17Nowhere Man (song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
12.17.1 Interpretation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
12.17.2 Musical structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
12.17.3 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
12.17.4 Other recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
12.17.5 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
12.17.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
12.18Our Day Will Come . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
12.18.1 Ruby & the Romantics original version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
12.18.2 Amy Winehouse version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
12.18.3 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
12.18.4 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
12.18.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
12.18.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
12.19Reason to Believe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
12.19.1 Original version

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12.19.2 Stewart version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141


12.19.3 Carpenters version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
12.19.4 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
12.19.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
12.20A Song for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
12.20.1 Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
12.20.2 Other versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
12.20.3 Bizzy Bone featuring DMX & Chris Notez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
12.20.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
12.20.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
12.21Thank You for the Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
12.21.1 Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
12.21.2 Cover versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
12.21.3 Live covers and appearances in other media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
12.21.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

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12.21.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
12.22This Masquerade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
12.22.1 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
12.22.2 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
12.23When I Fall in Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
12.23.1 Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
12.23.2 Rick Astley version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
12.23.3 Celine Dion and Clive Grin version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
12.23.4 Recorded versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12.23.5 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12.23.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12.24Where Do I Go from Here (England Dan & John Ford Coley song) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12.24.1 Personnel (The Carpenters version) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12.24.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12.24.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12.25Without a Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
12.25.1 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
12.26You're Just in Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
12.26.1 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

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13.1 The Carpenters Very First TV Special . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153


13.1.1 The Skits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
13.2 The Carpenters...Space Encounters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
13.2.1 Synopsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
13.2.2 Guest stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
13.2.3 Carpenters songs performed on Space Encounters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
13.2.4 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
13.3 A Christmas Portrait TV Special . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
13.3.1 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
13.3.2 Synopsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
13.3.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
13.4 The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
14 Television movies

156

14.1 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156


14.1.1 Plot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
14.1.2 Cast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
14.1.3 Songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
14.1.4 Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
14.1.5 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
14.1.6 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

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14.2 The Karen Carpenter Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157


14.2.1 Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
14.2.2 Cast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
14.2.3 Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
14.2.4 Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
14.2.5 Richards reaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
14.2.6 Factual inaccuracies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
14.2.7 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
14.2.8 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
14.3 Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
14.3.1 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
15 Videography

160

15.1 Gold: Greatest Hits (video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160


15.1.1 Track listings and appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
15.1.2 Extra tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
15.1.3 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
15.2 Interpretations (The Carpenters DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
15.2.1 Track listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
15.3 Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
15.3.1 Chapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
16 Associated people

162

16.1 Herb Alpert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162


16.1.1 Early life and career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
16.1.2 The Tijuana Brass years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
16.1.3 Post-Brass musical career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
16.1.4 A&M Records and Almo Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
16.1.5 Visual arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
16.1.6 Awards and honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
16.1.7 Charitable activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
16.1.8 Personal life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
16.1.9 Cultural references and media attention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
16.1.10 Hit singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
16.1.11 Discography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
16.1.12 Compositions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
16.1.13 See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
16.1.14 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
16.1.15 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
16.2 Burt Bacharach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
16.2.1 Life and career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
16.2.2 Television and lm appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

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16.2.3 Discography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
16.2.4 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
16.2.5 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

16.3 John Bettis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175


16.3.1 Early life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
16.3.2 Songwriting career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
16.3.3 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
16.3.4 Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
16.3.5 Personal life

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

16.3.6 Songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177


16.3.7 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
16.4 Jack Daugherty (musician) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
16.4.1 Early work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
16.4.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
16.5 Joe Osborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
16.5.1 Biography

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

16.5.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178


16.5.3 Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
16.5.4 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
16.6 Tony Peluso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
16.6.1 Career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
16.6.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
17 Related articles

181

17.1 Carpenters: Live at the BBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181


17.1.1 Track listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
17.2 Make Your Own Kind of Music (TV series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
17.2.1 Videos from the series released on DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
17.2.2 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
17.2.3 External links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
18 Text and image sources, contributors, and licenses

183

18.1 Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183


18.2 Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
18.3 Content license . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

Chapter 1

Overview
1.1 The Carpenters

Because Karens magic was in the basement, Richard


always rearranged cover songs and his own songs in a key
This article is about the American pop duo. For their that would suit her. Many of the Carpenters songs are in
third studio album, see Carpenters (album). For other the keys of D (You, "Theres a Kind of Hush"), E at
("Only Yesterday"), E ("Hurting Each Other", "Yesterday
uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation).
Once More"), F ("I'll Never Fall in Love Again"), and G
(And When He Smiles, "Reason to Believe", "For All
The Carpenters (ocially named Carpenters)[1] were We Know", You'll Love Me).[6]
an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of
siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Together, they Although he played many keyboard instruments during
produced a distinctively soft musical style, later becom- the bands existence, including grand piano, harpsichord,
ing one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Dur- Hammond organ and synthesizer, Richard is best known
ing their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 al- as an endorser of Wurlitzers electric pianos, whose sound
bums, thirty-one singles, ve television specials, and a he described as warm and beautiful. He would often
short-lived television series. They were ended in 1983 by double his acoustic piano parts with a Wurlitzer in the
Karens death from heart failure brought on by complica- studio to thicken the sound. From the mid-1970s Richard
tions of anorexia. Extensive news coverage surrounding also used Fender Rhodes pianos, often having an acousthe circumstances of her death increased public aware- tic grand as well as both Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric
pianos on stage for dierent songs.
ness of eating disorders.[2][3]
The duos brand of melodic pop produced a record- Apart from being a singer, Karen was also an accombreaking run of hit recordings on the American Top 40 plished drummer, and often played the drums on their
Richard, she considered
and Adult Contemporary charts, and they became leading pre-1974 songs. According to [7]
herself
a
drummer
who
sang.
Karen was rarely visisellers in the soft rock, easy listening and adult contempoble
behind
the
drums
during
live
performances.
Although
rary genres. Carpenters had three No. 1 singles and ve
unwilling,
she
and
Richard
eventually
reached
a perforNo. 2 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fteen No. 1
mance
compromise:
during
the
ballads
she
would
sing
hits on the Adult Contemporary chart. In addition, they
standing
and
through
the
lesser
known
songs
she
would
had twelve top 10 singles. To date, Carpenters album and
sit. As the years progressed, demand for Karens vocals
single sales total more than 100 million units.[4]
began to overshadow her drumming time, and gradually
she played the drums less. By the time their album A
Kind of Hush was released in 1976, Karen did not play
1.1.1 Musical and lyrical style
the drums at all.[8]
Most of the Carpenters arrangements (which, with few
exceptions, were done by Richard) are classical in style,
with many strings, and sometimes brass and woodwinds
("Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" used over
160 singers and musicians[9] ). Music critic Daniel Levitin called Richard Carpenter one of the most gifted arrangers to emerge in popular music.[10]

One of the elements that made the music of the Carpenters distinctive was Karens use of her low register.
Though present in jazz and country music, there were few
contralto singers in popular music at the time. However,
Karen had a wide vocal range that spanned about three
octaves.[5] As a result of a decided lack of enthusiasm
all around for Karens head voice, they mostly concentrated on her lower range, i.e. chest voice (or her basement, as Karen called it).[5] Both Karen and I felt the
magic was in her 'chest voice' (a.k.a. 'basement'). There
is no comparison in terms of richness in sound, so I wasn't
about to highlight the upper voice, states Richard in the
Fans Ask section of the Carpenters ocial website.[5]

1.1.2 Pre-Carpenters

CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW

accompany an auditioning trumpet player.[7][19] Asked to


sing, Karen performed for Osborn, who said Never mind
The Carpenters were both born at Grace-New Haven the trumpet player; this chubby little girl can sing.
Hospital (now called Yale-New Haven Hospital) in New Osborn signed Karen by herself as a singer to his edgling
Haven, Connecticut, to parents Harold and Agnes.[11] label, Magic Lamp Records, and the label put out a sinRichard Lynn was born on October 15, 1946, and Karen gle featuring two of Richards compositions, Looking
Anne followed on March 2, 1950.[12] Richard was a quiet for Love and I'll Be Yours. The single was not a hit,
child who spent most of his time in the house listening and the label soon became defunct. However, Osborn let
to records and playing the piano.[13] Karen, on the other Karen and Richard continue to use his studio to record
hand, was friendly and outgoing; she liked to play sports, demo tapes until 1969, when they nally got an oer from
including softball with the neighborhood kids, but she A&M Records.[20]
also spent a lot of time listening to music.[13]
In 1967, Richard and Karen teamed up with four other
In June 1963, the Carpenter family moved to the Los student musicians from Long Beach State to form a band
Angeles suburb of Downey, California.[9][14] In the fall called Spectrum.[7][21] The group often performed at
of 1964, Richard enrolled at California State College the Whisky a Go Go.[20][22] Spectrum member John Betat Long Beach where he met future songwriting part- tis worked with the Carpenters until Karens death in
ner John Bettis; Wesley Jacobs, a friend who played the 1983, composing many songs with Richard.
bass and tuba for the Richard Carpenter Trio; and Frank
Pooler, with whom Richard would collaborate to create In 1968, Spectrum disbanded, and the Richard Carpenthe Christmas standard "Merry Christmas Darling" in ter Trios Wes Jacobs left for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.[23] Richard and Karen received an oer to be on
1966.[15]
the television program Your All American College Show
That same fall, Karen enrolled at Downey High School, in mid-1968. Their June 22, 1968 performance was
where she found she had a knack for playing the Richards and Karens rst television appearance.[4]
drums.[9][16]
Richard and Karen sent their demo tapes to many
Friend and fellow band member Frankie Chavez in- record labels until A&M Records' co-owner and trumspired Karen to play the drums. She would often bor- peter/vocalist Herb Alpert (who happened to be a friend
row Chavezs drum kit when he taught her. She and of a friend of their mothers) became attracted to their
Frankie ... must have worked down the rudiments, the distinct sound.
cadences, and the press-rolls for hours, recalls Richard.
When Karen nally got a Ludwig drum kit from her
parents in late 1964, she was able to play it profession1.1.3 196983: Carpenters
ally, in what Richard had described in their documentary,
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters as exotic time
Richard and Karen Carpenter signed to A&M Records
signatures.[17][7]
on April 22, 1969, under the name "Carpenters". Since
Karen was technically underage (she was 19 at the time),
her parents had to co-sign for her.[9][24] Richard and
196568: The Richard Carpenter Trio and Spectrum Karen had decided to sign as Carpenters, without the
denite article. Karen said they had been inuenced in
By 1965, Karen had been practicing the drums for a year, the name by the pop music group Bread. In the album
and Richard was rening his piano techniques with Pooler notes for their 2004 release, Carpenters Gold: 35th Anas his teacher. The two started a jazz trio in late 1965 with niversary Edition, Richard stated:
their friend Wes Jacobs, who played bass and tuba.[15]
194664: Childhood

The Richard Carpenter Trio signed up for the annual


After much thought, we decided to name
Hollywood Bowl Battle of the Bands in mid-1966, where
the act Carpenters (No The"; we thought it
they played an instrumental version of "The Girl from
sounded hipper without it, like Bualo SpringIpanema" and their own Iced Tea. The trio won the Bateld or Jeerson Airplane.)[1]
tle of the Bands on June 24, 1966, and were signed up by
RCA Records.[9] They recorded songs such as The Beatles' "Every Little Thing" and Frank Sinatra's "Strangers Oering (Ticket to Ride)
in the Night" for RCA. A couple of these recordings were
released in 1991, as part of From The Top boxed set of When Richard and Karen Carpenter signed to A&M
Carpenters material.[18]
Records, they were given carte blanche in the recording
Later in 1966, Karen tagged along at a late-night ses- studio.[7] Their debut album, entitled Oering released in
sion in the garage studio of Los Angeles bassist Joe Os- 1969, featured a number of songs that Richard had writborn, and joined future Carpenters collaborator and lyri- ten or co-written during their Spectrum period.[25] A balcist John Bettis at a demo session where Richard was to lad rendition of The Beatles hit "Ticket to Ride" became

1.1. THE CARPENTERS


a minor hit for Carpenters, peaking at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Top 20 of the Adult Contemporary chart.[26] In an eort to cash in on the success of that
track, Oering was repackaged with a dierent cover under the name Ticket to Ride in 1970.
Close to You

3
board Hot 100. Their eponymous third album was released in 1971. It became one of their best sellers, earning RIAA certication for platinum four times,[31] and
rising to No. 2 on Billboards pop album chart for two
weeks, staying on the top 40 chart for 39 weeks.[32] It
won a Grammy Award for Carpenters, as well as three
other nominations.[33]

"Goodbye to Love", a Carpenter/Bettis original with a


In 1970, the Carpenters version of the Burt gritty guitar solo by Tony Peluso which set it apart from
Bacharach/Hal David song "(They Long to Be) Close to most Carpenters songs, became their third 1972 hit sinto work
You" was released as a 45 RPM record single. It debuted gle, peaking at No. 7. Peluso would continue
[7][34]
with
Carpenters
until
their
end
in
1983.
at No. 56, the highest debut of the week ending June 20,
1970.[27] It rose to No. 1 on July 25, 1970, and stayed Another Carpenter/Bettis composition, "Top of the
on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.[7]
World", was originally intended as strictly an album cut,
Their next hit was with a song Richard had seen in a tele- but when Lynn Anderson scored a hit with the song in
vision commercial for Crocker National Bank, "We've early 1973, Carpenters opted to record their own sinOnly Just Begun", which was written by Paul Williams gle version. It was released in September 1973, and beand Roger Nichols. Three months after "(They Long to came Carpenters second Billboard No. 1 hit in DecemBe) Close to You reached No. 1, The Carpenters ver- ber 1973.
sion of We've Only Just Begun reached No. 2 on the
Billboard Hot 100, becoming the rst of their eventual
ve No. 2 hits (it wasn't able to get past "I'll Be There" by
The Jackson 5 & "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge
Family during its four-week stay). The song became the
rst hit single for Williams and Nichols and is considered
by Richard Carpenter to be the groups signature tune.[7]
Close to You and We've Only Just Begun became
RIAA certied Gold singles and were featured on the
best-selling album Close to You, which placed No. 175
on Rolling Stone 's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list
in 2003.[28]
The duo rounded out the year with the holiday release
of "Merry Christmas Darling". The single scored high
on the holiday charts and would repeatedly return to the
holiday charts in subsequent years. In 1978, feeling she
could give a more mature treatment to the tune, Karen recut the vocal for their Christmas TV special; this remake
also became a hit.
Carpenters and A Song for You
A string of hit singles and albums kept Carpenters on
the charts through the early 1970s. Their 1971 hit "For
All We Know" was originally recorded in 1970, by Larry
Meredith, for a wedding scene in the movie Lovers and
Other Strangers.[29] Upon hearing it in the movie theatre,
Richard saw potential in it and subsequently recorded it in
the autumn of 1970. The track became Carpenters third
gold single.[30]

Now & Then


Their Now & Then album from 1973 was named by
mother Agnes Carpenter. It contained the popular
Sesame Street song "Sing" and the ambitious "Yesterday
Once More", a side-long tribute to oldies radio which
incorporated renditions of eight hit songs from previous
decades into a faux oldies radio program.[35] The single
version of the track became their biggest hit in the United
Kingdom, holding the number 2 spot for two weeks;[36] it
was kept o the top rst by Gary Glitter's "I'm the Leader
of the Gang (I Am)" and then by Donny Osmond's version of "Young Love".
In 1974, Carpenters achieved a sizable international hit
with an up-tempo remake of Hank Williamss "Jambalaya
(On the Bayou)". While the song was not released as a
single in the U.S., it reached the top 30 in Japan, number
12 in the United Kingdom (as part of a double A-side with
Mr. Guder),[36] and number 3 in the Netherlands.[37] In
late 1974, a Christmas single followed, a jazz-inuenced
rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town".
The Singles: 19691973

The Carpenters did not record a new album in 1974. In


Richards words, there was simply no time to make one.
Nor was I in the mood.[38] During this period, the pair
released just one Hot 100 single, a Paul Williams/Roger
Nichols composition called "I Won't Last a Day Without You". Taken from their 1972 LP A Song for You,
The duos fourth gold single "Rainy Days and Mondays" the Carpenters nally decided to release their original two
became Williams and Nichols second major single with years after its original LP release and some months after
Carpenters, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, Maureen McGovern's 1973 cover.[39] In March 1974, the
kept from the top slot by Carole King's "Its Too Late".
single version became the fth and nal selection from
"Superstar", written by Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Rus- that album project to chart in the Top 20, reaching No.
sell, became the duos third No. 2 single on the Bill- 11 on the Hot 100 on 25 May 1974. Since Top of the

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favorite song by Carpenters)[42] charted at No. 25 on


the Billboard Hot 100. However, it followed Theres a
Kind of Hush to the top spot on the Adult Contemporary
charts and became the duos 14th No. 1 Adult ContemIn place of the new album for 1974, their rst greatest porary hit, far and away more than any other act in the
hits package was released, featuring new remixes of their history of the chart.
prior hit singles, some with a newly recorded lead, and The Carpenters Very First Television Special aired on Deincluding newly recorded bridges and transition material cember 8, 1976, and went to No. 6 on the Nielsens.[7]
so that each side of the album would play through with no Another television special, The Carpenters at Christmas,
breaks. This compilation was entitled The Singles: 1969- aired on December 9, 1977.
1973 and it topped the charts in the U.S. for one week, The disco craze was in full swing by 1977, and adulton 5 January 1974. It also topped the United Kingdom appeal "easy listening" artists like Carpenters were getchart for 17 weeks (non-consecutive) and became one of ting less airplay. Their experimental album, Passage, rethe best-selling albums of the decade, ultimately selling leased in 1977, marked an attempt to broaden their apmore than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone.[31]
peal by venturing into other musical genres. The album
World was at No. 11 and falling in 1974s rst week and
Please Mr. Postman was at No. 11 and rising in 1974s
last week, the Carpenters failed all three times, by one
position each time, that year to reach the top 10.

Horizon
In 1975, The Carpenters gained another hit with a remake
of The Marvelettes' chart-topping Motown classic from
1961, "Please Mr. Postman". Released in late 1974, the
song soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1975, becoming the duos third and nal No. 1 pop
single.[40] It also earned Karen and Richard their recordsetting twelfth million-selling gold single in America.[31]
The Carpenter/Bettis composition "Only Yesterday" followed Please Mr. Postman as the duos last Hot 100 top
10 hit, reaching No. 4.[41]

featured an unlikely mix of jazz fusion (B'wana She No


Home), calypso (Man Smart, Woman Smarter), and
orchestrated balladry ("I Just Fall in Love Again", Two
Sides), and included the hits, "All You Get from Love Is
a Love Song", "Sweet, Sweet Smile", and "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft". Calling Occupants
was supported with the TV special Space Encounters,
which aired May 17, 1978. Although the single release
of Calling Occupants became a signicant hit in the
United Kingdom, it only peaked at number 32 on the U.S.
pop charts, and for the rst time a Carpenters album did
not reach the gold threshold of 500,000 copies shipped
in the United States.[43] In early 1978, they scored a
surprise Top 10 country hit with the up-tempo, ddlesweetened Sweet, Sweet Smile, written by country-pop
singer Juice Newton and her longtime musical partner
Otha Young.

Both singles appeared on their 1975 LP Horizon, which


also included covers of The Eagles' "Desperado" and Neil
Sedaka's "Solitaire", which became a moderate hit for the
duo that year. Horizon was certied platinum, but owing
to the discs late release (after the second single was al- The Singles: 19741978
ready dropping o the charts), it was their rst album to
fall short of multi-platinum status.
In place of a new album for 1978, a second compilaThe Carpenters were among the rst American recording tion, The Singles: 1974-1978, was released however, only
acts to produce music videos to promote their records. in the UK. Meanwhile, in the United States, their rst
In early 1975, they lmed a performance of "Please Mr. Christmas album, Christmas Portrait, proved to be an exPostman" at Disneyland as well as "Only Yesterday" at ception to their faltering career at home and became a
seasonal favorite, returning Karen and Richard to platthe Huntington Gardens.
inum status. It was shortly followed by The Carpenters:
A Christmas Portrait, a television special which aired December 19, 1978.
A Kind of Hush and Passage
Their subsequent album A Kind of Hush, released on June
11, 1976, achieved gold status,[31] but again owing to its
late release, became the rst Carpenters album not to
become a platinum certied record since Ticket to Ride
seven years earlier. Their singles releases in 1976 were
successful, but at this time, contemporary hit radio was
moving forward with changing musical styles, which ultimately caused the careers of most soft groups like Carpenters suer. The duos biggest pop single that year was
a cover of Hermans Hermits' "Theres a Kind of Hush
(All Over the World)", which peaked at No. 12 on the
Billboard Hot 100. "I Need to Be in Love" (Karens

During the sessions, several non-Christmas songs were


also recorded such as Where Do I Go from Here, Slow
Dance, and "Honolulu City Lights", most of which
would not see the light of day until after Karens death
as a part of numerous albums made up of outtakes.
Brief hiatus, Made in America and Karens nal days
Richard sought treatment for his addiction to Quaaludes
at a Topeka, Kansas, facility for six weeks starting in January 1979. He then decided to take the rest of the year
o for relaxation and rehabilitation. Karen, at this point

1.1. THE CARPENTERS


neither wanting to take a break from singing nor seek
help for her anorexia, decided to pursue a solo album
project with renowned producer Phil Ramone in New
York. The choice of Ramone and more adult-oriented
and disco/dance-tempo material represented an eort to
retool her image. The album was nished by Spring 1980,
but Richard and A&M executives voted to reject it which
reportedly devastated Karen. The album was nally released 13 years after Karens death, in 1996.
Karen proceeded with plans to record a new album with
her brother, who had now recovered from his addiction
and was ready to continue their career. The Carpenters produced their nal television special in 1980, called
Music, Music, Music!, with guest stars Ella Fitzgerald,
Suzanne Somers, and John Davidson. However, ABC
was not happy with the special as it was music from
start to nish, unlike the previous specials which included
sketch-based comedy. ABC felt it was too much like a
PBS program.[7]

5
weight and weakness and general body decline associated
with chronic disease. Emetine cardiotoxicity implied that
Karen abused ipecac syrup, although for a long time after her death there was no evidence to suggest that Karen
abused it.[44]
At her funeral, more than a thousand mourners turned up,
among them her friends Dorothy Hamill, Olivia NewtonJohn, Petula Clark, Dionne Warwick and Herb Alpert.
On October 12, 1983, the Carpenters received a star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a few yards from the
Kodak Theatre. Richard, Harold and Agnes Carpenter
attended the inauguration, as did many fans.[45]

Karens death brought media attention to anorexia nervosa and also to bulimia and it encouraged celebrities to
go public about their eating disorders, among them actress Tracey Gold and later, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Medical centers and hospitals began receiving increased
contacts from people with these disorders. The general
public had little knowledge of anorexia and bulimia prior
On June 16, 1981, the Carpenters released what would to her death, making the conditions dicult to identify
become their nal LP as a duo, Made in America. The and treat.
album sold around 200,000 copies and spawned a nal
top 20 pop single, "Touch Me When We're Dancing",
which reached No. 16 on the Hot 100. It also became 1.1.4 1983present: Post-Carpenters
their fteenth and nal number one Adult Contemporary
hit. Promotion for the album included a whistle-stop tour
of America, Brazil and Europe, preceded by a disastrous
live appearance for a Japanese Telethon event, lmed outdoors on the lot of A&M in August 1981. During their
segment (the last of the show), the playback audio cut out
midway through their performance of Touch Me When
We're Dancing. The ensuing scenes, along with Karens
reaction, left it obvious to viewers that the whole band
had been miming. Three further singles from the album
failed to ignite the charts.
Karen sought therapy for her eating disorder with noted
psychotherapist Steven Levenkron in New York City. In
September 1982, she called her therapist to say her heart
was beating 'funny' and she felt dizzy and confused. Admitting herself into hospital later that month, Karen was
hooked up to an intravenous drip; she ended up gaining
30 pounds in eight weeks. In November 1982, Karen left
the hospital and despite pleas from family and friends, she
announced that she was returning home to California and
that she was cured.

Karens death On February 3, 1983, Karen visited


her parents. The following morning, February 4, her
mother found her lying unresponsive on the oor of a
walk-in closet. After they spent 20 minutes in a waiting room, a doctor entered to tell Richard and his parents that Karen was dead. The autopsy stated that Karens
death was caused by emetine cardiotoxicity resulting from
anorexia nervosa. Under the anatomical summary, the
rst item was heart failure, with anorexia as second.
The third nding was cachexia, which is extremely low

The Carpenters star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Following Karens death, Richard Carpenter has continued to produce recordings of the duos music, including
several albums of previously unreleased material and numerous compilation albums. Voice of the Heart, an album that included some nished tracks left o of Made
in America and earlier LPs, was released in late 1983.[46]
It peaked at No. 46 and was certied Gold. Two singles
were released. Make Believe Its Your First Time, a
second version of a song Karen had recorded for her solo
album (and a song which had been a minor hit in 1979
for Bobby Vinton), reached No. 7 Adult Contemporary
but only reached No. 101 on the pop side. Your Baby
Doesn't Love You Anymore got to No. 12 Adult Contemporary. Richard Carpenter married his rst cousin,
Mary Rudolph, on May 19, 1984. Kristi Lynn (which
was the name Karen had chosen for a daughter if she ever

CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW

had one) [Little Girl Blue] was born on August 17, 1987, 1.1.6 Promotion and touring
Traci Tatum on July 25, 1989, Mindi Karen (named after
her late aunt) on July 7, 1992, followed by Colin Paul and Although the Carpenters had a rough start in 1969 with
the lukewarm reviews of their rst album, Oering, they
Taylor Mary.
tried to promote themselves by being Burt Bacharach's
For the second Christmas season following Karens death,
opening performance.[50] In a live concert in 1974 at The
Richard constructed a new Carpenters Christmas alRiviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Karen Carpenter explained:
bum entitled An Old-Fashioned Christmas, using outtake
material from the duos rst Christmas album Christmas
One night, we were doing a benet dinner
Portrait and recording new material around it.
after the premiere of "Hello, Dolly!", and Burt
Richard, Mary, and their four daughters and one son live
Bacharach walked up to us, and he asked us if
in Thousand Oaks, California, where the couple are supwe would like to open the show for him at anporters of the arts. In 2004, Carpenter and his wife
other dinner that he was going to be doing later
pledged a $3 million gift to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts
on in the year. And he asked us to do somePlaza Foundation in memory of Karen Carpenter. More
thing that turned out to be very, very special
recently, Richard has actively supported the Richard and
for us.[51]
Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at his alma
mater, California State University, Long Beach. He continues to make concert appearances, including fund rais- Then, Richard took over, and said:
ing eorts for the Carpenter Center.
He wanted us to put together a medley of
In 2007 and 2008, the current owners of the former Carhis songs; any tunes of his that we wanted to
penter family home on Newville Avenue in Downey, obdo, and it took a couple of months. We arrived
tained permits from the city to tear down the existing
at 8 tunes.[51]
buildings on the site to make room for newer and larger
structures, in spite of ongoing protests from fans. In
February 2008, a group of fans got their protest campaign The medley eventually was abridged and released on their
covered in the Los Angeles Times. At that time an adja- eponymous album Carpenters in 1971. The song was
[51]
cent house that had once served as the bands headquar- shortened from almost 13 minutes to only 5 minutes.
ters and recording studio had already been demolished The band maintained a demanding schedule of concert
and the main house was on the verge of being demol- tours and television appearances. Among their numerished as well. The original house was immortalized on ous television credits were appearances on such poputhe Now & Then album cover and was the place where lar series as The Ed Sullivan Show,[52] The Tonight Show
Karen Carpenter died: in the words of Carpenters fan Starring Johnny Carson,[53] The Carol Burnett Show in
Jon Konjoyan, this was our version of Graceland.[47]
1971 and 1972, The Mike Douglas Show in 1971,[54]
and The Johnny Cash Show, also in 1971, where they
played their hits For All We Know and Rainy Days and
1.1.5 Logo
Mondays.[55] The duo appeared in a television special
on the BBC in 1971 where they performed songs live.
They were also the featured performers in a summer replacement series, Make Your Own Kind of Music, which
aired on NBC every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in the United
States. Both Karen and Richard would later state in a
1980 radio interview that they were often taken advantage of in their dealings with television during the early
seventies and wanted more control in the production of
future projects.[56]
The Carpenters logo, originally designed for their eponymous album.

In May 1973, the Carpenters accepted an invitation to


perform at the White House for President Richard Nixon
In 1971, the A&M graphics department hired Craig and visiting West German chancellor Willy Brandt.[7]
Braun and Associates to design the album cover for their
played numerous concerts from 1971 to
third album, entitled Carpenters.[48] I recognized it to be The Carpenters
[57]
1975:
[48]
a great logo as soon as I saw it, says Richard. In addition, the logo was used on every Carpenters album since By the mid-1970s, extensive touring and lengthy recordthe third one as said by Richard, to keep things consis- ing sessions had begun to take their toll on the duo and
tent, though, every Carpenters album from the logos in- contributed to their professional and personal diculties
ception shows the logo.[49] The logo did not appear on during the latter half of the decade. Karen dieted obsesthe front cover of their album Passage but a small version sively and developed the disorder anorexia nervosa, which
appeared on the back cover.
rst manifested itself in 1975 when she collapsed during

1.1. THE CARPENTERS

a show in Las Vegas. Exhausted, Karen was forced to


cancel concert tours in the Philippines, UK and Japan.
Richard has said that he regrets the six- and seven-day
work schedules of that period, adding that had he known
then what he knows now, he wouldn't have agreed to it.
Karen looked noticeably thinalthough not sicklyin
the music video produced for the Only Yesterday single. Richard developed an addiction to Quaaludes, which
began to aect his performance in the late 1970s and led
to the end of the duos live concert appearances in 1978.

umentaries produced in the United States, Japan, and


Great Britain, like Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (United States), The Sayonara (Japan), and Only
Yesterday: The Carpenters Story (Great Britain). Its
been said that Karens signature vocals helped spur more
contralto singers into pop music such as Anne Murray,
Rita Coolidge, and Melissa Manchester. In 1990, the
alternative rock band Sonic Youth recorded "Tunic (Song
for Karen)", which depicted Karen saying goodbye to relatives as she got to play the drums again and meet her
new friends, Dennis Wilson, Elvis Presley and Janis
Joplin.[62] Despite contentions that their sound was too
1.1.7 Public image
soft to fall under the denition of rock and roll, major
campaigns and petitions exist toward inducting CarpenCarpenters popularity often confounded critics. With ters in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[63]
their output focused on ballads and mid-tempo pop, the
duos music was often dismissed by critics as being bland A tribute album, If I Were a Carpenter, by contempoand saccharine. The recording industry, however, be- rary artists such as Sonic Youth, Bettie Serveert, Shonen
stowed awards on the duo, who won three Grammy Knife, Grant Lee Bualo, Matthew Sweet, and The Cranan alternative
Awards during their career (Best New Artist, and Best berries, appeared in 1994 and provided
[64]
rock
interpretation
of
Carpenters
hits.
Pop Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus, for
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" in 1970;[58] and Several of their songs have achieved the status of popBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for the LP ular standards. "Superstar" has been covered by numerCarpenters in 1971[33] ). In 1973, Carpenters were voted ous artists, with popular recordings from Luther Vandross
Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group at the rst an- and Ruben Studdard to Bette Midler, Shonen Knife, and
nual American Music Awards.[59]
Sonic Youth.
Richard would often state in interviews, that many critics Both We've Only Just Begun and "(They Long to Be)
usually judged them to drink milk, eat apple pie and take Close to You have been honored with Grammy Hall of
showers.
Fame awards for recordings of lasting quality or historical
signicance.[65]
I don't even like milk. Not that we're totally
Modern entertainers such as Christina Aguilera, Gwen
opposite from that, we're not. But there is an
Stefani, Shania Twain, Jann Arden, Anastacia, The
in-between - I don't drink ... a lot. I do have
Corrs, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Chrissie Hynde, Gloria
wine with dinner. I voted to make marijuana
Estefan,
LeAnn Rimes, Michelle Wright, K.D. Lang,
[60]
legal....
Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, Christina Perri, Beyonce,
In Colemans The Carpenters: The Untold Story, Richard Johnny Borrell of Razorlight, Jo O'Meara from S Club,
stressed repeatedly how much he disliked the A&M ex- Carnie Wilson from Wilson Phillips, Mandy Moore,
ecutives for making their image squeaky-clean, and the Michael Jackson, and Madonna have listed Karen Car[66][67]
critics for criticizing them for their image rather than their penter as a huge inuence on their careers.
music.[61]
I got upset when this whole squeaky clean
thing was tagged on to us. I never thought about
standing for anything! They [the critics] took
Close to You and said: Aha, you see that
number one? THATs for the people who believe in apple pie! THATs for people who believe in the American ag! THATs for the average middle-American person and his station
wagon! The Carpenters stand for that, and I'm
taking them to my bosom!" And boom, we got
tagged with that label.[61]

1.1.9 Discography
Main article: List of songs by The Carpenters
Carpenters released 30 singles during their career. Of the
thirty, ten were RIAA certied Gold[31] and twenty-two
peaked in the top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
In addition, Carpenters also had ten albums from 1969
1983. Five of the albums contained two or more top 20
hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (Close to You, Carpenters,
A Song for You, Now & Then, and Horizon).
Main article: The Carpenters discography

1.1.8

Legacy

A critical re-evaluation of Carpenters occurred during


the 1990s and 2000s with the making of several doc-

1969: Ticket to Ride


1970: Close to You

CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW
1971: Carpenters
1972: A Song for You
1973: Now & Then
1975: Horizon
1976: A Kind of Hush
1977: Passage
1978: Christmas Portrait
1981: Made in America

Posthumous releases
1983: Voice of the Heart (Contains the two nal
songs recorded by Karen)
1984: An Old-Fashioned Christmas

[7] Surratt, Paul and JoAnn Young (Executive Producers)


(1998-03-31). Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (Videotape, DVD). MPI Home Video. ISBN
0788600176. UPC 030306727820.
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notes). The Carpenters. A&M Records.
[9] Carpenter, Richard (2005). Carpenters Biography
2005. The Carpenters ocial website. pp. 110. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
[10] Levitin, Daniel (May 1995). Arranging Master Class:
Richard Carpenter. Electronic Musician. Retrieved
2007-12-27.
[11] Schmidt, Randy L., Forward by Dionne Warwick (2010).
Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. Chicago:
Chicago Review Press, Inc. ISBN 978-1-55652-976-4.
Page viewable here.
[12] Carpenter, Richard. Carpenters Biography, The Carpenters Ocial Website, 2005. accessed 8 September
2008.

1989: Lovelines (Contains four songs from Karens


solo album)
[13] Edwards, Ralph (Executive Producer) (1971-02-14). This
Is Your Life (Television production, DVD). Downey, California: Ralph Edwards Productions.

2001: As Time Goes By

1.1.10

Grammy Awards and nominations

Throughout the 1970s, Richard and Karen were nominated numerous times for Grammy Awards. Richard
Carpenter was also nominated for a Grammy Award for
their instrumental song, "Flat Baroque".[68] They won
three Grammy Awards, and had two songs inducted into
the Grammy Hall of Fame.[65]

[14] Coleman 1994, p. 47.


[15] Coleman 1994, p. 53.
[16] Coleman 1994, p. 51.
[17] Coleman 1994, p. 52.
[18] Coleman 1994, p. 59.
[19] Coleman 1994, p. 58.
[20] Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter (1997-04-13). E!
True Hollywood Story (Television broadcast).

1.1.11

Notes and references

[21] Coleman 1994, p. 63.


[22] Coleman 1994, p. 54.

[1] Carpenter, Richard (2004). Carpenters Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition (Media notes). Carpenters. A&M
Records.

[23]

[2] Costin, Carolyn (1998). The Eating Disorder Sourcebook.


New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Professional (published 1999). ISBN 1-56565-853-1.

[25] Carpenter, Richard (1969). Ticket to Ride (Media notes).


The Carpenters. A&M Records.

[3] Zerbe, Kathryn J. (1995). The Body Betrayed: A Deeper


Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders, and Treatment. Carlsbad, California: Grze Books, LLC. ISBN
0-936077-23-9.
[4] Schmidt, Randy (October 24, 2010). Karen Carpenters
tragic story. The Guardian. Retrieved December 11,
2014.
[5] Carpenter, Richard (2005). Carpenters Fans Ask. The
Carpenters ocial website. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
[6] Item No. 8900035FK - Hits Of The Carpenters Karaoke CD. Retrieved 2012-03-25.

[24] Coleman 1994, p. 76.

[26] Coleman 1994, p. 81.


[27] Coleman 1994, p. 85.
[28] Rolling Stone Magazine: 500 Greatest Albums. Rolling
Stone. 2003-11-18. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
[29] Cy Howard (Director), David Susskind (Producer) (197008-12). Lovers and Other Strangers (DVD). Buena Vista
Pictures.
[30] Coleman 1994, p. 100.
[31] The Carpenters RIAA certications. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-12-03.

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[32] The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums, by Joel Whitburn,


3rd edition (1995)

[57] Coleman 1994.


[58] Coleman 1994, p. 95.

[33] Coleman 1994, p. 108.


[34] Coleman 1994, p. 127.
[35] Coleman 1994, p. 135.
[36] CARPENTERS | Artist. Ocial Charts. Retrieved
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[37] Steen Hung. Dutch charts portal. dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
[38] Coleman 1994, p. 137.
[39] Carpenters I Won't Last A Day Without You.
Richardandkarencarpenter.com. 2008-06-04. Retrieved
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[59] American Music Awards of 1974. Wikipedia. Retrieved 2007-12-29.


[60] Superstars of the 70s. London, England: Octopus Books
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[61] Coleman 1994, p. 109.
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[63] Gocarpenters.com.
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[64] Various Artists - If I Were a Carpenter : the album


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[41] Carpenters Only Yesterday. Richardandkarencarpenter.com. 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2014-04-25.

[65] GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. GRAMMY.org. Retrieved


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[42] The Complete Guide to the Music of the Carpenters by


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[66] VH1s Greatest Women of Rock and Roll

[43] Coleman 1994, p. 231.

[67] Shania Twain. Famousinterview.ca. 1993-03-26. Retrieved 2014-04-25.

[44] Coleman 1994, pp. 2124.


[45] Coleman 1994, p. 323.

[68] Wallace, Evelyn (1973). The Carpenters Ocial Fan


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Zerbe, Kathryn J. (1995). The Body Betrayed: A
Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders,
and Treatment. Carlsbad, California: Grze Books,
LLC. ISBN 0-936077-23-9.
Unknown (1976). Superstars of the 70s. London,
England: Octopus Books Limited. ISBN 0-70640447-5.

1.1.13

External links

Richard and Karen Carpenter: Carpenters Ocial


site
Carpenters The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center Exhibit page ocial website
Carpenters discography at Discogs
The Carpenters at the Internet Movie Database
Carpenters discography, biography, song versions,
appearances
Rolling Stone Carpenters biography
Society Music Theory A musicologists discourse
on the song Superstar
Chris Walter Pictures of Carpenters in an ocial
archive
Carpenters Complete Recording Resource - discography and remix version resource

Chapter 2

Sibling duo
2.1 Karen Carpenter

2.1.2 Music career

Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 February 4,


1983) was an American singer and drummer. She and her
brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo, the Carpenters.
Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from
drumming luminaries and peers, she is best known for her
vocal performances. She had a contralto vocal range.[1]

Main article: The Carpenters

Carpenter was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the


daughter of Agnes Reuwer (ne Tatum) and Harold
Bertram Carpenter.[4] When she was young, she enjoyed
playing baseball with other children on the street. On the
TV program This Is Your Life, she stated that she liked
pitching.[5] Later, in the early 1970s, she would become
the pitcher on the Carpenters ocial softball team.[6]
Her brother Richard developed an interest in music at an
early age, becoming a piano prodigy. The family moved
in June 1963 to the Los Angeles suburb of Downey.

From 1965 to 1968 Karen, her brother Richard, and


his college friend Wes Jacobs, a bassist and tuba player,
formed The Richard Carpenter Trio. The band played
jazz at numerous nightclubs and also appeared on the
TV talent show Your All-American College Show. Karen,
Richard and other musicians, including Gary Sims and
John Bettis, also performed as an ensemble known as
Spectrum. Spectrum focused on a harmonious and vocal
sound, and recorded many demo tapes in the garage studio of friend and bassist Joe Osborn. Many of those tapes
were rejected. According to former Carpenters member
John Bettis, those rejections took their toll.[8] The tapes
of the original sessions were lost in a re at Joe Osborns
house, and the surviving versions of those early songs exist as acetate pressings.[9] Finally A&M Records signed
the Carpenters to a recording contract in 1969. Karen
sang most of the songs on the bands rst album, Oering (later retitled Ticket to Ride), and her brother wrote 10
out of the albums 13 songs. The issued single (later the
title track), which was a cover of a Beatles song, became
their rst single; it reached #54 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Their next album, 1970s Close to You, featured two massive hit singles: "(They Long to Be) Close to You" and
"We've Only Just Begun". They peaked at #1 and #2,
respectively, on the Hot 100.

When Carpenter entered Downey High School, she


joined the school band. The conductor (who had previously taught her older brother) gave her the glockenspiel,
an instrument she disliked. After admiring the performance of her friend, Frankie Chavez, she asked if she
could play the drums instead. She and her brother made
their rst recordings in 1965 and 1966. The following
year she began dieting. Under a doctors guidance she
went on the Stillman Diet. She rigorously ate lean foods,
drank eight glasses of water a day, and avoided fatty
foods. She was 5' 4 (163 cm) in height and before dieting weighed 145 pounds (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb) and afterwards
weighed 120 pounds (54 kg; 8 st 8 lb) until 1973, when
the Carpenters career reached its peak. By September
1975, her weight was 91 pounds (41 kg; 6 st 7 lb).[7]

Carpenter started out as both the groups drummer and


lead singer, and she originally sang all her vocals from
behind the drum set. Because at 5 feet 4 inches tall it
was dicult for people in the audience to see her behind
her drum kit, she was eventually persuaded to stand at
the microphone to sing the bands hits while another musician played the drums. (Former Disney Mouseketeer
Cubby O'Brien served as the bands other drummer for
many years.) After the release of Now & Then in 1973,
the albums tended to have Carpenter singing more and
drumming less. At this time her brother developed an
addiction to Quaaludes. The Carpenters frequently cancelled tour dates, and they stopped touring altogether after their September 4, 1978, concert at the MGM Grand
in Las Vegas. The Carpenters Very First TV Special was

Carpenter suered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died at age
32 from heart failure caused by complications related to
her illness.[2] Carpenters death led to increased visibility
and awareness of eating disorders.[3]

2.1.1

Early life

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2.1.3 Solo album


In 1979 Richard took a year o to cure his dependency
on Quaaludes,[14] and Karen decided to make a solo album with producer Phil Ramone. Her solo work was
markedly dierent from usual Carpenters fare, consisting
of adult-oriented and disco/dance-tempo material with
more sexual lyrics and the use of Karens higher vocal register. The project met a tepid response from Richard and
A&M executives in early 1980. The album was shelved
by A&M CEO Herb Alpert, in spite of Quincy Jones' attempts to talk Alpert into releasing the record after some
tracks had been remixed.[3] A&M made the Carpenters
pay $400,000 to cover the cost of recording Karens unreleased solo album to be charged against the duos future
royalties.[15][16] Carpenters fans got a taste of the album
in 1989 when some of its tracks (as remixed by Richard)
were mixed onto the album Lovelines, the nal album of
Carpenters new unreleased material. In 1996 the completed album, titled Karen Carpenter, featuring mixes approved by Karen before her death and one unmixed bonus
track, nally was released.
Karen and Richard Carpenter, at the White House on August 1,
1972.

2.1.4 Personal life


Carpenter lived with her parents until she was 26. After the Carpenters became successful in the early 1970s,
she and her brother bought two apartment buildings in
Downey as a nancial investment. Formerly named
the Geneva, the two complexes were renamed Only
Just Begun and Close to You in honor of the duos
rst smash hits. The apartment buildings are located
at 8353 and 8356 (respectively) 5th Street, Downey,
California.[17] In 1976 Carpenter bought two Century
City apartments, gutted them, and turned them into one
condominium. Located at 2222 Avenue of the Stars, the
doorbell chimed the rst six notes of We've Only Just
Begun. As a housewarming gift, her mother gave her
Recognition of drumming skills
a collection of leather-bound classic works of literature.
Carpenter collected Disney memorabilia, loved to play
Carpenter started playing the drums in 1964. She was softball and baseball, and counted Petula Clark, Olivia
always enthusiastic about the drums and taught her- Newton-John and Dionne Warwick among her closest
self how to play complicated drum lines with exotic friends.
time signatures, according to her brother.[8] Carpenters Carpenter dated a number of well-known men, includdrumming was praised by fellow drummers Hal Blaine, ing Mike Curb, Tony Danza, Terry Ellis, Mark Harmon,
Cubby O'Brien, Buddy Rich[11] and by Modern Drummer Steve Martin and Alan Osmond.[3] After a whirlwind romagazine.[12] According to her brother, Carpenter always mance, she married real-estate developer Thomas James
considered herself a drummer who sang. Despite this, Burris on August 31, 1980, in the Crystal Room of the
she was not often featured as a drummer on the Carpen- Beverly Hills Hotel. Burris, divorced with an 18-year-old
ters albums. She was, however, the only drummer on the son, was nine years her senior. A new song performed by
album Ticket to Ride and on the songs Mr. Guder and Carpenter at the ceremony, "Because We Are in Love",
Please Mr. Postman. The role of drummer in the Car- was released in 1981. Burris concealed from Carpenter,
penters entourage was mainly taken over by Hal Blaine who desperately wanted children, the fact that he had unas she went from behind the drum set to the front of the dergone a vasectomy. Their marriage did not survive the
stage.[13]
deceit and ended after 14 months.[18]
Richard and Karen Carpenters very rst television special, aired December 8, 1976. In 1980, she performed a
medley of standards in a duet with Ella Fitzgerald on the
Carpenters television program Music, Music, Music.[10]
In 1981 after the release of the Made in America album
(which turned out to be their last), the Carpenters returned to the stage and did some tour dates, including
their nal live performance in Brazil.

2.1. KAREN CARPENTER

2.1.5

13

Final months

ipecac syrup because of the potential damage that both


the syrup and excessive vomiting would do to her vocal
Now, recorded in April 1982, was the last song Car- cords and that she relied on laxatives alone to maintain
penter recorded. She recorded it after a two-week inter- her low body weight.
mission in her therapy with psychotherapist Steven Lev- Carpenters funeral service took place on February 8,
enkron in New York City for her anorexia, during which 1983, at the Downey United Methodist Church. Dressed
she had lost a considerable amount of weight. During her in a rose-colored suit, Carpenter lay in an open white casillness, in order to lose weight, she had taken thyroid re- ket. Over 1,000 mourners passed through to say goodbye,
placement medication (to speed up her metabolism)[19] among them her friends Dorothy Hamill, Olivia Newtonand laxatives.[20] Despite her participation in therapy, her John, Petula Clark, and Dionne Warwick. Carpenters escondition continued to deteriorate and she only lost more tranged husband Tom attended her funeral, where he took
weight, leading Carpenter to call her psychotherapist to o his wedding ring and placed it inside the casket.[3] She
tell him she felt dizzy and that her heart was beating ir- was buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress,
regularly. Finally in September 1982, she was admitted California. In 2003, Richard Carpenter had Karen reto Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and hooked up to an interred, along with their parents, in the Carpenter family
intravenous drip, which caused her to gain a considerable mausoleum at the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial
amount of weight (30 pounds) in just eight weeks. The Park in Westlake Village, California, which is closer to
sudden weight gain further strained her heart, which was his Southern California home.
already weak from years of crash dieting.
Carpenter returned to California in November 1982, determined to reinvigorate her career, nalize her divorce, 2.1.7
and begin a new album with Richard. On December 17,
1982, Karen gave her last singing performance in the
multi-purpose room of the Buckley School in Sherman
Oaks, California, singing Christmas carols for her godchildren, their classmates who attended the school, and
other friends.[2] On January 11, 1983, Karen made her
last public appearance at a photocall of past Grammy
Award winners to celebrate the awards 25th anniversary.
Karen appeared somewhat frail and worn out but according to Dionne Warwick, she was vibrant and outgoing,
exclaiming to everyone, Look at me! I've got an ass!"[21]

2.1.6

After death

Death

On February 4, 1983, less than a month before her 33rd


birthday, Carpenter suered heart failure at her parents
home in Downey, California. She was taken to Downey
Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead 20
minutes later. The Los Angeles coroner gave the cause of
death as "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical
imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa.[22] Under
the anatomical summary, the rst item was heart failure,
with anorexia as second. The third nding was cachexia,
which is extremely low weight and weakness and general body decline associated with chronic disease. Her
divorce was scheduled to have been nalized that day.
The autopsy stated that Carpenters death was the result
of emetine cardiotoxicity due to anorexia nervosa, revealing that she had poisoned herself with ipecac syrup, an
emetic often used to induce vomiting in cases of overdosing or poisoning.[22] Carpenters use of ipecac syrup
was later disputed by Agnes and Richard, who both stated
that they never found empty vials of ipecac in her apartment and have denied that there was any concrete evidence that she had been vomiting.[23] Richard has also
expressed that he believes Karen was not willing to ingest

Carpenters star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carpenters death brought lasting media attention to


anorexia nervosa and also to bulimia. In the years after
her death, a number of celebrities decided to go public
about their eating disorders, among them actress Tracey
Gold and Diana, Princess of Wales.[24] Medical centers
and hospitals began receiving increased contact from people with these, and similar disorders. The general public had little knowledge of anorexia nervosa and bulimia
prior to Carpenters death, making the condition dicult
to identify and treat.[3] Her family started the Karen A.
Carpenter Memorial Foundation, which raised money for
research on anorexia nervosa and eating disorders. Today the name of the organization has been changed to the
Carpenter Family Foundation. In addition to eating disorders, the foundation now funds the arts, entertainment
and education.
On October 12, 1983, the Carpenters received a star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located at 6931 Hollywood Blvd., a few yards from the Dolby Theater.[25]

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Richard, Harold and Agnes Carpenter attended the inauguration, as did many fans.
In 1987, movie director Todd Haynes used songs by
Richard and Karen in his movie Superstar: The Karen
Carpenter Story. In the movie Haynes portrayed the Carpenters with Barbie dolls, rather than live actors. The
movie was later pulled from distribution after Richard
Carpenter won a court case involving song royalties;
Haynes had not obtained legal permission to use the Carpenters recordings.

Christmas Portrait (1978)


Made in America (1981)
Voice of the Heart (1983)
An Old-Fashioned Christmas (1984)
Lovelines (1989)
As Time Goes By (2003)

On January 1, 1989, the similarly titled made-for-TV


Solo albums
movie The Karen Carpenter Story aired on CBS with
Cynthia Gibb in the title role. Gibb lip-synced the songs
Karen Carpenter (1996)
to Carpenters recorded voice, with the exception of The
End of the World. Both lms use the song "This Masquerade" in the background while showing Carpenters 2.1.10 Biographical lms
marriage to Burris.

2.1.8

Accolades

The 43-minute lm Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story


(1987) was directed by Todd Haynes and was withdrawn
from circulation in 1990, after Haynes lost a copyright
infringement lawsuit led by Karens brother and musical collaborator, Richard Carpenter.[29] The lms title is
derived from The Carpenters' 1971 hit song, "Superstar".
Over the years, it has developed into a cult lm and is included in Entertainment Weekly's 2003 list of top 50 cult
movies.[30]

1975 In Playboy magazines annual opinion poll,


its readers voted Carpenter the Best Rock Drummer
of the year. Apparently this greatly displeased John
Bonham from Led Zeppelin as he came in second.
He was quoted as saying: I'd like to have it publicised that I came in after Karen Carpenter in the
Playboy drummer poll! She couldn't last ten min- Richard helped in the productions of the documentaries
utes with a Zeppelin number.[26]
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (1997) and
Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story (2007).
1999 VH1 ranked Carpenter at #29 on its list of
the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.[27]

2.1.11 See also

2008 Rolling Stone ranked Carpenter number 94


on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.[28]

2.1.9

Discography

Main articles: The Carpenters discography and List of


songs by the Carpenters

2.1.12 Notes
[1] Rob Hoerburger, RECORDINGS VIEW; Revisionist
Thinking On the Carpenters, New York Times, Published:
3 November 1991, Retrieved: 23 July 2011
[2] VH1, Behind the Music: Carpenters (1998).
[3] Coleman, p.330.

Studio albums

[4] Coleman, Ray. The Carpenters:


(HarperCollins, 1994), pp. 29-33.

The Untold Story

Oering (later reissued as Ticket to Ride) (1969)

[5] This Is Your Life, 1970

Close to You (1970)

[6] E! Channel, True Hollywood Story - Karen Carpenter

Carpenters (1971)

[7] Randy L. Schmidt, Dionne Warwick Little Girl Blue: The


Life of Karen Carpenter

A Song for You (1972)

[8] Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

Now & Then (1973)


Horizon (1975)
A Kind of Hush (1976)
Passage (1977)

[9] Richard Carpenters notes on the 'From The Top' collection


[10] Ella on Special 1980 Duet with Karen Carpenter.
YouTube. December 25, 2008. Retrieved December 28,
2012.

2.2. RICHARD CARPENTER (MUSICIAN)

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[11] BBC Singing drummers

Karen Carpenter. E! True Hollywood Story. 1997.

[12] Karen Carpenter site. Leadsister.com. Retrieved 201202-22.

Nolan, Tom (1974). Up From Downey. Rolling


Stone.

[13]

Schmidt, Randy (2010). Little Girl Blue: The Life


Of Karen Carpenter.

[14] Coleman, p.242.


[15] Coleman, p.274.
[16] Phil Ramone, E! Channel, True Hollywood Story Karen
Carpenter.
[17] Google maps has a street view of both apartments across
the street from one another with the titles on the front of
each.
[18] NPR All Things Considered, 4 February 2013

Stockdale, Tom (2000).


Karen Carpenter.
Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers. ISBN
0791052257.
The Carpenters. Behind the Music (VH1). 1998.
Zerbe, Kathryn J. (1995). The Body Betrayed: A
Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders,
and Treatment. Carlsbad, California: Grze Books,
LLC. ISBN 0-936077-23-9.

[19] The Carpenters The Untold Story by Ray Coleman


[20] Dr. Dave Krainacker (2006-03-22). Anorexia and Karen
Carpenter. Queen City News. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
[21] Schmidt, p. 271
[22] Randy Schmidt (24 October 2010). Karen Carpenters
tragic story. The Guardian. Retrieved 24 December
2010.
[23] Carpenters: The Untold Story by Ray Coleman (book).
[24] Bashir, Martin. Interview with Princess Diana. BBC1.
Retrieved 1 February 2012.
[25] The Carpenters page - Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Web.singnet.com.sg. 1997-05-10. Retrieved 2012-0222.
[26] John Bonham: The Powerhouse Behind Led Zeppelin
by Mick Bonham, Southbank Publishing, 2005. ISBN
1904915116 ISBN 978-1904915119
[27] VH1: 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. Rock On
The Net. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[28] 2008 Rolling Stone Magazines list of 100 Greatest
Singers of All Time. Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 201202-22.
[29] Holden, Stephen (November 8, 1998). FILM; Focusing
on Glam Rocks Blurring of Identity. New York Times.
[30] Dirks, Tim. Top 50 Cult Movies. Entertainment
Weekly/AMC. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

2.1.13

Resources

Coleman, Ray (1994). The Carpenters: The Untold


Story. An Authorized Biography. HarperCollins.
Fogarty, Rod (2001). Karen Carpenter: A Drummer
Who Sang. Modern Drummer Publications.

2.1.14 External links


Richard and Karen Carpenter - Ocial site
Make Your Own Kind of Music - 1971 Summer Television Series
Karen Carpenter at the Internet Movie Database
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
Internet Movie Database

at the

The Karen Carpenter Story at the Internet Movie


Database
Tribute site: KarenCarpenter.com
Tribute Site: LeadSister
Karen Carpenter

2.2 Richard Carpenter (musician)


For other people named Richard Carpenter, see Richard
Carpenter (disambiguation).
Richard Lynn Carpenter (born October 15, 1946) is
an American pop musician, best known as one half of
the brother/sister duo the Carpenters, along with his sister
Karen Carpenter. He was a record producer, arranger,
pianist, keyboardist, occasional lyricist, and composer, as
well as joined with Karen on harmony vocals.

2.2.1 Childhood

Richard Lynn Carpenter was born to parents Agnes


Reuwer Tatum (a housewife[2] ) and Harold Bertram Car Gaar, Gillian G. (1992). Shes a Rebel: The His- penter (who worked in the printing business[2] ) at Gracetory of Women In Rock and Roll. Seattle, WA: Seal New Haven Hospital (now called Yale-New Haven Hospital) in New Haven, Connecticut, the same hospital
Press.

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where Karen was later born.[3] Carpenter was named af- a lyricist for Richards original compositions, and all the
ter his fathers younger brother, Richard Lynn Carpen- other members except Leslie Johnston went on to become
ter. Carpenter and his uncle both married women named members of the Carpenters.
Mary.[4]
Carpenter frequently played the piano while his younger
sister, Karen, played baseball outside.[5] He and Karen
also liked to listen to the childrens records their father
bought for them when they were young.[5] Richard was
introduced to Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald, among
many others, and by age 12, he knew he wanted to be
in the music industry.

2.2.3 Career

Richard and Karen nally signed with A&M Records on


April 22, 1969. Lets hope we have some hits, Herb
Alpert told the two. According to Richard, Alpert gave
them carte blanche in the recording studios, but after
Oering, their rst album, was released and wasn't a big
The Carpenter family moved from New Haven to seller, it was rumored that some of A&Ms people were
Downey, California, in June 1963. They wanted Richard asking Alpert to release the Carpenters, but he believed
to further his music career, and the family was fed up with in their talent and insisted on giving them another chance.
the cold New England winters.[6] He studied music at the
California State University at Long Beach. There, he met Alpert suggested that the Carpenters record a Burt
Frank Pooler, a conductor and composer who wrote the Bacharach and Hal David song called "(They Long to Be)
lyrics to the Christmas classic "Merry Christmas Darling" Close to You" (1963). Though Richard worked up an arin 1968. Richard also met good friend John Bettis, who rangement, only after Alperts insistence, his arranging
talents clearly shone in the nished product. His arrangco-wrote songs with Richard.
ing and musical talents, as well as Karens vocals, helped
the song climb to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it
2.2.2 The Richard Carpenter Trio and stayed for a month. "(They Long to Be) Close to You
gained public recognition seemingly overnight. AccordSpectrum
ing to Richard, even though the song became popular
Carpenter created the Richard Carpenter Trio in 1965 overnight, the Carpenters themselves did not.
with sister Karen and friend Wes Jacobs. Richard played Sitting at home one night, Richard was watching TV and
the piano; Karen played the drums, and Wes played the saw (and heard) a commercial for Crocker National Bank.
tuba and bass.
He recognized the voices of Paul Williams and Roger
In 1966, the Richard Carpenter Trio played Iced Tea Nichols, two A&M songwriters on the song "We've Only
and "The Girl from Ipanema" at the Hollywood Bowl Just Begun". Richard made some calls to conrm their
Battle of the Bands. They won the competition, and involvement, and asked if there were a full version of
shortly afterward recorded three songs at RCA Studios: the song, which Williams armed. Carpenter managed
"Every Little Thing", "Strangers in the Night", and the to turn the bank commercial jingle into an RIAA cerCarpenter original, Iced Tea. Iced Tea is the only tied Gold Record. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard
Hot 100 and has become a popular wedding song. The
recording that was ocially released to the public.
song also successfully launched the careers of Nichols and
Around 1967, Richard and Karen joined four other stu- Williams, who went on to write multiple hits for the Cardent musicians from Long Beach State to form a sextet, penters and many other artists.
Spectrum, consisting of:
Richard composed many of the Carpenters hits as well,
with John Bettis as lyricist, such as:
John Bettis
Karen Carpenter
Richard Carpenter
Leslie Johnston
Gary Sims
Danny Woodhams
Although Spectrum played frequently at LA-area nightclubs such as Whisky A Go-Go, they met with an unenthusiastic response - their broad harmonies and avoidance
of rock 'n' roll limited the bands commercial potential.
Yet Spectrum was fruitful in another way, providing the
raw material of future success: Bettis went on to become

"Goodbye to Love" (1972; #7; one of the rst pop


ballads to have a fuzz guitar soloinuenced the development of the power ballad[7] )
"Top of the World" (1972; #1. Though the Carpenters originally opted to not release this song as a single, a version recorded by Lynn Anderson reached
#2 on the Billboard Country charts; following the
success of Andersons version, the Carpenters decided to release their version as a single, and it
reached the Billboard Top Ten.
"Yesterday Once More" (1973; #2)
"Only Yesterday" (1975; #4)

2.2. RICHARD CARPENTER (MUSICIAN)

2.2.4

Quaalude addiction and treatment

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2.2.5 Post-Carpenters

While Karen was suering from the anorexia nervosa


that would ultimately claim her life in 1983, in the late
1970s Richard suered from insomnia, panic attacks, depression, and an addiction to Quaaludes. [Author James
Gavin noted in his New York Times review of Randy L.
Schmidts biography Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen
Carpenter (2010):[8] His mother is said to have given
him his rst pill,[2] which observation was previously
portrayed in the CBS-TV documentary, The Karen Carpenter Story (1989) and commented on in several of that
made-for-TV movies reviews, which also note Agnes had
been taking them under prescription and thus thought
they were safe.[9][10] ] At the time he sought help, Carpenter had a doctors prescription for Quaaludes as sleep Carpenters star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame
aids, but his use had gotten out of hand.
On October 12, 1983, eight months after Karens death,
A reviewer of the BBC biopic Only Yesterday: The Car- the Carpenter family celebrated the unveiling of the
penters Story (2007) notes: As their fame grew, cracks Carpenters new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
began to show in their wholesome facade. An insane tour- Richard said in his speech, This is a sad day, but at the
ing schedule began to take its toll and Richard took refuge same time a very special and beautiful day to my family
in heroic doses of quaaludes. Meanwhile, Karen started and me. My only regret is that Karen is not physically
worrying about her weight. The worrying became obses- here to share it with us, but I know that she is very much
sion. The cracks became faultlines. The centre could not alive in our minds, and in our hearts.[5][15]
hold.[11]
On June 26, 1985, he started recording the solo album,
Dr. Gabe Mirkin wrote in The sad story of Karen Car- Time and nished it on July 5, 1987.[16] The album
penter (February 15, 2014), In those years, you could features Dusty Springeld singing Something in Your
tell that something was wrong because the Carpenters fre- Eyes, Dionne Warwick singing In Love Alone, and a
quently cancelled appearances. She appeared unhealth- song Richard created - dedicated to Karen - called When
fully thin, weighing only 90 pounds when she was 25. Time Was All We Had, which starts o a cappella, but
Richard appeared to be forgetful, and it was later found then Richards piano fades in as well as Herb Alperts
that he was addicted to Quaaludes. In 1978, the Car- ugelhorn. Lyrics include:
penters stopped touring and in 1979 Richard went into
treatment to cure his dependency on this drug.[12]
Our hearts were lled with music and laughter,
Nick Talevski similarly observes in Rock Obituaries Your voice will be the sweetest sound I'll ever
Knocking On Heavens Door (2010): Constantly on the
hear and yet,
road since 1970 with their Vegas-style act, both Karen
We knew somehow the song would never end,
and Richard Carpenter were in ill health by late 1975.
When time was all we had to spend.
With Karens weight down to 80 pounds, a tour had to be
cancelled. Richard, meanwhile, had become addicted to
a prescription drug, Quaalude.[13]
In 1996, at the suggestion of music writer Daniel LevBy late 1978, Richard was receiving much encourage- itin, Carpenter recorded and released Richard Carpenter:
ment (and brow-beating) from family and friends, to Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor, which included
face the music".[14] Finally, in January 1979, semi- reworkings of many Carpenters favorites, including hits
comatose on Quaaludes, Richard fell down a ight of and album tracks, and ends with Karens Theme, which
stairs backstage and nally confronted his addiction.[10] Carpenter composed for the made-for-TV movie, The
He checked into a six-week treatment program[14] at Karen Carpenter Story (1989).
the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, and licked his
habit.[10] For any number of reasons, the rst three
weeks were 'hell-on-earth', Richard says, 'but after that,
things really started to change, and of course, all for the
better.' Still, all of this had been a monumental change for
Richard and he decided it was wise not to delve right back
into work, and to pretty much take the rest of 1979 o; all
the better to get accustomed to his changed fortunes.[14]

He released the DVDs Gold: Greatest Hits (2002), a


repackaging of the VHS/cassette tape Yesterday Once
More (released in 1985, shortly after Karens death in
1983) that contains all the videos from Yesterday Once
More, and Interpretations (2003), which updates the original, VHS/cassette tape released in 1995 and includes
footage from the Carpenters ve TV specials and TV series from 19711980. The DVD follows the compilation

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CHAPTER 2. SIBLING DUO

album of the same name, which had been released earlier the same year, and includes eleven Carpenters tracks
never before available on DVD (including From This
Moment On, an outtake from the Carpenters fth television special), all of them digitally enhanced and feature
remastered in stereo audio.[17]

Paul, and Taylor Mary. The children and Richard


sometimes perform music together at various Carpenterrelated events. The family today resides in Thousand
Oaks, California.

2.2.7 Discography

On his 62nd birthday in October 2008, at a luncheon


for The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, CarThe Carpenters
penter announced plans for his career comeback dubbed 'Richard Carpenter Strikes Back - which inMain articles: The Carpenters discography and List of
cluded the re-release of a Carpenters Christmas album
songs by The Carpenters
and a tribute album featuring cover versions of Carpen[18][19]
ters songs.
Documentaries

Albums

The 43-minute lm Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story Singles


(1987) was directed by Todd Haynes and was withdrawn
from circulation in 1990, after Haynes lost a copyright 2.2.8 Singles
infringement lawsuit led by Karens brother and musical collaborator, Richard Carpenter.[20] The lms title is 2.2.9 References
derived from The Carpenters' 1971 hit song, "Superstar".
Over the years, it has developed into a cult lm and is in- [1] Carpenters biography.
ter.com. 2005.
cluded in Entertainment Weekly's 2003 list of top 50 cult
[21]
movies.
Richard helped in the productions of the documentaries
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (1997) and
Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story (2007).
Scholarship/talent show
He funds an annual scholarship/talent show for people
with artistic abilities that is held at the Thousand Oaks
Civic Center.

2.2.6

Personal life

In 1984, Carpenter married his rst cousin Mary Rudolph


(the daughter of his maternal aunt Bernice). Her brother,
Mark Rudolph, was the Carpenters road manager as well
as the radio call-in contestant in the [Oldies] Medley
on the album, Now & Then (1973). The couple had been
dating since the late 1970s. A young Mary made a cameo
appearance in the Carpenters promotional video for the
song "I Need to Be in Love" (1976).

Richardand KarenCarpen-

[2] Gavin, James (August 6, 2010). Sorrow in Her Voice.


The New York Times Book Review.
[3] Schmidt, Randy L., Forward by Dionne Warwick (2010).
Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. Chicago:
Chicago Review Press, Inc. ISBN 978-1-55652-976-4.
Page viewable here.
[4] Coleman, Ray (1994). The Carpenters: The Untold Story.
p. 30.
[5] Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters
[6] Coleman, Ray (1994). The Carpenters: The Untold Story.
p. 48.
[7] Hochman, Steve Hochman & Adams, Mcrea (1999). Popular Musicians. p. 168.
[8] Schmidt, Randy L. (2010). Little Girl Blue: The Life
of Karen Carpenter. Chicago Review Press. ISBN
9781556529764.
[9] Weiskind, Ron (December 31, 1988). Why: Missing
From Carpenter Story. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Contrary to popular belief, Rudolph and Carpenter are [10] Sanello, Frank (January 1, 1989). "`A Puzzle For The
Ages`: Film Chronicles Carpenter`s Fall But Can`t Answer
not biologically related, since Rudolph is adopted. It
Why. The Chicago Tribune.
should be noted that when Karen learned of the relationship, she was completely mortied and shared her feelings [11] jamdog (April 11, 2007). Only Yesterday - The Carpenwith her brother on a number of occasions, leading to a
ters Story. Aerial Telly.
nal argument wherein Richard told his sister, We have
had the tests done, there will be no problem if we have [12] Mirkin, Dr. Gabe (February 15, 2014). The sad story of
Karen Carpenter. Village-News.
children in the future. So let it drop!"
Richard and Mary have ve children: Kristi Lynn, Traci [13] Talevski, Nick (2010). Rock Obituaries - Knocking on
Heavens Door. Omnibus Press.
Tatum, Mindi Karen (named after his late sister), Colin

2.2. RICHARD CARPENTER (MUSICIAN)

[14] Biography. RichardAndKarenCarpenter.com. p. 9. Retrieved September 1, 2014.


[15] Schmidt 2010, p. 292.
[16] Time, Richard Carpenter. Recording for this album commenced on June 26, 1985, with the nal session in mixdown occurring on July 5, 1987.
[17] Carpenter, Richard & Carpenter, Karen (July 29, 2003).
Capenters - Interpretations. A&M. ASIN B0000A9D2F.
[18] Daily Mail Reporter (15 October 2008). Yesterday once
more: Richard Carpenter announces singing comeback as
he pays emotional tribute to late sister Karen. Daily Mail.
[19] AP Photo (October 2008). Take a Look At Carpenters
In Pictures: Richard Carpenter - a comeback?". Smooth
Radio.
[20] Holden, Stephen (November 8, 1998). FILM; Focusing
on Glam Rocks Blurring of Identity. New York Times.
[21] Dirks, Tim. Top 50 Cult Movies. Entertainment
Weekly/AMC. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
[22] Carpenter, Richard. Richard and Karen Carpenter - Ofcial website. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
[23] RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for singles by the Carpenters. Retrieved 2008-07-03.

2.2.10

External links

Richard and Karen Carpenter - Ocial site


Richard Carpenter at the Internet Movie Database
Make Your Own Kind of Music - 1971 Summer
Television Series
Richard Carpenter at the Internet Movie Database

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Chapter 3

Discography
3.1 The Carpenters discography

Solo albums

The discography of the American pop group The Carpenters consists of twelve studio albums, two Christmas
albums, two live albums, forty-six singles, and numerous
compilation albums. The duo was made up of siblings
Karen (lead vocals and drums) and Richard Carpenter
(keyboards and vocals).

Compilations
Following materials are greatest-hits albums of the Carpenters released in the United States.
^ I CD only downloadable in the UK.
"" denotes releases that did not chart.

The siblings started their musical career together in the


latter half of the 1960s. In October 1969, a half year Box sets
after they signed a contract with A&M Records, the Carpenters released their debut album Oering (its title was Limited releases
later changed to Ticket to Ride). Within a year, they rose
to prominence with the chart-topping single "(They Long
Golden Prize (Japan only)
to Be) Close to You, a cover version of Bacharach/David
composition.
Released: September 10, 1971
Label: A&M/King Records

The Carpenters garnered worldwide commercial success,


scoring big hits mainly in the rst half of the 1970s.
RIAA-certied sales of their records (albums, singles
and videos) have been estimated at around 34.6 million
units.[1] In the United Kingdom, they are ranked at the
seventh top-selling albums artist on the ocial record
chart of the 1970s.[2] They have also been the third-bestselling international music act in the Japanese market,
only behind Mariah Carey and The Beatles.[3][4][5] To
date, they have reportedly sold more than 100 million
copies of records worldwide.[6]

Golden Double Deluxe (Japan only)

3.1.1

GEM I (Japan only)

Albums

Format: LP, cassette


Chart position(s): #3 (JP)

Released: February 10, 1972


Label: A&M/King Records
Format: LP
Chart position(s): #10 (JP)

Released: October 10, 1972

Studio albums
Throughout their career, the Carpenters released twelve
original albums. Most recently they released As Time
Goes By in 2001 in Japan, and 2004 internationally. This
includes two Christmas albums released by the group.

Label: A&M/King Records


Format: LP
Chart position(s): #13 (JP)
MAX 20 (Japan only)
Released: March 10, 1973

Live albums
There are two live albums that the Carpenters have released ocially, though neither of them were issued in
their homeland.
20

Label: A&M/King Records


Format: LP
Chart position(s): #26 (JP)

3.1. THE CARPENTERS DISCOGRAPHY


GEM II (Japan only)
Released: October 25, 1973

21
Seishun no Kagayaki: The Best of (22 Hits of the
Carpenters) (Japan only)

Label: A&M/King Records


Format(s): LP
Chart position(s): #3 (JP)
Golden Prize Volume II (Japan only)
Released: April 10, 1974
Label: A&M/King Records

Yesterday Once More: De Nederlandse Singles Collectie (Netherlands only)

Format(s): LP, cassette


Chart position(s): #1 (JP)
Big Star (Japan only)
Released: June 1, 1974
Label: A&M/King Records
Format(s): Cassette
Chart position(s): #20 (JP)
Special Series (Japan only)
Released: November 1, 1976
Format(s): Cassette
Label: A&M/King Records
Chart position(s): #36 (JP)
Ketteiban (The Denitive) (Japan only)
Released: June 21, 1982
Format(s): Cassette
Label: A&M/Alfa Records
Chart position(s): #61 (JP)
Very Best of the Carpenters (Australia only)
Released: 1983
Format(s): LP
Label: A&M/Festival Records
Chart position(s): #1 (AU)
Only Yesterday (a.k.a. Their Greatest Hits)
Released: March 1990

Released: November 10, 1995


Label: A&M / Polydor Japan
Format(s): CD, MD, cassette
Chart position(s): #3 (JP)
Certication(s): 12 Platinum (JP)

Released: 2001
Label: A&M / Universal
Format(s): CD
Chart position(s): #22 (NL)[23]

3.1.2 Singles
Notes
Top of the World charted four times in Japan, at
#21 in 1972 and again in 1973 (to coincide with the
songs U.S. success), when it peaked at #52. In 1995
it was the B-side of the reissue of I Need to Be in
Love, and subsequently it charted a fourth time (as
an A-side) at #83.
Sweet, Sweet Smile peaked at #8 on Billboard 's
Country singles chart.
Superstar and For All We Know were released
as a double A-side in the UK.
I Won't Last a Day Without You was originally released as an A-side in the UK in 1972 with Goodbye to Love as the B-side. However, the sides were
switched shortly after the records release. The former was later released as an A-side in the UK in
1974 to coincide with its rst U.S. release as an Aside.
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft reached
#1 in the Republic of Ireland, becoming the duos
biggest hit there.
The UK re-issue of Merry Christmas, Darling in
1990 features the second recorded version of the
song from their 1978 Christmas Portrait album as
opposed to the original 1970 version.

3.1.3 Videos

Label: A&M Records


Format(s): LP, cassette, CD, digital download 3.1.4

Soundtracks

Chart position(s): #1 (UK), #8 (NO), #9 (AU),


3.1.5
#25 (JP), #25 (NZ)

References

Certication(s): 5 Platinum (UK),[22] Platinum (JP)

Richard and Karen Carpenter Ocial website.


Retrieved 2008-01-16.

22

[1] American certications Carpenters_ The. Recording


Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
[2] ChartsPlus172 22/22 Jonathans Top Twenty Commentary - History Corner - The Top20 Best-Selling Albums
Artists of the 1970s. ukchartsplus.co.uk. The Ocial
Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
[3] SONGS|
| 88
". Japan Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
[4] Okamoto, Satoshi (2006). Oricon Single Chart Book:
Complete Edition 1968-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon
Entertainment. ISBN 4-87131-076-0.
[5] Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005.
Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN
4-87131-077-9.
[6] Carpenter, Richard (2005). Carpenters Biography
2005. The Carpenters ocial website. pp. 110. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
[7] Billboard 200. Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
[8] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992.
St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-64611917-6. Note: This reference gives Australian albums
and singles information. It is used for chart peak positions
as the early albums were released before ARIA began regulating the Australian charts itself in 1989.
[9] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada.
RPM. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
[10] aYamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives)
- Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in Japanese).
Original Condence. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
[11] UK Top 40 Hit Database. EveryHit.com. Retrieved
2008-01-19. Note: User must dene search parameters,
i.e. Carpenters.
[12] American album certications Carpenters_ The.
Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved
2011-08-17. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
[13] British album certications Carpenters. British
Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-08-19. Enter
Carpenters in the eld Search. Select Artist in the eld
Search by. Select album in the eld By Format. Click Go

CHAPTER 3. DISCOGRAPHY

[19]

CD
" CD Album sales ranking
of the Carpenters. oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Original
Condence. Retrieved 2011-08-08.Note: Reference indicates chart positions from 1988 onwards, and part of
the information currently unavailable

[20] NVPI de branchevereniging van de entertainmentindustrie. Retrieved 2011-08-17.Note: User needs to enter
Carpenters in the Artiest eld and click below zoek
button.
[21]

>
>
> 2009 6
"(RIAJ - Statistics - Certication Awards - June 2009)".
riaj.or.jp (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association
of Japan. Retrieved October 16, 2009.

[22] Platinum Awards Content


[23] dutchcharts.nl - Carpenters -Yesterday Once More - De
Nederlandse Singles Collectie. Retrieved 2008-07-03.
[24] The Carpenters US Chart History.
Billboard.
Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
[25] The Carpenters US Chart History.
Billboard.
Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
[26] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada.
RPM. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
[27] German Chart (in German). Charts.de Media Control.
Retrieved 2014-09-21.
[28] Irish Charts. Irish Charts. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
[29] Dutch Chart. Dutch Top 100. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
[30] New Zealand Chart. charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2014-0810.
[31] UK Charts. The Ocial Charts Company UK. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
[32] riaa.com Certications. Recording Industry Association of America.
[33] "Certied Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 21 September 2014. Note: User needs
to enter Carpenters in the Search eld, Artist in the
Search by eld and click the Go button. Select More
info next to the relevant entry to see full certication history.
[34] Canada Certications. Music Canada.

[14] Gold and Platinum Search. Retrieved 2011-08-17.


[15] The Record > October 2001 > Gold and Platinum (August 2001)". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in
Japanese). Retrieved January 12, 2013.
[16] music.goo.ne.jp CD information Carpenters - Live in
Japan. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
[17] music.goo.ne.jp CD information Carpenters - Live at the
Palladium. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
[18] Carpenter, Richard. Richard and Karen Carpenter - Ofcial website. Retrieved 2008-01-17.

3.1.6 See also


The Carpenters
List of songs by The Carpenters
Recording Industry Association of America
If I Were a Carpenter (tribute album)

Chapter 4

Studio albums
4.1 Ticket to Ride (album)

Herb Alpert shakers

Ticket to Ride is the rst album by the American music


duo Carpenters. At the time of its initial release in 1969,
it was issued under the title Oering,[3] (with a completely dierent cover photo) it was a commercial failure and produced only one minor hit single, the LennonMcCartney song "Ticket to Ride", a ballad version of a
song recorded by The Beatles.

Producer: Jack Daugherty


Engineer: Ray Gerhardt
Art director: Tom Wilkes
Photographer: Jim McCrary

After the Carpenters subsequent breakthrough, however,


the album was reissued internationally under the name 4.1.4 Singles
Ticket to Ride and sold moderately. The CD in the Remastered Classics series went out of print in March Ticket to Ride
2007. However, in Japan, the Pack Series released the
JP 7 single (1969) [KING AM-18] / (1976) [KING
Ticket to Ride and Close to You CDs together.
AM-1001] / (1977) [KING AM-2061]
The album is far more self-contained than other Carpenters albums; excluding the orchestrations, most of the in1. Ticket to Ride
struments were played by the duo themselves, and 10 of
the 13 songs were written by Richard Carpenter and his
2. All I Can Do
lyricist John Bettis. It also stands out from subsequent
Carpenters albums in that the lead vocals are evenly split
US 7 single (1969) [A&M 1142]
between the two band members; on later albums, Karen
Carpenter would perform most of the lead vocals.
1. Ticket to Ride

4.1.1

Track listing

2. Your Wonderful Parade

All songs written and composed by Richard Carpenter


and John Bettis, except where noted.
4.1.5

4.1.2
4.1.3

[1] Allmusic review

Charts

[2] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling


Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

Credits

Richard Carpenter lead and backing vocals,


keyboards

[3] Carpenters: Oering at Discogs (list of releases)


[4] Carpenters Fans Ask... Richard Answers, Ocial Carpenters website. Retrieved March 18, 2012.

Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals, drums,


bass on All of My Life and Eve[4]
Joe Osborn bass

References

4.1.6 External links

Bob Messenger bass

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~{}tonytay/carp.htm
brief article

Gary Sims guitar on All of My Life


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CHAPTER 4. STUDIO ALBUMS

4.2 Close to You (The Carpenters


album)

ered. The song was recorded time and time again during
the sixties, but didn't do well at all until the Carpenters
version. It became Richard and Karen Carpenters rst
RIAA-certied Gold single, as well as their rst Billboard
Close to You was the second album by the Carpenters, Hot 100 single that reached the Top 10. It stayed at #1
released in August 1970. In 2003, the album was ranked for 4 weeks, and became the Carpenters iconic song.
number 175 on Rolling Stone magazines list of the 500
Baby Its You is a song composed by Burt Bacharach,
greatest albums of all time.[1] The album contains the hit
Barney Williams, and Mack David. It was sung by
singles "(They Long to Be) Close to You" and "We've
Richard and Karen in 1970, and performed on their TV
Only Just Begun". "(They Long to Be) Close to You
show, Make Your Own Kind of Music.
was the duos rst big hit that gained the Carpenters international reputation for a decade. The album topped I'll Never Fall in Love Again is the third consecutive
the Canadian Albums Chart and peaked at #2 on the Burt Bacharach composition on the album. It was inU.S. Billboard albums chart. It was also successful in the cluded on their medley the following year, on the album
United Kingdom, entering the top 50 of the ocial chart Carpenters. According to Tom Riddle of Your Navy
Presents, there was a 29 vocal harmony on the song.
for 76 weeks during the rst half of the 1970s.
Originally part of the score for Bacharach and Davids
1968 musical "Promises, Promises", the song had provided a top-ten hit for Dionne Warwick in January 1970.

4.2.1

Song information

We've Only Just Begun started out as a commercial


for Crocker Citizens Bank in 1970, composed by Paul
Williams and Roger Nichols. The commercial showed a
couple getting married and starting their life together. In
August 1970, it became the Carpenters second RIAAcertied Gold single. Richard regards this as the duos
signature song.

Originally performed by Karen and Richard in the


California State University Long Beach choir in 1969,
Crescent Noon is a song composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis.

Mr. Guder was dedicated to Richard Carpenter and


John Bettiss boss at Disneyland, Vic Guder. It was a bit
of a last tease to the man who red the duo. They were
hired to play old-time music on piano and banjo at the
Originally written by Ralph Carmichael for the early con- parks Coke Corner on Main Street U.S.A., but they
temporary Christian musical Tell It Like It Is, Love Is persisted in playing contemporary tunes that the patrons
Surrender was a song Richard and Karen heard during requested. The lyrics say:
their teen years. Several of the overtly Christian lyrics
You're everything a robot lives for: walk in
were changed for this version, notably from Without
at nine and roll out the door at ve. You reect
Him, love is not to be found to Without love you are
the company image; you maintain their rules
not to be found and Love is surrender to His will to
to live by. Shine your shoes, lets keep a neat
Love is surrender if you care. The arrangement is based
haircut now that you're wearing a coat and tie.
on one recorded by Carmichael on his album, I Looked
for Love. The original Carmichael recording was midtempo, but Richard recorded it up-tempo with extra per- Many of their later recordings that were composed in the
cussion. The Carpenters recording is one of only two late 1960s were written during their Disneyland career.
tracks on the album on which Richard Carpenter perI Kept on Loving You, a song written by Paul Williams
forms lead vocals, and the only one on which both Carand Roger Nichols, features Richard on lead vocal.
penters perform lead vocals.
Another Song was another Carpenter/Bettis creation
Maybe Its You is a song written by Richard Carpenter
that was very dierent from the typical Carpenters song
and John Bettis for their previous band, Spectrum. Its a
and is essentially a suite in three movements: a pop secvery low-key song, with an oboe solo by Doug Strawn.
tion (0:001:45), a medieval-inuenced section (1:45
Reason to Believe is a song composed by Tim Hardin 2:28), and a jazz section (2:284:22). The song opens
in the 1960s. Rod Stewart made a hit with it in 1971. with a short prelude based on the harmony and melodic
Karen claimed in a live concert that the reason why they contour of the accompanied recitative "And, lo! the anlove the song is because it was one of the rst songs they gel of the Lord came upon them" from Part I of George
performed together as a group.[2]
Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah (1742).
Help!" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in early 1965. Carpenters produced three Beat4.2.2 Reception
les covers ("Ticket to Ride", "Help", and "Can't Buy Me
Love", the last from Your Navy Presents).
Allmusic's retrospective review deemed Close to You a
"(They Long to Be) Close to You was the rst Burt surprisingly strong album, particularly praising Richard
Bacharach/Hal David composition the Carpenters cov- Carpenters original compositions Maybe its You,

4.3. CARPENTERS (ALBUM)

25

Crescent Noon, and Mr. Guder, describing them as [10] 1971 Year-end Albums - The Billboard Pop Albums. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
superlative displays of both Karen Carpenters vocal work
and Richards arranging talents. They also derided con- [11] American album certications Carpenters Close to
temporary criticism against the album, insinuating that
You. Recording Industry Association of America. If
the negative reaction stemmed from Close to You benecessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select
ing a successful pop record at a time of great political
Album, then click SEARCH
turmoil.[3]

4.2.3

Track listing

4.2.4

Charts

For other uses, see Carpenters (disambiguation).

Carpenters is the third studio album by Carpenters.[1]


Released on May 14, 1971, it was their most successProducer: Jack Daugherty
ful studio album ever, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200
chart and #12 in the UK. With the hit songs "For All
Arrangements and orchestration: Richard Carpenter We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "Superstar",
Carpenters solidied Karen Carpenter's reputation as one
All vocals: Karen and Richard Carpenter
of the most accomplished vocalists of the 20th century.
Drums: Karen Carpenter and Hal Blaine
It has been said that the strength of these recordings is

4.2.5

4.3 Carpenters (album)

Album credits

what caused Richard Carpenter to ask his sister to front


the band for their live performances instead of playing
Bass: Joe Osborn and Danny Woodhams
behind the drums. Amongst many fans, the album has
simply been referred to as The Tan Album, because the
Woodwinds: Jim Horn, Bob Messenger, Doug original LP cover, complete with overlapping ap, looked
Strawn
like an oversized tan envelope,[2][3] and is presumably a
play on The Beatles' so-called White Album.
Engineer: Ray Gerhardt and Dick Bogert
In Cash Box 's Top 100 Albums of 1971, Carpenters was
Art direction: Tom Wilkes
listed as one of the years ten biggest albums.[4] This is
the rst album to feature the familiar Carpenters logo.
Photography: Kessel/Brehm Photography
All lead vocals are by Karen, except on the tracks, Druscilla Penny and Saturday, and the Walk on By
4.2.6 References
segment of the Bacharach/David Medley, where Richard
Carpenter sings lead vocal, with Karen in the background.
[1] 175) Close to You : Rolling Stone
Keyboards: Richard Carpenter

[2] Live in Budokan, 1972

4.3.1 Reception

[3] Eder, Bruce. Close to You (The Carpenters album) at


AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-02.

Allmusic gave the album a mixed review mocking the


[4] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling cover as, a decorative picture of the duo (similar to
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon a graduation photo)", also calling it very MOR, except
for Superstar. Similarly, Rolling Stone called the aland Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
bum exceptionally sharp...MOR, calling Rainy Days
[5] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992. and Mondays, Let Me Be the One and "(A Place to)
St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646- Hideaway as more adequate than the other songs on the
11917-6.
album, in spite of adding their prior album to their list
[6] Top Albums/CDs - Volume 14, No. 19, December 26, of the 500 greatest albums of all time. They also proclaimed that, the Carpenters have more going for them
1970. RPM. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
than against.
[7] a"- Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese
record charts) - Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in
Japanese). 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2011-09-14.

[8] Chart Stats - Carpenters - Close to You. UK Albums


Chart. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
[9] allmusic ((( Close to You > Charts & Awards > Billboard
Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-01.

4.3.2 Track listing


Side one
1. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (Roger Nichols, Paul
Williams) 3:40

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CHAPTER 4. STUDIO ALBUMS

2. "Saturday" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 1:20

Let Me Be the One

Let Me Be the One was remixed in 1991, with an extended beginning, end, and a dierent piano line. This
remix can only be found on the From the Top box set. It
4. "(A Place To) Hideaway (Randy Sparks) 3:40
starts with Richard counting o, and Richards piano line
5. "For All We Know" (Fred Karlin, Arthur James, is dierent from the original mix. The fadeout is also
removed. The reason Karen stopped singing suddenly in
Robb Wilson) 2:34
this version is because she forgets the words, which is why
she says something about where I can gure out where
Side two
the melody is, I'll sing it...
3. "Let Me Be the One" (Nichols, Williams) 2:25

Richard states he has little doubt the song would have


1. "Superstar" (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell) 3:49 been a hit if it was released as a single.[8]
2. Druscilla Penny (Bettis, R. Carpenter) 2:18

Let Me Be the One was a 1971 Easy Listening chart


selection for Jack Jones.

3. One Love (Bettis, R. Carpenter) 3:23


4. Bacharach/David Medley": 5:25

"(A Place To) Hideaway

"(A Place To) Hideaway is a song originally written and


composed by [9] Randy Sparks, the founder of the New
Christy Minstrels, songwriter, performer and owner of
(b) "Make It Easy on Yourself"
a nightclub in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. Ac(c) "(Theres) Always Something There to Re- cording to Richard Carpenter, Randy Sparks was the
mind Me"
opening act for Richard Carpenter at his club in Westwood in late 1967-early 1968.[10] Sparks had played "(A
(d) "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Place To) Hideaway for the duo. Three years later,
(e) "Walk on By"
Richard remembered the tune and felt it would be suited
for the album. The Carpenters performed it on their tele(f) "Do You Know the Way to San Jose"
vision series, Make Your Own Kind of Music on August
10,
1971 on a set where Karen wears a white and red
5. Sometimes (Henry and Felice Mancini) 2:52
ensemble with a dark blue background with a big letter
K.[11][12]
(a) Knowing When to Leave

4.3.3

Track information
For All We Know

Rainy Days and Mondays


Main article: For All We Know (1970 song)
Main article: Rainy Days and Mondays
The music of Rainy Days and Mondays was composed
by Roger Nichols, and the lyrics were written by Paul
Williams, who later recorded his own version of the song.
It was released as a single and charted well in the United
States at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rainy Days and
Mondays was The Carpenters second Nichols/Williams
hit, after "We've Only Just Begun" of the Close to You
album the previous year.

Saturday
Saturday is a short, upbeat song with a runtime of 1:18.
It was used as the B-side of "Rainy Days and Mondays".
The song talks about how joyful Saturday is, and how
joyful it is to nish Friday. In 1973 on the TV program
Robert Young with the Young, Richard and Karen perform
Saturday and talk about its meaning.

For All We Know had been written and composed by


Fred Karlin, James Arthur Grin (credited as Arthur
James), and Robb Wilson Royer (credited as Robb Wilson) for the lm Lovers and Other Strangers. It was used
during the wedding sequence, where it was sung by the
relatively undiscovered Larry Meredith. The Carpenters released their version as a single in January 1971.
Later that year, the Carpenters performed it on The
Andy Williams Show, with Karen in a lacy outt with
a blue background. Although the song only peaked at
#3 on the Billboard Hot 100, it still remains a favorite
amongst many Carpenters fans. The video from The
Andy Williams Show is not widely available, with the exception of snippets of their documentary, Close to You:
Remembering the Carpenters. Perhaps mainly as a result
of the hit single, For All We Know went on to win an
Academy Award for Best Song. James [Arthur] Grifn and Robb [Wilson] Royer of the popular '70s soft-rock
group Bread petitioned the National Academy of Motion

4.3. CARPENTERS (ALBUM)


Picture Arts and Sciences to use their real names on their
awards, but to no avail, as the published composer credits
are under their respective pseudonyms.

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Bob Messenger bass, reeds, wind
Joe Osborn bass
Doug Strawn reeds, keyboards, wind

Superstar

Guy Webster photography

Main article: Superstar (Delaney and Bonnie song)

Roland Young art direction

Written by Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell, Superstar had been made popular by Rita Coolidge in 1970,
but the Carpenters version, released as a single in August
1971, became an international hit. In the liner notes for
Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition, Richard writes that he
saw Bette Midler singing the song on The Tonight Show
Starring Johnny Carson, and felt that it would be a perfect
t for Karens voice. Richard did have reservations about
the lyrics, however, which he found a little too suggestive.
After changing I can hardly wait to sleep with you again
to I can hardly wait to be with you again, he recorded
Karen singing the song, reading the revised lyrics from
a napkin. What wound up on the nished recording was
the rst time Karen had ever sung Superstar. After only
the rst take, Richard claimed that her performance was
perfect as it was, and did not need repeating.
One Love

4.3.5 Singles
*
For All We Know
*
Rainy Days and Mondays
*
Superstar
*
Druscilla Penny

4.3.6 Accolades
Grammy Awards

4.3.7 Charts

The music of One Love was composed by Richard Car- Certications


penter, and the lyrics written by John Bettis, in the late
1960s, when both had jobs at Disneyland.[13] It was orig- 4.3.8 References
inally called Candy. On the television series Make Your
Own Kind of Music, both Karen and Richard performed [1] Carpenters: Carpenters at Discogs (list of releases)
the song. Richard replaced the strings solo with a live
[2] Amazon.com: Carpenters: Music: The Carpenters
piano solo for that performance.
Richard Carpenter remixed the song by adding a heavier
bassline and rening the vocals, and it was released on
2003s Carpenters Perform Carpenter.[14] The song was
also released as the B-side of "I Won't Last a Day Without
You" in 1974.

4.3.4

Personnel

Hal Blaine drums


Dick Bogert engineer
Karen Carpenter drums, vocals
Richard Carpenter arranger, keyboards, vocals,
orchestration
Jack Daugherty producer
Ray Gerhardt engineer

[3] The Carpenters Connection - Discography


[4] Cash Box YE Pop Albums - 1971
[5] Eder, Bruce. Carpenters (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved
2012-02-02.
[6] Jon, Landau (1971-06-24). The Carpenters: Carpenters:
Music Reviews. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
[7] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
[8] From the Top liner notes written by Richard Carpenter,
A&M Records, 1991.
[9] Randy Sparks
[10] This is according to the documentary Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters, 1997.

Jim Horn reeds, wind

[11] . Thecarpenters.tv http://www.thecarpenters.tv/. Missing


or empty |title= (help)

Norm Kinney assistant engineer

[12] Conversations with Randy Sparks summer of 2011

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[13] Carpenters - One Love (Lyrics)


[14] Amazon.com: Carpenters Perform Carpenter:
Downloads: The Carpenters

MP3

[15] Past Winners Search. grammy.com. Retrieved 201202-17.


[16] GRAMMYs Best Albums 19701979. grammy.org.
Retrieved 2011-11-01.
[17] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992.
St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-64611917-6.

for You in early 1972, and reached number two, becoming the Carpenters sixth straight gold single. A cover of
Carole King's Its Going to Take Some Time followed
and peaked at number 12, and was followed by the number seven hit Goodbye to Love, which was refused airplay on some easy listening radio stations because of a
fuzz guitar solo by Tony Peluso. The song had a significant impact on the power ballad songs which followed.
The album also included the Carpenters version of the
Academy Award nominated title song from the 1971 lm
Bless the Beasts and Children, which had already charted
at number 67 on the Hot 100 as the ip side of the duos
version of "Superstar".

[18] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada.


RPM. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
[19]

[20]
[21]
[22]
[23]

The albums biggest hit single, the number one smash


"Top of the World", was not issued until over a year afa"- Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese ter the albums release. According to Richard Carpenrecord charts) - Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in ter, who co-wrote the song with John Bettis, the reaJapanese). 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
son for the songs late release in the U.S. was that he
had misjudged the songs commercial appeal, but was
Chart Stats - Carpenters - Carpenters. UK Albums
proven wrong when the Carpenters Top of the World
Chart. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
became a hit in Japan in 1972 and Lynn Anderson's cover
allmusic ((( Carpenters > Charts & Awards > Billboard reached #2 on the U.S. country charts in 1973. The song
Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
went through a few minor revisions, including a slight
remix, before it was nally released as a single in the
Top Pop Albums of 1971. billboard.biz. Retrieved
U.S. The Carpenters treatment of the much-covered Paul
2012-02-10.
Williams/Roger Nichols composition I Won't Last a Day
Top Pop Albums of 1972. billboard.biz. Retrieved Without You also got a belated single release in 1974,
2012-02-10.
and peaked at number eleven on the Hot 100.

[24] American album certications Carpenters Carpenters. Recording Industry Association of America. If
necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select
Album, then click SEARCH

4.4 A Song for You (The Carpenters album)

With the exception of Bless the Beasts... which peaked


at number 26 on the AC chart, all of the albums charted
singles made either number one (Hurting Each Other,
I Won't Last a Day Without You) or number two on
the Adult Contemporary chart. The album and its singles
were also successful internationally; Goodbye to Love
and I Won't Last a Day... made the top ten on the UK
Singles Chart as a double A-side, and Top of the World
made the Oricon singles chart in Japan on three separate
occasions (#21 in 1972, #52 in 1973, and #83 in 1996).

A Song for You is the fourth album released by the


Carpenters, released on June 13, 1972. According to
Richard Carpenter, "A Song for You was intended to be a 4.4.2 Track listings
concept album (of sorts) with the title tune opening and
closing the set and the bookended selections comprising LP
the 'song'.[4]
Cassette
In Cash Box 's Top 100 Albums of 1972, A Song for You
[5]
was ranked #26. A special gold-plated disc CD of A
Reel to reel
Song for You was later sold to the general public.
Six songs were released as A-side singles internationally: 4.4.3 Personnel
"Hurting Each Other", "Its Going to Take Some Time",
"Goodbye to Love", "Top of the World", "I Won't Last a
Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals, drums
Day Without You", and "Bless the Beasts and Children".
Richard Carpenter - lead and backing vocals,
keyboards, orchestral arrangement

4.4.1

Information on the songs

Hurting Each Other, a cover of an obscure Ruby & the


Romantics tune, was the rst single issued from A Song

Joe Osborn - bass guitar


Tony Peluso - lead guitar

4.4. A SONG FOR YOU (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)

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Hal Blaine - drums

1. Top of the World

Earl Dumler - oboe, english horn

2. Heather

Bob Messenger - tenor saxophone, ute, alto ute


Louie Shelton - guitar

"I Won't Last a Day Without You"

Tim Weisberg - bass ute on Its Going to Take


Some Time

US 7 single (1974) A&M 1521

Buddy Emmons - pedal steel guitar on Top of the


World

1. I Won't Last a Day Without You

Norm Herzberg - bassoon


Red Rhodes - steel guitar

2. One Love

4.4.5 Charts

Gary Coleman - percussion on Hurting Each


Other
4.4.6

4.4.4

Singles

"Hurting Each Other"


US 7 single (1971) A&M 1322
1. Hurting Each Other
2. Maybe Its You

References

[1] Eder, Bruce. A Song for You (The Carpenters album) at


AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
[2] Stephen, Holden (1972-12-12). Carpenters: A Song for
You: Music Reviews. Rolling Stone. Archived from the
original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
[3] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
[4] A Song for You CD Insert

"Bless the Beasts and Children"


[5] Cash Box YE Pop Albums 1972

JP 7 single (1972) AM-114


1. Bless the Beasts and Children
2. Help
"Its Going to Take Some Time"
US 7 single (1972) A&M 1351
1. Its Going to Take Some Time

[6] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992.


St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-64611917-6.
[7] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada.
RPM. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
[8] a"- Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese
record charts) - Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in
Japanese). 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
[9] Chart Stats - Carpenters - A Song for You" (PHP). UK
Albums Chart. Retrieved 2012-02-19.

2. Flat Baroque
"Goodbye to Love"
US 7 single (1972) A&M 1367
1. Goodbye to Love
2. Crystal Lullaby
"Top of the World"
US 7 single (1973) A&M 1468

[10] allmusic ((( A Song for You > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
[11] Top Pop Albums of 1972. billboard.biz. Retrieved
2012-02-10.
[12] Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005.
Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN
4-87131-077-9.
[13] American album certications Carpenters A Song for
You. Recording Industry Association of America. If
necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select
Album, then click SEARCH

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4.5 Now & Then (The Carpenters


album)
Now & Then is the fth album from The Carpenters, released on May 16, 1973. In Cash Box Year-End Charts of
1973, Now & Then appeared at number 20. The title for
the album was suggested by Richard and Karens mother,
Agnes Carpenter.
As an outgrowth of the Rick Nelson Garden Party incident, an oldies revival occurred in pop music around
1973, so Side B of the album featured an oldies medley. The medley starts with the Carpenters original song
"Yesterday Once More". Tony Peluso, the Carpenters
electric guitarist, is heard as a radio DJ throughout the
medley, which includes such songs as "The End of the
World", "Dead Mans Curve", "Johnny Angel", and "One
Fine Day". Peluso would also be heard as a DJ was on the
Carpenters "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"
recording in 1977.

(a) "Fun, Fun, Fun" (Brian Wilson, Mike Love)


1:32
(b) "The End of the World" (Arthur Kent, Sylvia
Dee) 2:25
(c) "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me
Home)" (Ellie Greenwich, Je Barry, Phil
Spector) 1:43
(d) "Dead Mans Curve" (Jan Berry, Roger Christian, Brian Wilson, Artie Kornfeld) 1:40
(e) "Johnny Angel" (Lyn Duddy, Lee Pockriss)
1:30
(f) "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Benjamin
Weisman, Dorothy Wayne, Marilynn Garrett)
1:45
(g) "Our Day Will Come" (Bob Hilliard, Mort
Garson) 2:00
(h) "One Fine Day" (Carole King, Gerry Gon)
1:40

The Now & Then album also featured Mark Rudolph,


2. Yesterday Once More (reprise) 0:58
a cousin of the Carpenters, on the Guess the Golden
Goodies Group Contest, as the listener who calls in.
On CD issues of the album, the oldies covers are split
The LP album featured a three-panel cover that folded o onto a separate track from Yesterday Once More
out, showing a panoramic view of Karen and Richard and labeled as Medley.
Carpenter driving past the Carpenter family home on
Newville Avenue in Downey, California. The car pictured on the cover was a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (Day- 4.5.2 Singles
tona) owned by Richard. (Richard later sold the original
red Ferrari featured on the album cover, but bought an- Sing
other car of the same type in 1995.)
US 7 single (1973) A&M 1413
In February 2008, fans created a worldwide awareness
1. Sing
campaign of the impending demolition of the Now &
Then Carpenter house, which had been made famous on
2. Druscilla Penny
the album cover and become a tourist destination, by the
JP 7 single (1973) AM-175
homes present owners, who had purchased it in 1997.
1. Sing

4.5.1

Track listing

Side one
1. "Sing" (Joe Raposo) 3:20
2. "This Masquerade" (Leon Russell) 4:50
3. Heather (Johnny Pearson) 2:47
4. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (Hank Williams)
3:40
5. I Can't Make Music (Randy Edelman) 3:17

2. I Won't Last a Day Without You


Yesterday Once More
US 7 single (1973) A&M 1446
1. Yesterday Once More
2. Road Ode
UK 7 promo (1973) AM1446
1. Yesterday Once More
2. Road Ode
JP 7 single (1973) AM-200

Side two
1. "Yesterday Once More" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 3:50 (Total time 18:05)

1. Yesterday Once More


2. Road Ode
JP 7 single (1973) AMP-780

4.5. NOW & THEN (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)


1. Yesterday Once More
2. Sing
JP 7 single (1973) OH-134
1. Yesterday Once More

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4.5.3 EPs
Now & Then
US 7 promo (1973) A&M LLP 222

2. Superstar

1. Oldies Medley (part one)

3. Top of the World

2. Oldies Medley (part two)

4. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"


MX 7 single (1973) SP-125
1. Yesterday Once More
2. Road Ode

4.5.4 Certications
4.5.5 Charts
Decade-end charts

JP 12 single (1978) CML3


1. Yesterday Once More
2. Please Mr. Postman
JP CD single (1988) S12Y3014
1. Yesterday Once More
2. Superstar
3. We've Only Just Begun
JP CD single (1992) PODM-1025

4.5.6 Personnel
Produced by: Richard and Karen Carpenter
Arranged and orchestrated by: Richard Carpenter
Richard Carpenter keyboards, lead and backing
vocals
Karen Carpenter drums (except on Jambalaya),
lead and backing vocals

1. Yesterday Once More

Hal Blaine drums on Jambalaya

2. Yesterday Once More (remix version)

Joe Osborn bass

3. Yesterday Once More (original master


karaoke version)

Bob Messenger ute, tenor sax

JP CD single (1996) POCM-1187


1. Yesterday Once More
2. Yesterday Once More (karaoke version)
3. Goodbye to Love
4. Only Yesterday

Doug Strawn baritone saxophone


Tom Scott recorder
Tony Peluso lead and rhythm guitars, spoken word
(DJ) on Yesterday Once More
Gary Sims rhythm guitar
Buddy Emmons steel guitar

Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"


UK 7 single (1973) AMS7098
1. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" 3:40
2. Mr. Guder 3:17
JP 7 single (1973) AM-201
1. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"
2. Heather

Jay Dee Maness steel guitar


Earl Dumler oboe, bass oboe/English horn
The Jimmy Joyce Childrens Chorus backing vocals on Sing
Engineered by: Ray Gerhardt, Assistant: Roger
Young
Mastering engineer: Bernie Grundman
Art direction: Roland Young

This Masquerade
MX 7 single (1973) SP-133

Photography (front cover): Jim McCrary

1. This Masquerade

Illustrations: Design Maru (front cover); Len Freas


(inside cover)

2. Top of the World

Ron Gorow special thanks

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4.5.7

References

[1] Eder, Bruce. Now & Then (The Carpenters album) at


AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-29.

4.6 Horizon (The Carpenters album)

Horizon is the sixth consecutive platinum-certied album


by American musical duo Carpenters. It was recorded at
A&M Records (mainly in Studio D using then-stateof-the-art 24-track recording technology, 30 Dolby, and
[3] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon recorded at 30 inches per second). The Carpenters spent
many hours experimenting with dierent sounds, techand Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
niques and eects.[1]
[2] Fletcher, Gordon (July 5, 1973). Music Reviews : Now
and Then by the Carpenters. Rolling Stone. Archived
from the original on 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2011-08-17.

[4] Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005.


Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN
4-87131-077-9.

After ve consecutive albums peaking inside the U.S. top


ve, Horizon broke this run by reaching #13. The album
has been certied Platinum by the RIAA for shipments
[5] British album certications Carpenters Now and of 1 million copies. It was particularly successful in the
Then. British Phonographic Industry. Enter Now and United Kingdom and Japan, topping the charts and beThen in the eld Search. Select Title in the eld Search
coming one of best-selling albums of 1975 in those counby. Select album in the eld By Format. Click Go
tries. Horizon also reached #3 in New Zealand, #4 in
[6] American album certications Carpenters Now and Canada and #5 in Norway.
Then. Recording Industry Association of America. If
necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select
Album, then click SEARCH
[7] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992.
St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-64611917-6.
[8] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada.
RPM. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
[9] dutchcharts.nl Carpenters - Now & Then (ASP).
dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 201108-08.
[10] Yamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives) - Albums
Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in Japanese). Original Condence. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[11] norwegiancharts.com Carpenters - Now & Then (ASP).
Retrieved 2011-08-08.
[12] Chart Stats - Carpenters - Now & Then (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
[13] Allmusic Carpenters > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums

4.6.1 Overview
The albums rst single, "Please Mr. Postman" (released
some seven months earlier), became the albums biggest
hit single and also the Carpenters biggest hit single worldwide. It reached #1 in the United States, Australia, New
Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as reaching
#2 in the UK and Ireland.[2] This tune features Karen
on drums and Tony Peluso on guitar solo. The following single, "Only Yesterday", was also a success, reaching
Canada #2, France #2, U.S. #4, Ireland #5, UK #7, New
Zealand #10 and was certied gold in Japan. The song
also won the prestigious Grand Prix award in Japan.[3]
A third single, "Solitaire", reached #15 in the U.S. and
the top 40 in several other countries around the world.
According to Richard, Karen never particularly liked the
song. The Carpenters version of this song leaves out
lyrics included in the original.

"Desperado" was originally recorded by The Eagles in


1973 for the album of the same name. Several others
have recorded this song including Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie
Top-ten of the Japanese Year-End Albums Charts 1970- Raitt, and Kenny Rogers. Due to the fact that the song
1974 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
was already well known, A&M decided not to release the
Complete UK Year-End Album Charts. Retrieved song as a single. Another cover, I Can Dream, Can't I is
an interpretation of the 1949 Andrews Sisters hit, and was
2011-09-12.
originally written in 1937. Karen and Richard hired Billy
Top Pop Albums of 1973. billboard.biz. Retrieved
May, who has worked with artists such as Frank Sina2012-02-21.
tra and Nat King Cole, to help orchestrate the song. The
Dutch charts jaaroverzichten 1974 (ASP) (in Dutch). song features the Billy May Orchestra. John Bahler is in
the chorus of background singers.
Retrieved April 2, 2014.

[14] Dutch charts jaaroverzichten 1973 (ASP) (in Dutch).


Retrieved April 2, 2014.
[15]
[16]
[17]
[18]

[19] Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005.


Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN
4-87131-077-9.

At the time of the release of Horizon, lyricist John Bettis claimed "(I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love
You to be his and Richards best collaboration.[4]

4.6. HORIZON (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)

4.6.2

Reception

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4.6.5 Charts

Rolling Stone reviewer Stephen Holden acclaimed Hori- 4.6.6 References


zon, calling it the Carpenters most musically sophisticated album to date.[6] However AllMusic gave the al- [1] Carpenter, Richard: Yesterday Once More: Memories
of the Carpenters and Their Music, page 87. Tiny Ripple
bum a less enthusiastic review and cited aws despite a
Books, 2000
good production.
[2] http://leadsister.com/?page_id=725

4.6.3

Track listing

I Can Dream, Can't I?" featured guest performances by:


Bass: Joe Mondragon
Drums: Alvin Stoller
Keyboards: Pete Jolly
Vibes: Frank Flynn
Guitar: Bob Bain

4.6.4

Singles

Please Mr. Postman US 7 single (1974) A&M


1646
1. Please Mr. Postman
2. This Masquerade
Only Yesterday US 7 single (1975) A&M 1677
1. Only Yesterday

[3] Carpenters Decade back cover; sold through the original


fan club
[4] The Carpenters: The Untold Story - An Authorized Biography by Ray Coleman
[5] Eder, Bruce.
Horizon (The Carpenters album) at
AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
[6] Holden, Stephen (1975-08-28). Music Reviews : Horizon by the Carpenters. Rolling Stone. Archived from the
original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
[7] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
[8] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992.
St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-64611917-6.
[9] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada.
RPM. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
[10] aYamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives)
- Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in Japanese).
Original Condence. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
[11] charts.org.nz Carpenters - Horizon" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
Retrieved September 21, 2012.
[12] norwegiancharts.com Carpenters - Horizon" (ASP). Retrieved September 21, 2012.

2. Happy

[13] Chart Stats Carpenters Horizon" (PHP). UK Albums


Chart. Retrieved September 21, 2012.

Solitaire US 7 single (1975) A&M 1721

[14] Allmusic Carpenters > Horizon > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums

1. Solitaire

[15] Album Search: Carpenters Horizon" (in German). Media Control. Retrieved September 21, 2012.

2. Love Me for What I Am

[16] RPM Top 100 Albums of 1975.


September 21, 2012.

"(I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You


(credited as Prisonera Entre un Adios y Te Amo) AR
7 single (1975) A&M 0003

[17] 1975
Japanese Year-End Albums
Chart of 1975 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved September 21, 2012.

1. "(I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You


2. ??

RPM. Retrieved

[18] Complete UK Year-End Album Charts.


March 3, 2011.

Retrieved

[19] Canadian album certications Carpenters Horizon.


Music Canada. Retrieved September 21, 2012.

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[20] Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005.


Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN
4-87131-077-9.
[21] British album certications Carpenters Horizon.
British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 21,
2012. Enter Horizon in the eld Search. Select Title in the
eld Search by. Select album in the eld By Format. Click
Go
[22] American album certications Horizon Kind of
Hush. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 21, 2012. If necessary, click Advanced,
then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

1. "Theres a Kind of Hush" (Les Reed, Geo


Stephens) 2:57
2. You (Randy Edelman) 3:52
3. Sandy (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) 3:42
4. "Goofus" (William Harold, Gus Kahn, Wayne King)
3:09
5. "Can't Smile Without You" (Chris Arnold, David
Martin, Geo Morrow) 3:28
Side two

4.7 A Kind of Hush (album)

1. "I Need to Be in Love" (Carpenter, John Bettis,


Albert Hammond) 3:47

A Kind of Hush is the seventh studio album by American


popular music duo The Carpenters. It was released in
May 1976.

2. One More Time (Lewis Anderson) 3:32


3. Boat to Sail (Jackie De Shannon) 3:31

4. I Have You (Carpenter, John Bettis) 3:27


By the time of the albums recording, Richard Carpenters
addiction to sleeping pills had begun to aect him pro5. "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (Neil Sedaka, Howard
fessionally, and he blames this for the album being, in his
Greeneld) 2:35
opinion, sub-par.[1] All three excerpted singles became
hits. "Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)", a
cover of a 1960s song by Hermans Hermits, broke both 4.7.3 Singles
the UK Top 30[2] and US Top 20, as well as topping the
adult contemporary chart.[3] "I Need to Be in Love" hit
"Theres a Kind of Hush"
number 25 in the USA[4] and number 36 in the UK.[2]
US 7 single (1976) A&M 1800
"Goofus" was only a minor success, stalling at number
56 on the Billboard chart, though it did crack the adult
contemporary top 10.[5]
1. Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"
John Bettis called I Need to Be in Love the favorite
lyrics he ever wrote for Karen Carpenter. If there was
ever anything that came out of my heart straight to Karen
I would say that that was it, and I was very proud of it for
that. Richard Carpenter recalled that the song became
Karens favorite Carpenters song.[1]

2. "(I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You

The album, despite its gold certication and a high UK


chart placing, was a commercial disappointment in the
US where its chart peak was outside the Top 30.[6] The
CD has been out of print since 2006 except in the
Japanese market.

2. "(I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You

4.7.1

Reception

While noting that there are occasional highlights,


Allmusic's retrospective review was generally negative,
calling the album pleasant, well-sung, and well-played,
but basically bland. They particularly criticized the selection of material and the overt similarity of the albums
formula to that of previous Carpenters albums.[7]

4.7.2
Side one

Track listing

UK 7 single (1976) AMS7219

1. Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"

JP 7 single (1976) CM-2001

1. Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"


2. "(I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You
"I Need to Be in Love"
7 single (1976) A&M 1828
1. I Need to Be in Love
2. Sandy

JP 7 promo (1976) CM-2020

1. I Need to Be in Love

4.8. PASSAGE (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)


2. Sandy

JP CD single (1995) PODM-1060

1. I Need to Be in Love
2. Top of the World
"Goofus"
US 7 single (1976) A&M 1859
1. Goofus

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[10] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada.


RPM. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[11] aYamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives)
- Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in Japanese).
Original Condence. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[12] charts.org.nz Carpenters - A Kind of Hush" (ASP). Hung
Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[13] norwegiancharts.com Carpenters - A Kind of Hush"
(ASP). Retrieved 2012-02-228. Check date values in:
|accessdate= (help)

2. Boat to Sail

[14] Chart Stats - Carpenters - A Kind of Hush" (PHP). UK


Albums Chart. Retrieved 2012-02-22.

"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"

[15] Allmusic Carpenters > A Kind of Hush > Charts & Awards
> Billboard Albums

JP 7 single (1976) CM-2025


1. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
2. I Have You
"I Have You"
MX 7 single (1978) AM-064
1. I Have You
2. Sweet, Sweet Smile

4.7.4

Charts

4.7.5

References

[1] Richard Carpenters comments on A Kind Of Hush,


RichardAndKarenCarpenter.com.

[16] 1976
Japanese Year-End Albums
Charts 1976 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-0222.
[17] Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005.
Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN
4-87131-077-9.
[18] British album certications Carpenters Kind of
Hush. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 201202-22. Enter Kind of Hush in the eld Search. Select Title
in the eld Search by. Select album in the eld By Format.
Click Go
[19] American album certications Carpenters Kind of
Hush. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-02-22. If necessary, click Advanced, then
click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

4.8 Passage (The Carpenters album)

[2] Carpenters UK chart history, The Ocial Charts Company. Retrieved March 19, 2012.

Passage is the eighth album by American popular music duo Carpenters. Released in 1977, it produced the hit
[3] Theres a Kind of Hush USA chart history, Bill- singles "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song", "Calling
board.com. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" and "Sweet, Sweet
[4] I Need to Be in Love USA chart history, Billboard.com. Smile". The Carpenters version of Sweet, Sweet Smile
(written by Juice Newton) was picked up by Country raRetrieved March 19, 2012.
dio and put the duo in the top ten of Billboard's Country
[5] Goofus USA chart history, Billboard.com. Retrieved chart in the spring of 1978.
March 19, 2012.

This album was a considerable departure for the siblings and contained experimental material such as the
Klaatu cover Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
singlewhich reached #32 in the US but was a top ten
[7] Eder, Bruce. A Kind of Hush (album) at AllMusic
hit in much of the world (and prompted numerous letters
[8] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling to the Carpenters asking when World Contact Day was
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon scheduled[1] ). Ironically, the albums release predated
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
Steven Spielberg's similarly themed lm Close Encoun[9] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992. ters of the Third Kind by one month. Nonetheless, the
St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646- album was the groups rst to fall short of gold standard
11917-6.
in the US.
[6] Complete Guide to the music of The Carpenters, John Tobler, Omnibus Press ISBN 0-7119-6312-6

36

CHAPTER 4. STUDIO ALBUMS

This is the only Carpenters album (aside from their Side two
Christmas albums) not to contain a Richard Carpenter or
John Bettis song.
1. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" (Juice Newton, Otha Young)
3:02

4.8.1

Background and recording

2. Two Sides (Scott E. Davis) 3:28

3. Man Smart, Woman Smarter (Norman Span)


Prior to the albums recording, a search was made for
4:22
a new Carpenters producer, prompted by the bands decreasing popularity and Richard Carpenters struggle with
4. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (Terry
production duties (caused by his addiction to sleeping
Draper, John Woloschuk) 7:06
pills).[1] However, according to Richard Carpenter, not
one major producer would sign on; radio was not quite
as friendly at that time to our type of sound and to be 4.8.4 Singles
honest, my track record on the whole was a tough act to
All You Get from Love Is a Love Song (US Hot
follow. Accordingly, I remained producer, but I did try to
100 #35, US Adult Contemporary #4) US 7 single
approach this new project from a dierent angle, hence
(1977) A&M 1940
my selection of songs for this album made Passage a bit
of a departure from our previous recordings.[1]
1. All You Get from Love Is a Love Song
Richard Carpenter recalled that Don't Cry for Me Argentina was submitted to us by the publisher, and I
2. I Have You
immediately felt it was perfect for Karen, though now I
feel dierently, as I believe the song doesn't linger long
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The
enough in a lower register, a great area for Karens voice.
Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day) (US
We contacted Englands late, great Peter Knight to orHot 100 #32, US Adult Contemporary #18) US 7
chestrate the song, and two others on Passage. Peter
single (1977) A&M 1978
ew to Los Angeles to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the recording. (Due to a contractual agree1. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The
ment their name was not allowed in the credits, hence the
Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day)
credit of the Overbudget Philharmonic). Between the
2. Can't Smile without You
100-plus member Phil and the 50-voice Gregg Smith
Singers, the recording session had to take place on the
A&M Sound Stage and was then wired into Studio D.[1]
Sweet, Sweet Smile (US Hot 100 #44, US Adult
Contemporary #7, US Country #6) US 7 single
(1978) A&M 2008

4.8.2

Reception

Allmusic described the Carpenters eort, admirable


even if most of the results aren't memorable or
essential.[2] However, All You Get from Love Is a Love
Song was described as, much more memorable...had a
beat that one was accustomed to.

4.8.3

Track listing

Side one
1. B'wana She No Home (Michael Franks) 5:36

1. Sweet, Sweet Smile


2. I Have You
Don't Cry for Me Argentina CA 7 single (1978)
A&M 8629
1. Don't Cry for Me Argentina
2. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The
Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day)

4.8.5 Charts

2. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" (Steve


4.8.6
Eaton) 3:47

References

3. "I Just Fall in Love Again" (Steve Dor, Larry Herbstritt, Harry Lloyd, Gloria Sklerov) 4:05

[1] Carpenters: Passage album, 1977

4. "On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada/Don't Cry for


Me Argentina" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice)
8:13

[3] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling


Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

[2] Passage (The Carpenters album) at AllMusic

4.9. CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT

[4] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992.


St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-64611917-6.
[5] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada.
RPM. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[6] aYamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives)
- Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in Japanese).
Original Condence. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[7] Chart Stats - Carpenters - Passage" (PHP). UK Albums
Chart. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[8] Allmusic Carpenters > Passage > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
[9] British album certications Carpenters Passage.
British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
Enter Passage in the eld Search. Select Title in the eld
Search by. Select album in the eld By Format. Click Go

37
tually achieved a new chart peak position of No. 126. In
December 2012 and then in December 2013, the album
again re-entered the Billboard 200 album sales chart and
attained a new chart peak position of No. 114, and then
of No. 113.
By the end of November 2014, Christmas Portrait was the
twenty-third best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the
United States during the SoundScan era of music sales
tracking (March 1991 present), having sold 1,950,000
copies according to SoundScan.[4]

4.9.1 Track listing (Original 1978 LP)


Side one
1. "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" (Traditional, John
Mason Neale)
2. Overture:

4.9 Christmas Portrait


Christmas Portrait is the rst Christmas album recorded
by The Carpenters (and the only one issued during Karen
Carpenter's lifetime), originally released on October 13,
1978 (A&M 4726).
The album includes a revised version of the groups signature Christmas song, "Merry Christmas Darling". It also
includes one of two versions of Santa Claus Is Comin'
to Town (a slower version, recorded in 1974, as well as
other unused songs recorded during this albums sessions,
were issued on the Carpenters later Christmas album, An
Old-Fashioned Christmas).
The original album cover by Robert Tanenbaum is modeled on Norman Rockwell's 1960 painting, Triple SelfPortrait, done as a cover for The Saturday Evening Post.
The CD version of Christmas Portrait, issued in 1984,
is a compendium of selected tracks from the Carpenters two Christmas albums into one 74-minute program,
with tracks from each interspersed in the running order;
Ave Maria was remixed at this time in order to include
a choral track that went missing in 1978 and was later
found.. (A CD of the original LP content was briey issued exclusively in West Germany around the same time.)
In 1996 (1998 in the US), a two-CD set titled Christmas
Collection was issued internationally, containing Christmas Portrait and An Old-Fashioned Christmas together
in their original respective tracklists. Richard Carpenter
remixed most of the album tracks for Christmas Portrait
due to deteriorated masters.

"Deck the Halls" (Traditional, John Ceiriog


Hughes)
"I Saw Three Ships" (Traditional, David Overton)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
(Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Traditional)
"Away in a Manger" (Traditional, James R.
Murray)
"What Child Is This?" (William Chatterton
Dix)
"Carol of the Bells" (Mykola Dmytrovych
Leontovych, Peter Wilhousky)
"O Come All Ye Faithful" (John Francis
Wade, Frederick Oakeley)
3. "Christmas Waltz" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
4. "Sleigh Ride" (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
5. Medley:
Its Christmas Time (Al Stillman, Victor
Young)
Sleep Well, Little Children (Alan Bergman,
Leon Klatzkin)
6. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph
Blane, Hugh Martin)
7. "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (John Frederick
Coots, James Lamont Haven Gillespie)

On April 16, 1998, Christmas Portrait was certied


Platinum by the RIAA for shipment of one million copies
in the United States since its 1978 release.[3]

8. "Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open


Fire)" (Mel Torm, Robert Wells)

In December 2011, Christmas Portrait re-entered the


Billboard 200 album sales chart at No. 150 and even-

9. "Silent Night" (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr,


John Freeman Young)

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CHAPTER 4. STUDIO ALBUMS

Side two
1. "Jingle Bells" (James Lord Pierpont)
2. Medley:
First Snowfall (Joseph F. Sonny Burke,
Paul Francis Webster)
"Let it Snow" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
3. "Carol of the Bells" (Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, Peter Wilhousky)

13. "O Holy Night" 3:10


14. "Home for the Holidays" 2:36
15. Medley: "Here Comes Santa Claus"/"Frosty
the Snowman"/"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"/"Good King Wenceslas" 3:42
16. "Winter Wonderland"/"Silver Bells"/"White Christmas" 5:28
17. "Ave Maria" 2:34

4. "Merry Christmas Darling" (Frank Pooler, Richard


Carpenter)

18. Selections from Nutcracker: Overture Miniature/Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies/Waltz of the
Flowers 5:27

5. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (James Kimble Kim


Gannon, Buck Ram, Walter Kent)

19. Little Altar Boy 3:43

6. Christ is Born (Ray Charles, Dominico Bartolucci)

21. "Silent Night" 3:20

7. Medley:

20. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" 3:49

4.9.3 Singles

"Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard, Richard


B. Smith)
Merry Christmas Darling
"Silver Bells" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
US 7 single (1970) A&M 1236
"White Christmas" (Irving Berlin)
8. "Ave Maria" (Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles
Gounod)

1. Merry Christmas Darling


2. Mr. Guder

4.9.2

Track listing (1984 CD reissue)

1. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" 0:41


2. Overture/Medley: "Happy Holiday"/"The First
Noel"/"March of the Toys"/"Little Jesus"/"I
Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"/"O Little
Town of Bethlehem"/"In dulci jubilo"/"Ges
bambino"/"Angels We Have Heard on High" 8:16
3. An Old-Fashioned Christmas 2:11

UK 7 single (1971) AME601


1. Merry Christmas Darling
2. "Ticket to Ride"
3. Saturday
UK 7 single (1990) AM716

4. "The Christmas Waltz" 2:12

1. Merry Christmas Darling

5. "Sleigh Ride" 2:39

2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You"

6. Its Christmas Time"/"Sleep Well, Little Children


2:53

UK 7 single (1990) AMS716

7. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" 3:54

1. Merry Christmas Darling

8. "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1:05

2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You

9. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an


Open Fire)" 3:39

UK 12 single (1990) AMY716

10. "Carol of the Bells" 1:39

1. Merry Christmas Darling

11. "Merry Christmas Darling" 3:07

2. You're the One

12. Christ Is Born 3:13

3. "(They Long to Be) Close to You

4.10. MADE IN AMERICA (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)


UK CD single (1990) AMCD716
1. Merry Christmas Darling

39

4.9.5 External links


Richard Carpenters review

2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You


3. You're the One
Christmas Song
US 7 single (1977) A&M 1991
1. Christmas Song
2. Merry Christmas Darling

4.10 Made in America (The Carpenters album)


Made in America is the tenth album by The Carpenters,
and was the nal album by the duo to be released during
Karen Carpenter's lifetime. Released in June 1981, the
album reached #52 in the US and #12 in the UK.
In 1985, Richard said that was Karens favorite album
and is mine, out of all our projects.[3]

JP 7 single (1977) CM-2083


1. Christmas Song
2. Merry Christmas Darling
JP CD single (1996) PODM-1059
1. Christmas Song
2. Winter Wonderland/Silver Bells/White Christmas
Silent Night
JP 7 single (1978) AMP 1012
1. Silent Night
2. Jingle Bells
3. Ave Maria
Ave Maria
JP CD single (1996) PODM-1065
1. Ave Maria

4.10.1 Promotion
To promote Made in America, Karen and Richard Carpenter appeared on several talk shows in 1981,[4] including Good Morning America on August 10, and The Merv
Grin Show on October 2, performing "(Want You)
Back in My Life Again.

4.10.2 Track listing


Side one
1. "Those Good Old Dreams" (John Bettis, Richard
Carpenter) 4:12
2. Strength of a Woman (Phyllis Brown, Juanita
Curiel) 3:59
3. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" (Kerry Chater,
Chris Christian) 3:40
4. When You've Got What It Takes (Bill Lane, Roger
Nichols) 3:41
5. Somebodys Been Lyin'" (Burt Bacharach, Carole
Bayer Sager) 4:25

2. Merry Christmas Darling


Side two

4.9.4

References

1. "I Believe You" (Dick Addrisi, Don Addrisi) 3:54

[1] Allmusic review


[2] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
[3] RIAA Searchable Database. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
[4] Sta, Billboard (2014-12-01). The Gifts That Keep on
Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays.
Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 201412-02.

1. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (Kenny Bell,


Terry Skinner, Jerry Lee Wallace) 3:19
2. When Its Gone (Its Just Gone)" (Randy Handley)
5:01
3. "Beechwood 4-5789" (Marvin Gaye, George Gordy,
William Mickey Stevenson) 3:06
4. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"
(John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 5:04

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4.10.3

CHAPTER 4. STUDIO ALBUMS

Singles

[8] Allmusic Carpenters > Made in America > Charts &


Awards > Billboard Albums

Touch Me When We're Dancing


US 7 single (1981) A&M 2344
1. Touch Me When We're Dancing

[9] British album certications Carpenters Made in


America. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved
2012-02-22. Enter Made in America in the eld Search.
Select Title in the eld Search by. Select album in the eld
By Format. Click Go

2. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"


"(Want You) Back in My Life Again

4.11 Voice of the Heart

US 7 single (1981) A&M 2370

For the Diana Ross song, see Take Me Higher.

1. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again

Voice of the Heart is the eleventh album by American


pop duo Carpenters. It was released in 1983 after Karen's
death and contains the two songs from her nal recording
sessions, Now and You're Enough, as well as previously unreleased tracks from sessions over the years.

2. Somebodys Been Lyin'"


Those Good Old Dreams
US 7 single (1981) A&M 2386
1. Those Good Old Dreams

Karens last recording, Now, was recorded in April


1982 while Karen was taking a break from medical treatment in New York and had temporarily returned to California. The song was recorded in one take.

2. When Its Gone (Its Just Gone)"


Beechwood 4-5789

4.11.1 Track listing


Side one

US 7 single (1982) A&M 2405


1. "Now" (Roger Nichols, Dean Pitchford) 3:51
1. Beechwood 4-5789
2. Two Sides

2. Sailing on the Tide (John Bettis, Tony Peluso)


4:24

4.10.4

Charts

3. You're Enough (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter)


3:48

4.10.5

References

4. "Make Believe Its Your First Time" (Bob Morrison,


Johnny Wilson) 4:08

[1] Eder, Bruce. Made in America - Carpenters. Allmusic.


Retrieved 2012-05-31.
[2] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
[3] Larry King Live - December 1985 - transcript
[4] Karen Carpenter - IMDb
[5] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992.
St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-64611917-6.
[6] aYamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives)
- Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in Japanese).
Original Condence. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
[7] Chart Stats - Carpenters - Made in America" (PHP). UK
Albums Chart. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19.
Retrieved 2012-02-22.

5. Two Lives (Mark Terrence Jordan) 4:35


Side two
1. At the End of a Song (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 3:40
2. Ordinary Fool (Paul Williams) 3:42
3. Prime Time Love (Danny Ironstone, Mary Unobsky) 3:12
4. "Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" (Larry
Weiss) 3:51
5. Look to Your Dreams (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 5:13

4.12. AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

4.11.2

Singles

"Make Believe Its Your First Time" US 7 single


(1983) A&M 2585
1. Make Believe Its Your First Time
2. Look to Your Dreams
BR 7 single (1983) CBS 47075
1. Make Believe Its Your First Time
2. Look to Your Dreams
"Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" US 7 single (1984) A&M 2620
1. Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore
2. Sailing on the Tide

41

[6] Allmusic Carpenters > Voice of the Heart > Charts &
Awards > Billboard Albums
[7] British album certications Carpenters Voice of
the Heart. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved
September 22, 2012. Enter Voice of the Heart in the eld
Search. Select Title in the eld Search by. Select album in
the eld By Format. Click Go
[8] American album certications Carpenters Voice of
the Heart. Recording Industry Association of America.
Retrieved September 22, 2012. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click
SEARCH

4.12 An Old-Fashioned Christmas


An Old-Fashioned Christmas is a Christmas album by
The Carpenters, released in 1984 after the death of
singer/drummer Karen Carpenter.

The album project had its genesis in several unused tracks


from the Carpenters previous Christmas album, 1978s
Christmas Portrait. Richard Carpenter took these tracks
"Now"
and recorded new material around them, and this album
was the end result. The album (in its original LP and cas"Now" is the third and nal single released from the alsette form) includes the slow version of "Santa Claus Is
bum. The single is also the third posthumous release after
Coming to Town" (a faster version appeared on the ChristKarens death. Now was Karens last recording before
mas Portrait album).
her death on February 4, 1983.
A 1984 expanded CD reissue of Christmas Portrait included
several tracks from An Old Fashioned Christmas.
UK 7 promo (1983) AM166
In 1996 a 2-CD set, Christmas Collection, was issued con1. Now
taining both albums in their original running order.
2. Look to Your Dreams
Now

BR 7 single (1983) CBS 47078


1. Now
2. Ordinary Fool

4.12.1 Track listing


1. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (Edmund Hamilton Sears, Richard Storrs Willis) 0:43
2. Overture 8:14*

4.11.3

Charts

(a) "Happy Holiday" (Irving Berlin)

4.11.4

References

(b) "The First Noel" (P.D., Trad. Old English


Carol)

[1] Carpenter, Bil. Voice of the Heart at AllMusic


[2] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
[3] Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 19701992.
St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-64611917-6.

(c) March of the Toys (Victor Herbert)


(d) Little Jesus (P.D., from the Oxford Book of
Carols)
(e) "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (Thomas
Conner)
(f) "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (P.D., L.H.
Redner)
(g) "In Dulce Jubilo" (P.D., 14th Century German
Melody, P. Brooks)

[4] aYamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives)


- Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in Japanese).
Original Condence. Retrieved September 21, 2012.

(h) "Gesu Bambino" (Pietra A. Yon)

[5] Chart Stats - Carpenters - Voice of the Heart" (PHP). UK


Albums Chart. Retrieved September 22, 2012.

(i) "Angels We Have Heard on High" (P.D., Trad.


French Carol)

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3. An Old-Fashioned Christmas (John Bettis, Chart positions


Richard Carpenter) 2:14
4. "O Holy Night" (Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan 4.12.3
Dwight) 3:10
5. "(Theres No Place Like) Home for the Holidays"
(Al Stillman, Robert Allen) 2:36
6. Medley 3:43*
(a) "Here Comes Santa Claus" (Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman)
(b) "Frosty the Snowman" (Steve Nelson, Jack
Rollins)
(c) "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny
Marks)
(d) "Good King Wenceslas" (P.D., John Mason
Neale)
7. "Little Altar Boy" (Howlett Peter Smith) 3:43

References

[1] Allmusic Carpenters > An Old-Fashioned Christmas >


Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums

4.13 Lovelines
For the lm, see Lovelines (lm). For the Philippine
radio program, see Lovelines (DZMM 630).
Lovelines is an album by The Carpenters, released in
1989. That same year, Richard Carpenter decided to
release an album of unreleased Carpenters tracks along
with selected solo tracks by his sister, Karen (from her
then-unreleased solo album).

8. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Gloria Shayne, Noel The Carpenters songs were mainly from their television
specials. When I Fall in Love was originally recorded
Regney) 2:53
in 1978 for their TV special, Space Encounters. How9. "My Favorite Things" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar ever, they chose "Little Girl Blue" for that special instead,
Hammerstein II) 3:54
and later used When I Fall in Love in their Music, Music, Music! TV special in 1980. Other outtakes included
10. He Came Here for Me (Ron Nelson) 2:12
Kiss Me the Way You Did Last Night and The Un11. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (Haven Gillespie, invited Guest from Made in America, the studio album
J. Fred Coots) 4:04
released in 1981 and the last completed during Karens
lifetime.
12. "What Are You Doing New Years Eve?" (Frank
Lovelines was also the last Carpenters album to be issued
Loesser) 2:51
in the vinyl LP format.
13. Selections from The Nutcracker 6:14*
(a) Overture
Miniature
(Pyotr
Tchaikovsky)
(b) Dance of the Sugar Plum
(Tchaikovsky)
(c) "Trepak" (Tchaikovsky)
(d) Valse Des Fleurs (Tchaikovsky)

Ilyich
Fairy

14. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" (Henry


Wadsworth Longfellow, Johnny Marks) 2:21
Tracks 2, 6, 13 arranged and adapted by Richard
Carpenter

4.12.2

Singles

1. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (A&M SP-1648):


US 7 single (1974)
(a) Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
(b) Merry Christmas Darling
2. Little Altar Boy (A&M SP-2700): US 7 single
(1984)
(a) Little Altar Boy
(b) Do You Hear What I Hear?"

4.13.1 Track listings


1. Lovelines (Rod Temperton) 4:28
2. "Where Do I Go from Here?" (Parker McGee)
4:24
3. The Uninvited Guest (Buddy Kaye, Jerey M.
Tweel) 4:24
4. If We Try (Temperton) 3:42
5. "When I Fall in Love" (Edward Heyman, Victor
Young) 3:08
6. Kiss Me the Way You Did Last Night (Margaret
Dorn, Lynda Lee Lawley) 4:03
7. Remember When Lovin' Took All Night (John
Farrar, Molly-Ann Leiken) 3:47
8. You're the One (Steve Ferguson) 4:13
9. "Honolulu City Lights" (Keola Beamer) 3:19
10. Slow Dance (Philip Margo, Mitchell Margo)
3:35

4.14. AS TIME GOES BY (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)

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11. "If I Had You" (Steve Dor, Gary Harju, Larry


Herbstritt) 3:57

4.14 As Time Goes By (The Carpenters album)

12. "Little Girl Blue" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)


3:24

4.13.2

Singles

Honolulu City Lights


US 7 single (1986) A&M 8667
1. Honolulu City Lights
2. I Just Fall in Love Again
Honolulu City Lights
Japan CD single (1986) A&M 8667
1. Honolulu City Lights
2. Slow Dance
If I Had You (issued as a Karen Carpenter solo)
US CD single (1989) A&M TS 1471

As Time Goes By is an album released containing songs


by American pop duo The Carpenters. It was initially
released in Japan on August 1, 2001. An international
release was originally to follow soon thereafter, but the
release of the album generated copyright discrepancies
among several publishers. These discrepancies were not
resolved until late 2003, delaying the albums international date of release until April 13, 2004.
The tracks contained on this collection span the years
19671980, and are culled from a wide variety of media:
demos, outtakes, live performances, as well as the Carpenters television specials. The recordings encompass
the majority of the Carpenters recording career and are
an eclectic mix, containing the likes of Dizzy Fingers,
My Funny Valentine and Dancing in the Street.

4.14.1 Track listing


1. "Without a Song" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) 1:58

1. If I Had You

2. "Superstar/Rainy Days and Mondays" (Bonnie


Bramlett, Leon Russell/Paul Williams, Roger
Nichols) 3:10

2. The Uninvited Guest

3. "Nowhere Man" (LennonMcCartney) 2:56

JP 7 promo (1989) SSP-75

4. I Got Rhythm Medley (George and Ira Gershwin)


4:43

1. If I Had You

"I Got Rhythm"

2. Lovelines

"'S Wonderful"

When I Fall in Love


PH 7 single (1989) AM-90-133
1. When I Fall in Love

"Fascinating Rhythm"
5. "Dancing in the Street" (Ivy Hunter, Marvin Gaye,
William Stevenson) 2:01
6. Dizzy Fingers (Edward Elzear Zez Confrey)
3:34

2. ??

4.13.3

"Rhapsody in Blue"

EPs

Four selections from Carpenters: The 12 Compact Disc


Collection

7. "You're Just in Love" (Irving Berlin) 3:46


8. Karen/Ella Medley 6:00
"This Masquerade" (Leon Russell)

UK CD promo (1989) SAMP1989

"My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers,


Lorenz Hart)

1. You're the One

"I'll Be Seeing You" (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)

2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You"


3. Goodbye to Love

"Someone to Watch Over Me" (George and Ira


Gershwin)

4. Merry Christmas Darling

"As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld)

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"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Duke 4.14.2 Singles
Ellington, Bob Russell)
The Rainbow Connection
"I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" (Duke
Ellington, Irving Mills)

9. "Close Encounters/Star
Williams) 6:01

Wars

Medley

(John

10. Leave Yesterday Behind (Fred Karlin) 3:34


11. Carpenters/Como Medley 6:56

CD single UICY-5006
1. The Rainbow Connection
2. Leave Yesterday Behind
3. Medley (Superstar/Rainy Days and Mondays)"

"Yesterday Once More" (John Bettis, Richard


Carpenter)

JP CD promo (2001) SIC-1039

"Magic Moments" (Burt Bacharach, Hal


David)

1. The Rainbow Connection

"Sing" (Joe Raposo)


"Catch a Falling Star" (Lee Pockriss, Paul
Vance)
"Close to You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
"Its Impossible" (Armando Manzanero, Canche Manzanero, Sid Wayne)
"We've Only Just Begun" (Paul Williams,
Roger Nichols)
"And I Love You So" (Don McLean)
"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" (Slim
Willet)
"'Till the End of time" (Buddy Kaye, Ted
Mossman)
"No Other Love" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar
Hammerstein II)
12. "California Dreamin'" (John Phillips, Michelle
Phillips) 2:33
13. "The Rainbow Connection" (Paul Williams, Kenneth Ascher) 4:36
14. Hits Medley '76 8:13
"Sing" (Joe Raposo)
"Close to You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
"For All We Know" (Fred Karlin, James Grifn, Robb Wilson)
"Ticket to Ride" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
"Only Yesterday" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter)
"I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Paul
Williams, Roger Nichols)
"Goodbye to Love" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter)
15. And When He Smiles (bonus track) (Al Anderson) 3:06

2. Leave Yesterday Behind


Song information
1. "Without a Song" was featured as the opening performance for the Carpenters television special, Music, Music, Music, that aired on ABC in the U.S. in
1980
2. The medley consisting of "Superstar" and "Rainy
Days and Mondays", was originally featured on
The Carpenters Very First Television Special, which
aired on ABC in the U.S. in 1976.
3. "Nowhere Man" was a demo recorded by Richard
and Karen Carpenter in the home recording studio
of bassist Joe Osborne.
4. "I Got Rhythm Medley" was originally featured
during the Carpenters television special, Music, Music, Music.
5. "Dancing in the Street" was featured on the Carpenters third television special, Space Encounters
that aired on ABC in the U.S. in 1978.
6. "Dizzy Fingers" was originally featured on the television special, Music, Music, Music. The sequence
featured Richard on a variety of pianos, dashing
from one to the other in order to enliven the segment.
7. "You're Just in Love" was originally featured as
a duet between Karen and John Davidson on the
Carpenters television special, Music, Music, Music in 1980. However, Richard and Karen later invested their own money into re-recording several of
the songs featured on Music, Music, Music for their
own private collections. LPs were pressed for both
Richard and Karen, and the album itself has never
been released to the public.
8. "Karen/Ella Medley"

4.14. AS TIME GOES BY (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)


9. "Space Medley", comprising the themes from the
motion pictures Close Encounters of the Third Kind
and Star Wars, was originally featured on the Carpenters television special, Space Encounters.
10. "Leave Yesterday Behind" was originally recorded
for (but never used) for the motion picture of the
same name in 1978.
11. "Carpenters/Como Medley" was originally featured on Perry Comos television special in 1974.
Due to copyright issues, Richard re-recorded some
of Perrys leads for inclusion on this set.
12. "California Dreamin'" is another demo that Karen
and Richard recorded at Joe Osbornes home studio.
13. "The Rainbow Connection" was rst introduced by
Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie. Karen and
Richard recorded their version while on hiatus after
the release of Christmas Portrait.
14. "Hits Medley '76" was originally performed at
many of the Carpenters concert appearances. The
version included on this set was taken from The Carpenters Very First Television Special.
15. "And When He Smiles" was originally recorded
and released by The Wildweeds. Karen and Richard
included it in their set for their BBC concert appearance that originally aired in 1971.

4.14.3

References

[1] As Time Goes By - Carpenters. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
[2] The Carpenters - As Time Goes By. Uncut. IPC Media.
Retrieved November 27, 2013.

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Chapter 5

Live albums
5.1 Live in Japan (The Carpenters
album)

Disc two
Side three

Live in Japan was the rst live album released by the


American pop music duo Carpenters. The album contained a new version of "Sing" with the childrens chorus sung by the Kyoto Childrens Choir. The band released "The End of the World" as a promotional single
that reached No. 3 on US Hot 100.

5.1.1

1. Oldies Medley 17:15


(a) Little Honda (Brian Wilson, Mike Love)
2:15
(b) "The End of the World" (Sylvia Dee, Arthur
Kent) 2:04
(c) "Runaway" (Del Shannon, Max Crook) 2:09

Track listing

(d) "Da Doo Ron Ron" (Je Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) 1:37

Disc one

(e) "Leader of the Pack" (Barry, Ben Raleigh)


2:17

Side one

(f) "Johnny Angel" (Lee Pockriss, Lyn Duddy)


1:03

1. Medley 13:24
(a) "Superstar" (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell)
2:58

(g) Book of Love (Warren Davis, Charles


Patrick, George Malone) 1:18

(b) "Rainy Days and Mondays" (Roger Nichols,


Paul Williams) 1:53

(h) Shuboom (Carl Fester, James Keyes,


Franklin McRay, William Edward) 1:32

(c) "Goodbye to Love" (Richard Carpenter, John


Bettis) 3:29

(i) Daddys Home (James Sheppard, William


Miller) 1:47
(j) "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) 3:29

2. "Top of the World" (Carpenter, Bettis) 2:50


3. "Help!" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) 4:32

Side four

Side two

1. "Introduction: Colonel Bogey"/"Sing" (Kenneth J.


Alford/Joe Raposo) 4:26

1. Mr. Guder (Carpenter, Bettis) 3:52


2. Sometimes (Henry Mancini, Felice Mancini)
2:39

2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Burt Bacharach,


Hal David) 4:07

3. "We've Only Just Begun" (Nichols, Williams) 4:22

3. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (Richard Addinsell)


(Hank Williams) 3:22

4. "For All We Know" (Fred Karlin, Arthur James,


Robb Wilson) 3:13

4. "Yesterday Once More" (Carpenter/Bettis) 1:38


5. "Hurting Each Other" (Peter Udell, Gary Geld)
2:13

On CD issues of the album, medley tracks are separated


into individual songs.
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47

5.1.2

Charts

(c) "Top Of The World" (R. Carpenter, John Bettis)

5.1.3

References

(d) "Ticket to Ride" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)

[1] aYamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives)


- Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters (in Japanese).
Original Condence. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
[2] 1975
Japanese Year-End Albums
Chart of 1975 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 201203-03.

(e) "Only Yesterday" (R. Carpenter, John Bettis)


(f) "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Paul
Williams, Roger Nichols)
(g) "Hurting Each Other" (Peter Udell, Gary
Geld)
(h) "Superstar" (Leon Russell, Bonnie Bramlett)

5.2 Live at the Palladium (The


Carpenters album)

(i) "Rainy Days and Mondays" (Paul Williams,


Roger Nichols)
(j) "Goodbye to Love" (R. Carpenter, John Bettis)

Live at the Palladium is a live album by American mu2. "We've Only Just Begun" (Paul Williams, Roger
sic duo The Carpenters. It was recorded during a week
Nichols) 3:52
of live concerts at the London Palladium in November
1976. No singles were released from the album, although
it reached number 28 on the UK Albums Chart.[1] On the
5.2.2 Credits
cover of the record, Karen is wearing the same dress as
in The Carpenters Very First Television Special. The al Richard Carpenter keyboards, vocals
bum contained a new version of "Goodbye to Love", with
The Bee Gees member, Barry Gibb, with Karen and her
Karen Carpenter drums, percussion, vocals
brother, Richard, sang backing vocals.
Bob Messenger bass, keyboards, tenor saxophone,
ute

5.2.1

Track listing

Side one

Cubby O'Brien drums


Doug Strawn keyboards, clarinet, vocals

1. "Flat Baroque" (R. Carpenter) 1:33

Tony Peluso guitar, keyboards, bass

2. "Theres a Kind of Hush" (Les Reed, Geo


Stephens) 2:16

Dan Woodhams bass, vocals

3. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (Hank Williams)


2:51
4. Medley 5:34
(a) Piano Picker (Randy Edelman)
(b) "Strike Up the Band" (G & I Gershwin)
(c) "S'Wonderful" (G & I Gershwin)
(d) "Fascinatin' Rhythm" (G & I Gershwin)
5. "Warsaw Concerto" (Richard Addinsell) 6:35
6. "From This Moment On" (Cole Porter) 2:11
Side two
1. Medley 15:44
(a) "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Burt
Bacharach, Hal David)
(b) "For All We Know" (Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson, Arthur James)

5.2.3 References
[1] UK Chart Stats

Chapter 6

Compilation albums
6.1 The Singles: 19691973

6.1.3 Chart positions

The Singles: 19691973 is an album by the brother/sister 6.1.4 References


pop duo The Carpenters. A greatest hits collection, it
topped the charts in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and [1] Allmusic review
became one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s. Fea- [2] Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
tures of this compilation include a newly recorded version
of Top of the World, Ticket to Ride and a number of [3] Kosti, Borjan. Duboks (in Serbian) (Belgrade: Karpentersi - Singl ploe od 1969. do 1973.) (1 (second series)):
musical introductions and segues between the songs Su44.
perstar, Rainy Days and Mondays and Goodbye to
Love. It has been certied 7 platinum in the U.S. alone. [4] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
In the UK, the album reached #1 for 17 (non-consecutive)
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
weeks.
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
Richard gave the album this title because he doesn't like
the term "greatest hits" because he felt it was an overused
thing.[5] He continues:
Individuals and groups with two or three hits
all of a sudden put them on an album, use ller
for the rest and title it greatest hits. This album contains eleven true hits and it just wasn't
slapped together. We've remixed a few, re-cut
one and joined a couple of others. Its simply
something I believe we owe our audience and
ourselves.[5]

6.1.1

Track listing

6.1.2

EP

[5] Billboard magazine article, written by Frank H Lieberman, 1973.


[6] Number 1 Albums 1970s. The Ocial Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008.
Retrieved 15 June 2011.

6.2 The Singles: 19741978


The Singles: 19741978 is a compilation album by
American pop duo The Carpenters containing some of
their singles released in the years mentioned in the title.
It was released internationally, reaching #2 on the UK
Albums Chart, but the declining popularity of the Carpenters in the U.S. prevented a release in that country.

6.2.1 Track listing


US 7 promo (1973); A&M LLP 238

1. Sweet, Sweet Smile 3:00


2. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" 3:41

1. Ticket to Ride (1973 version)

3. "Can't Smile Without You" 3:23

2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You

4. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" 3:47


3. We've Only Just Begun

5. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" 3:45

4. Top of the World

6. "Only Yesterday" 4:10

5. Rainy Days and Mondays

7. "Solitaire" 4:39
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6.3. YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (ALBUM)


8. "Please Mr. Postman" 2:50
9. "I Need to Be in Love" 3:31
10. Happy 3:49

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Disc two
1. "Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"
3:03 (Reed, Stephens)
2. "This Masquerade" 4:53 (Russell)

11. "Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"


2:57

3. "Hurting Each Other" 2:46 (Geld, Udell)

12. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" 7:06

4. "Please Mr. Postman" 2:47 (Bateman, Dobbins,


Garrett, Gorman, Holland)

6.3 Yesterday Once More (album)


Yesterday Once More is a 2-disc compilation album by
US pop group The Carpenters. It was released in 1984
and has been certied platinum in both the US and UK.
It was re-released in 1998 with the addition of an extra
track I Just Fall in Love Again and a changed track ordering. The reissue was remastered in 24-bit sound with
new notes by Paul Grein.

6.3.1

Track listing (1984)

Disc one
1. "Yesterday Once More" 3:58 (Carpenter, Bettis)

5. "I Need to Be in Love" 3:49 (Bettis, Carpenter,


Hammond)
6. "Make Believe Its Your First Time" 4:07 (Morrison, Wilson)
7. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" 3:46
(Eaton)
8. "Top of the World" 3:00 (Bettis, Carpenter)
9. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"
5:01 (Bettis, Carpenter)
10. "We've Only Just Begun" 3:04 (Nichols, Williams)
11. "Those Good Old Dreams" 4:12 (Bettis, Carpenter)
12. "Sing" 3:18 (Raposo)
13. "Only Yesterday" 3:46 (Bettis, Carpenter)

2. "Superstar" 3:48 (Russell, Bramlett)


3. "Rainy Days and Mondays" 3:40 (Williams,
Nichols)
4. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" 3:39
(Chater, Christian)
5. "Ticket to Ride" 4:08 (LennonMcCartney)

14. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" 3:40


(Bacharach, David)

6.3.2 Track listing (1998)


Disc one
1. "Yesterday Once More" 3:58 (Carpenter, Bettis)

6. "Goodbye to Love" 3:54 (Carpenter, Bettis)

2. "Superstar" 3:48 (Russell, Bramlett)

7. "Bless the Beasts and Children" 3:15 (Botkin, De


Vorzon)

3. "Rainy Days and Mondays" 3:40 (Williams,


Nichols)

8. "Its Going to Take Some Time" 2:57 (King, Stern)

4. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" 3:39


(Chater, Christian)

9. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" 7:09


(Draper, Woloschuk)

5. "Ticket to Ride" 4:08 (LennonMcCartney)


6. "Goodbye to Love" 3:54 (Carpenter, Bettis)

10. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" 3:02 (Newton, Young)


11. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" 3:54 (Nichols,
Williams)
12. "For All We Know" 2:31 (Grin, Karlin, Wilson)
13. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" 3:20 (Bell,
Skinner, Wallace)

7. "Bless the Beasts and Children" 3:15 (Botkin, De


Vorzon)
8. "Its Going to Take Some Time" 2:57 (King, Stern)
9. "Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"
3:03 (Reed, Stephens)
10. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" 3:02 (Newton, Young)

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CHAPTER 6. COMPILATION ALBUMS

11. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" 3:54 (Nichols,


Williams)

6.4 From the Top (album)

12. "For All We Know" 2:31 (Grin, Karlin, Wilson) From the Top is a box set by The Carpenters, released in
1991, which contains everything from the Richard Car13. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" 3:20 (Bell, penter Trio recordings from 1965 to their biggest hits in
Skinner, Wallace)
the early 1970s to the last song ever recorded by the Car14. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" 7:09 penters: "Now". This compilation was revised with The
Essential Collection: 19651997 in 2002.
(Draper, Woloschuk)
Disc two

6.4.1 Track listings

1. I Just Fall in Love Again 4.03 (Dor, Herbstritt, Disc one


Lloyd, Sklerov)
2. "This Masquerade" 4:53 (Russell)
3. "Hurting Each Other" 2:46 (Geld, Udell)
4. "Please Mr. Postman" 2:47 (Bateman, Dobbins,
Garrett, Gorman, Holland)
5. "I Need to Be in Love" 3:49 (Bettis, Carpenter,
Hammond)
6. "Make Believe Its Your First Time" 4:07 (Morrison, Wilson)
7. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" 3:46
(Eaton)

19651970
1. Caravan (1965)
2. The Parting of Our Ways (1966)
3. "Looking for Love" (1966)
4. I'll Be Yours (1966)
5. Iced Tea (19661967)
6. You'll Love Me (1967)

8. "Top of the World" 3:00 (Bettis, Carpenter)


9. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"
5:01 (Bettis, Carpenter)
10. "We've Only Just Begun" 3:04 (Nichols, Williams)
11. "Those Good Old Dreams" 4:12 (Bettis, Carpenter)
12. "Sing" 3:18 (Raposo)

7. All I Can Do (19671968)


8. Don't Be Afraid (1968; demo)
9. Invocation (1968; demo)
10. Your Wonderful Parade (1968; demo)
11. Good Night (previously unreleased)

13. "Only Yesterday" 3:46 (Bettis, Carpenter)


14. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" 3:40
(Bacharach, David)

6.3.3
6.3.4

Chart positions, certications and


sales
References

[1] Allmusic review


[2] Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts)
- Albums Chart Daijiten - The Carpenters. Retrieved
2008-01-24.
[3] RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by the Carpenters. Retrieved 2008-07-03.
[4] BPI - UK Platinum Awards Content and release date
[5] Yesterday Once More

12. All of My Life (1969; 1987 remix)


13. Eve (1969; 1987 remix)
14. "Ticket to Ride" (1969; 1973 version)
15. Get Together (1970; Your Navy Presents)
16. Interview (1970; Your Navy Presents)
17. Maybe Its You (1970; 1990 remix)
18. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (1970)
19. "We've Only Just Begun" (1970; 1985 remix)
20. "Merry Christmas Darling" (1970; single version)
21. "For All We Know" (1970; 1990 remix)

6.4. FROM THE TOP (ALBUM)

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Disc two

8. Suntory Pop Jingle #1 (1977)

19711973

9. Suntory Pop Jingle #2 (1977)


10. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" (1977)

1. "Superstar" (1971; 1990 remix)


2. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (1971; 1985 remix)

11. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (1977;


1989 remix)

3. "Let Me Be the One" (1971; 1990 remix)

12. Christ Is Born (1978; 1990 remix)

4. "Bless the Beasts and Children" (1971; 1985 remix)

13. "White Christmas" (1978; 1990 remix)

5. "Hurting Each Other" (1972; 1990 remix)

14. "Little Altar Boy" (1978)

6. "Top of the World" (1972)

15. "Ave Maria" (1978; 1990 remix)

7. "Goodbye to Love" (1972; 1985 remix)


8. "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (1972; 1984
remix)
9. "This Masquerade" (1973; 1990 remix)
10. "Canta" (Spanish lyric of Sing) (1973)
11. "Yesterday Once More" (1973; 1985 remix)
12. "Fun, Fun, Fun" (1973; 1990 remix)
13. "The End of the World" (1973; 1990 remix)
14. "Da Doo Ron Ron" (1973; 1990 remix)

Disc four
19781982
1. Where Do I Go from Here?" (1978)
2. "Little Girl Blue" (1978)
3. "If I Had You" (1979; Karen Carpenter solo, 1989
remix)
4. My Body Keeps Changing My Mind (1979; 1990
remix)

15. "Dead Mans Curve" (1973; 1990 remix)

5. Still Crazy After All These Years (1979; 1990


remix)

16. "Johnny Angel" (1973; 1990 remix)

6. Medley (1980)

17. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (1973; 1990


remix)

(a) "Sing"
(b) Knowing When to Leave

18. "Our Day Will Come" (1973; 1990 remix)

(c) Make It Easy on Yourself

19. "One Fine Day" (1973; 1990 remix)

(d) Someday

20. Yesterday Once More (Reprise) (1973)


21. Radio Contest Outtakes (1973)

(e) "We've Only Just Begun"


7. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (1980)
8. When Its Gone (1980)

Disc three
19741978

9. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"


(1980)
10. "Now" (1982)

1. "Please Mr. Postman" (1974)


2. "Only Yesterday" (1975)
3. "Solitaire" (1975)

6.4.2 Singles
Looking for Love (Karen Carpenter solo) US
single (1966) MAGIC LAMP 704 (mono)

4. Good Friends Are for Keeps (1976)


5. Ordinary Fool (1976; released on Voice of the
Heart in 1983)
6. "I Need to Be in Love" (1976; 1990 remix)

1. Looking for Love


2. I'll Be Yours

Note: Promotional singles for Let Me Be the One and


7. "From This Moment On" (1976; Live at the Palla- Ave Maria were also issued; see those entries under the
dium)
Carpenters and Christmas Portrait pages, respectively.

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6.4.3

References

12. "Reason to Believe" 3:04 (From the album Close to


You; remixed in 1991)

[1] Ruhlmann, William. From the Top - Carpenters.


Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-10-08.

13. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" 3:42 (From the


album Close to You; remixed in 1991)

[2] Browne, David (1991-11-29). Whats Inside the Box?".


Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
[3] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

14. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" 7:08


(From the album Passage; recorded in 1978 for Space Encounters)

15. "Little Girl Blue" 3:24 (From the album Lovelines;


recorded in 1978 for Space Encounters)

6.5 Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration


Interpretations is a compilation album by The Carpenters, released in February 1995 in both cassette tape and
CD formats. Three of the songs on the album were previously unreleased; "Without a Song", "From This Moment On" and "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again". The
album was released in order to commemorate the 25th
anniversary of the duos debut album Oering. A VHS of
the same name was released several months later, featuring footage from the duos TV performances. It was later
issued on DVD.

16. "We've Only Just Begun" 3:04 (From the album


Close to You; remixed in 1991)

Cassette track listing


1. top of the world "
2. Without a Song
3. "Sing"
4. Bless the Beasts and Children
5. This Masquerade
6. Solitaire
7. When I Fall in Love

6.5.1

Track listing

1. "Without a Song" 1:02 (Never before released;


recorded in 1980 for Music, Music, Music!)

2. "Superstar" 3:48 (From the album Carpenters;


remixed in 1991)

3. "Rainy Days and Mondays" 3:36 (From the album

8. From This Moment On


9. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
10. When Its Gone
11. "Where Do I Go from Here"
12. "Desperado"

Carpenters; remixed in 1991)

Side B
4. "Bless the Beasts and Children" 3:15 (From the album A Song for You; remixed in 1991)

5. "This Masquerade" 4:53 (From the album Now &


Then; remixed in 1991)

6. "Solitaire" 4:40 (From the album Horizon)


7. "When I Fall in Love" 3:08 (From the album
Lovelines; recorded in 1978 for Space Encounters, but
used on the subsequent TV special Music, Music, Music!)

8. "From This Moment On" 1:57 (Never before released; recorded in 1980 for Music, Music, Music!)

9. "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" 4:23 (Never before released; recorded in 1975 for Horizon)

10. When Its Gone 5:01 (From the album Made in


America)

11. "I Believe You" 3:55 (From the album Made in America)

1. Superstar
2. Rainy Days and Mondays
3. "Ticket to Ride"
4. "If I Had You"
5. "Please Mr. Postman"
6. We've Only Just Begun
7. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
8. Little Girl Blue
9. You're the One
10. "(They Long to Be) Close to You
The audio cassette released on A&M includes a foldout with notes. (Catalogue No. 540 251-4; released
in 1994)

6.7. REFLECTIONS (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)

6.5.2

Singles

Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again UK


(1994) 580761-2

53
13. Where Do I Go from Here?" from the album
Lovelines

CD

single

14. "Only Yesterday" from the album Horizon

1. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again

15. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" from


the album Passage

2. Sing

16. "When I Fall in Love" from the album Lovelines

3. "(They Long to Be) Close to You

17. "Hurting Each Other" from the album A Song for


You

6.5.3

References

[1] Ocial Carpenters website


[2] Allmusic review

18. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" from the album A Song for You
19. "A Song for You" from the album A Song for You
20. "Goodbye to Love" from the album A Song for
You

6.6 Love Songs (The Carpenters al6.6.2 References


bum)
Love Songs contains the Carpenters love ballads, from
their rst big hit, "(They Long to Be) Close to You" to
their later songs, like Make Believe Its Your First Time
and Where Do I Go from Here?". It remained on the
Billboard charts for over six months and was certied
Gold.

6.6.1

Track listings

[1] Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Love Songs - Carpenters.


Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
[2] Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling
Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon
and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

6.7 Reections (The Carpenters album)

1. "I Need to Be in Love" from the album A Kind


Reections is a compilation album by US pop group The
of Hush
Carpenters. It was released in 1998 and rather than contain their greatest hits, this compilation includes remixes
2. "Solitaire" from the album Horizon
of their lesser known songs, that either did not do well on
3. "We've Only Just Begun" from the album Close the charts or were not released as singles.
to You
4. "This Masquerade" from the album Now & Then
5. You're the One from the album Lovelines
6. "Superstar" from the album Carpenters
7. "Rainy Days and Mondays" from the album
Carpenters
8. "Top of the World" from the album A Song for
You
9. "Make Believe Its Your First Time" from the album Voice of the Heart
10. "I Just Fall in Love Again" from the album
Passage

6.7.1 Track listing


1. "I Need to Be in Love"
2. "I Just Fall in Love Again"
3. "Baby Its You" (Remix)
4. "Can't Smile Without You" (single version)
5. "Beechwood 4-5789"
6. Eve (Remix)
7. "All of My Life" (Remix)
8. "Reason to Believe" (Remix)
9. "Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore"

11. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" from the album Close to You

10. Maybe Its You (Remix)

12. "For All We Know" from the album Carpenters

11. "Ticket to Ride"

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12. "Sweet, Sweet Smile"

6.8.2 References

13. "A Song for You"

[1] Allmusic review

14. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"

[2] The Special London Bridge Special (1972)

6.8 The Singles: 19691981


The Singles: 19691981 is a compilation of The Carpenters' music released by Richard Carpenter in 2000. On
this compilation, there is a never before released track,
called For All We Know (Reprise)". A SACD was also
made with the same name but with some dierence in the
track listing.

6.8.1

Track listing

1. "For All We Know" (from Carpenters) 2:32

6.9 The
Essential
19651997

Collection:

The Essential Collection: 19651997 is a box-set compilation album from The Carpenters that, with the exception of a few track changes, is essentially the same as the
1991 From the Top set. Coming in at four discs and 73
songs, this album is one of the biggest of all Carpenters
compilation sets. The songs from this box set are everything from the Richard Carpenter Trio recordings from
1965 to their biggest hits in the early 1970s to the last
song ever recorded by the Carpenters, Now.

2. "I Believe You" (from Made in America) 3:54


3. "Its Going to Take Some Time" (from A Song for You)
2:59

6.9.1 Track listing


Disc one 19651970

4. "We've Only Just Begun" (from Close to You) 3:04


5. "Those Good Old Dreams" (from Made in America)
4:12
6. "Superstar" (from Carpenters) 3:46
7. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (from Carpenters) 3:33
8. "Goodbye to Love" (from A Song for You) 3:55
9. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" (from
Passage) 3:46

1. Caravan (1965)
2. The Parting of Our Ways (1966)
3. "Looking for Love" (1966)
4. I'll Be Yours (1966)
5. Iced Tea (19661967)
6. You'll Love Me (1967)

10. "Top of the World" (from A Song for You) 2:58

7. All I Can Do (19671968)

11. "Only Yesterday" (from Horizon) 3:47

8. Don't Be Afraid (1968)

12. "Ticket to Ride" (from Ticket to Ride) 4:09

9. Invocation (1968; remix)

13. "Hurting Each Other" (from A Song for You) 2:47

10. Your Wonderful Parade (1968)

14. "Yesterday Once More" (from Now & Then) 3:57

11. All of My Life (1969; remix)

15. "Sing" (from Now & Then) 3:18

12. Eve (1969; remix)

16. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (from Made in


America) 3:20

13. "Ticket to Ride" (1969; 1973 remix)

17. "Please Mr. Postman" (from Horizon) 2:47


18. "I Need to Be in Love" (from A Kind of Hush) 3:49
19. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (from A Song for
You) 4:29
20. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (from Close to You)
3:40
21. For All We Know (Reprise) (from the TV special
Tom Jones London Bridge Special[2] ) 0:46

14. Get Together (1970; Your Navy Presents)


15. Interview (1970; Your Navy Presents)
16. Love Is Surrender (1970; remix)
17. Maybe Its You (1970; remix)
18. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (1970)
19. Mr. Guder (1970; remix)
20. "We've Only Just Begun" (1970)

6.9. THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION: 19651997

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21. "Merry Christmas Darling" (1970; single version)

7. Good Friends Are for Keeps (1976)

22. "For All We Know" (19701971)

8. Ordinary Fool (1976; released on Voice of the


Heart in 1983)

Disc two 19711973

9. Sandy (1976)

1. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (1971; 1985 remix)

10. "Theres a Kind of Hush" (1976)

2. "Superstar" (1971)

11. "I Need to Be in Love" (1976)

3. "Let Me Be the One" (1971)

12. From This Moment On (1976; Live at the Palladium)

4. "Bless the Beasts and Children" (1971; 1991 remix)


5. "Hurting Each Other" (1972; 1973 remix)
6. "Its Going to Take Some Time" (1972)
7. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (1972)
8. "A Song for You" (1972; 1987 remix)
9. "Top of the World" (1972)
10. "Goodbye to Love" (1972)
11. "This Masquerade" (1973)
12. "Sing" (1973)

13. Suntory Pop Jingle #1 (1977)


14. Suntory Pop Jingle #2 (1977)
15. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" (1977)
16. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (1977)
17. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" (1977)
18. Christ Is Born (1978)
19. "White Christmas" (1978)
20. "Little Altar Boy" (1978)
21. "Ave Maria" (1978)

13. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (1973)


14. "Yesterday Once More" (1973)
15. Oldies Medley (1973)
(a) "Fun, Fun, Fun"
(b) "The End of the World"
(c) "Da Doo Ron Ron"
(d) Dead Mans Curve

Disc four 19781997


1. Where Do I Go from Here?" (1978)
2. "Little Girl Blue" (1978)
3. "I Believe You" (1978)
4. "If I Had You" (1979; Karen Carpenter solo)

(e) "Johnny Angel"

5. Karen/Ella Medley (1980)

(f) "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"

6. 1980 Medley

(g) "Our Day Will Come"


(h) "One Fine Day"

(a) "Sing"
(b) Knowing When to Leave

16. Yesterday Once More (Reprise) (1973)

(c) Make It Easy on Yourself

17. Radio Contest Outtakes (1973)

(d) Someday
(e) "We've Only Just Begun"

Disc three 19741978


1. Morinaga Hi-Crown Chocolate Commercial
(1974)
2. "Please Mr. Postman" (1974)

7. "Make Believe Its Your First Time" (1980)


8. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (1980)
9. When Its Gone (Its Just Gone)" (1980)

3. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (1974)

10. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"


(1980)

4. Only Yesterday (1975)

11. "Those Good Old Dreams" (1981)

5. "Solitaire" (1975)

12. "Now" (1982)

6. "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" (1975)

13. Karens Theme (1997)

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6.10 Carpenters Perform Carpen- 6.11 Gold: 35th Anniversary Editer


tion
Carpenters Perform Carpenter, like its predecessor,
Reections, contains some not-so-well-known songs, but
at the same time, it features hits, such as "Top of the
World" and "Yesterday Once More". The concept of this
album is to feature songs that are all written by Richard
Carpenter himself.

Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition is a two-disc compilation released by The Carpenters in early 2004.

The cover has the same look as the 1992 Gold: Greatest
Hits ABBA compilation. The album is essentially the expanded US release of a European compilation released in
2000, titled Gold: Greatest Hits (the same as ABBAs).
It peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart. This version
contained just one disc with 20 tracks, all of which were
6.10.1 Track listings
featured on the American version; it simply has Greatest
Hits in place of where 35th Anniversary Edition is on
1. "Top of the World" from the album A Song for the US cover. An accompanying DVD followed in 2002.
You
2. Maybe Its You from the album Close to You

6.11.1 Track listing

3. Crystal Lullaby from the album A Song for You

Disc one

4. I Need to Be in Love from the album A Kind of


Hush

1. "Superstar"
2. "Rainy Days and Mondays"

5. Sandy from the album A Kind of Hush


6. Mr. Guder from the album Close to You
7. All of My Life from the album Oering
8. "Yesterday Once More" from the album Now &
Then
9. One Love from the album Carpenters
10. Those Good Old Dreams from the album Made
in America
11. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"
from the album Made in America

3. "Top of the World"


4. Maybe Its You
5. "Let Me Be the One"
6. "Reason to Believe"
7. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"
8. Leave Yesterday Behind
9. "Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" *
10. "Bless the Beasts and Children"
11. "Its Going to Take Some Time"

12. Only Yesterday from the album Horizon


13. Eve from the album Oering
14. At the End of a Song from the album Voice of
the Heart
15. Goodbye to Love from the album A Song for You
16. Look to Your Dreams from the album Voice of
the Heart
17. Karens Theme from the album Richard Carpenter: Performer, Arranger, Composer, Conductor

12. "The Rainbow Connection"


13. "Only Yesterday"
14. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" *
15. "Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"
16. "California Dreamin'"
17. "Solitaire"
18. "We've Only Just Begun"
19. "This Masquerade"

18. "Merry Christmas Darling" (bonus track) from the


album Christmas Portrait

20. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"

6.11. GOLD: 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

^ This version of Solitaire can only be found


on this album. This version is the single version,
which Richard Carpenter claimed to have a guitar
ri before each of the verses, whereas the version
on Horizon had no guitar ri.[2]

Disc two
1. "Yesterday Once More"
2. "Please Mr. Postman"
3. "Hurting Each Other"
4. "I Need to Be in Love"
5. "Merry Christmas Darling" (Christmas Portrait
Mix)
6. "(They Long to Be) Close to You"
7. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" *
8. "Sing"
9. "Make Believe Its Your First Time" *
10. "Ticket to Ride"
11. "Goodbye to Love"

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^ Calling Occupants is a longer version including


a comedic introduction, where an alien speaks to a
radio call-in show.
^ Ticket to Ride, the only song here that is of
a 1973 remix, is a fully re-recorded version of the
original. Karen did not appreciate the deep vocals
of the original, and felt that she could do a better
job for The Singles: 19691973. Thus, it was rerecorded, and has not been touched since then.
Gold: Greatest Hits

1. Yesterday Once More 3:59

12. "I Just Fall in Love Again" *


13. "I Believe You" *

2. Superstar 3:47

14. "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"

3. Rainy Days and Mondays 3:35

15. "For All We Know"

4. Goodbye to Love 3:56

16. "Touch Me When We're Dancing"

17. "I Won't Last a Day Without You"

18. Mr. Guder

5. Its Going to Take Some Time 2:59


6. I Won't Last a Day Without You 3:54

19. "A Song for You"


20. Karens Theme *

7. For All We Know 2:32


8. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" 3:37
9. Touch Me When We're Dancing 3:21

Remix notes
Most of the songs listed here are remixes. This compilations songs have more rened and re-recorded tracks,
less noise in the background, and a lot of reverberation in
the background.

10. Please Mr. Postman 2:48


11. I Need to Be in Love 3:50
12. Solitaire 4:41
13. We've Only Just Begun 3:05

^* These songs are the original mixes, meaning that


they have not been retouched since their recording.
^ These songs include a harder bass drum line and
considerably more reverberation than the original
version. Top of the World is mixed with an alternate ending to segue into Maybe Its You.

14. "(They Long to Be) Close to You 3:41


15. This Masquerade 4:53
16. Ticket to Ride 4:09

17. Top of the World 2:58


^ All of these songs (with the exception of Tryin'
to Get the Feeling Again) are from the album 18. Only Yesterday 3:46
As Time Goes By, but all of these were remixed.
The tracks from As Time Goes By were remixed in 19. Sing 3:20
the late 1990s/early 2000s, and Tryin' to Get the
Feeling Again, from Interpretations, was originally 20. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft 7:09
recorded in 1975, but was left o Horizon due to the
fact that it would have been too long. It was subse- Some editions contain Hurting Each Other as a bonus
quently remixed in the mid-1990s.
track.

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Alternative version

A Canadian release from A&M Records/Universal Music


Canada is dated 2005 and is simply titled Gold, without
a subtitle. The 22-page booklet has a colour photo cover,
not the original black cover.

10. "Goodbye to Love" (1972)


11. "Top of the World" (1973)
12. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (1974)
13. "Sing" (1973)

6.11.3

References

[1] Allmusic review


[2] Richard Carpenter. Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition. Album notes. 2004.

14. "Yesterday Once More" (1973)


15. "This Masquerade" (1973)
16. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (1973)
17. "Please Mr. Postman" (1974)

6.12 The Ultimate Collection (The


Carpenters album)
6.12.2 Disc two
The Ultimate Collection is a 3-CD set released in 2006. 19751995
It contains many of their popular songs, like "(They Long
to Be) Close to You" and "Top of the World", and their
1. "Desperado" (1975)
album cuts, like "Desperado" and "Jambalaya (On the
Bayou)". All of the songs are taken directly from the
2. "Only Yesterday" (1975)
original album. In the case of "Yesterday Once More", it
fades into a motorcycle engine, which subsequently fades
3. "Solitaire" (1975)
into the oldies medley on the Now & Then album.
The album is the rst compilation to contain all of their
charting U.S. singles (with the exception of the Christmas singles). The U.K. and Australian versions did not
include the bonus disc and also had a slightly dierent
track listing; substituting Sandy for "Goofus", When
Its Gone for "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" and
"Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" for "Make Believe Its Your First Time", whilst removing "Beechwood
4-5789" and adding You're the One and "Where Do I
Go from Here".

4. "Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"


(1976)

6.12.1

9. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" (1977)

Disc one

19691974

5. "I Need to Be in Love" (1976)


6. "Goofus" (1976)
7. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" (1977)
8. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (1977)

10. "I Believe You" (1978)

1. "Ticket to Ride" (1969)

11. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (1981)

2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (1970)

12. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" (1981)

3. "We've Only Just Begun" (1970)

13. "Those Good Old Dreams" (1981)

4. "For All We Know" (1971)

14. "Beechwood 4-5789" (1982)

5. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (1971)


15. "Now" (1982)
6. "Superstar" (1971)
7. "Bless the Beasts and Children" (1971)
8. "Hurting Each Other" (1971)
9. "Its Going to Take Some Time" (1972)

16. "Make Believe Its Your First Time" (recorded in


1980; record released in 1983)
17. "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" (recorded in 1975;
released on CD in 1995)

6.13. 40/40 (THE CARPENTERS ALBUM)

6.12.3

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Disc three

the cheaper international edition was issued on the standard CD format. One other change is that the Japanese
track listing included Leave Yesterday Behind while the
Bonus songs: 19791997
standard worldwide release substituted Touch Me When
1. Lovelines (recorded in 1979; released on CD in We're Dancing.
1989 and 1996)*
2. "If I Had You" (recorded in 1979; released on CD 6.13.1
in 1989 and 1996)*

Critical reception

6.13.2 Track listing

3. Still Crazy After All These Years (recorded in


1979; released on CD in 1996)*
Disc one
4. When Time Was All We Had (ca. 1985)**
5. Calling Your Name Again (ca. 1985)**

Disc two

6.13.3 Chart positions

6. Sandy (1997)***
7. Karens Theme (1997)***
* Karen Carpenter Solo - Lovelines and/or Karen Carpenter
** Richard Carpenter Solo - Time
*** Richard Carpenter Solo - Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor

6.13 40/40 (The Carpenters album)

6.13.4 Certication
6.13.5 References
[1] Masayuki

(April 30, 2009).


40
"(Carpenters goes on": Elder brother of Carpenter siblings talks
about their pop groups 40th anniversary project)".
asahi.com (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. Archived from
the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved November
23, 2009.

[2]

For the Olivia Newton-John album, see 40/40: The Best


Selection (Olivia Newton-John album).

Nishi,

ed.

40
3 "(The Carpenters album debut at the top-3 on the Japanese chart for
the rst time)". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style.
Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2009.

40/40 (originally subtitled The Best Selection) is a twodisc compilation by American pop group The Carpenters. The album features 40 songs which span their entire
career (10 of them were determined by Japanese fan voting), and rst issued by Universal Japan on April 22, 2009
(forty years after they signed to A&M Records).[1] It was
issued worldwide half a year later, leaving out its subtitle.

[3] Allmusic Review


[4]

40
2
"(Carpenters 40th
Anniversary Best tops the international chart for 2 consecutive weeks)". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style.
May 12, 2009. Archived from the original on October 20,
2012. Retrieved November 23, 2009.

The cover art was taken from the photo sessions for the album Horizon, showing a healthy and glowing Karen and
Richard. A television spot aired for the album, prominently featuring the famous Carpenters logo. Included
in this set is the original, long version of a UK top-10
hit "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft", and their
last top-20 U.S. hit "Touch Me When We're Dancing".

[5]

-ORICON STYLE"(Highest
position and charting weeks of 40/40 by the Carpenters)".
oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Archived from
the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved November
23, 2009.

In Japan, 40/40 received a commercial success upon its


release. It debuted and peaked at the number-three position on the Japanese Oricon, making them one of the
Western artists with the most top-ten albums in the history of that countrys chart (following Madonna and The
Beatles, tying with Queen, The Rolling Stones and Paul
McCartney/Wings).[2] The album also charted in the UK,
peaking at #21 in November 2009.
The original Japanese release was pressed on the SHMCD (super high material CD) with improved sound, while

[6] Chart Stats The Carpenters - 40/40. British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on October
17, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
[7]

>
>
> 2009 6
"(RIAJ - Statistics - Certication Awards - June 2009)".
riaj.or.jp (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association
of Japan. Retrieved October 16, 2009.

Chapter 7

Soundtrack albums
7.1 Bless the Beasts and Children
(soundtrack)

9. Stampede
10. Free

The soundtrack to the 1971 lm Bless the Beasts and


Children consists of music by The Carpenters, Barry De
Vorzon, and Renee Armand. It included The Carpenters "Bless the Beasts and Children theme song as well
as Cottons Dream, later known as "Nadias Theme",
which became the theme song to the television soap opera
The Young and the Restless.

11. Requiem [1]

Note that there are three Bless the Beasts and Children
songs. All three are dierent, and have three dierent
run times. The rst one is the regular 3:07 version, and
#4 and #6 are both about 2:12. Track four has a version
that is a hybrid between Nadias Theme and Bless the
Beasts and Children. The B-side version (#6) is a very
dierent version, and the only noticeable thing about it
7.1.1 Track listing
is the strings playing the melody.[2] It has never been re1. "Bless the Beasts and Children" - The Carpenters leased on CD, and is currently only available on now-out
played this song, start to nish. They released it as of print vinyl records.
a B-side song, and it peaked at #67 on the Billboard
Hot 100.
2. Cottons Dream (later known as "Nadias Theme")
- It was released as a single in 1976 and was extended
longer.

7.1.2 Singles
Bless The Beasts And Children

3. Down The Line - Barry De Vorzon - This version JP 7 single (1972) AM-114
is a vocal version performed by Barry De Vorzon.
The reprise is transposed higher and is instrumental.
Bless the Beasts and Children
4. "Bless the Beasts and Children (Reprise #1)" - This
Help
is one of two instrumental versions of the song on
the LP.
Superstar
5. Lost - Renee Armand - Sung by Renee Armand;
the melody is identical to Cottons Dream, but the
arrangement is dierent and includes lyrics.
US 7 single (1971) A&M 1289
6. "Bless the Beasts and Children (Reprise #2)" - This
is the second of two instrumental reprises of Bless
the Beasts and Children. The reprises were not
performed by the Carpenters.
7. Down The Line (Reprise)" - This is an instrumental
version of Down the Line, and is transposed from
the key of D to the key of E.

Superstar
Bless the Beasts and Children
Nadias Theme
US 7 single (1976) A&M 1856

8. Journeys End - Down the Line fades smoothly


into Journeys End, which includes the strings
playing Bless the Beasts and Children over and
over again, but transposing lower every time.
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Nadias Theme
Down the Line (Instrumental)

7.1. BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN (SOUNDTRACK)

7.1.3

References

[1] Speculation upon the Bless the Beasts and Children


record.
[2] Bless the Beasts and the Children: Information and Much
More from Answers.com

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Chapter 8

Solo albums
8.1 Time (Richard Carpenter al- 8.1.2 Singles
bum)

Something in Your Eyes (featuring Dusty Springeld)

Time is the rst solo album by American musician


Richard Carpenter. Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springeld sang on the album, on the songs In Love Alone
and Something in Your Eyes, respectively. The song
When Time Was All We Had is dedicated to Richards
sister, Karen. It was later included on the 3-CD compilation The Ultimate Collection.

8.1.1

US 7 single (1987) A&M 2940


1. Something in Your Eyes
2. Time

Track listing

JP 7 promo (1987) 5Y3056

1. Say Yeah!" (Paul Janz, Pamela Phillips Oland)


3:51

1. Something in Your Eyes


2. Time

2. Who Do You Love?" (Mark Holden, Peter Hamilton, Gary Pickus) 3:15

AU 7 single (1987) K289

3. "Something in Your Eyes" (Featuring Dusty Springeld) (Richard Carpenter, Pamela Phillips Oland)
4:13
4. When Time Was All We Had (a dedication to
Karen) (Features a ugelhorn solo by Herb Alpert)
(Richard Carpenter, Pamela Phillips Oland) 3:03

1. Something in Your Eyes


2. Time
Who Do You Love?"

5. Time (Richard Carpenter) 3:34


JP 7 promo (1987) 7Y3076

6. Calling Your Name Again (Richard Carpenter,


Richard Marx) 4:19

1. Who Do You Love?"

7. In Love Alone (Featuring Dionne Warwick) (John


Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 3:22

2. When Time Was All We Had

8. Remind Me to Tell You (Mark Mueller) 3:54


Time
9. Thats What I Believe (featuring Scott Grimes)
(Richard Carpenter, Pamela Phillips Oland) 4:28

US 7 promo (1988) A&M 2998

10. I'm Still Not Over You (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter, Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr.) 4:51

1. Time

2. Calling Your Name Again


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8.2. KAREN CARPENTER (ALBUM)

8.2 Karen Carpenter (album)


Karen Carpenter was the only solo project by
singer/drummer Karen Carpenter, released on CD
by A&M Records in 1996. The album was recorded
in New York with producer Phil Ramone in 1979 and
1980, during the time that her brother Richard was being
treated for an addiction to Quaaludes. Some of the songs
from the album were later featured on The Carpenters'
1989 compilation Lovelines and later releases. In the
liner notes, Karen dedicated the project to Richard.

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9. Make Believe Its Your First Time [B] (Bob Morrison, Johnny Wilson) 3:12
10. Guess I Just Lost My Head (Rob Mounsey) 3:36
11. Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon)
4:17
12. Last One Singin' the Blues (bonus track) (Pete
McCann) 3:29

The liner notes, including comments from Richard Car- 8.2.2 Unreleased track listing
penter and producer Phil Ramone, include Richards ex1. Love Makin' Love to You 3:34
planation for shelving the album in 1981, and his later
decision to release it as Karen approved it.
2. Somethings Missing (In My Life)" (Paul Jabara)
A&M executives in New York approved of the material,
4:49
but the executives in Los Angeles, including Herb Alpert
and Jerry Moss, responded negatively. Ramone recalls
3. Keep My Lovelight Burning 3:18
that Karen broke down in tears. Devastated, she accepted
4. I Do It for Your Love 3:44
A&Ms urging not to release the album.[3]
An episode of E! True Hollywood Story claims that Herb
Alpert called the album unreleaseable. Quincy Jones
championed releasing the album to Derek Green, an
A&M Records vice-president, but Alpert, Green and
Moss insisted the album had to be cancelled. The album
cost $400,000 of Karens own money to make, which was
oset against Carpenters future album royalties.

5. Midnight 4:16

On February 3, 1983, the day before Karens death, she


called Ramone to discuss the album; according to Ramone, Karen said, I hope you don't mind if I curse. I
still love our fucking record!"[4]

9. Don't Try to Win Me Back Again 4:46

6. Its Really You (Its Really Me)" 3:21


7. Jimmy Mack 3:36
8. Truly You 3:18

10. Church Choir unknown length

11. Basket Case unknown length


It remained shelved until 1996 thirteen years after
Karens death. The songs on the album were mixed according to Karens instructions. Karen Carpenter is cur- All of the unreleased songs have surfaced on the internet
with the exception of Church Choir and Basket Case.
rently out of print in the United States.
According to Richard, Basket Case and Church Choir
do not exist. Jimmy Mack is a remake of the Martha &
8.2.1 Track listing
The Vandellas 1967 hit, which was covered by Sheena
Easton in 1985 (#85 on Billboard 's Top 100 singles
1. Lovelines[A] (Rod Temperton) 5:06
chart). The song has also been recorded by Laura Nyro,
Bonnie Pointer and Phil Collins. I Do It for Your Love
2. All Because of You (Russell Javors) 3:31
is a cover of the Paul Simon song; the original is on the
same album as the (released) cover Still Crazy After
3. If I Had You[A] (Steve Dor, Gary Harju, Larry
All These Years. Fans of Karens remaining unreleased
Herbstritt) 3:54
tracks often cite Love Makin' Love to You as the best of
4. Making Love in the Afternoon (featuring Peter the recordings and appears to be the most completed mix
of all the remaining tunes. Somethings Missing (In My
Cetera) (Peter Cetera) 3:57
Life)" was recorded as a duet featuring Paul Jabara and
5. If We Try[A] (Rod Temperton) 3:46
Donna Summer, and can be found on Pauls CD Greatest
Hits and Misses.
6. Remember When Lovin' Took All Night[A] (John
Farrar, Molly-Ann Leiken) 3:50
A Originally released on The Carpenters 1989 album, Lovelines, in remixed form.
7. Still in Love with You (Russell Javors) 3:15
8. My Body Keeps Changing My Mind (Leslie Pearl)
3:46

Dierent arrangement and vocal from The Carpenters version released on Voice of the Heart.

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CHAPTER 8. SOLO ALBUMS

References

11. All Those Years Ago (Richard Carpenter, Pamela


Phillips Oland) 2:24

[1] Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Karen Carpenter - Karen


Carpenter. Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 201106-16.

12. "Top of the World" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter)


3:21

[2] Browne, David (1996-10-11). Karen Carpenter Review. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-10-08.

13. "We've Only Just Begun" (Roger Nichols, Paul


Williams) 2:26

[3] Coleman, Ray. The Carpenters: The Untold Story.


HarperCollins, 1995, page unknown.

14. Karens Theme (Richard Carpenter) 2:40

[4] Ramone, Phil. Making Records: The Scenes Behind the


Music. Hyperion, 2007, page unknown.

8.3.2 Singles
Karens Theme

8.3 Pianist Arranger Composer


Conductor
Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor is the second solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter, released in 1998.

8.3.1

Track listing

1. Prelude (Richard Carpenter) 0:57


2. "Yesterday Once More" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 3:41
3. Medley 12:12
"Sing" (Joe Raposo)
"Goodbye to Love" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter)
Eve (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter)
"Rainy Days and Mondays" (Roger Nichols,
Paul Williams)
Look to Your Dreams (John Bettis, Richard
Carpenter)
"Superstar" (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell)
Someday (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter)
4. "I Need to Be in Love" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter, Albert Hammond) 3:09
5. Sandy (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 3:50
6. Time (Richard Carpenter) 3:55
7. "For All We Know" (Arthur James, Fred Karlin,
Robb Wilson) 3:37
8. One Love (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) 4:58
9. "Bless the Beasts and Children" (Perry Botkin, Jr.,
Barry De Vorzon) 3:29
10. "Flat Baroque" (Richard Carpenter) 1:51

Chapter 9

Tribute albums
9.1 If I Were a Carpenter (tribute
album)

13. 4 Non Blondes - "Bless the Beasts and Children"


(4:17)
14. Grant Lee Bualo - "We've Only Just Begun" (3:51)

If I Were a Carpenter is a 1994 tribute album to The


Carpenters. It features alternative rock bands covering
9.1.3
the songs of Richard and Karen Carpenter.

In popular culture

The album is picked up by the title character in the lm


Juno, leading to a discussion of one the bands on the
album, Sonic Youth. Throughout season 4 of Melrose
The cover is a cartoon-like drawing of Richard and Karen Place, the picture above Sydneys mantle is the album
[6]
Carpenter listening to an LP album against an orange cover for this compilation.
background. One of the songs on the album is Sonic
Youth's rendition of "Superstar", which, along with the
album, was mentioned in the 2007 lm Juno. Richard 9.1.4 References
Carpenter has said that he doesn't care for this version
[1] AllMusic review
of Superstar.[5] The album is the brainchild of Matt
Wallace (Maroon 5, Replacements, Faith No More) and [2] Entertainment Weekly review
David Konjoyan.

9.1.1

Overview

[3] Los Angeles Times review

9.1.2

[4] Rolling Stone review

Track listing

1. American Music Club - "Goodbye to Love" (3:12)

[5] 40/40 Celebrates The Carpenters 1969 Debut, November 25, 2009

2. Shonen Knife - "Top of the World" (3:55)

[6] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103491/trivia

3. Sonic Youth - "Superstar" (4:06)


4. The Cranberries - "(They Long to Be) Close to You"
(2:40)
5. Bettie Serveert - "For All We Know" (3:27)
6. Dishwalla - "Its Going to Take Some Time" (4:16)
7. Sheryl Crow - "Solitaire" (4:43)
8. Johnette Napolitano with Marc Moreland - "Hurting
Each Other" (4:09)
9. Redd Kross - "Yesterday Once More" (3:58)
10. Babes In Toyland - "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (4:06)
11. Cracker - "Rainy Days and Mondays" (3:44)
12. Matthew Sweet - Let Me Be the One (3:26)
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Chapter 10

Other albums
10.1 Very Best of the Carpenters
Very Best of the Carpenters was a compilation album
of hits by The Carpenters released in 1982 by Festival
Records in Australia (Cat No. RML 52017). The album
spent one week at the top of the Australian albums chart
in 1983.

10.1.1

Track listing

1. Yesterday Once More


2. Superstar
3. Rainy Days and Mondays
4. Top of the World
5. Ticket to Ride
6. Goodbye to Love
7. This Masquerade
8. Hurting Each Other
9. Solitaire
10. We've Only Just Begun
11. Those Good Old Dreams
12. Please Mr. Postman
13. I Won't Last a Day Without You
14. Touch Me When We're Dancing
15. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"
16. For All We Know
17. All You Get from Love Is a Love Song
18. "(They Long to Be) Close to You
19. Only Yesterday
20. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

10.1.2

Chart positions
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Chapter 11

Singles
11.1 Looking for Love (Karen Carpenter song)

drums.[2] McCartney said that was an incomplete description, and that we sat down and wrote it together...
give him 60 percent of it... we sat down together
and worked on that for a full three-hour songwriting
For other songs with similar titles, see Looking for Love. session.[3]
"Looking for Love" is a song released under Karen Carpenter's name, regarded as the rst release by what was
to become The Carpenters. The music was written by
Karens brother, Richard Carpenter. It was recorded in
1966 and released on record label Magic Lamp, a small
label with a limited budget. Even though Richard Carpenter does participate on the recording, it is printed
Karen Carpenter on the recording contract and record
label.
The record has now become a collectors item and is
worth between $2,000 to $2,500 as only 500 copies of
the 45rpm were printed. The single did not chart commercially and no music video was shot for the song (as
promotional music videos were in their infancy as well).
This process led Magic Lamp to defunct, but the song,
along with its B-side I'll Be Yours, were later included
on the 1991 4-CD box set From the Top.

11.2 Ticket to Ride


For other uses, see Ticket to Ride (disambiguation).

The song features a coda with a dierent tempo that extends the songs length past three minutes.[4] Lennon said
this double-time section (with the lyric My baby don't
care) was one of his favourite bits in the song.[5]

11.2.2 Meaning of ticket to ride


While the song lyrics describe a girl riding out of the life
of the narrator,[6] the inspiration of the title phrase is unclear. McCartney said it was a British Railways ticket to
the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight,[3] and Lennon
said it described cards indicating a clean bill of health
carried by Hamburg prostitutes in the 1960s.[6] The Beatles played in Hamburg early in their musical career, and
ride/riding was slang for having sex.

11.2.3 Release
Ticket to Ride was released as a single on 9 April 1965
in the United Kingdom and 19 April in the United States
with "Yes It Is" as its B-side,[7] topping the Hot 100 for a
week in the US and the UK Singles Chart for three weeks
in the UK. The American singles label declared that the
song was from the United Artists release Eight Arms to
Hold You. This was the original title of the Beatles second movie; the title changed to Help! after the single was
initially released.[8] The song was also included on the
Help! album released on 6 August in the UK and on 13
August in the US.

"Ticket to Ride" is a song by the Beatles from their 1965


album, Help!. It was recorded 15 February 1965 and released two months later. It was also used in the 1965 lm
Help!, The Beatles second lm, and was included on the
lms soundtrack. In 2004, this song was ranked number
394 on Rolling Stone 's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of
The song was the third of six number one singles in a row
All Time".
on the American charts, a record at the time, along with "I
Feel Fine", "Eight Days a Week", "Help!", "Yesterday",
and "We Can Work It Out".[9]
11.2.1 Composition
When the song hit number 1 in the US, the Beatles beThe song was written by John Lennon (credited to came the fourth consecutive English group to hold down
LennonMcCartney). Lennon said that McCartneys the top spot, after Freddie and the Dreamers, Wayne
contribution was limited to the way Ringo played the Fontana and the Mindbenders, and Hermans Hermits.
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Thus, the Beatles broke a combined six-week run at the Personnel


top for Mancunian groups.
Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals, drums

11.2.4

Music video

The Beatles lmed a music video, directed by Joe McGrath.

11.2.5

Critical response

Music critics Richie Unterberger of Allmusic and Ian


MacDonald both describe Ticket to Ride as an important milestone in the evolution of the musical style of the
Beatles. Unterberger said, the rhythm parts on 'Ticket
to Ride' were harder and heavier than they had been on
any previous Beatles outing, particularly in Ringo Starr's
stormy stutters and rolls.[10] MacDonald described it as
psychologically deeper than anything the Beatles had
recorded before ... extraordinary for its time massive with chiming electric guitars, weighty rhythm, and
rumbling oor tom-toms. He speculated that the songs
heavy sound may have been inuenced by Lennons rst
encounter with LSD, the date of which is not precisely
known. MacDonald also notes that the track uses the
Indian basis of drone which might have inuenced the
Kinks "See My Friends".[11]

11.2.6

Chart performance

11.2.7

Personnel

John Lennon double-tracked vocal, rhythm guitar


Paul McCartney harmony vocal, bass guitar, guitar
solo
George Harrison twelve-string lead guitar[A]
Ringo Starr drums, tambourine
Personnel per MacDonald[16]
Personnel notes
A ^ MacDonald states that Harrison probably played
his Rickenbacker 360/12.

11.2.8

The Carpenters version

In 1969 it was released by the Carpenters on their rst album, Oering, and it became a minor hit. The recording
used an arrangement by Richard Carpenter which drastically diered from the Beatles original, bringing the song
into line with its breakup lyrics by rendering it as a bitter and sombre ballad. The song peaked at number 54 on
the Billboard Hot 100 during a 12 week stay, and reached
number 19 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[17]

Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards


Joe Osborn - bass guitar
David Duke - french horn

11.2.9 Other appearances


Many artists have covered Ticket to Ride, including the Bee Gees (1966), Vanilla Fudge (1967),
the 5th Dimension (1967 on The Magic Garden),
Hsker D (1986), White Sister (1986), Gwen
Guthrie (1987), The Punkles, Asylum Party (1990),
Kids Incorporated (1993), Echo & the Bunnymen
(2001) Atomic Kitten (2007), and Chris Cornell on
his 2011 solo acoustic tour.
In the Roary the Racing Car episode, Funfair
Roary, the song was played by Big Chris in the silverhatch funfair.
It is believed that an orchestral version of the song is
barely audible in the fadeout at the very end of the
Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon.[18][19]
Initially this phenomenon was considered a mistake
in remastering. However it is audible on high quality vinyl pressings from the time before the CD era
as well. The Beatles and Pink Floyd both recorded
at Abbey Road Studios. The very rst CD pressings
of TDSotM do not include this orchestral version
the sound technicians replaced the entire section after Gerry O'Driscolls speech at the end of Eclipse
with a copy of the sample taken from earlier in the
album.
The song is referenced in Articial Energy, by
the Byrds, the opening track of The Notorious Byrd
Brothers from 1968.
The title of this song is referenced in the Red Dwarf
episode "Tikka to Ride", in accordance with the
theme of curry on which the storyline focuses.
In a Doctor Who serial titled "The Chase", the
First Doctor and his companions Ian Chesterton,
Barbara Wright, and Vicki watch the Beatles perform Ticket to Ride on the Doctors recently acquired time/space visualiser. The clip shown is
about 15 seconds long and was of a mime performance the band gave on Top of the Pops shortly before the recording of the Doctor Who serial started.
It is the only footage of this performance known to
exist.
In 2011, the song was parodied by The Fringemunks
to recap Fringe episode 3.13, Immortality.[20]

11.3. (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU

11.2.10

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Notes

[1] RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - The Beatles Gold Singles. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
[2] She 2000, p. 196.
[3] Miles 1997, p. 193.
[4] Everett, Walter. The Foundations of Rock: From Blue
Suede Shoes to Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. p. 154.
[5] She 2000, p. 198.
[6] Turner 2005, p. 80.

Miles, Barry (1997). Paul McCartney: Many Years


From Now. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
ISBN 0-8050-5249-6.
She, David (2000). All We Are Saying: The Last
Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
New York: St. Martins Press. ISBN 0-312-254644.
Turner, Steve (2005). A Hard Days Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song (3rd ed.). New York:
Harper Paperbacks. ISBN 0-06-084409-4.
Unterberger, Richie (2007). Review of Ticket to
Ride"". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 May 2007.

[7] Lewisohn 1988, p. 200.

Wallgren, Mark (1982). The Beatles on Record.


New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-456822.

[8] Harry 2000, p. 1074.


[9] Wallgren 1982, pp. 3845.
[10] Unterberger 2007.

11.2.12 External links

[11] MacDonald 2005, pp. 142144.


[12] "Austriancharts.at The Beatles Ticket to Ride (in German). 3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

Alan W. Pollack's Notes on Ticket to Ride


Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

[13] "Ultratop.be The Beatles Ticket to Ride (in Dutch).


Ultratop 50. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
[14] "Ocialcharts.de The Beatles Ticket to Ride. GfK
Entertainment. Retrieved 26 September 2013.

11.3 (They Long to Be) Close to


You

[15] "Norwegiancharts.com The Beatles Ticket to Ride.


VG-lista. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
[16] MacDonald 2005, p. 142.
[17] Carpenters version chart history, Billboard.com.
trieved 19 March 2012.

Re-

[18] Echoes FAQ Ver, 4.0 - 6/10. Pink-oyd.org. Retrieved


21 August 2011.
[19] Pink Floyd. Starling.rinet.ru. Retrieved 21 August
2011.
[20] Fringemunks Web site. Davidwumusic.com. Retrieved
21 August 2011.

11.2.11

References

Harry, Bill (2000). The Beatles Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated. London: Virgin Publishing.
ISBN 0-7535-0481-2.
Back cover of Richard Chamberlains 1963 single Blue Guitar /
They Long to Be Close to You

Lewisohn, Mark (1988). The Beatles Recording Sessions. New York: Harmony Books. ISBN 0-517"(They Long to Be) Close to You" is a popular song
57066-1.
written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It was rst
MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: recorded by Richard Chamberlain and released as a sinThe Beatles Records and the Sixties (Second Revised gle in 1963 as They Long to Be Close to You, without
ed.). London: Pimlico (Rand). ISBN 1-84413-828- parentheses. However, it was the singles ip side, "Blue
3.
Guitar", that became a hit. The tune was also recorded

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as a demo by Dionne Warwick in 1963 and re-recorded


with a Burt Bacharach arrangement for her 1964 album
Make Way for Dionne Warwick, and was released as the
B-side of her 1965 single Here I Am. Bacharach released his own version in 1968. But the version recorded
by The Carpenters, which became a hit in 1970, is the
best known.

11.3.1

The Carpenters version

their wedding in a video, as well as in "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" (The Simpsons Season 24 Episode 2), when an
alternate-universe Marge sees the pile of Homers having
been defeated by Artie Zi. The aection for this song
can also explain Marges melody choice when buying a
musical doorbell in "Maximum Homerdrive" (The Simpsons Season 10 Episode 17).
In the 1989 lm "Parenthood", Nathan (Rick Moranis)
comes to his wife Susans (Harley Jane Kozak) class and
sings the song to serenade her.

In 1970, it was released by Karen and Richard Carpenter on their album Close to You, and it became their
breakthrough hit. The song stayed at number one on
the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. This song was
originally given to Herb Alpert as a follow up to his
Number 1 hit, This Guys in Love with You, another
Bacharach/David composition. Alpert was not thrilled
with his version and shelved the recording. He decided to
give it to the new act he had signed to A&M Records, The
Carpenters, in 1969. Alperts version nally saw an ocial release in 2005 on a new Tijuana Brass release called
Lost Treasures 19631974. Richard had stated that when
Alpert introduced the song to him back in early 1970, he
was a bit apprehensive about the song. He and Alpert
collaborated on the song, and the nished product was a
4-minute, 36-second long song. When A&M Records decided to release it in May 1970, it became A&Ms biggest
hit since Alperts "This Guys in Love with You" from
1968. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1970.[1]

In the Red Dwarf episode "Back in the Red", the Cat


quotes the song when he says Theres a six-month waiting list for birds to suddenly appear every time that I am
near!"

With "(They Long to Be) Close to You, The Carpenters


earned a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus in 1971. It became
the rst of three Grammy Awards they would win during
their careers.

In 1970, a cover version was recorded for the


Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series
Josie & The Pussycats, with vocals by Patrice Holloway, Cheryl Ladd (credited as Cherie Moor), and
Kathleen Dougherty (credited as Cathy Douglas.) It
was released on LP, later on CD.

Personnel

In 1970, Hawaiian singer Al Stroud recorded the


song as a demo, with Nick De Caro as the producer
and arranger, just prior to the Carpenters release.
Artie Price told Strouds managers the song would
never be a hit.

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Chuck Findley - trumpets
Weekly charts

11.3.2

In popular culture

"(They Long to Be) Close to You is Homer and Marges


love song on The Simpsons. The song plays in the background when Homer sees Marge for the rst time in "The
Way We Was". The song would later appear in The Simpsons Movie, as the rst song Homer and Marge dance at

David Alan Grier's character, Don 'No Soul' Simmons,


covered the song in a sketch for Amazon Women on the
Moon.
Janet Jackson used an interpolation of the song for her
single "I Want You".
In a 2013 episode of Coronation Street, characters Roy
and Hayley Cropper danced to an organ version of the
song in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

11.3.3 Other cover versions


In 1964, the song was recorded by Dusty Springeld,
but released on her 1967 album Where Am I Going?.

In 1970, Diana Ross recorded the song as Close to


You for her album Everything Is Everything
In 1971, Claudine Longet recorded the song and included some lyrics in French on her album, We've
Only Just Begun. That same year, it was performed
on The Burt Bacharach Show by the shows host and
Barbra Streisand.
In 1971, Frank Sinatra recorded the song for his album Sinatra and Company.
In 1971, Isaac Hayes recorded a nine-minute arrangement of the song on his album Black Moses.
Also in 1971, Cilla Black recorded the song for her
1971 album Images.

11.3. (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU

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The Ladybirds recorded the song for The Benny Hill


Show (episode 9, recorded March 4, 1971 for broadcast Mar. 24, 1971)[2]

Paul Daniels recorded an intentionally o-pitch version, along with several other celebrities, for a series
of commercials for Heineken in the UK, circa 2001.

In 1972, the song again became a hit when recorded


by Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager. It went to
number 6 on the Billboard R&B chart.

Corrinne May's cover version of the Burt Bacharach


classic Close to You was featured prominently in
the movie So Close released by Columbia-Tristar
lms (2002).

In 1974, Andy Williams released a version as the


B-side to his single, "Loves Theme".
In 1974, The Clams recorded the song in a spoof
style reminiscent of Spike Jones.
Jazz pianist Erroll Garner played a highly re-worked
instrumental version on the last album he recorded
before his death, Magician, in 1973.
In 1976, another hit version was released by B.T.
Express, peaking at number 31 on the R&B chart.
A year later it was performed on The Muppet Show
by Connie Stevens with Kermit the Frog and Fozzie
Bear.
In 1977, Brazilian singer Ronnie Von covered the
song on his self-titled album.
In 1983, Circle Jerks covered the song as one of the
six cover versions on Golden Shower of Hits (Jerks
on 45)", which appears on their third album with the
same title.
Gwen Guthrie had a UK number 25 hit with a version released in 1986.
The song is sung a capella by Nathan (Rick Moranis)
in the 1989 comedy movie Parenthood.
An Indian translation was sung at Apus wedding on
the Simpsons. An Indian vocal group was hired to
sing, while Alf Clausen wrote the instrumental part.
Irish rock band The Cranberries recorded the song
and released it as the B-side to their 1995 single "I
Can't Be with You", from the album No Need to Argue.
Carl Winslow (Played by Reginald VelJohnson)
sang the song to his wife Harriet Winslow (Played
by Jo Marie Payton) at the end of the episode Talks
Cheap on the sitcom Family Matters in 1995.
In 1998, Japanese-American singer Hikaru Utada
(using the stage name Cubic U) released Close to
You as the rst and only single from her 1998 album
Precious.
Cantonese poprock singer Karen Mok covered the
song to promote the 2002 girls with guns action lm
So Close, in which she stars. Moks version, titled
Close to You, was used as the main theme of the
movie.

The song was covered by Paul Weller on his 2004


covers album Studio 150.
In 2004, the song was sampled in Janet Jackson's
single "I Want You".
The song has been recorded by many other artists,
including Bobby Womack, Perry Como, Barenaked
Ladies, Isaac Hayes (on Black Moses, 1971), Les
Mouches, Jimmy Bo Horne, Ethyl Meatplow, Freya
Lin, Corrinne May, Rie fu, Rick Astley, Emil Chau,
Johnny Mathis, Vincy Chan Tuck & Patti and Tamia
as a duet with Gerald Levert.
In 2005, an eerie and very mechanical version the
song was featured in the lm MirrorMask Sung by
Josene Cronholm
Vincy Chan, a singer from Hong Kong, released a
cover for the song in her 2007 album Close To
You.
In 2008, Tina Arena covered the song on her chart
topping album Songs of Love & Loss 2.
In 2008, Soledad Gimnez covered a Spanish version with the name of Junto a ti on her album La
Felicidad.[3]
In 2009, Japanese singer BENI covered the song
for the Japanese tribute album for The Carpenters.
In the same year the Japanese duo Every Little
Thing covered the song, inserted in their single CD
"Tsumetai Ame.
In 2009, Faryl Smith covered the song in her album
Wonderland.
The song is the lead single from Harry Connick, Jr.'s
2009 album, Your Songs, and it was released exclusively on Amazon.com, on August 25, 2009, by
Sony Music. The album is a collaboration between
Connick and leading music executive Clive Davis,
who recommended "(They Long to Be) Close to
You for the album. Connick sings backed by his big
band, a piano, and a string orchestra. The song features New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones.[4] Barnes
& Noble streamed the song in its entirety, from two
weeks before its release, on their website for the
Your Songs album.[5] On the singles release date, a
music video of the song, featuring pictures and lm
from the recording of the album, was put up at Amazon.com.

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In Open Season 2, the song is parodied by many 11.4.1 Song information


characters during the nal scene.
The song was originally recorded by Smokey Roberds, a
The Smashing Pumpkins released a cover of the
friend of Nichols, under the name Freddie Allen.[1] It
song in their Live Smashing Pumpkins album series.
debuted in a wedding-themed television commercial for
The song was covered by saxophonist Gerald Crocker National Bank in California in the winter of 1970
Albright on his 2010 album Pushing The with Williams on vocals. Hal Riney, founder of the San
Francisco-based advertising agency Hal Riney & PartEnvelope.[6][7]
ners, commissioned the song to help Crocker appeal to
A cover version of the song by Ronald Isley and young people. The song played over footage of a young
Lauryn Hill was leaked onto the internet on Septem- couple getting married and just starting out. Direct refber 8, 2010. The duet will be on Isleys forthcoming erence to the bank was left out, in part to make the song
album, Mr. I.[8]
more marketable. The commercial was very popular and
Michael Feinstein sang the song, and partially ac- Crocker Nationals business ourished.
companied himself, In Performance at the White Richard Carpenter saw the commercial and guessed corHouse, aired May 21, 2012, on PBS, honoring Burt rectly that it was Paul Williams (both of them were under
Bacharach and Hal David, 2012 recipients of The contract to A&M records). Carpenter ran into Williams
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize (http://www. on the record companys lot and asked if a full-length verpbs.org/inperformanceatthewhitehouse/).
sion was available. Although it had only two verses and no
Scepter/Wand Forever recorded (They Long to be) bridge, Williams conrmed that there was a bridge and an
Close to you BY B.J. Thomas B side of Raindrops additional verse, forming a complete song; he and Nichols
keep fallin' on my head record identied as 61453- went on to write them. Carpenter selected the composition for the duos third single and included it on the LP
2B[9]
Close to You.
Released in the late summer of 1970, the single featured
Karen's lead vocals and the overdubbed harmonies of
both siblings. Following their hit, "(They Long to Be)
Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1970
Close to You" onto the charts, We've Only Just Begun
http://runstop.de/original01.html
hit #1 on the Cash Box singles chart and #2 on the U.S.
Billboard Hot 100, becoming the pairs second millionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uyLiPTtFdc
selling Gold single. It was considered by both Karen and
Harry Connick Jr. Announces New Album Produced by Richard to be their signature song.[2] According to The
Clive Davis, vintageguitar.com, July 30, 2009. Accessed Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (6th edition), on the U.S.
2009-08-13. Archived 2009-08-15.
Adult Contemporary singles chart, it was the duos bestHarry Connick, Jr. - Your Songs, Barnes & Noble. Ac- performing tune, lasting seven weeks at #1 (beating the
six-week stay at the top of Close to You). The song
cessed 2009-08-13. Archived 2009-08-15.
also helped them to win two Grammy Awards in 1971.
Pushing the Envelope overview. Allmusic.com.
One was for the Best New Artist (The Carpenters) and
Gerald Albright - Pushing the Envelope. Smooth- the other was for Best Contemporary Performance by a
jazz.de.
Duo, Group, or Chorus (Close to You).

11.3.4
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]

[5]
[6]
[7]

References

[8] http://globalgrind.com/channel/music/content/1781644/
new-music-lauryn-hill-and-ron-isley-close-to-you/
[9] Personal collection

11.3.5

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

For Williams, the song was a personal victory; it was his


rst collaboration with Nichols that had resulted in a hit
single, and it opened the door to many more thereafter. In
1998, the recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall
of Fame for recordings of lasting quality or historical
signicance.[3]
The song was sampled in R&B singer Miguel's song How
Many Drinks?", taken from his Grammy-nominated
2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream.

11.4 We've Only Just Begun


11.4.2 Personnel
"We've Only Just Begun" is a hit single by The Carpenters, written by Roger Nichols (music) and Paul Williams
(lyrics). Ranked at #405 on Rolling Stone magazines list
of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time", it is frequently
used as a wedding song.

Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn bass guitar

11.4. WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN


Hal Blaine drums
Doug Strawn clarinet

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The Wooden Glass featuring Billy Wooten (1972),
on album The Wooden Glass Recorded Live
Henry Mancini (1972)

11.4.3

Carpenters compilation appearances

1973 The Singles: 19691973 (1973 remix)


1980 Beautiful Moments
1985 Yesterday Once More: Their Greatest Hits
(1985 remix)
1989 Anthology
1991 From the Top (1991 remix)
1995 Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Edition
1997 Carpenters: Their Greatest Hits And Finest
Performances
1998 Love Songs
2000 The Singles: 1969-1981

Seija Simola (as Nyt Alun Uuden Nn) (1972)


The Temprees (1972)
El Chicano (1973)
Lea Laven (as Niin Paljon) (1974)
Liberace (1989)
Richard Clayderman (1986)
Grant Lee Bualo (1994)
Bitty McLean (1995), reached #23 on the UK charts
Kate Ceberano (1997), for the soundtrack album of
Australian movie The Castle
Lea Salonga (2000)

2002 The Essential Collection

Bradley Joseph (2005)

2004 Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition

Peter Grant (2006)

2009 40/40

Joanna Wang (
) covered the song which was
published on an EP 4 Tracks (Sony Music Taiwan)

2014 Icon (as part of Universal Musics budget line


compilation series)

11.4.4

Notable cover versions

Perry Como (1970)


Dionne Warwick (1970)
Mark Lindsay (1970)

Agot Isidro (2009), on her album named after the


songs lyrics White Lace and Promises
New Cool Collective (2013), with singer Trijntje
Oosterhuis

11.4.5 In cinema

The song was used in an unusual context in 1408, a lm


adapted from a short story by Stephen King; it marked the
Paul Williams (1971) on album Just An Old Fash- onset of the protagonists horric ordeal. It also closed the
2000 gay ensemble, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romanioned Love Song
tic Comedy, performed by Mary Beth Maziarz. We've
Claudine Longet (1971) on We've Only Just Begun Only Just Begun was featured at the conclusion of the
Australian lm, The Castle, where it was sung by Kate
Andy Williams (1971) on album Love Story
Ceberano. It was also part of the score of John Carpenters In the Mouth of Madness, where it was heard playing
Claudine Longet (1971)
over loudspeakers while the protagonist was committed
Grant Green (1971)
to a psychiatric hospital. The song was also sung by Carl
Weathers in the motion picture, Happy Gilmore, and was
Curtis Mayeld (1971)
featured in the lm version of Starsky & Hutch.
Johnny Mathis (1971)

Ray Conni (1970)

Bill Medley (1971)


Barbra Streisand (1971), unreleased until 1991
Nora Aunor (1971), on album The Song of My Life

11.4.6 See also


List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
1970 (U.S.)

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11.4.7

CHAPTER 11. SINGLES

References

[1] Pierce, Dave (2008). Riding on the ether express: a memoir of 1960s Los Angeles, the rise of Freeform Underground Radio, and the legendary KPPC-FM. Center for
Louisiana Studies, ISBN 9781887366779
[2] The Singles: 19691973
[3] GRAMMY.com

11.4.8

External links

11.5.2 Other versions


The song was sung by actress Lea Michele for the second
season Christmas episode of the hit TV series, Glee, entitled "A Very Glee Christmas", in 2010.[2] This version
was released as part of the series rst Christmas album.
The song has also been covered by Natalie Cole, Amy
Grant, Glenn Medeiros, Kimberley Locke, Vanessa L.
Williams, Phil Vassar, Boyz II Men, Kyle Vincent, Keali'i
Reichel, Briana Cash, Christina Perri, Deanna Carter,
Jane Monheit, and Chicago, as well as Filipino rock singer
Kitchie Nadal, Filipino pop balladeer Rico J. Puno, and
Filipino pop crooner Richard Poon.

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


1970 Crocker Bank commercial
1970s US Air Force commercial using the song

11.5.3 References
[1] http://oldies.about.com/od/70spopandsoul/p/carpenters.
htm
[2] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1628280/

11.5 Merry Christmas Darling

11.5.4 External links

"Merry Christmas Darling" by The Carpenters was


Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
written by Richard Carpenter & Frank Pooler and originally recorded in 1970.[1] At the time, it was rst available
on a 7 single from A&M Records (1236) and later in 11.6 For All We Know (1970 song)
1974 reissued as A&M 1648 and in 1977 as A&M 1991.
The single went to number one on Billboard's Christmas
"For All We Know" is a soft rock song written for the
singles chart in 1970, and did again in 1971 and 1973.
1970 lm Lovers and Other Strangers, by Fred Karlin,
In 1978, The Carpenters issued their Christmas Portrait Robb Wilson (Robb Royer) and Arthur James (Jimmy
album, which contained a new remix of Merry Christ- Grin). Both Royer and Grin were founding memmas Darling. The original 1970 mix continued to be bers of the soft-rock group Bread. It was originally perused for all single releases, however. The major dier- formed by Larry Meredith.[1] It is best known for a cover
ence between it and the 1978 version is a newly recorded version by American pop duo The Carpenters in 1971,
vocal by Karen Carpenter on the latter. Richard Carpen- which reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles
ter himself calls the original recording one of his sisters chart and No. 1 on the US Billboard Easy Listening chart.
very best. The original single version of the song can be The song was also a hit for Shirley Bassey at the same
found on the compilation albums From the Top and The time in the United Kingdom. It has since been covered
Essential Collection: 19651997.
by a large number of artists.
Billboard magazine did not display Christmas singles on The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song
the Hot 100 in 1970. This song just missed the top 40 in in 1971.[1]
Cash Box.

11.6.1 The Carpenters version


11.5.1

Personnel

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Bob Messenger - tenor saxophone

Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters heard the song during an evening of relaxation at the movies while on tour.
He decided it would be ideal for the duo. It became a hit
for them in 1971, reaching number three on the Billboard
Hot 100 singles chart and number one for three weeks on
the U.S. easy listening chart.[2]
When the original song was nominated for an Academy
Award, the Carpenters were not allowed to perform it at
the ceremony as they had not appeared in a lm. At their
request, the song was performed by British singer Petula

11.6. FOR ALL WE KNOW (1970 SONG)

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Clark. (Clark would later perform the song in concert on


February 6, 1983, in tribute to Karen Carpenter, who had
died two days before.)

Richard Clayderman

According to Richard, the English horn intro was originally played on guitar. They had run into Jose Feliciano
in a restaurant, who was a big fan of theirs and wanted to
play on one of their records. They went into the studio
and the intro was devised by Feliciano, using his nylon
string acoustic guitar. The next day, though, Richard got
a phone call from Felicianos manager, demanding that
he be removed from the recording. Richard essentially
did as requested and replaced the guitar intro with the
oboe.[3]

Sammy Davis Jr.

In 1972, Richard and Karen appeared on Tom Jones Special London Bridge Special, where they performed For
All We Know. This version was not released to the public until 2000, with the release of The Singles: 1969
1981.

Fred Karlin

Perry Como

George Duke
Nicki French
Astrud Gilberto
Stephane Grappelli

Rolf Kuhn
Johnny Mathis
Matt Monro

Personnel
Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals

Tony Mottola

Richard Carpenter backing vocals, keyboards

Silje Nergaard

Joe Osborn bass guitar

Peter Nero

Hal Blaine drums

Emile Pandol

Earle Dumler oboe

George Shearing

Charts

Joanie Sommers

Note

Mary Stallings

Released as a double A-side with "Superstar" in the


UK

11.6.2

Shirley Bassey version

Jerry Vale
Billy Vaughn
Dionne Warwick

The song became a hit in the UK for Dame Shirley Bassey


in 1971, at the same time as the Carpenters version, with
the two songs competing for chart strength.[1] Basseys
version peaked at #6 during a 24-week chart run.[4]

Andy Williams

11.6.3

Milva

Other recorded cover versions

Gary Wilson
Frances Yip

Joey Albert

Ruben Studdard

John Arpin

Joe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway

Bettie Serveert
Carol Burnett
Vikki Carr
Petula Clark

11.6.4 See also


List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
1971 (U.S.)

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11.6.5

CHAPTER 11. SINGLES

References

[1] Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th
ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 136.
ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
[2] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 47.
[3] Carpenters Fans Ask- Richard Answers, May 2005.
Richardandkarencarpenter.com. Retrieved 2014-05-23.

11.7.3 See also


List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
1971 (U.S.)

11.7.4 References
[1] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 47.

[4] ChartArchive - The Chart Archive. Chartstats.com.


Retrieved 2014-05-23.

11.7 Rainy Days and Mondays


"Rainy Days and Mondays" is a 1971 song by The Carpenters that went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
and it was the duos fourth #1 song on the Adult Contemporary singles chart.[1] However, the song failed to chart
in the United Kingdom until it went to #63 in a reissue
there in 1993. Rainy Days and Mondays was certied
Gold by the RIAA

11.8 Superstar (Delaney and Bonnie song)


"Superstar" is a 1969 song written by Bonnie Bramlett
and Leon Russell (with a songwriting credit also given to
Delaney Bramlett[1] ) that has been a hit for many artists
in dierent genres and interpretations in the years since;
the best-known version is by the Carpenters in 1971.

The song was composed in 1971 by then fairly unknown 11.8.1 Original Delaney and Bonnie vercomposers Roger Nichols and Paul Williams. It was resion
leased as the rst track on the album Carpenters. The
B-side on the single is Saturday.
Accounts of the songs origin vary somewhat, but it
Olivia Newton-John, one of Karens best friends, grew out of the late 1969/early 1970 nexus of English
recorded a cover version of this song on her album Indigo: and American musicians known as Delaney & Bonnie
and Friends, that involved Delaney and Bonnie BramWomen of Song as a tribute to Karen.
lett, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, and various others. The
Andy Williams released a version in 1971 on his album, songs working title during portions of its development
You've Got a Friend.
was "Groupie Song".

11.7.1

Personnel

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Tommy Morgan - harmonica
Bob Messenger - saxophone

11.7.2

Compilations

Yesterday Once More


From the Top
Interpretations
Love Songs
The Essential Collection
Carpenters: Gold 35th Anniversary Edition

In its rst recorded incarnation, the song was called


"Groupie (Superstar)", and was recorded and released
as a B-side to the Delaney & Bonnie single Comin'
Home in December 1969. Released by Atlantic
Records, the full credit on the single was to Delaney &
Bonnie and Friends Featuring Eric Clapton.
Sung by Bonnie, the arrangement featured slow guitar and
bass parts building up to an almost gospel-style chorus
using horns.
The song was about, as the title suggests, a groupie who
holds a strong love for a rock star after a short sexual involvement. He has moved on to the next town, and despite his promises to see her again she can now only hear
him on the radio. She is just left with the pure hopeless
yearning of the chorus:
Don't you remember! You told me you loved
me, baby
You said you'd be coming back this way again,
baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, I love you! I
really do ...

11.8. SUPERSTAR (DELANEY AND BONNIE SONG)


Delaney & Bonnie were not yet well known at the time,
and Comin' Home only reached number 84 on the U.S.
pop singles chart, although it achieved a peak of sixteen
on the UK Singles Chart.

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feature a lyric change that would become more famous in
the Carpenters version.[2]

Vikki Carr used the song as the title track of a 1971 album. Also in 1971, ex-Smith singer Gayle McCormick
recorded the song on her self-titled debut solo album
on Dunhill Records. The following year, Peggy Lee in11.8.2 Mad Dogs and Englishmen version cluded the tune on her album Norma Deloris Egstrom
from Jamestown, North Dakota, her nal disc for Capitol
During the rst half of 1970, Joe Cocker's legendary Records. In Australia, Colleen Hewett's recording of
Mad Dogs and Englishmen Revue toured in the United Superstar was released by May 1971 and became a
States. Ex-Delaney and Bonnie vocalist Rita Coolidge moderate hit in Australia.
was a backup singer on this tour, and song co-writer
Leon Russell was the bandleader. Some accounts have
Coolidge suggesting or inspiring the songs creation in the 11.8.5 Carpenters version
rst place, and working with Bonnie Bramlett on her portion of the writing. In any case, Coolidge was given a Superstar became its biggest hit version for the
featured vocal on the song during the tour; she took the Carpenters. Richard Carpenter was unaware of the
verses with an air of resignation but the choruses with Bramlett or Mad Dogs originals, but as he later wrote in
more anguish. The arrangement was fueled by Russells a compilation albums liner notes: I came home from
evocative piano line laced with dynamic lls, with under- the studio one night and heard a then relatively unknown
stated horns, guitar, and choir behind it.
Bette Midler performing this song on the Tonight Show. I
In August 1970, the live album Mad Dogs and Englishmen could barely wait to arrange and record it. (It remains one
was released, using performances of the song, using the of my favorites). Somewhat ironically, Karen Carpenter
name "Superstar", recorded in March and June of that had heard the Coolidge rendition on a promotional copy
year. The Mad Dogs album became a huge hit, reaching of the Mad Dogs album, but she did not think that much
number 2 on the Billboard pop albums chart and num- of it.
ber 23 on the Billboard Black Albums chart. The performance helped vault Coolidge to greater visibility, especially when it was also included in the 1971 lm of the
revue.

Richards arrangement featured an oboe line at the start,


followed by Karens clear contralto voice set against a
quiet bass line in the verses, which then built up to uptempo choruses with a quasi-orchestral use of horns and
strings. Produced by Richard with Jack Daugherty, it
was recorded with members of the famed Los Angeles
session musicians The Wrecking Crew. Karen Carpen11.8.3 Bette Midler version
ter recorded her vocal in just one take (which in fact
The unknown but very lively singer Bette Midler began was the work lead normally used to guide the other
making regular appearances on The Tonight Show Star- musicians), using lyrics scribbled by Richard on a paper
ring Johnny Carson in August 1970. During one such ap- napkin. Since the songs subject was more risqu than
pearance, she sang Superstar in an understated arrange- usual for the clean-cut image of the Carpenters, Richard
changed a lyric in the second verse[3] from:
ment that featured only a piano for accompaniment.
Later, once the Carpenters version had become a hit, she
And I can hardly wait
sang it again on The Tonight Show in October 1971. Her
recording of it then appeared on her 1972 debut album
To sleep with you again
The Divine Miss M. Midler used the contrast between her
personality and that of Karen Carpenters, and a supposed To the somewhat less suggestive:
but non-existent personal rivalry between them, as comic
material for the next couple of years.
And I can hardly wait
To be with you again.

11.8.4

Other early versions

Around September 1970, Cher recorded Superstar as


her last single for Atco Records. Released in October
or November 1970, and in the gap between Sonny and
Cher's heyday and the start of Chers solo successes, it did
not chart. After the song became better known, a concert
performance of it was included in the 1973 Sonny & Cher
In Las Vegas, Volume 2. Chers version did apparently

Whether he knew of the similar previous lyric change or


did it independently is unclear. The songs publisher was
delighted with Richards lyric change, saying the previous
wording had kept many other artists from recording it.
(The timing of the Carpenters rst recording of the song
is unclear; it is possible that Richard submitted the change
to the publisher well in advance of their ultimate release
of the recording, and that this inuenced the other early

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CHAPTER 11. SINGLES

versions.) In any case, upon hearing the nal recording, Personnel


Karen Carpenter nally recognized the power of the song.
Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals
The duos rendition was included on the May 1971 album
Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
Carpenters, and then released as a single in August 1971,
rising to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
chart (held out of the top spot by Rod Stewart's "Maggie
Hal Blaine - drums
May"), and spending two weeks at number one on the
Easy Listening chart that autumn and earned gold record
Earle Dumler - oboe
status.[4] It also reached number 18 on the UK pop singles
chart and did well in Australia and New Zealand as well.
Charts
Richard would be nominated for a Grammy Award for
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for his eorts.
Note
Superstar would go on to appear on two mid-1970s
Carpenters live albums as well as innumerable compila Released as a double-A side with "For All We
tion albums. For instance, it appeared on the Carpenters
Know" in the UK
2004 SACD compilation, The Singles: 19691981 (not
to be confused with the regular CD, The Singles: 1969
1981), as a remix of the original 1973 mix on the simi- 11.8.6 Back to Bonnie
larly titled compilation The Singles: 19691973.
Opinion is divided as to whether the Carpenters treat- The original Delaney and Bonnie version would nally
ment of the song lost the meaning of the original, or sub- surface on an album in 1972 when D&B Together was
versively kept that meaning under the cover of their im- released, shortly before their marriage and collaboration
age, or found a broader meaning that established the song ended. This version was also included as a bonus track
as a standard for years to come, or some combination of on a 2006 reissue of the 1970 album Eric Clapton.
all of these. At the time, Karens vocal did receive some
praise for its intensity and emotional nature. When asked
how she could sing the song lacking any personal experience in the subject matter, Karen said in a 1972 interview,
I've seen enough groupies hanging around to sense their
loneliness, even though they usually don't show it. I can't
really understand them, but I just tried to feel empathy
and I guess thats what came across in the song.
In 1981, Karen spoke of the song: For some reason
that tune didn't hit me in the beginning, its the only one.
Richard looked at me like I had three heads, he said: 'Are
you out of your mind?' When I heard his arrangement
of it, I fell over and now its one of my favorites too.[5]
She added that Superstar, along with "Rainy Days and
Mondays" and "I Need to Be in Love", were the songs
that were most emotionally upsetting to sing.[5] Richard
later remembered that "Solitaire" was another song that
Karen did not like at rst.[6]

Bonnie Bramlett would later re-record the song on her


2002 solo album I'm Still the Same. Now using just the
Superstar title, she did it as a very slow, piano-based
torch song.

11.8.7 Luther Vandross version


In the early 1980s American R&B singer Luther Vandross had Superstar in his stage act, sometimes in a rendition that stretched out at nearly six minutes, with vocal
interpolations, an interpretive dancer, and plenty of swaying and swooning females in the audience.

Vandross then recorded Superstar in 1983 in a slower,


more soulful fashion, as part of a medley with Stevie
Wonder's "Until You Come Back to Me (Thats What I'm
Gonna Do)" on his album Busy Body. Released as a single the following year, it became an R&B hit, reaching
number 5 on the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart.[7] It
In the 1995 comedy lm Tommy Boy, David Spade's did not have much pop crossover eect, however, only
character and Chris Farley's character argue over what reaching number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100.
music to listen to on the radio (Farley prefers heavy metal;
Spade prefers more modern rock) when they stumble This was the rst prominent version by a male singer, and
upon this song. Both insist that the other should turn to by that time, the original groupie association was far
another station if the song oends them; in the next scene, gone. Instead, the song was presented as a tale of univerboth of them are loudly (and emotionally) singing the sal longing.
songs chorus. The song was also used in the 2007 movie,
Ghost Rider, with Nicolas Cage as the Ghost Rider. In the Charts
movie, Donal Logue tries to turn o Superstar, when
Cage defends the song and states that nobody messes with
11.8.8 Ruben Studdard version
Karen Carpenter. On the Ghost Rider ocial soundtrack,
a song is entitled A Thing for Karen Carpenter.
Second-season American Idol contestant Ruben Studdard
found his melismatic, R&B groove early in the Final 12

11.8. SUPERSTAR (DELANEY AND BONNIE SONG)

79

rounds when he performed a Vandross-inuenced Superstar. It got rave reviews from the judges and established Studdard as one of the early leaders in the competition, a position he held through his narrow May 2003
win over second-place nisher Clay Aiken.

was also featured in the lm The Frighteners and in


the theatrical trailer for High Tension. It likewise appeared in professional skateboarder Jerry Hsus part
in "Bag of Suck". Richard Carpenter has expressed
his distaste for this version.[11]

By now his signature song, Studdard recorded Superstar as the B-side of his June 2003 rst single and number two hit, "Flying Without Wings". Studdard would
earn a 2004 Grammy Award nomination for Best Male
R&B Vocal Performance for Superstar, but somewhat
ironically, lose out to his idol Vandross (who won for
"Dance with My Father"). Studdards treatment was also
included on his December 2003 debut album, Soulful.

Texas ska-punk band Gals Panic covered the song


on their 1995 album I Think We Need Helicopters.

11.8.9

Punk cover specialists Me First and the Gimme


Gimmes, on 2004s Ruin Jonnys Bar Mitzvah; the
original lyrics were set to the main ri from The
Adolescents' "Kids of the Black Hole".

Other later versions

In addition to those mentioned earlier, Superstar has


been recorded by:

English trance singer Jan Johnston in the early


2000s.
Dogstar, a rock band best known for their bass guitarist, actor Keanu Reeves, on their 2000 album
Happy Ending.

American Spring (a group consisting of Brian Wilson's wife and sister-in-law) on their Spring album
in 1972.

Usher's homage to the now-late Vandross version,


on the 2005 So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to
Luther Vandross album, for which he received a
Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Frances Yip, on her Portrait Of Frances Yip LP in


1973.

The Motels recorded Superstar for their 2007 album Clean Modern and Reasonable.

Raquel Welch performed the song with John Belushi


(as Joe Cocker) on the April 24, 1976 broadcast of
Saturday Night Live.

Shock of Pleasure did an ultra-chill version of Superstar for the 2008 album Its About Time.

Nora Aunor on her album Superstar Nora Aunor

David Spinozza recorded the song for his 1978 album Spinozza. The arrangement featured Spinozza
playing the melody on guitar, with background vocals by Luther Vandross, David Lasley, and Diva
Gray.

Former Chris Isaak guitarist James Wilsey did an


instrumental cover in 2008.
In 2009 a recording was made using Megurine Luka,
a singer from the synthesizer program Vocaloid.

English singer Elkie Brooks, on her 1981 album


Pearls.

Performed by Chrissie Hynde with James Walbourne of The Pretenders for a 2009 UK TV special
entitled Remembering the Carpenters.[12]

Keely Smith recorded this in 1985 for her LP, I'm


In Love Again, on Fantasy Records.

French rapper Skyzo Starr used this song for the


track I Love You in 2010.

On the 1993 soundtrack of the movie Waynes World


2, a band called Superfan is performing Superstar.
Superfan is a collective including Chrissie Hynde
(from the Pretenders) on vocals and the musicians
from Urge Overkill.

The chorus of the song is featured in the song Its


Alright on American rapper Saigon's debut album
The Greatest Story Never Told in 2011.

Jazz saxophonist David Sanborn covered the song


from his 1995 album Pearls.[9]
Filipino singer Regine Velasquez, on her 1996 album Retro.

Cambodian popstar Ros Sereysothea recorded a version of the song in Khmer.


Filipino musician and entrepreneur Ramon RJ
Jacinto recorded an instrumental version on his 2014
album Fine as Wine.

Sonic Youth, who always found unlikely inspiration 11.8.10 See also
from the Carpenters,[10] for the 1994 tribute album
If I Were a Carpenter. This version was later in List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
cluded on the soundtrack for the 2007 lm Juno. It
1971 (U.S.)

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CHAPTER 11. SINGLES

References

[1] BMI Repertoire Search: Superstar (Legal Title)". BMI.


Retrieved 2012-04-10.
[2] Cher Superstar. YouTube. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
[3] Black, Johnny (October 2002). The Greatest Songs
Ever! Superstar. Blender. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
[4] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 47.
[5] UK Radio, October 1981 - transcript
[6] Superstar - The Karen Carpenter Story, presented by
Mike Reynolds, UK Radio BBC2, February 4, 1993
[7] Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 19422004. Record Research. p. 597.
[8] Luther Vandross - Singles Chart history.Billboard.com
[9] Pearls overview. Allmusic.com.
[10] Christopher Borrelli (2007-08-12). Sonic Youth broke
new ground with Daydream Nation". The Blade. Retrieved 2008-02-27.

11.9 Bless the Beasts and Children


(song)
For other uses, see Bless the Beasts and Children
(disambiguation).
The theme song to the 1971 lm Bless the Beasts and Children was performed by The Carpenters, and was featured
on the B-side to their then-recent hit, "Superstar". The Bside charted on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually topping
out at #67.[1] In order to promote it, The Carpenters performed it on their television series, Make Your Own Kind
of Music as F for Film Music.[2] It was nominated for
a 1972 Academy Award for Best Song, but it lost to Isaac
Hayes' "Theme from Shaft".
The original soundtrack included two dierent versions
of Bless the Beasts and Children, the other being an
orchestral instrumental arrangement by composers Barry
DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr., and the original "Nadias
Theme", which was listed as "Cottons Dream". Cottons
Dream was also used as the theme song to the 1973 soap
opera, The Young and the Restless, and Bless the Beasts
and Children was used when David Hasselho's character, Snapper Foster, had to say goodbye to his son in a
powerful 1977 episode of the serial.[3][4][5]

The song was originally released on the original soundtrack, and a slightly dierent version was released on
[11] 40/40 Celebrates the Carpenters 1969 Debut. Fresh Air the Carpenters 1972 LP, A Song for You on June 13,
(NPR). November 25, 2009.
1972.[6] The original soundtrack had a vibraphone playing the melody in the introduction, while the A Song for
[12] November 18, 2009. Information according to the video You version, released on the single, contained an oboe
on YouTube
stating the melody. The two versions (soundtrack and
album versions) faded out toward the end, but in 1985,
Richard Carpenter re-mixed the song so it does not fade
out in the end. He also added a harder bass-line.
11.8.12 Sources
October 2002 Blender magazine article by Johnny
11.9.1
Black
Allmusic discussion of songs origins
Randy L. Schmidt, Little Girl Blue: The Life of
Karen Carpenter, Chicago Review Press, 2010,
ISBN 1-55652-976-7, pp. 7778.
IMDB listing of Bette Midler television appearances
Australian PopArchives entry
Australian Countdown entry

11.8.13

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Personnel

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Hal Blaine - drums

11.9.2 References
[1] The Carpenters Summary
[2] Not Found
trieved 2012-01-09.

". Thecarpenters.tv. Re-

[3] The Young and the Restless theme lyrics


[4] Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) - Soundtracks
[5] The Young and the Restless

11.11. ITS GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME

[6] Comparison between original soundtrack and the A Song


for You LP

11.10 Hurting Each Other

81
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Gary Coleman - percussion

"Hurting Each Other" is a song popularized by The 11.10.4 Charts


Carpenters in 1972. It was originally written by Gary
Geld and Peter Udell in 1965, and was recorded mul- 11.10.5 Later versions
tiple times by artists from Ruby and the Romantics to
Rosemary Clooney.[1]
Andy Williams released a version in 1972 on his album,
Love Theme from The Godfather.

11.10.1

Previous versions

One early version of the song was recorded by Jimmy 11.10.6 See also
Clanton and released in 1965 as a single on Mala
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
Records.[2] According to Richard Carpenter, this version
1972 (U.S.)
of Hurting Each Other had a very dierent feel from
the Carpenters product.[3] However there are denite
similarities in the vocal refrain.
Chad Allan & The Expressions, who later became The
Guess Who, also recorded the song in 1965 on their Canadian LP, Hey Ho (What You Do to Me)". Released as
a single, the song hit #19 on the Canadian charts in early
1966.
In June 1966 a version by Ruth Lewis, produced by
Udell and Geld, was released as a single by RCA Victor
records.[4]
A version of Hurting Each Other also appeared on The
Walker Brothers' second album, Portrait, which was released in November 1966. However, the song was apparently not released as a single.

11.10.7 References

[1] Search result, ACE title search, Performers of Hurting


Each Other"". American Society of Composers, Authors,
and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved 2008-05-22.
[2] 45 Discography For Mala Records. Discographies of
50s and 60s record labels. Global Dog Productions. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
[3] Song synopsis insert in Carpenters: Gold 35th Anniversary
Edition
[4] Artist: Ruth Lewis. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved
2013-10-02.
[5] Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972

11.10.2

Carpenters version

The Carpenters recorded Hurting Each Other towards 11.10.8 External links
the end of 1971. Some footage of Richard and Karen
performing the backup vocals can be seen on Jerry Dun Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
phy Visits the Carpenters, when news anchor Jerry Dunphy went to Karen and Richard Carpenters house and
interviewed them and their parents about their life.

11.11 Its Going to Take Some

It was released as a single in late 1971 from the album


Time
A Song for You. It reached number two on the Billboard
Hot 100 and number one on the Easy Listening chart.
"Its Going to Take Some Time" is a song written
Billboard ranked it as the No. 65 song for 1972.[5]
by Carole King and Toni Stern for Kings 1971 album,
The Carpenters performed Hurting Each Other at many Music. It was redone by the Carpenters in 1972 for their
live concerts, including a shortened version from the fourth album, A Song for You. According to Richard CarLive in Osaka concert in 1974.
penter, he had to choose which songs he wanted to remake, and there was a big pile of 7 singles he had to listen to. When he encountered Its Going to Take Some
11.10.3 Personnel
Time, he knew it would be a hit, and recorded it. The
song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Tim
Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals
Wessburg played the ute during the instrumental section
Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
of the song.

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King is quoted as saying that the duos lush, string-laden Peluso and asked him to play on the record. Tony recover, including a ute solo, made her own more sparse members: At rst I didn't believe that it was actually
version sound like a demo.
Karen Carpenter on the phone but she repeated her name
The band Dishwalla covered the song on the 1994 tribute again. ... It was at this point that I realized it was really
her and that I was speaking to one of my idols. She told
album, If I Were a Carpenter.
him that she and Richard were working on a song called
Goodbye to Love, that they were familiar with Tonys
work with a band called Instant Joy, and that he'd be per11.11.1 Personnel
fect for the sound they were looking for.[2] Peluso rst
played something soft and sweet, but then Richard Car Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals
penter said No, no, no! Play the melody for ve bars and
Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
then burn it up! Soar o into the stratosphere! Go ahead!
It'll be great!"
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
John Bettis has said that Richard Carpenter kept calling
Hal Blaine - drums
him, raving about the guitar solo. He was wondering why
Richard was going on about the solo until he heard it. The
Bob Messenger - ute
lyricist said he cried when he rst heard the song because
he had never heard an electric guitar sound like that. He
Tim Weisberg - ute
said Tony Peluso had a certain almost cello sounding guitar growl that worked against the wonderful melancholia
of that song. He went on to say the way it growls at you,
11.11.2 Charts
especially at the end was unbelievable.[3]

11.11.3

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.12 Goodbye to Love


"Goodbye to Love" is a song composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis. It was released by The Carpenters
in 1972. On the Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters documentary, Tony Peluso stated that this was one of
the rst power ballads, if not the rst, to have a fuzz guitar
solo.
While visiting London, Richard Carpenter saw a 1940
Bing Crosby lm on The Late Movie called Rhythm on the
River. Carpenter noticed that the characters kept referring to the struggling songwriters greatest composition,
Goodbye to Love. He says, 'You never hear it in the
movie, they just keep referring to it,' and he immediately
envisioned the tune and lyrics starting with:

Richard has stated the guitar solo is one of the best in


recorded history.[4]
The nished product was released on June 19, 1972, and
reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the rst song
written by the songwriting team of Carpenter/Bettis to
reach the US Top Ten. However, the Carpenters did receive hate mail (claiming that the Carpenters had sold out
and gone hard rock) because of Richards idea for a fuzz
guitar solo in a love ballad, and some Adult Contemporary (AC)-oriented radio stations refused to play the song
because of this solo (which may have kept it from reaching #1 on the AC chart, becoming the rst Carpenters Aside since Ticket to Ride not to be a #1 AC hit). However, many Carpenters fans today still admire the song for
its respectful uniqueness.
Goodbye to Love has been described as the prototypical
power ballad.[5]
In the UK the song was originally released in 1972 as the
B-side to I Won't Last a Day Without You. The sides
were switched, however, shortly after the records release.

I'll say goodbye to love


No one ever cared if I should live or die.

11.12.1 Personnel

Time and time again the chance for


Love has passed me by...

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals

He said that while the melody in his head kept going, the
lyrics stopped because I'm not a lyricist. He completed
the rest of his arrangement upon his return to the United
States.[1]

Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards

While the Carpenters were working on the song, Carpenter decided that a fuzz guitar solo should be included.
Karen Carpenter called renowned electric guitarist Tony

Tony Peluso - guitar

Joe Osborn - bass guitar

Hal Blaine - drums

11.13. SING (JOE RAPOSO SONG)

11.12.2

83

Cultural references

song acted as their debut single from the LP album Now


& Then, released in 1973.[1] Sing reached number three
Goodbye to Love was used in science ction sitcom Red on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number-one on the
Dwarf, in the Series Two episode titled Queeg. It is sung easy listening chart,[3] and it became the groups seventh
by the character Holly (played by Norman Lovett), in a gold single.
scene where Holly, the ships computer, is being turned
Their recording of the song was produced and arranged
o in favor of a superior model.
by Richard Carpenter, and engineered by Ray Gerhardt. The lead vocal was sung by Karen Carpenter,
with backing vocals by Karen and Richard Carpenter and
11.12.3 References
the Jimmy Joyce Childrens Choir. Keyboards were by
[1] The Complete Guide to the Music of the Carpenters by Richard Carpenter, bass by Joe Osborn, drums by Karen
Carpenter, and recorders by Tom Scott.[2]
John Tobler, Omnibus Press, 1998 - pp38-9.
In 1974 while touring Japan, The Carpenters recorded
[2] {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/
their
rst live album in Osaka. The album contained a
tony-peluso-guitarist-whose-solos-on-the-carpenters-goodbye-to-love-ushered-in-the-powerballad-era-2041048.
new version of Sing with the childrens chorus sung by
html}
[3] The Complete Guide to the Music of the Carpenters by
John Tobler, Omnibus Press, 1998. Page39.
[4] From the Top liner notes written by Richard Carpenter re:
Goodbye to Love - A&M Records, 1991
[5] Perrone, Pierre (August 2, 2010). Tony Peluso: Guitarist whose solos on The Carpenters 'Goodbye to Love'
ushered in the power-ballad era. The Independent. Retrieved January 1, 2011.

11.12.4

External links

the Kyoto Childrens Choir. The song is featured on the


album Live in Japan which was recorded in June 1974 and
released in Japan only on March 7, 1975.[4] This album
has since been released on CD.
The 1991 box set From the Top contains a Spanglish
version of the song. The title is listed as Canta/Sing,
and is sung with the Spanish and English versions switching o between certain lines of the song.[5]
An additional recording and remix of the Carpenters version was done in 1994, that time with sound engineer
Roger Young.[2]

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.13.2 Subsequent Sesame Street versions

11.13 Sing (Joe Raposo song)


"Sing" is a popular song created for Sesame Street that
gained popularity when performed by The Carpenters,
who made it a #3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in
1973. It has become one of the most performed songs
on Sesame Street, sung in English, Spanish, and sign language.
Sing was written by Joe Raposo,[1] one of the sta songwriters for the popular childrens TV show Sesame Street.
In its initial appearance, the song was sung by adult human cast members of the show (the most frequent lead
singer was Bob McGrath), and Muppets, including Big
Bird. The Kids sang Sing for The Sesame Street Book
& Record, a recording re-released on the 2003 Songs from
the Street CD set.

11.13.1

Background of The Carpenters


version

Although Barbra Streisand had an Easy Listening hit in


1972 with Sing, Karen and Richard Carpenter heard
the song for the rst time as guests on ABC television
special Robert Young with the Young in 1973. The Carpenters loved the song and felt it could be a hit.[2] The

Lily Tomlin sang and signed this song to a group of


deaf children on Sesame Street in 1975. In 1976, on the
eleventh episode of The Muppet Show, guest Lena Horne
sang this song. Later, Alaina Reed (in her character of
Olivia) sang this song, while Linda (Linda Bove) signed
the lyrics. After the hurricane struck Sesame Street in
2001, Big Bird sang Sing in celebration of his nest being rebuilt.
As an iconic Sesame song, Sing was used to close many
of the shows anniversary specials, including Sesame
Street: 20 and Still Counting, Sesame Streets All-Star 25th
Birthday: Stars and Street Forever and Sesame Streets 25th
Birthday: A Musical Celebration. It was used for the title of the 1990 documentary that eulogized Raposo, Sing!
Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music.
The original and subsequent Sesame Street recordings
were released on Sesame Street Concert/On Stage Live!
(1973), Sing the Hit Songs of Sesame Street (1974), Bert
& Ernie Sing-Along (1975), Sesame Street Silver 10th
Anniversary Album (1978), Sesame Street Disco (1979),
Sing: Songs of Joe Raposo (1992), Sesame Street Platinum:
All Time Favorites (1995), The Bird Is the Word Big
Birds Favorite Songs, Songs from the Street: 35 Years of
Music (2003), and The Best of Elmo. A Spanish version
was included in Fiesta Songs! (1998).

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11.13.3

CHAPTER 11. SINGLES

Personnel

Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals, drums


Richard Carpenter backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn bass guitar
Tom Scott recorders
The Jimmy Joyce Childrens Choir backing vocals

11.13.4

Covers

In 1972 Barbra Streisand had a single release of


"Make Your Own Kind of Music" in a medley with
Sing which became an Easy Listening hit (#28)
but only reached #94 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the mid-1990s, American power band Autumn


Teen Sound often played the song live.
In 2009, Pink Martini included an English and Spanish language version of the song on their album
Splendor in the Grass.
MoccA, Indonesian story-telling pop band, covered
the song on their album Colours.
In 2010, the song was prominently featured in the
video game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
In 2013, it was one of many songs Japanese singer
Rie fu included on her cover album, Rie fu sings The
Carpenters.

11.13.5 Charts

In 1973, Julie Andrews and Perry Como sang the


song in a medley as part of the television special Carpenters version
Julie on Sesame Street.
In 1975, Shirley Bassey recorded the song on her 11.13.6 See also
album Good, Bad but Beautiful, and also performed
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
it in concert several times in the 1970s.
1973 (U.S.)
In 1976, Donnie Harper and the Voices of Tomorrow performed a Gospel cover of the song on
episode 13 of season 2 of Saturday Night Live.
11.13.7 References
In 1977, Christopher Knight performed the song
with a puppet named Collette on an episode of The
Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

[1] Review of Sing on allmusic


[2] Carpenters Sing on richardandkarencarpenter.com

In 1979, Sammy Davis, Jr. performed it as part of


his live show.

[3] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 47.

In 1981, the song was included in Lea Salonga's rst


album, Small Voice, recorded when she was nine
years old.

[4] Live in Japan > Overview at allmusic


[5] Carpenters - From The Top (Box Set)

In 1989, Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett sang the


song in a medley as part of their Julie and Carol: 11.13.8 External links
Together Again concert at Carnegie Hall.
Sing on Muppet Wiki, an external wiki
In 1996, Dutch group Nakatomi produced a happy
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
hardcore version of this song.
The Dixie Chicks once recorded a version of this
song, and in 2000, there was also an all-celebrity
version, featuring such celebrities as R.E.M., Conan
O'Brien, Ben Stiller, and, again, The Dixie Chicks.

11.14 Yesterday Once More (song)

"Yesterday Once More", written by Richard Carpenter


In 2002, Ivy sang a version of this song on the For and John Bettis, is a hit song by The Carpenters from
their 1973 album Now & Then. Composed in the key of
the Kids compilation album.
E, Yesterday Once More features a long middle sec In 2003, Benny Green and Russell Malone recorded tion, consisting of eight covers of 1960s tunes incorpoa jazz duo version of this song on their album Live rated into a faux oldies radio program. The work takes
at the Bistro
up the entire side B of the album.
In 2008, Kristin Chenoweth covered this song with The single version of the song peaked at number 2 on the
new additional holiday lyrics on her latest Christmas Billboard Hot 100 chart becoming their 5th number two
album, A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas.
hit and making them the act with the second most number

11.15. TOP OF THE WORLD (THE CARPENTERS SONG)


two hits on the chart behind only Madonna. The song also
peaked at number 1 on the easy listening chart, becoming their eighth number 1 on that chart in four years.[1] It
is The Carpenters biggest-selling record worldwide and
their best-selling single in the UK, peaking at number 2.[2]
Richard Carpenter admitted on a Japanese documentary
that it is his favorite of all the songs that he has written.
He has performed an instrumental version at concerts.
According to Cash Box, on June 2, 1973, Yesterday
Once More was the highest-debuting single at No. 71.
By August 4, it had reached No. 1.
Dionne Warwick, a close friend of The Carpenters, performed the song live in Las Vegas the night before Karen
Carpenter's death in 1983.[3]

11.14.1

Personnel

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Redd Kross, a rock/punk band from Hawthorne,
California covered the song on the 1994 Carpenters
tribute album If I Were a Carpenter. This cover was
also released as a double A-side single with Sonic
Youth's cover of "Superstar" to promote the album.
The British indie rock band Cinerama released a
cover of the song as a B-side on their 2001 single
Superman.
Swedish pop and country singer Kikki Danielsson
covered the song on her 2006 album, I dag & i morgon.
In Japan, Tohoku Broadcasting Company's TV station in Miyagi prefecture played the song moments
before it ceased broadcasting on analog on March
31, 2012.[5]

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals, drums


Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards

11.14.3 Charts

Joe Osborn - bass guitar

11.14.4 See also

Tony Peluso - guitar

11.14.2

Cover versions and performances

List of number-one adult contemporary singles of


1973 (U.S.)
List of RPM number-one singles of 1973

Hier est prs de toi (Sha la la)" by Claude Franois


11.14.5
(France) in 1973, adaptation by Eddy Marnay.
In 1973, Icelandic singer urur Sigurardttir
covered the song with the title " valdi minninga
on the album "urur & Plmi. Icelandic words
by Plmi Gunnarsson.
In 1974, Italian singer Dori Ghezzi covered the song
with the title Io sto bene con te.
In 1974, the singer Ami Asplund covered the song
with the title Ky Luonain Eilinen, followed by
later Finnish-language covers, by Katri Helena, Lea
Laven, and others.

References

[1] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 47.
[2] Carpenters UK chart history, The Ocial Charts Company. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
[3] Schmidt, Randy L. Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. Forward by Dionne Warwick. Chicago Review
Press, 9781556529764). p. 368.)
[4] Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 19422004. Record Research. p. 545.
[5] TBC
04-05.

2012/3/31

". Retrieved 2012-

In 1981, The Spinners recorded the song as a med- 11.14.6 External links
ley with Nothing Remains the Same. The medley
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
went to No. 32 on the soul chart.[4]
The Shaggs, now seen as one of the most important outsider music groups, recorded a cover of the
song which later appeared on their 1982 compilation
Shaggs Own Thing.

11.15 Top of the World (The Carpenters song)

"Top of the World" is a 1972 song by The Carpen Italo disco singer Sabrina Salerno covered the song ters. Originally recorded for and released on the duos
on her 1991 album Over the Pop.
1972 studio album A Song for You, the song topped the

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Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in late 1973, becoming


the duos second of three number one singles, following
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" and preceding Please
Mr. Postman. Originally intended to be only an album
cut for the Carpenters, country singer Lynn Anderson
covered the song and was the rst to release it as a single. Her version nearly topped the U.S. country singles
chart, reaching No. 2. Karen Carpenter re-recorded the
song for the bands rst compilation as she was not quite
satised with the original.

which was the rst Vikingarna song to chart on the


Svensktoppen.[5]

In Japan, the song was used as the opening theme song for
the 1995 Japanese drama Miseinen. In 2003, it was used
for another drama, this time as the ending theme song for
Beginner. It appeared on the 2010 soundtrack of Shrek
Forever After when Shrek enjoys being a real ogre and
terrifying the peasants, as well as in a prominent scene of
the 2012 lm Dark Shadows, with a performance by the
Carpenters seen on a television screen.

Mark O'Connor did an acoustic guitar and mandolin


(David Grisman) version of the song on his 1979 album
Markology.

11.15.1

Personnel

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals

In 1975, the French Canadian singer Claude Valade


recorded Top of the World in French Au bout du monde,
(Lyrics by Christine Charbonneau). The song was part
of her album Collection Country released by LondonDeram.[6]
It was covered by Ami Aspelund in Finnish as Tnn
Huipulla.

The Gilman Street punk band Stikky recorded a cover


containing only the chorus and released it on their EP
Cuddle in 1988.
In 1990, Belgian singer Dana Winner covered the song as
Op het dak van de wereld.
In 1992, The Sugarcubes, with Bjrk as lead singer, covered the song. The song was included as a B-side on the
single for Walkabout, the second single from the album
Stick Around for Joy.

Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards Shonen Knife's cover appeared on the 1994 tribute album
(Wurlitzer electric piano)
If I Were a Carpenter. It was the ending theme song to
the 1995 lm The Last Supper and appeared in the 1998
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
lm The Parent Trap, as well as the 2000 lm The Broken
Hal Blaine - drums
Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy.
Buddy Emmons - pedal steel guitar

11.15.2

Chart performance

11.15.3

Lynn Anderson version

Country music singer Lynn Anderson covered the song in


1973 for her studio album Top of the World, released on
Columbia Records. It was the rst single released from
her album and her version of the song became the rst
hit. Andersons cover reached No. 2 on the U.S. country
singles chart and No. 74 on Billboard Hot 100 in mid1973. The success of Andersons version prompted the
Carpenters to release a new version as a single, where it
topped the U.S. pop singles chart for two weeks in December 1973.[4] Andersons cover was produced by her
husband Glenn Sutton and Clive Davis.

The Qubcois singer Bourbon Gautier recorded a


Quebec French cover in 2006 titled Au bout du monde
on the album Quand le Country dit bonjour...[7] released
by AMP Records, with lyrics by Christine Charbonneau.
In 2006, a bossa nova version of the song was performed
by Naomi & Goro and appeared on their album titled
[HOME].
Mona Gustafsson recorded the song on her 2010 album
Countryprlor.[8]
A Cantonese Christian song by the name of "
"
(Season of Ice and Sun) was written using the melody
of the song.
Rose Chung (
) and Ervinna (
as "
" in 1974.

) covered the song

Punk supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes covered the song on their 2014 album Are We Not Men? We
Are Diva!.

Chart performance

11.15.4

Other cover versions

11.15.5 See also

List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1973 (U.S.)


In 1973, Icelandic singer urur Sigurardttir covered the song with the title Undraheimur on the album
11.15.6 References
"urur & Plmi. Icelandic words by Jnas Fririk.
Swedish dansband Vikingarna had a 1974 Svensktoppen
hit with a cover version in Swedish, P vrldens tak,

[1] Carpenters - Top Of The World (in


dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved November 27, 2013.

Dutch).

11.16. JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU)

[2] Single - Carpenters, Top Of The World (in German).


charts.de. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
[3] Carpenters - Top Of The World (in Dutch). ultratop.be/
nl. Retrieved November 27, 2013.

87
decades, the Cajun French version has been performed
by many Cajun bands including Aldus Roger and Jo-El
Sonnier.

[4] Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, Randy L.


Schmidt, foreword by Dionne Warwick, 2010, page 122.

11.16.3 Theme

[5] Svensktoppen - 1974

Williams song resembles Grand Texas, a Cajun French


song, in melody only. Grand Texas is a song about a lost
love, a woman who left the singer to go with another man
to Big Texas.

[6] http://www.biographiesartistesquebecois.com/
Artiste-V/Valade,%20Claude/claudevalade.htm,
Discography, Claude Valade, 1975, Collection Country,
Au bout du monde",

However, Jambalaya, while maintaining a Cajun theme,


is about life, parties and stereotypical food of Cajun cui[7] http://quebeccountry.retrojeunesse60.com/
sine. The protagonist leaves to pole a pirogue a atbourbongauthier.htm,Discography, 2006, Quand
bottomed boat down the shallow water of the bayou, to
le Country dit bonjour, one song by Bourbom Gautier,
attend a party with his girlfriend Yvonne, and her family.
Au bout du monde",
At the feast they have Cajun cuisine, notably Jambalaya,
[8] Countryprlor (in Swedish). Svensk mediedatabas. crawsh pie and l gumbo and drink liquor from fruit
2010. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
jars. Yvonne is his ma chaz ami-o, which is Cajun
French for my good girlfriend (ma chre amie in
French). Williams uses the term ma chaz ami as one
11.15.7 External links
word, thus the my in front of it. The o at the end of
ami is a poetic/lyrical device making the line match the
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
phrasing of the previous line and rhyme with it.
Williams composed a sequel to the song from the female
perspective, I'm Yvonne (Of the Bayou)", with Jimmy
11.16 Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
Rule. It was not as popular. As with Jambalaya there is
speculation that Williams may have purchased this song
"Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" is a song written and from Mullican.
recorded by American country music singer Hank
Williams, Sr. that was rst released in July 1952. Named Later researched by a member of Moon Mullicans famfor a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned nu- ily, a story emerged about how the song came about in
merous cover versions and has since achieved popularity the rst place, and it was said that while visiting a small
bar located just south of the Choupique Bayou and owned
in several dierent music genres.
by Yvonne Little, the song Jambalaya referred to some
truly wonderful times had there.

11.16.1

Authorship

With a melody based on the Cajun song Grand Texas, 11.16.4


some sources, including Allmusic, claim that the song
was co-written by Williams and Moon Mullican, with 11.16.5
Mullican uncredited but receiving ongoing royalties.
Released in July 1952, crediting Williams as the sole author, it was performed by Williams as a country song. It
reached number one on the U.S. country charts for fourteen non-consecutive weeks.[1] Jambalaya remains one
of Hank Williams most popular songs today.

11.16.2

Cajun roots

Since the original melody of the song was from a Cajun


French song called Grand Texas, the song is a staple
of Cajun culture. Although Williams changed the lyrics,
he kept a Louisiana theme. After Williams released his
version, Cajuns recorded the song again using Cajun instruments. However, they used Williams lyrics translated into the Cajun French language. Over the past few

Chart performance
Cover versions

A version of the song was recorded by Jo Staord in 1952,


reaching #3 on the Billboard pop charts (and making
the song well known to people other than country music
fans). Mitch Miller had originally intended Jambalaya
to be recorded by Jimmy Boyd for Columbia Records.
Boyd turned the song down and Miller recorded it with
Jo Staord. Years later Jimmy Boyd recorded it for Dot
Records. It was further popularized in a rock and roll
version by Fats Domino.
The Carpenters featured the song, in an uptempo MOR
version with country ourishes, on their 1973 album Now
& Then. Their version was released as a single outside the
United States in 1974 and sold well in the UK (peaking
at number 12 in the charts)[2] and Japan.
Other artists who have performed the song include The

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Meters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy C. Newman, Leon 11.16.6 References


Russell, Charley Pride, Jimmy Buett, Je Healey on
his 2008 album Mess of Blues, Emmylou Harris in- [1] Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40
Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Recluded it in her 1976 album Elite Hotel, Moon Mullican,
search. p. 387.
John Fogerty (whose version hit #16 in 1973 under the
name of The Blue Ridge Rangers), The Muppets, Gerry [2] Carpenters UK chart history, The Ocial Charts Comand the Pacemakers, Brenda Lee, Harry Connick, Jr.,
pany. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
Lucinda Williams, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (whose version
peaked at #84 in 1972), Billy Crash Craddock, George [3] Video on YouTube
Jones, Leo Kottke, Wes Paul, Dolly Parton, Roomful
[4] Hunter Hayes Bio | Hunter Hayes Career. CMT. Reof Blues, Andy Kaufman, Professor Longhair, Shocking
trieved 2014-07-31.
Blue, Freddy Fender, The White Stripes, Tab Benoit, and
Tommy Funderburk (appearing in the lm Steel Magno- [5] Whitburn, Joel (2005). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2005.
lias), Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis on their 2000
Record Research, Inc. p. 604. ISBN 0-89820-165-9.
album You Win Again, Doug Kershaw and The Residents
among many others.
A recording by The Tanner Sisters with an orchestra and
conductor Don Carlos was made in London on September
25, 1952. It was released by EMI on the His Masters
Voice label as catalog number B 10418.

11.16.7 External links

Excerpt of Brenda Lee singing Jambalaya, April


9, 1960 on Ozark Jubilee

Ex-Hong Kong female singer, CHANG Loo ( ), covered this song twice. The rst version was covered in 11.17 I Won't Last a Day Without
Mandarin Chinese entirely, under title name of
in
You
the mid-1950s. The second one was covered, in alternate
English and Mandarin Chinese, under the name of Jambalaya/
on her album An Evening with Chang Loo in Not to be confused with Won't Last a Day Without You.
1963. In 1978, another Hong Kong female singer, Paula
Tsui (
), covered the Mandarin Chinese version made
I Won't Last a Day Without You is a song with lyrics
by CHANG Loo, on her LP album
.
written by Paul Williams and music composed by Roger
In 1974, Singapore-based female singer, Ervinna, cov- Nichols. Williams released his version as a single in 1973,
ered this song, on her LP album Top Hits Vol. 2 with the but garnered only minor success. Maureen McGovern
local White Cloud Records.
recorded the song and also released it as a single in 1973
In India, Usha Iyer (now Usha Uthup) recorded a version (and included on her album The Morning After), with rein 1968 on the HMV label, that became the best selling sults similar to those of Williams. It became a hit single
for The Carpenters in 1974, reaching number eleven on
song until then, by an Indian artist in English.
the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the easy
Do Marai Maki released Jambolaya in the Croatian listening chart,.[1] I Won't Last a Day Without You was
language.[3]
The Carpenters ninth number one on the Easy Listening
International, translated or derived versions do exist at chart.
least in Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Polish In 1972, Richard Carpenter had learned of a new song
(as Baju-baj, prosz pana recorded by Anna Jantar), from his partners, Paul Williams and Roger Nichols, who
German, Spanish and Estonian. In 2005, two versions of had already contributed "We've Only Just Begun" and
Jambalaya surged in Mexican folk music, one by Banda "Rainy Days and Mondays" to the Carpenterss repertoire
Limn and the other from the Duranguense group K-Paz and catalogue of chart selections, and he included it on
de la Sierra. However, in Mexican music, the most fa- their A Song for You album. Shortly after, Diana Ross
mous cover version is by Los Felinos.
heard it and included it on her album Touch Me in the
Country star Hunter Hayes made his debut, at four Morning the following year. In 1974, Barbra Streisand inyear old, covering the song on the accordion with Hank cluded the song on her album ButterFly. Andy Williams
released a version in 1974 on his album, The Way We
Williams, Jr.[4]
Were. Mel Torme also sang a version of the song, culmiGarth Brooks recorded the song for the 2013 Country nating in holding one of the longest last notes in showbiz
Classics album in the Blame It All on My Roots: Five history, with a full six and a half bars.
Decades of Inuences compilation.

11.17.1 Personnel
Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals

11.18. PLEASE MR. POSTMAN

89

Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards

Songwriting credits for Please Mr. Postman seem


to have changed over the years. The original Tamla
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
45 single for the Marvelettes version credits Dobbins/Garett/Brianbert as the songwriters, and credits
Tony Peluso - guitar
Brianbert as producer. The original With the Beatles
Hal Blaine - drums
album cover credited it to just Brian Holland. The 1976
Beatles discography book All Together Now credits it to
Holland, Bateman, and Berry Gordy. The 1992 Motown
11.17.2 Chart
boxed set Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection
credits Dobbins, Garrett, Holland, Bateman, and Gor11.17.3 See also
man as the composers. The Songwriters Hall of Fame
credits Please Mr. Postman to just Holland, Bateman,
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of and Gorman.[3] EMI Music Publishing, the current music
1974 (U.S.)
publisher of the song list all ve writers in their catalog.
Please Mr. Postman has been covered frequently, including a version by English rock group the Beatles on
their With the Beatles album. Sung by John Lennon, their
[1] Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 version reverses the genders.[1] The Marvelettes version
Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 107.
appears in a bar ght scene in Mean Streets (1973), directed by Martin Scorsese. Later, a second hit version
was recorded by the Carpenters, whose version took the
11.17.5 External links
song again to number one on the Hot 100 in early 1975.
The Pat Boone Family released their version of the song
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
at approximately the same time, resulting in both versions
appearing simultaneously on the South African Hit Parade. The Carpenters cover version was also sampled by
11.18 Please Mr. Postman
rapper Juelz Santana for his single "Oh Yes". It is used
by the Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show to introduce their Lis"Please Mr. Postman" is the debut single by the Mar- tener Mail segment, and was sung by the presenters of
velettes for the Tamla (Motown) label,[1] notable as the British Saturday morning show SMTV Live to introduce
rst Motown song to reach the number-one position on the mailbag section.
the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. The single
achieved this position in late 1961; it hit number one on
the R&B chart as well.[2] Please Mr. Postman became a The Marvelettes personnel
number-one hit again in early 1975 when the Carpenters'
Gladys Horton Lead and background vocals
cover of the song reached the top position of the Billboard
Hot 100.
Wanda Young Background vocals

11.17.4

References

11.18.1

History

In April 1961, the Marvelettes (then known as The Marvels) arranged an audition for Berry Gordy's Tamla label. Marvels member Georgia Dobbins needed an original song for their audition, and got a blues song from
her friend William Garrett, which she then reworked
for the group. Dobbins left the group after the audition and was replaced, Gordy renamed the group and
hired BrianbertBrian Holland and Robert Batemans
songwriting partnershipto rework the song yet again.
Freddie Gorman, another songwriting partner of Holland
(before Holland became part of the HollandDozier
Holland team) was also involved in the nal reworking.
The Marvelettes recording features lead singer Gladys
Horton hoping that the postman has brought her a letter
from her boyfriend, who is away at war. Accompaniment
is provided by the Funk Brothers, including Marvin Gaye
on drums.

Georgeanna Tillman Background vocals


Wyanetta (Juanita) Cowart Background vocals
Katherine Anderson Background vocals
The Funk Brothers Instrumentation (including)
Marvin Gaye Drums
Benny Benjamin Drums
James Jamerson Bass
Richard Popcorn Wylie Piano
Eddie Bongo Brown Percussion

11.18.2 The Beatles


The Beatles included Please Mister Postman as part
of their live act in 1962, performing it regularly at the
Cavern Club. By the time it was recorded for their second album, With The Beatles, it had been dropped from

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their set, and required some work in the studio to bring Chart
it up to an acceptable standard.[4] Ian MacDonald criticised their version for having a "wall of sound" and for a 11.18.4 Other versions
general airlessness.[4]
Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders (from Birmingham, England) recorded it as their 2nd sinThe Beatles personnel
gle, released in Jan 1964, later released on LP
on Birmingham Beat (1983); their version has a
slowed-down skie-beat arrangement quite dif John Lennon double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm
ferent from the original
guitar, handclapping
Paul McCartney backing vocal, bass, handclapping

Peggy Evers from Les Humphries Singers released


a disco version in 1980

George Harrison backing vocal, lead guitar, handclapping

Please Mr. Postman is part of The Greatest Medley Ever Told sung by Whoopi Goldberg in the
opening scene of the 1993 lm, Sister Act 2: Back
in the Habit

Ringo Starr drums, cowbell, handclapping


George Martin producer
Norman Smith engineer
The Beatles personnel per MacDonald[4]

11.18.3

The Carpenters

The Carpenters version resembles an old 1950s rock &


roll song. The single was released in late 1974, reached
number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy
Listening charts in January 1975,[5] and was the duos
12th million-selling single gold record. The corresponding Horizon album was belatedly released in June 1975
and went Platinum.

Music video
A music video of the song, lmed in Disneyland, can be
found on the DVD Gold: Greatest Hits (released in 2002),
originally packaged as Yesterday Once More (released on
VHS in 1985).

Personnel
Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals, drums
Richard Carpenter backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn bass guitar
Tony Peluso guitar
Bob Messenger tenor saxophone
Doug Strawn - baritone saxophone

The Backbeat band covered the song for the 1994


lm Backbeat
Uruguayan rockers El Cuarteto de Nos recorded
a comedical version called in Spanish Bo,
cartero, for their 1994 album Otra Navidad en las
Trincheras; it is one of the most known songs by
the band, even though its a cover version with the
lyrics re-written to humorous eect.
The China Dolls covered the song for their album
Cover Girls in 2003 which also featured singers from
GMM Grammy
Morning Musume covered it as a Christmas English
medley with 4 other songs
Juelz Santana sampled the Carpenters version for
the song "Oh Yes" on his 2005 album What the
Games Been Missing
The Saturdays performed a cover of the song on Celebrating The Carpenters in 2009. A studio version
was later recorded in 2014 for the soundtrack of
Postman Pat: The Movie.
American rapper Lil Wayne sampled The Carpenters' version of the song on a mixtape track called
Mr. Postman
Diana Ross and the Supremes made a cover
In the T.V show Phineas and Ferb there is an episode
where there is a parody of the song
The song is referenced in Layzie Bones opening
verse for the 2003 Bone Thugs-n-Harmony song
"Home"
In 2009, the dubstep producer Cragga made a dubstep version
Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans of Japan made an
instrumental cover

11.19. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

91

Agnes Chan recorded a version of the song in the 11.19.1 Recordings


'70s for a Japanese album
The earliest known recorded version of the song was by
Bob Rivers recorded a parody titled Don't Shoot banjoist Harry Reser and his band on October 24, 1934
Mr. Postman
(Decca 264A) featuring Tom Stacks on vocal, the version
shown in the Variety charts of December 1934. The song
was a sheet music hit, reaching #1. The song was also
11.18.5 See also
recorded on September 26, 1935, by Tommy Dorsey &
His Orchestra.
List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1961 (U.S.)
The song is a traditional standard at Christmas time, and
has been covered by numerous recording artists. The
List of number-one R&B singles of 1961 (U.S.)
1951 version by Perry Como was the rst measurable hit,
the Four Seasons version charted at #23 on
List of number-one singles in Australia during the and in 1963
[4]
Billboard.
In
1970 Rankin-Bass produced an hour-long
1970s
animated television special based on the song, with narrator Fred Astaire telling the original story of Santa Claus.
List of RPM number-one singles of 1975
Many contemporary artists have recorded and performed
List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1975 (U.S.) various versions of the song, including a rock version by
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. The song was
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of recorded in a 1975 live version and eventually released
1975 (U.S.)
rst in 1982 as part of the Sesame Street compilation
album In Harmony 2 and again in 1985 as a B-side to
"My Hometown", a single from the Born in the U.S.A.
11.18.6 Notes
album.[5] Luis Miguel recorded the song in Spanish as
Santa Claus Lleg a La Ciudad for his Christmas al[1] Gilliland, John (1969). Show 25 - The Soul Reformabum Navidades (2006).[6] His version of the song peaked
tion: Phase two, the Motown story. [Part 4]" (audio). Pop
at #26 on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart.[7]
Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu.
Other well-known versions of this song include Bing
Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (1943), Frank Sinatra (1948), the Ray Conni Singers (1959), Alvin
[3] Brian Holland. Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved and the Chipmunks (1961), The Crystals (1963), The
Beach Boys (1964), Lou Rawls (1967), The Jackson 5
January 8, 2013.
(1970),[8] The Carpenters (1978), The Pointer Sisters
[4] MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Bea- (1987), Neil Diamond and Bjrn Again (1992), Mariah
tles Records and the Sixties (Second Revised ed.). Lon- Carey (1994),[9] George Strait (1996), Faith Hill (2008),
don: Pimlico (Rand). p. 91. ISBN 1-84413-828-3.
Miley Cyrus (2008), Andrea Bocelli (2009), Love Hn[5] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961- del from Phineas and Ferb (2010), Justin Bieber (2011),
Michael Bubl (2011), Mark Salling and Cory Monteith
2001. Record Research. p. 47.
on Glee (2011), Colbie Caillat (2012),[10] Rod Stewart
(2012), Richard Marx (feat.) Sara Niemietz (2012)[11][12]
Tamar Braxton (2013), Dannii Minogue (2013)[13] and
11.18.7 External links
Pentatonix (2014).
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
[2] Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 19422004. Record Research. p. 379.

11.19.2 References

11.19 Santa Claus Is Coming to


Town

[1] Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Composed by Haven


Gillespie / J. Fred Coots. AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2014.

See also: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (lm)

[2] Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas. Retrieved


20 August 2014.

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"[1] is a Christmas


song. It was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven
Gillespie and was rst sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show
in November 1934. It became an instant hit with orders
for 100,000 copies of sheet music and more than 30,000
records sold within 24 hours.[2][3]

[3] Collins, Ace (5 October 2010). 4 Santa Claus Is Coming


to Town. Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas.
Zondervan. p. 224. ISBN 0310327954. Retrieved 20
August 2014.
[4] Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40
Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 237.

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[5] The Greatest Rock Roll Christmas Songs Pictures Bruce Springsteen, 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'".
Rolling Stone. 2007-12-19. Retrieved 2013-12-22.

Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards

[6] Navidades - Luis Miguel: Overview. AllMusic / Rovi.


Retrieved 2013-05-14.

Tony Peluso - guitar

[7] Navidades - Luis Miguel: Awards. AllMusic / Rovi.


Retrieved 2013-05-14.
[8] Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collectors Edition, page 99. American Press.
[9] Trust, Gary (2013-04-02). Ask Billboard: Belindas
Back, JT Too, Mariah Careys Album Sales & More.
Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 201305-11.
[10] [
http://www.allmusic.com/album/
christmas-in-the-sand-mw0002421262 Colbie Caillat
Christmas In the Sand album on allmusic.com]
[11] Richard Marx and Sara Niemietz - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Richard Marx YouTube Channel. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
[12] Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (20 August 2014). Richard
Marx Christmas Spirit". All Music. Retrieved 20 August
2014.
[13] Video on YouTube

11.19.3

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics (as sung by


Burl Ives)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town at AllMusic (original lyrics)

Joe Osborn - bass guitar

Jim Gordon - drums


Bob Messenger - tenor saxophone
Earle Dumler - oboe

11.20.2 Charts
11.20.3 See also
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
1975 (U.S.)

11.20.4 References
[1] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 47.

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition,


1996

11.20.5 External links


Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.21 Solitaire (Neil Sedaka song)

"Solitaire" is a ballad written by Neil Sedaka and Phil


Cody. Cody employs playing the card game of solitaire
as a metaphor for a man who lost his love through his in11.20 Only Yesterday (song)
dierence - while life goes on around him everywhere
hes playing solitaire. The song is best known via its ren"Only Yesterday" is a song recorded by The Carpenters dition by the Carpenters.
in 1975. It was released on March 14, 1975, and was
the Carpenters last top-ten single on the Billboard Hot
100. Composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, 11.21.1 Early versions
it peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and
number one on the easy listening chart,[1] the Carpenters Neil Sedaka recorded Solitaire as the title cut for a 1972
eleventh number one on the chart.
album recorded at Strawberry Studios, Manchester: 10cc
The music video features some footage of Karen and
Richard at work in the studio. After Karen sang the line,
the promise of morning light, it faded from the studio to
a fountain in Huntington Library Gardens in San Marino,
California. It then featured some footage of a Japanese
bridge.

11.20.1

Personnel

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals

members Lol Creme, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman accompanied Sedaka while Eric Stewart also of 10cc
engineered the session. Appearing on 1972 album releases by both Tony Christie and Petula Clark, Solitaire
had its rst evident single release in February 1973 as
recorded by the Searchers; however it was an autumn
1973 single by Andy Williams which would reach #4 UK
and aord Williams a #1 hit in South Africa. The title
cut from an album produced by Richard Perry, Williams
Solitaire also became a US Easy Listening hit at #23.
In 1974 Neil Sedakas 1972 recording of Solitaire was

11.22. THERES A KIND OF HUSH


included on his comeback album Sedakas Back. Later
in 1975, a live-in-concert version recorded by Sedaka at
the Royal Festival Hall was issued as the B-side of The
Queen of 1964. This is the version of Solitaire that was
released as part of Razor & Tie's 2007 Denitive Collection album.

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Sissel Kyrkjeb
Johnny Mathis
Joe McElderry
Nana Mouskouri
Jane Olivor

11.21.2

The Carpenters version

The Carpenters recorded Solitaire for the 1975 Horizon


album; Richard Carpenter, familiar with the song via the
versions by Neil Sedaka and Andy Williams, was not
crazy about the song but felt it would showcase Karen
Carpenter's vocal expertise and Richard Carpenter would
assess Karen Carpenters performance on Solitaire as
one of [her] greatest adding she never liked the song
[and]...she never changed her opinion.[1]

Patricia Paay #24 (Netherlands) 1983


Elvis Presley
The Searchers
Westlife
Roger Whittaker
Andy Williams

Marco T Spanish version


Solitaire was issued as the third single from Horizon;
for the single version a guitar lead was added between the
Mark Lanegan on his 2013 album Imitations
rst verse and chorus. It hit #17 on the Billboard Hot 100,
their least successful single since their pre-stardom A&M
debut "Ticket to Ride" in 1969; it signaled a downturn 11.21.5 See also
in the groups popularity which, consolidated by the Top
Ten shortfall of the lead single and title cut of the 1976
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
album A Kind of Hush, would prove irreversible. Soli1975 (U.S.)
taire did aord the Carpenters their twelfth of fteen #1
Easy Listening hits.

11.21.6 References

11.21.3

Personnel

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals

[1] John Tobler. The Complete Guide to the Music of the Carpenters (1997); Omnibus Press, London; ISBN 0-71196312-6; p.66

Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards


Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Tony Peluso - guitar
Jim Gordon - drums

11.22 Theres a Kind of Hush


This article is about the song. For the Hermans Hermits
album, see Theres a Kind of Hush All Over the World.
For the Carpenters album, see A Kind of Hush (album).

Earle Dumler - oboe

11.21.4

Other cover versions

Clay Aiken
Jann Arden
Iveta Bartoov (Solitr Czech)
Shirley Bassey
Beat Crusaders
Sheryl Crow
Gallon Drunk
Johnny Goudie

"Theres a Kind of Hush" is a popular song written by


Les Reed and Geo Stephens which was a hit in 1967 for
Hermans Hermits and again in 1976 for the Carpenters.

11.22.1 First recordings


The song was introduced on the 1966 album Winchester
Cathedral by Geo Stephens group the New Vaudeville
Band; like that groups hit "Winchester Cathedral",
Theres a Kind of Hush was conceived as a neo-British
music hall number although it is a less overt proponent of
that style. The rst single version of Theres a Kind of
Hush was recorded in 1966 by Gary and the Hornets,
a teen/pre-teen male band from Franklin, Ohio whose
versionentitled A Kind of Hush produced by Lou
Reiznerbecame a regional success and showed signs

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of breaking nationally in January 1967; the single would 11.22.3 Personnel


reach No. 4 in Cincinnati and No. 3 in Erie PA. How Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals
ever an expedient cover by Hermans Hermits was released in the US in February 1967 to reach the Top 30
Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
of the Billboard Hot 100 in three weeks and proceed to a
peak of #4aording the group their nal US Top Ten
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
hitwith Gold certication for US sales of one million
Tony Peluso - guitar
units awarded that April. In the UK Hermans Hermits
Theres a Kind of Hush would reach No. 7. The success
Jim Gordon - drums
of the Hermans Hermits version led to the release of the
Bob Messenger - tenor saxophone
original New Vaudeville Band track as a single in some
territories with both of these versions charting in Australia with peaks of No. 5 (Hermans Hermits) and No.
11.22.4 Other versions
12 (New Vaudeville Band) and also in South Africa where
the New Vaudeville Band bested the Hermans Hermits
Contemporary cover versions of Theres a Kind of
No. 9 peak by reaching No. 4.
Hush appeared on 1967 album releases (indicated
International chart peaks/ Hermans Hermits version in parenthesis) by John Davidson (A Kind of Hush),
Engelbert Humperdinck (Release Me), the Lennon Sisters
(Somethin' Stupid), Susan Maughan (Hey Look Me Over),
Matt Monro (These Years) and Margaret Whiting (Mag11.22.2 The Carpenters version
gie Isn't Margaret Anymore).
The Carpenters remade Theres a Kind of Hushas Pierre Lalonde recorded a french version of the song
Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"for their Donne-moi ta bouche in 1967.
1976 album release A Kind of Hush for which it served
as lead single, reaching No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Ed Ames recorded a version of the song from the album
chart and aording the Carpenters their thirteenth No. 1 Who Will Answer? released in 1968.
on the easy listening chart.[1]
In the summer of 1968 Karel Gott reached No. 7 in
Czechoslovakia
with his rendition of Theres a Kind
The singles success indicated a drop in the Carpenters
of
Hush
(sung
in English); a Czech rendering of the
popularity, it being the rst lead single from a mainstream
song
entitled
Poehnej,
Boe Mj would be featured on
Carpenters album to fall short of the Top 5 since "Ticket
Gotts
1970
album
Poslouchejte!
Karel Gott Zpv Lsku
to Ride" from the groups 1969 debut album Oering,
Blznivou
A
Dal
Hity.
while the No. 33 chart peak of the A Kind of Hush album aorded the Carpenters their rst Top 20 shortfall
since Oering (Horizon would prove to be their last album
to reach the top 20 in the United States). Theres a Kind
of Hush would remain the Carpenters nal top twenty
hit until 1981s "Touch Me When We're Dancing".

Jo Staord recorded Theres a Kind of Hush as her contribution to the 1969 album Big Bands/Big Hits.
As Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" the
song made a C&W chart appearance with a No. 42 peak
in 1972 via a recording by Brian Collins.

Richard Carpenter explained in the liner notes to the CarDana recorded Theres a Kind of Hush for her 1976 alpenters 2004 best-of compilation, Gold, that although he
bum release Love Songs & Fairytales which was produced
and Karen Carpenter loved the song, he was not particuby the songs composer Geo Stephens.
larly pleased with how their remake turned out:
Perry Como recorded Theres a Kind of Hush for his
1977 album, The Best of British; this version also appears
"...one of Karens and my favorite songs
on Comos 1978 album, Where You're Concerned.
from the '60s. In hindsight, however, even
b-ower, a Japanese indie band, covered this song in Enthough our version was a hit, I wish we'd never
glish on their 1999 album, Paint My Soul.
recorded it. Here are three reasons why: (1)
The original was, and is, perfectly ne. (2) Our
Bart Kall and Vanessa Chinitor remade Theres a Kind
foray into the oldies should have ended with
of Hush for their 2001 collaborative album Costa Rothe medley featured on side 2 of Now & Then,
mantica credited to Bart & Vanessa.
1973. (3) The use of a synthesizer in some
Johnny Mathis recorded Theres a Kind of Hush for his
of our recordings has not worn well with me,
2005 album Isn't It Romantic.
on this track, or just about any other track on
which I used it.
In 2006, the experimental rock band Deerhoof covered
the song on their self-released, internet-only untitled EP.
Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" appears in Barry Manilow recorded the song for his 2006 album,
the twentieth episode of the third season of The Simpsons. The Greatest Songs of the Sixties.

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Clay Aiken recorded the song on his 2010 album Tried 11.23.1 Personnel
and True.
Karen Carpenter - lead vocals
Theres a Kind of Hush has been rendered in Dutch as
"'K voel me goed vandaag recorded by Dana Winner, in
Finnish as Hetki T" recorded by Taiska, and as Hiljenee recorded by Finntrio, in French as Qu'est-ce que tu
deviens?" recorded by Claude Franois, and in Swedish
as Det r Lugnt Och Tyst recorded by Towa Carson
and also by Anne-Lie Ryd.
Ron Bumblefoot Thal recorded a single of the song in
2011.

11.22.5

See also

List of number-one adult contemporary singles of


1976 (U.S.)

11.22.6

References

[1] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961


2001. Record Research. p. 47.

11.22.7

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.23 I Need to Be in Love

Richard Carpenter - keyboards


Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Tony Peluso - guitar
Jim Gordon - drums
Earle Dumler - oboe
David Shostac - ute
The O.K. Chorale - backing vocals

11.23.2 Cover versions


Filipino bossa nova singer Sitti recorded a cover of
this song for her second album My Bossa Nova.
This song was sung by the Pakistani pop singer
Hadiqa Kiyani as a tribute to The Carpenters.
Japanese female singer Chihiro Onitsuka covered
the song for her 2012 cover album FAMOUS MICROPHONE.
Korean jazz duo Winterplay covered the song for
2010 album TOUCHE MON AMOUR.

11.23.3 Chart performance

"I Need to Be in Love" is a song written by Richard


11.23.4 See also
Carpenter, Albert Hammond and John Bettis. It was
released as a single on May 21, 1976. It was fea List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
tured on the A Kind of Hush album, which was re1976 (U.S.)
leased on June 11 of the same year. The single featured a version without the piano lead-in and starts immediately with a ute introduction by David Shostac.<ref
11.23.5 References
name="Album credits for the A Kind of Hush album>A
Kind Of Hush | The Carpenters Complete Recording Re[1] Carpenters I Need To Be In Love. Richardandkarensource. Carpenters.amcorner.com. Retrieved 2013-06carpenter.com. 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
04.</ref> Richard Carpenter recalled that it was Karen
Carpenters favorite Carpenters song.[1]
[2] I Need to Be in Love USA chart history, Billboard.com.
Retrieved March 19, 2012.
The song peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot
[2]
[3]
100 and number 36 on the UK charts. In 1995, it [3] Carpenters UK chart history, The Ocial Charts Comwas released as a CD single in Japan, after being chopany. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
sen for the theme song of the drama Miseinen. It was
taken from the best-selling compilation 22 Hits of the [4] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 48.
Carpenters (promoted as a double A-side with "Top of the
World"). Richard Carpenter claims that It became one
of the biggest sellers of 1995, ultimately going quadruple
platinum. In more ways than one, Karen would have loved 11.23.6 External links
that!"[1] I Need to Be in Love was also The Carpenters
fourteenth number one on the Easy Listening chart.[4]
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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11.24 Goofus (song)


"Goofus" is a 1930 popular song with music written by
Wayne King and William Harold and lyrics by Gus Kahn.

11.24.1

had been previously been recorded by Jivin' Gene [Bourgeois] and The Jokers, in 1959.

11.25.1 1962 version

Popular cover versions

Les Paul recorded the song in 1950 and his version was
released by Capitol Records as catalog number 1192. The
record rst reached the Billboard charts on September 29,
1950, peaking at number 21.[1]
Phil Harris released his version on October 13, 1950. It
was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3968. The other side of the release, The Thing.
became the hit but the matrix number of Harris single
shows Goofus as the A-side. Chet Atkins recorded Goofus in 1960 for the studio album Chet Atkins Workshop,
RCA Victor catalog LSP-2232.
The Carpenters version
The Carpenters attempted to repopularize the song in
1976, when it was released as a single from their album A
Kind of Hush. However, as a sign of the duos declining
popularity at the time, it was the rst Carpenters A-side
single since "Ticket to Ride" in 1970 to fail to make the
top 40 portion of the Billboard Hot 100, or to reach either
#1 or #2 on the Easy Listening chart.
Chart performance

11.24.2

References

[1] Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955.


Record Research.
[2] Goofus USA chart history, Billboard.com. Retrieved
March 19, 2012.

11.24.3

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Neil Sedaka recorded both Breaking Up Is Hard to Do and its


B-side, As Long as I Live in Italian as Tu Non Lo Sai and
Finche Vivro, respectively, further endearing him to his Italian
fans.

Described by Allmusic as two minutes and sixteen seconds of pure pop magic,[1] Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11,
1962 and was a solid hit all over the world, sometimes
with the text translated into foreign languages. For example, the Italian version was called "Tu non lo sai" (You
Don't Know) and was recorded by Sedaka himself.
On this version, background vocals on the song are performed by the female group The Cookies.
The personnel on the original recording session included:
Al Casamenti, Art Ryerson, and Charles Macy on guitar;
Ernie Hayes on piano; George Duvivier on bass; Gary
Chester on drums; Artie Kaplan on saxophone; George
Devens and Phil Kraus on percussion; Seymour Barab
and Morris Stonzek on cellos; and David Gulliet, Joseph
H. Haber, Harry Kohon, David Sackson, and Louis Stone
on violins.

11.25 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do


For the 2011 lm, see Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (lm).
"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is a song recorded by Neil
Sedaka, and co-written by Sedaka and Howard Greeneld. Sedaka recorded this song twice, in 1962 and 1975,
in two vastly dierent arrangements, and is considered to
be his signature song.[1] Another song by the same name

11.25.2 1975 version


Though originally an uptempo song, Sedaka re-recorded
it as a ballad in 1975. The slower arrangement was originally debuted by Lenny Welch; it peaked at #34 on the
US Billboard charts in January of 1970. Sedakas slow
version peaked at #8 in December of 1975 and went to
number one on the Easy Listening chart.[2] It was only

11.26. ALL YOU GET FROM LOVE IS A LOVE SONG

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the second time that an artist made the Billboard Top Ten
with two dierent versions of the same song.

Aimer_(Japanese_singer)

11.25.3

British rock duo The Marbles recorded the song and


appears on their 1970 self-titled album.[3]

Cover versions

The Overtones

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do has been covered by nuGerman version: Abschiednehmen ist so schwer
merous other artists over the years, including:
Paul Anka
Carpenters
Dee Dee Sharp
Nick Carter
Gloria Estefan
La Onda Vaselina
The Four Seasons
Eydie Gorme

Anna-Lena Lfgren (1962; she was a Swedish


singer, born 1944, died 2010)
French version: Moi je pense encore toi
sung and adapted by Claude Franois (co-author of
My Way) the title means I'm still thinking of
you.
Sylvie Vartan under the same French title Moi je
pense encore a toi (I'm still thinking about you)
Spanish version: Qu triste es el primer adis

Lucy Hale
Garrett Haley
Alvin and the Chipmunks
The Happenings
Tom Jones
Killola

sung by La Onda Vaselina (1989).

11.25.4 See also


List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1962 (U.S.)
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
1976 (U.S.)

Carole King
Little Eva
Renee Olstead
The Partridge Family

11.25.5 References
[1] Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Song Review November 29,
2011

Zoogz Rift

[2] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 218.

Svenne & Lotta

[3] The Marbles at Allmusic

Lenny Welch
Andy Williams

11.25.6 External links

Cartoons (band)

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

A duet between Sedaka and Norwegian singer Sissel


Kyrkjeb

Waking up is hard to do

Mak and the Dudes


Damian McGinty of Celtic Thunder

11.26 All You Get from Love Is a


Love Song

Clay Aiken recorded the song as a bonus track for


"All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" is a song comhis 2010 album,Tried and True.
posed by Steve Eaton. It was popularized by the Carpen Shelley Fabares recorded the song for her 1962 al- ters in 1977. It was released to the public on May 2, 1977.
bum, The Things We Did Last Summer.
Its B-side was I Have You, a song released on the A Kind

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of Hush album in 1976. The song was also included on


their 1977 album, Passage.
In the late 1970s, this particular track appeared in a Top
10 of misheard lyrics (and is often on similar forums online). This was compiled by Noel Edmonds and the misheard lyric sounds like: Because the best love songs are
written with a broken arm, as opposed to the correct
lyrics Because the best love songs are written with a broken heart.[1]

11.26.1

Charts

11.26.2

Personnel

11.27 Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft


"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The
Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day)" is a song
by Klaatu, originally released in 1976 on their rst album 3:47 EST. The song would open night transmission
of pirate radio station Radio Caroline. The year following its release, The Carpenters covered the song, using a
crew of 160 musicians. Both versions of the single had
the entire name of the song on the label (the picture sleeve
of the Carpenters single had the subtitle in small print);
reissued singles of the Klaatu version had the title shortened to Calling Occupants.

Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter keyboards
Joe Osborn bass guitar

11.27.1 Origin
John Woloschuk, a member of Klaatu and one of the
songs composers, has said:

Ed Green drums

The idea for this track was suggested by an


actual event that is described in The Flying
Saucer Reader, a book by Jay David published in 1967. In March 1953 an organization
known as the International Flying Saucer Bureau sent a bulletin to all its members urging
them to participate in an experiment termed
"World Contact Day" whereby, at a predetermined date and time, they would attempt to
collectively send out a telepathic message to
visitors from outer space. The message began
with the words..."Calling occupants of interplanetary craft!"[1]

Tony Peluso guitar


Ray Parker, Jr. guitar
Tom Scott tenor sax
Julia Tillman backing vocals
Carlene Williams backing vocals
Maxine Willard backing vocals

11.26.3

Music video

The music video to All You Get from Love Is a Love 11.27.2 Chart
Song takes place in the A&M Studios. It starts o with
the bongo drum and fades into a camera angle zoom- 11.27.3 Personnel
ing towards Karen Carpenter. At the end of the video,
the performance fades into a picture of the Carpenters
John Woloschuk - lead vocals, backing vocals,
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, which is the beginning to
piano, organ, synthesizer, bass guitar
the video Top of the World, performed on The Carpen Dee Long - backing vocals, mellotron, synthesizer,
ters Very First TV Special in 1976. It can be found on
electric guitar
the DVD Gold: Greatest Hits. The tenor saxophone solo
was performed by Tom Scott (also the tenor sax soloist
Terry Draper - lead vocals, backing vocals, drums,
on Jazzman by Carole King), who was then one of the
tympani, percussion
hottest session players of the '70s.
Terry Brown - backing vocals

11.26.4

References

[1] The Complete Guide to the Music of the Carpenters by


John Tobler, Omnibus Press, 1998. ISBN 0.7119,6312.6

11.26.5

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

[2]

11.27.4 The Carpenters version


The Carpenters version from their Passage album charted
worldwide and appeared on several of their hits compilations. The success of their version led to the duo receiving many letters from people asking when World Contact

11.28. THE CHRISTMAS SONG


Day would be held. Ironically, the release of the song predated that of a Steven Spielberg lm with a similar theme,
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, issued to theatres the
following November. A portion of the song can be heard
in the 2013 lm The Wolverine.

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11.27.5 Other cover versions


The song was also covered by the children of the The
Langley Schools Music Project. Another version can be
found on the Carpenters tribute album If I Were a Carpenter performed by the band Babes in Toyland.

The song ultimately led to a successful Carpenters televiThe Flowers of Hell released a version on their 2012 alsion special, The Carpenters...Space Encounters.
bum Odes, on which they cover their inuences.[4]
While Klaatus original opens with various sounds of living species, the Carpenters version opens with a radio DJ The group Lard recreates the chorus with a somewhat
(the late Tony Peluso) on a request show. The DJ identi- similar vocal, but completely dierent lyrics, in the song
es a phone caller as Mike Ledgerwood. When the DJ Pineapple Face from the album The Last Temptation of
asks Mike for his song request, an alien-sounding voice Reid. Pineapple Face is a reference to Manuel Noriega
responds. The DJ is voiced by longstanding Carpenters and the song presents the lyrics as the thoughts and words
guitarist Tony Peluso, who can be seen in that role at the of Noriega while taking refuge in the Vatican embassy after the U.S. military surrounded it during Operation Nifty
start of the video for this track.[3]
Package.
The Carpenters arrangement of the song was later copied
on a sound-alike cover released on the 1977 album Top A happy hardcore version was released in 1999 by The
Space Cadet under the title 1st Contact.
of the Pops, Volume 62.
The cover art was painted by Star Trek designer Andrew
Probert.
11.27.6 References
In April 2011, the song was featured in the BBC series
[1] Woloschuk, John. Klaatu Track Facts (quote used by
Wonders of the Solar System hosted by Dr. Brian Cox.

permission). The Ocial Klaatu Homepage. Retrieved


2007-04-18.

Chart

[2] http://www.klaatu.org/

Music videos

[3] Carpenters ocial web site:". Passage album notes. Retrieved 2007-10-14.

The Carpenters had two music videos for Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft":

[4] Adams, Gregory (September 7, 2012). Flowers Of Hell


Reveal Odes Details. Exclaim!. Retrieved September 9,
2012.

Starparade German TV, 1977; available on their


DVD Gold: Greatest Hits

11.28 The Christmas Song

Space Encounters Carpenters TV special, 1978;


available on their DVD Interpretations
Christmas Song redirects here. For the Mannheim
Steamroller album, see Christmas Song (album). For
Jamey Johnson extended play, see The Christmas Song
Personnel
(EP). For songs of the Christmas season, see Christmas
music. For the dierent song of the same title by Gilbert
O'Sullivan, see Gilbert O'Sullivan discography.
Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals
Richard Carpenter - lead and backing vocals,
"The Christmas Song" (commonly subtitled
keyboards
"Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" or, as it
was originally subtitled, "Merry Christmas to You") is
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
a classic Christmas song written in 1944 by Bob Wells
and Mel Torm.
Tony Peluso - guitar, DJ
According to Torm, the song was written during a blistering hot summer. In an eort to stay cool by thinking
Ron Tutt - drums
cool, the most-performed (according to BMI) Christmas
song was born.[1] I saw a spiral pad on his (Wells) pi Earle Dumler - oboe
ano with four lines written in pencil, Torm recalled.
They started, 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nip Gregg Smith Singers - backing vocals
ping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.'
Peter Knight - orchestral arrangement
Bob didn't think he was writing a song lyric. He said he

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thought if he could immerse himself in winter he could York City, March 30, 1961. This rendition, the rst
cool o. Forty minutes later that song was written. I recorded in stereo, is widely played on radio stations durwrote all the music and some of the lyrics.
ing the Christmas season, and is probably the most faThe Nat King Cole Trio rst recorded the song early in mous version of this song. Label credit: Nat King Cole
1946. At Coles behest and over the objections of his la- (Nat King Cole, vocal; Charles Grean and Pete Rugolo,
bel, Capitol Records a second recording was made later orchestration; Ralph Carmichael, orchestra conductor).
the same year utilizing a small string section, this ver- The instrumental arrangement is nearly identical to the
sion becoming a massive hit on both the pop and R&B 1953 version, but the vocals are much deeper and more
focused. Originally done for The Nat King Cole Story (a
charts. Cole again recorded the song in 1953, using the
same arrangement with a full orchestra arranged and con- 1961 LP devoted to stereo re-recordings of Coles earlier hits), this recording was later included in a reissue of
ducted by Nelson Riddle, and once more in 1961, in a
stereophonic version with orchestra conducted by Ralph Coles 1960 holiday album The Magic of Christmas replacing 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'. Retitled The
Carmichael. Coles 1961 version is generally regarded
as denitive, and in 2004 was the most-loved seasonal Christmas Song, the album was issued in 1963 as Capitol W-1967(mono) / SW-1967(stereo) and today is in
song with women aged 3049,[2] while the original 1946
recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in print on compact disc. This recording of The Christmas Song is also available on numerous compilation al1974.[3]
bums. Some are Capitol pop standards Christmas compilations while others are broader-based. For example, it is
available on WCBS-FM's Ultimate Christmas Album Vol11.28.1 Nat King Cole recordings
ume 3. This recording was digitally remastered in 1999
First recording: Recorded at WMCA Radio Studios, and reissued as the title track in the album The Christmas
New York City, June 14, 1946. Label credit: The King Song, released September 27, 2005.
Cole Trio (Nat King Cole, vocal-pianist; Oscar Moore,
guitarist; Johnny Miller, bassist). Not issued until 1989,
when it was (accidentally) included on the various-artists
compilation Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits (1935
1954) Rhino R1 70637(LP) / R2 70637(CD).

There were several covers of Nat Coles original record


in the 1940s. The rst of these was said to be by Dick
Haymes on the Decca label, but his was released rst
not recorded rst. The rst cover of The Christmas
Song was performed by pop tenor and bandleader Eddy
Second recording: Recorded at WMCA Radio Studios, Howard on Majestic. Howard was a big Cole fan, and also
New York City, August 19, 1946. First record issue. La- covered Nats versions of I Want to Thank Your Folks
bel credit: The King Cole Trio with String Choir (Nat and I Love You for Sentimental Reasons, among others.
King Cole, vocal-pianist, Oscar Moore, guitarist; Johnny
Miller, bassist; Charlie Grean, conductor of 4 string play11.28.2 Mel Torm recordings
ers, a harpist and a drummer). Lacquer disc master #981.
Issued November 1946 as Capitol 311 (78rpm). This
Mel Torm himself made several recordings of the song,
is featured on a CD called The Holiday Album, which
including versions released in 1954 (on his live Coral
has 1940s Christmas songs recorded by Cole and Bing
Records album At the Crescendo), 1961 (on his Verve
Crosby.
Records album My Kind of Music), 1970 (on a Columbia
Third recording: Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hol- Records Christmas single), 1990 (in a medley with
lywood, August 24, 1953. This was the songs rst "Autumn Leaves", on his live Concord Records album
magnetic tape recording. Label credit: The King Cole Mel Torm Live at the FujitsuConcord Festival 1990), and
Trio with String Choir (Actual artists: Nat King Cole, vo- 1992 (on his Telarc Records album Christmas Songs).
cal; Buddy Cole, pianist; John Collins, guitarist; Charlie
Torm's 1970 version of the song adds an opening verse:
Harris, bassist; Nelson Riddle, orchestra conductor).
Master #11726, take 11. Issued November 1953 as the
All through the year we waited
new Capitol 90036(78rpm) / F90036(45rpm) (CapiWaited
through spring and fall
tol rst issued 90036 in 1950 with the second recordTo
hear
silver bells ringing, see wintertime
ing). Correct label credit issued on October 18, 1954 as
bringing
Capitol 2955(78rpm) / F2955(45rpm). Label credit: Nat
The happiest season of all
King Cole with Orchestra Conducted by Nelson Riddle.
This recording is available on the 1990 CD Cole, Christmas and Kids, as well as the various-artists compilation
Casey Kasem Presents All Time Christmas Favorites. It Additionally, his recordings typically include a coda
was also included, along with both 1946 recordings, on adapted from "Here We Come A-wassailing":
the 1991 Mosaic Records box set The Complete Capitol
Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio.
Love and joy come to you
Fourth recording: Recorded at Capitol Studios, New

And to your your Christmas too

11.28. THE CHRISTMAS SONG


And God bless you and send you a happy New
Year
And God send you a happy New Year

11.28.3

Selective list of notable recordings

The Christmas Song has been covered by numerous


artists from a wide variety of genres, including:
Aaliyah

101
James Brown
Les Brown and his Orchestra (with Doris Day on
lead vocal)
Michael Bubl (his version, bearing close similarities to Celine Dions recording of the song, reached
#6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in
December 2003.)
Kenny Burrell

Acoustix

Colbie Caillat (from her 2012 Christmas album


Christmas In The Sand)

Trace Adkins

Glen Campbell

Christina Aguilera (from her third studio album,


My Kind of Christmas (2000); No. 18 on the US
Billboard Hot 100 singles chart; No. 22 on the
Canadian RPM Top 100 Singles chart)

Royce Campbell

Christy Darlington (from his album All the wrong


moves, released on indie label 'Whoa Oh Records'
in 2003. Out of print.)

The Carpenters (from their 1978 Christmas album


Christmas Portrait)

Clay Aiken

The Canadian Brass (from their 1985 Christmas album A Canadian Brass Christmas)

Cascada (from their 2012 Christmas album Its


Christmas Time)

Deana Martin on her 2011 album, White Christmas

Celtic Woman

Julie Andrews

Nora Aunor 1972

Herb Alpert

Charice

Thomas Anders

Chicago

India.Arie and Stevie Wonder (winner of the


Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with
Vocals in 2003)

Christmas Who? (a SpongeBob Christmas special.


SpongeBob and Patrick in a Christmas song sing as
a lyric "...chestnuts roasting and burns in the third
degree before the ending of their song.)

Aska
Babyface

June Christy - A Friendly Session, Vol. 1 (2000) with


the Johnny Guarnieri Quintet

Francesca Battistelli

Charlotte Church (Dream a Dream, 2000)

Tony Bennett

Rosemary Clooney

Polly Bergen (who sang the song on the December


14, 1957 airing of her NBC variety show, The Polly
Bergen Show)[4]

Natalie Cole (Including solo version and duet with


Nat King Cole)

Justin Bieber and Usher (#58 in US, #59 in Canada)


from Biebers album Under the Mistletoe (2011)
Big Bird and The Swedish Chef (A Muppet Family
Christmas)
Andrea Bocelli and Natalie Cole
Michael Bolton
Jessica Simpson
Toni Braxton
Garth Brooks

Bing Crosby
Sheryl Crow (#24 in US Adult Contemporary)
Day Duck
Darlington (on the album All the Wrong Moves released by indie label Whoa Oh Records. Out of
print.)
Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass (1970)
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Doris Day (from her 1964 Christmas album The
Doris Day Christmas Album)

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Gavin DeGraw

Joe

John Denver (from his 1975 album Rocky Mountain


Christmas)

JoJo

Celine Dion (from her 1998 Christmas album These


Are Special Times)

Toby Keith

Vanessa Doofenshmirtz (voiced by Olivia Olson on


the album Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites)

Wynonna Judd

Peggy Lee

Bob Dylan

Damien Leith (from a special limited Christmas edition of his 2007 album Where We Land)

Gloria Estefan

The Lettermen

Connie Francis

Demi Lovato

Aretha Franklin

Lovedrug

John Gary

The Manhattan Transfer (with Tony Bennett)

Judy Garland, who sang the song in a duet with


its composer, Mel Torme, on a Christmas-themed
episode of her television show in December 1963.

Barry Manilow

Robert Goulet
Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies
Amy Grant (from her 1983 Christmas album A
Christmas Album)
Earl Grant
Cee Lo Green (from his 2012 Christmas album Cee
Los Magic Moment)
Josh Groban (from his 2007 holiday album, Nol)

Aimee Mann (from her 2006 album One More


Drifter in the Snow)
Richard Marx
Lisa Matassa (from her 2012 EP Somebodys Baby.
Video No. 1 on CMT.com during the 2012 holiday
season)
Johnny Mathis (from his 1958 album Merry Christmas)
Johnny Mathis and Billy Joel as a duet (from Mathis
2013 album Sending You a Little Christmas)

Vince Guaraldi Trio

Martina McBride

Hampton String Quartet

Paul McCartney (from the 2012 albums Kisses on


the Bottom Complete Kisses[5] and Holidays Rule,[6]
released as a single and peaked at number 25 on Billboards Adult Contemporary chart.[7] )

Eddie Higgins
Hollyridge Strings
Hootie and the Blowsh
Whitney Houston
Ramon RJ Jacinto (from his 1988 Christmas album Pasko Na Naman)
Alan Jackson (from his 2007 Christmas album Let
It Be Christmas)

Reba McEntire
Brian McKnight
Idina Menzel
The Miracles (from their 1963 Christmas album
Christmas with The Miracles)
Tony Mottola

The Jackson 5

*NSYNC

Etta James (from her 1998 album 12 Songs of Christmas)

Ricky Nelson (on the episode of TVs The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet titled A Busy Christmas)

Joni James (from her 1956 Merry Christmas from


Joni). Jonis version alters the lyric: I'm oering
this simple phrase, for kids from one to ninety-two
to "... kids from one to ninety-one.
Al Jarreau

Aaron Neville
New Kids on the Block
Des O'Connor (from a Tesco Christmas advert)

11.28. THE CHRISTMAS SONG


Alexander O'Neal
Olivia Olson (from a 2010 Christmas album Phineas
and Ferb: Holiday Favourites)
The Partridge Family (from their 1971 Christmas
album A Partridge Family Christmas Card)
Les Paul
CeCe Peniston (from the 1996 Christmas album
Merry Arizona II: Desert Stars Shine at Christmas)
Raven-Symon

103
Team Rocket (voiced by Rachael Lillis, Eric Stewart
and Maddie Blaustein on the album Pokmon Christmas Bash)
The Temptations
Mel Torm recorded by the writer four times
(1954, 1961, 1966 and nally in 1992 as part of his
album Christmas Songs)
Twisted Sister, on their 2006 album A Twisted
Christmas.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

LeAnn Rimes (on her rst holiday album What a


Wonderful World)

Luther Vandross

Kenny Rogers

Andy Williams

Linda Ronstadt (from her 2000 Christmas album A


Merry Little Christmas)

Stevie Wonder (from his 1967 Christmas album


Someday at Christmas)

SWV

Dwight Yoakam

Diane Schuur (nominated for a Grammy Award for


Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female in 1990)

Seth MacFarlane (from his 2014 Christmas album


Holiday for Swing)

Neil Sedaka (from his 2008 rst-ever holiday album,


The Miracle of Christmas)

ASCAP entry for song showing numerous other covers

She & Him (from their 2011 Christmas album A


Very She & Him Christmas)
Jessica Simpson
Frank Sinatra (including two recordings: a virtual
duet with Nat King Cole, and an actual duet with
Bing Crosby)
Tom Smith (of the Editors) and Agnes Obel (on the
2011 Smith and Burrows album, Funny Looking Angels)
Rod Stewart (on the deluxe edition of his 2012 holiday album Merry Christmas, Baby)
George Strait
Barbra Streisand (from her 1967 album A Christmas
Album)
Donna Summer
The Supremes (remained unreleased until their 1965
Christmas album, Merry Christmas, was re-released
in 1999 with additional tracks)

11.28.4 Parodies
The title of The Simpsons episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" is a parody of the song.
Bob Rivers parodied the song with his 2000 album,
and the title track from said album, "Chipmunks
Roasting On an Open Fire".
Christy Darlington did a punk rock style arrangement of the song for his All the wrong moves album.
Stan Freberg's "Green Chri$tma$" includes several
snippets of holiday songs. One segment begins
with a sincere-sounding Chestnuts roasting... and
quickly segus into a mock 1950s radio or TV ad,
for a brand of chestnuts, being described as if they
were toothpaste or cigarettes.
Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies parodied the
song in 2011.
Taylor Schlicht parodied the song in 2012.

Kim Taeyeon (of the South Korean pop group Girls


11.28.5
Generation)
Take 6
James Taylor
Randy Travis

Footnotes

[1] Wook Kim (Dec 17, 2012). Yule Laugh, Yule Cry: 10
Things You Didnt Know About Beloved Holiday Songs
(With holiday cheer in the air, TIME takes a closer look
at some of the weird stories behind our favorite seasonal
tunes)". TIME. - The Christmas Song (p. 4)

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[2] Edison Media Research: What We Learned From Testing


Christmas Music in 2004 Retrieved November 29, 2011

Kultainen, was recorded by Lea Laven for her 1978 album Aamulla rakkaani nin.

[3] Grammy Hall of Fame Retrieved November 29, 2011

In 2011, Juice Newton released her own, newly recorded


version of Sweet, Sweet Smile as a bonus track on her
The Ultimate Hits Collection album.

[4] The Polly Bergen Show. Classic Television Archives.


Retrieved January 9, 2011.
[5] New Release - 'Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses
- Paul McCartney Ocial Website. paulmccartney.com.
11 December 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.

11.29.1 Personnel
Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals

[6] Thomas, Fred. Holidays Rule - Various Artists : Songs,


Reviews, Credits, Awards. AllMusic. Retrieved 27 December 2012.

Richard Carpenter - backing vocals

[7] Paul McCartney Music News & Info. Billboard. Retrieved 27 November 2012.

Tony Peluso - guitar

Joe Osborn - bass guitar

Ron Tutt - drums

11.28.6

External links

Update page with link to Mark Evanier on Torm


and 'The Christmas Song'"

Tom Hensley - tack piano


Larry McNealy - banjo
Bobby Bruce - ddle

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.29.2 Chart performance

11.29 Sweet, Sweet Smile


"Sweet, Sweet Smile" is a C&W song composed by Otha
Young and Juice Newton introduced by The Carpenters
on their 1977 album Passage. The track features drummer Ronnie Tutt who regularly backed Elvis Presley.
Sweet, Sweet Smile is one of the few songs recorded
by the Carpenters which was chosen by Karen Carpenter rather than Richard Carpenter. Juice Newton and
her bandleader Otha Young had written Sweet, Sweet
Smile for Newton herself to record but Newtons label
Capitol Records was not interested in the song. Newtons
manager, who was a friend of the Carpenters, was playing the demo of Sweet, Sweet Smile at his home while
Karen Carpenter was visiting. Karen Carpenter liked the
song and brought it to the attention of her brother Richard
Carpenter who'd recall: I liked it immediately...now
theres one that, to me, should have done better than it
did referring to the tracks January 1978 release as the
third single from Passage. Acknowledging the Carpenters career decline, Richard Carpenter would add: I
think if someone else had done ['Sweet, Sweet Smile']
at that time, it would have been a bigger hit.[1] [2]
Sweet, Sweet Smile fell short of the Top 40 with a #44
peak on the Billboard Hot 100 but gave the Carpenters
the sole C&W chart hit of their career rising as high as
#8 C&W; on the Billboard Easy Listening chart Sweet,
Sweet Smile reached #7.

[1] Rock Hill Herald 21 April 1981 p. 59


[2] John ToblerThe Complete Guide to the Music of the Carpenters (1997); Omnibus Press, London; ISBN 0-71196312-6; p.81

11.29.3 External links


Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.30 I Believe You


For the song by Celldweller, see Celldweller (album).
"I Believe You" is a love ballad composed by Don and
Dick Addrisi which was 1977 single for Dorothy Moore;
taken from the Dorothy Moore album, I Believe You
reached #5 R&B and crossed over to the Pop Top 30 at
#27. The track also reached #20 UK.
The song was recorded by The Carpenters and released
as a single in June 1978. While it reached #9 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, it peaked at a disappointing #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, owing signicantly to the fact that its accompanying album was delayed indenitely (it would be three more years until
their next album was released), reportedly due to Karens
health issues, although Richard at the time was also dealing with his own addiction to quaaludes.

A translation of Sweet, Sweet Smile": Der Mann


auf einem Seil, served as the B-side of Wencke In June 1981 the album Made in Americawhich inMyhre's 1978 German hit Lass mein Knie, Joe ("Its cluded I Believe Youwas nally released. The potena Heartache") (#16). A Finnish rendering: S Oot Niin tial success I Believe You might have had had it been

11.31. TOUCH ME WHEN WE'RE DANCING

105

issued in conjunction with an LP was underscored when


the albums eventual lead single, "Touch Me When We're
Dancing", became the rst Carpenters hit to reach the
Hot 100s Top 20 as well as #1 on the Billboard Adult
Contemporary chart since "Theres a Kind of Hush" did
the same in early 1976.

reach the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after not
having a song appear on that chart for over three years.
It was also their fteenth (and nal) #1 song on the adult
contemporary chart and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The B-side, Because We Are in Love, was played at
Karen Carpenter's wedding to Thomas Burris on August
I Believe You was also featured on the 1978 album 31, 1980.
Moods by Barbara Mandrell.
Music video

11.30.1

Personnel

Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn bass guitar
Larrie Londin drums
Tim May guitars

11.30.2

The video for Touch Me When Were Dancing can


be found on The Carpenters video collection Gold.
The video consists of Karen Carpenter singing and
slowly dancing by her brother Richard Carpenters piano. Footage of a couple dancing is superimposed onto
Richards black piano, as is a view from behind Richard
of his hands as he plays.
Chart positions

External links

11.31.3 Personnel

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter backing vocals, keyboards

11.31 Touch Me
Dancing

When

We're

Joe Osborn bass guitar


Tony Peluso guitar

"Touch Me When We're Dancing" is a song written


Tim May guitar
by Terry Skinner, J. L. Wallace and Ken Bell. Skinner
and Wallace headed the Muscle Shoals, Alabama session
Larrie Londin drums
group Bama,[1] who rst recorded this song and released it
as a single in 1979 reaching the Billboard Easy Listening
Tom Scott tenor saxophone
chart at number 42 and ranking on the Billboard bubbling
under the Hot 100 chart. The song was later recorded by
Carolyn Dennis backing vocals
The Carpenters in 1981 on their Made in America album,
in 1984 it was recorded by country music artists Mickey
Gilley and Charly McClain on their 1984 duet album It 11.31.4 Alabama version
Takes Believers (but never released it as a single) and in
1986 by the country music group Alabama.
The Alabama version was released on their 1986 album
The Touch. It went on to become a number one hit on
Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart later that year, their
11.31.1 Bama version
20th straight chart-topper in a string that dated back to
1980. A music video was made for the song, and was
The version by Bama was produced by Jim Vienneau and directed by Marc Ball.
released on the Free Flight label. It received a positive
review in Billboard which praised the smooth production and said that the song allows the group to achieve Chart positions
a strong identity.[2]

11.31.5 References
11.31.2

The Carpenters version

The Carpenters version of Touch Me When We're


Dancing was released on their Made in America album
in the summer of 1981. It was the last of their singles to

[1] Kirby, Kip (29 September 1979). Welk Beeng Up Publishing Group. Billboard 91 (39): 10.
[2] Nielsen Business Media, Inc (28 July 1979). First Time
Around. Billboard: 59.

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CHAPTER 11. SINGLES

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.34 Beechwood 4-5789


"Beechwood 4-5789" is a 1962 single released by
Motown girl group The Marvelettes on the Tamla record
label.

11.32 (Want You) Back in My Life


Again
11.34.1 Original version
"(Want You) Back in My Life Again" is a song by the
popular group The Carpenters, the second single o their
album Made in America, released in 1981. Its B-side was
Somebodys Been Lyin'", another song from the album.

Written by Marvin Gaye, William Mickey Stevenson


and George Gordy, the lyrics are about the narrator wanting a man she just met to call her number in order to
have a date, any ol' time. Like all the Marvelettes sinThis song also has the synthesiser programming of gles during the rst phase of the groups career, the lead
vocal was by Gladys Horton. The songs co-writer Marvin
Daryl Dragon of Captain and Tennille fame.[1]
Gaye played drums on the track, which William Stevenson produced.

11.32.1

Charts

11.32.2

References

[1] The Complete Guide to the Music of the Carpenters by


John Tobler, Omnibus Press, 1998. pg 92

11.33 Those Good Old Dreams


"Those Good Old Dreams" is a song by the popular
group Carpenters. Its B-side is When Its Gone (Its Just
Gone)", a song released on the Made in America album
in 1981.
The song talks of reliving dreams and feelings of romantic love held long ago (Its a new day for those good old
dreams / One by one it seems they're coming true).

11.33.1

Charts

The songs title is derived from the now defunct use of


telephone exchange names in telephone numbers. In this
case, the signicant portions of the exchange name were
the rst two letters of Beechwood (BE), and the remainder of the number. In conventional modern use, this telephone number would be 234-5789.
Beechwood 4-5789 has become a signature hit of Motowns early period but was not one of the labels biggest
hits, reaching #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the autumn of 1962. The track did reach the R&B Top Ten
where in fact the single enjoyed double A-side status with
Beechwood 4-5789 reaching #7 and the ip Someday, Someway #8;[1] the latter track was a ballad from
the writing-&-production team of Brian Holland, Lamont
Dozier and Freddie Gorman and featured Berry Gordy
Jr's wife Raynoma Liles as organist.

11.34.2 The Carpenters version

A remake of Beechwood 4-5789 was featured on Made


in America, a 1981 album by the Carpenters whose 1975
remake of the Marvelettes "Please Mr. Postman" had
There was a music video shot for this song in 1981. The reached #1.
video is featured on the Carpenters Gold video collection. Footage of their vinyl record Made in America being Although Richard Carpenter typically exercised control
manufactured at the A&M Records warehouse is shown over the Carpenters song choice, the idea to remake
at the beginning. Karen singing and Richard playing the Beechwood 4-5789 was evidently Karen Carpenter's.
piano in a room with colorful, empty picture frames is Mike Curb recalls Karen Carpenter playing him the origshown during the verses and the nal part of the song; inal over the phone after telling him: I've gotta play a
during the choruses, a montage of black-and-white child- song for you! You'll get a kick out of it! It is really fun!
It'll bring back memories. When the record ended Karen
hood photos of Karen and Richard is displayed.
Carpenter asked Curb; So, what do you think of this as a
The yellow pant suit that Karen wore in this video would single?" Although Curb saw no hit potential in a remake
later be worn by the actress Cynthia Gibb when she of Beechwood 4-5789 he responded positively to Karen
starred in the title role of the 1989 lm The Karen Car- Carpenters question, not having the heart to dampen her
penter Story.
enthusiasm.

11.33.2

Music video

11.33.3

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

In fact Beechwood 4-5789 would be issued as the fourth


single from Made in America1 on 2 March 1982, Karen
Carpenters thirty-second birthday. The track debuted on
the A/C chart in Billboard dated 27 March 1982 and en-

11.35. MAKE BELIEVE ITS YOUR FIRST TIME

107

tered the Billboard Hot 100 dated 24 April 1982 at #83 11.34.6 Trivia
becoming the twenty-seventh single by the Carpenters to
In 1966, Wilson Pickett recorded the song "634reach the Hot 100, all the groups singles since their major
5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" written by Eddie Floyd
label debut in 1969 having appeared on the chart.
and Steve Cropper. 'Beechwood' as dialed on a teleA 1960s nostalgia-themed video for the Carpenters
phone would equal BE, or 23, making the numBeechwood 4-5789 was shot on A&Ms Chaplin Stage.
ber 234-5789 (only one number dierence from
The videos setting is divided between a soda shop where
the Pickett song). Other than numbers, though, the
couples dance and Karen sings, and a young womans
songs have no similarities, musically or lyrically.
bedroom (implied to be that of Karens character) where
Karen sings seated in front of a dresser. Karen is then
One of the rst discussions Morrissey and Johnny
shown seated and singing alongside Richard playing the
Marr had prior to forming The Smiths related to this
keyboard; the footage is superimposed onto the dresser
particular song (taken from Morrisseys record colin the bedroom, making the duo appear miniature, eslection).
pecially alongside a pink Princess telephone. The video
ends with Richard and Karen singing along with the band
performing in the shop in front of the couples dancing on 11.34.7 References
seats.[2]
The last single release by the Carpenters prior to Karen
Carpenters February 4, 1983 death, Beechwood 45789 did not become a major hit, rising no higher than
#74 on the Hot 100; the tracks A/C chart peak was #18.
Beechwood 4-5789 did reach #10 in New Zealand in
March 1982 the single having been released there that
February prior to its US issue making the track the last
evident top ten hit by the Carpenters on a major national
chart.

[1] Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 19422004. Record Research. p. 379.

[2] Schmidt, Randy L. (2010). Little Girl Blue: the life of


Karen Carpenter (1st ed.). Chicago IL: Chicago Review
Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-55652-976-4.

11.35 Make Believe Its Your First


Time

1 Made in America also included the track "I Believe "Make Believe Its Your First Time" is a song written
by Bob Morrison and Johnny Wilson, and recorded by
You" which had been a 1978 single release.
Bobby Vinton and later by The Carpenters.

11.34.3

Charts

11.34.4

Other versions

Vintons version was released as a single in late 1979 (b/w


I Remember Loving You) and reached No. 78 on the
Billboard Hot 100 and No. 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It is Vintons last Billboard Hot 100 entry to
date.

A cover of Beechwood 4-5789 served as the debut sinThe song was also recorded in 1979 by Karen Carpengle for Ian and the Zodiacs in September 1963.
ter as a track intended for her debut solo album, which
Harpers Bizarre remade Beechwood 4-5789 for their was ultimately shelved until 1996, with the release of her
1976 album As Time Goes By.
eponymous album, Karen Carpenter. After Karens death
in 1983, the song was re-recorded and it, with its B-side,
Look to Your Dreams, were included on the duos rst
11.34.5 Personnel
posthumous album, Voice of the Heart.
The Marvelettes version

11.35.1

Karen Carpenter rendition

Lead vocals by Gladys Horton

Between 1978 and 1980, Karen Carpenter went to New


Background vocals by Wanda Young, Georgeanna York to record a solo album with Phil Ramone producing.
Tillman, Wyanetta (Juanita) Cowart, and Make Believe Its Your First Time was one of twenty
tunes recorded. Karens solo version is far more subdued
Katherine Anderson
with only a piano as her accompaniment.
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers

11.35.2

Voice of the Heart rendition

Carpenters version
Vocals by Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter

Between the time Karen came home from recording her


solo album and coming home from her anorexia nervosa

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treatment, Carpenters recorded this version of Make Be- 11.36.2 Personnel


lieve Its Your First Time. Richard Carpenters arrange Karen Carpenter lead vocals
ment uses far more instrumentation, adds a bridge written
specically for this version, and adds background vocals.
Richard Carpenter backing vocals, keyboards
A
- #1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart
Joe Osborn bass guitar

11.35.3

Personnel

Karen Carpenter - lead vocals


Richard Carpenter - keyboards
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Ron Tutt - drums

Ron Tutt drums


Tony Peluso guitar
Chuck Findley trumpet
Peter Limonick percussion
Earle Dumler oboe

Tony Peluso - electric guitar

11.36.3 Charts

Tim May - acoustic guitar

The Carpenters

Jay Dee Maness - pedal steel guitar


Sheridon Stokes - ute
Earle Dumler - oboe

11.36.4 Ruby & The Romantics Original


Version: Personnel
Ruby & the Romantics

The O.K. Singers - backing vocals


Ruby Nash

11.35.4

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Leroy Fann
Ed Roberts
Ronald Mosely

11.36 Your Baby Doesn't Love You


Anymore

George Lee
Song written and composed by: Lawrence Weiss [8]

Orchestra arranged and conducted by: Alan Lorber


"Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" is a song
originally recorded and made a minor hit by Ruby & the
Produced by : Tom Catalano
Romantics in 1965.[1][2][3] It appeared on their Greatest
Hits album, and was released as a single on Kapp Records
K-665 in April of that year.[4][5] On The Romantics orig- 11.36.5 References
inal version, the songs composer is listed as Lawrence
(Larry) Weiss.[6] Although it was originally a B-side to [1] Video on YouTube
the standard "We'll Meet Again", Your Baby received
considerably more R&B radio airplay, but did not reach [2] Video on YouTube
the Billboard Hot 100, only managing #8 on the Bubbling [3] longshotsblues.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/
Under chart.[7]
wednesday-when-it-was-music-your-baby-doesnt-love-you-anymore-ruby-t
[4] http://www.uncamarvy.com/Romantics/romantics.html

11.36.1

The Carpenters version

Nineteen years later, in 1984, The Carpenters released a


cover version of the song as the second single from their
1983 Voice of the Heart album. The single was the second
posthumous release after Karens death. No video was
shot for the song nor has the song ever been performed
live by Richard.

[5] Video on YouTube

[6] http://longshotsblues.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/
wednesday-when-it-was-music-your-baby-doesnt-love-you-anymore-ruby-t
[7] http://www.musicvf.com/Ruby+%2526+the+
Romantics.art
[8] http://officenaps.com/soul/walls-of-sound/

11.40. SOMETHING IN YOUR EYES (RICHARD CARPENTER SONG)

11.36.6

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.37 Now (The Carpenters song)


"Now" is the third and nal single released from the 1983
Voice of the Heart album by the popular group The Carpenters. The single is also the third posthumous release
after Karens death. Now was Karens last recording before her death on February 4, 1983. Now was
recorded in April 1982 whilst Karen was having a break
from medical treatment and returned to California from
New York. The song was recorded in one take.

11.38 Little Altar Boy

109

A cover of the song was recorded by Richard and Karen


Carpenter in 1978, but was not released until 1986 on
single, and 1989 on album.
The Beamer Brothers album was re-released in 1999 as
Honolulu City Lights 20th Anniversary but listed as
Honolulu City Lights 20th Anniversary in leading catalogs and remains in print as of 2009.

11.39.1 The Carpenters cover


According to the ocial website, Richard and Karen
were vacationing in Hawaii in 1977 when they heard Keola Beamers Honolulu City Lights. They liked it and
wanted to record it, eventually recording it at the same
session as Slow Dance.
The recording was not commercially released until three
years after Karen Carpenters death. They nally released it in 1986, three years before it was released on
the Lovelines album.

"Little Altar Boy" is a song by the popular group The


Carpenters. Its B-side was Do You Hear What I Hear,
a song released on the An Old-Fashioned Christmas al- 11.39.2 Personnel
bum in 1984. This single was a promotional single for
Karen Carpenter lead vocals
the album and did not receive any chart status. There was
no music video shot for this song.
Richard Carpenter keyboards
Joe Osborn bass guitar

11.38.1

History

Little Altar Boy was written in 1961, rst a hit by vocalist Vic Dana. In an introspective moment, this quiet song
appears in the 1962 lm Don't Knock the Twist. Andy
Williams and Glen Campbell recorded the song on 1960s
Christmas albums.

Ron Tutt drums


Tim May acoustic guitar
Jay Dee Maness pedal steel guitar
Earle Dumler English horn
Gayle Levant harp
The O.K. Singers backing vocals

11.38.2

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.40 Something in Your Eyes


(Richard Carpenter song)

Little Altar Boy was written by Howlett P. Smith who


recently changed the title to, Little Holy Child, due to "Something in Your Eyes" is a song from Richard Carthe situation in the Catholic Church as it pertains to priests penter's debut solo album, Time. It reportedly was to have
and altar boys.
been the lead single o what would have been the Carpenters follow-up to their 1981 album Made in America;
however, Karen Carpenter died before having had the opportunity to lay down a vocal track (although, according
11.39 Honolulu City Lights
to Richards album notes, Karen had been very excited
"Honolulu City Lights" is a song composed by Hawaiian and looking forward to recording the song). Richard ultisinger/songwriter Keola Beamer (b. 1951) in the 1970s mately chose Dusty Springeld to record the vocal in conwhich opens an album by the same name. The album junction with his arrangement, backing vocals and instruwon several of the Hawaiian music industrys Na Hoku mentation. It peaked at #12 on the Adult Contemporary
Hanohano Awards in 1979, among them that for Best chart.
Contemporary Hawaiian Album, and both song and al- In 2008, the song was released and revived by Philippine
bum went on to become one of the most popular and most singer Claire de la Fuente as her comeback single from
the album Something in Your Eyes.
played works of contemporary Hawaiian music.

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CHAPTER 11. SINGLES

11.41 If I Had You (The Carpen- 11.43 Tryin' to Get the Feeling
ters song)
Again
"If I Had You" is a song recorded by the late Karen Carpenter during her solo sessions in New York with producer Phil Ramone for her subsequently shelved debut
solo album. When the eponymous album was eventually
issued after her death, If I Had You was released as its
rst single.

Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again is a song written


by David Pomeranz that became a top 10 hit for Barry
Manilow in 1976. It was rst recorded by the Carpenters
in 1975, but their version was not released until 1995 on
their 25th anniversary CD, Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Even though Richard Carpenter was not featured on the


track, If I Had You also appeared on The Carpenters
album Lovelines (the title track served as the singles B- 11.43.1 Barry Manilow version
side). However, Richard did master the nal edit of the
song.
Manilow released his version as a single in 1976 from the
album Tryin' To Get The Feeling. It charted in the top ten
on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10. The song also
11.41.1 External links
hit #1 on the adult contemporary chart.[1] An alternate
version, at a slightly longer time length, appears on The
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Complete Collection and Then Some....

11.42 Let Me Be the One (The Car- 11.43.2 The Carpenterss version
penters song)

The Carpenterss version of Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again was recorded during the Horizon sessions in
"Let Me Be the One" is a song written in 1971 by Roger
1975, but it had been shelved as being one too many
Nichols and Paul Williams. It rst appeared on the 1971
ballads. Seven years after production wrapped on the
album Carpenters by The Carpenters.
song, Richard was looking for songs to include on Voice of
Let Me Be the One is a relatively short song, with a run the Heart, the rst album released after Karens untimely
time of 2:25. The song was a potential Carpenters single death from anorexia in February of 1983.
release in 1971, but Richard Carpenter did not feel that it
According to Richard Carpenter, the basic uncompleted
was likely to be successful.
rhythm tracks were found at that time, but Karens nal
The 1991 remix for Let Me Be the One can only be production vocal intended for the release of the record
found on the From the Top box set, for which it was re- had been recorded over and was gone. However, many
leased as a promotional single. It starts o with Karen years later a work lead was found hidden away on a mascounting o, and Richards piano line is very dierent ter tape that also contained the song "Only Yesterday.
from the original 1971 mix found on the Carpenters al- (A work lead can easily be identied by such anomalies
bum. In the original 1971 mix, the song fades out; the as Karen ipping a sheet of paper over at about 1:50 into
1991 remix continues through to the point where Karen the play time of the song as she sight reads and sings.)
and the rest of the musicians create a conclusion.
Richard felt that the vocal was good enough to nish production of the song and release it, as he did in 1995, almost 20 years after it was recorded.

11.42.1

Personnel

Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter backing vocals,
Wurlitzer electric piano
Joe Osborn bass
Hal Blaine drums

11.42.2

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.43.3 Personnel
piano,

Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Jim Gordon - drums
Tim May - guitar

11.45. RAINBOW CONNECTION

11.43.4

See also

List of number-one adult contemporary singles of


1976 (U.S.)

11.43.5

References

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11.44.2 See also


"Ellens dritter Gesang" by Franz Schubert, also
known as Ave Maria.
"Ave Maria" by Russian composer Vladimir Vavilov, often misattributed to Italian composer Giulio
Caccini.

CD insert Interpretations
[1] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 155.

11.43.6

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

11.44 Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)


Ave Maria is a popular and much-recorded setting of
the Latin text Ave Maria, originally published in 1853 as
Mditation sur le Premier Prlude de Piano de S. Bach.

11.44.1

History

The piece consists of a melody by the French Romantic composer Charles Gounod especially designed to be
superimposed over the Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV
846, from Book I of J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered
Clavier, written 137 years earlier.
Gounod improvised the melody, and his future father-inlaw Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann transcribed
the improvisation[1] and in 1853 made an arrangement
for violin (or cello) with piano and harmonium. The same
year it appeared with the words of Alphonse de Lamartine's poem Le livre de la vie (The Book of Life).[2]
In 1859 Jacques Lopold Heugel published a version
with the familiar Latin text. The version of Bachs prelude used by Gounod includes the Schwencke measure (m.23), a measure apparently added by Christian
Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke in an attempt to correct
what he allegedly deemed a faulty progression, even
though this sort of progression was standard in Bachs
music.[3]
Alongside Schubert's Ave Maria (another contrafactum),
the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria has become a xture at wedding masses, funerals and quinceaeras. There are many
dierent instrumental arrangements including for violin
and guitar, string quartet, piano solo, cello, and even
trombones. Opera singers, such as Luciano Pavarotti, as
well as choirs have recorded it hundreds of times during
the twentieth century.

11.44.3 References
[1] La musique religieuse de CHARLES GOUNOD. Musica et memoria (in French). Retrieved 5 October 2014.
[2] Score: Gounod Bach. Gallica. Retrieved 5 October
2014.
[3] Barber, Elinore (1970). Questions to the editor. Bach 1
(1): 1922.

11.44.4 External links


Ave Maria: Free scores at the International Music
Score Library Project
Free sheet music for voice and piano on Cantorion.org

Free scores of the Ave Maria in the Choral Public


Domain Library (ChoralWiki)

Free scores of the SATB setting of the Ave Maria in


the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)

11.45 Rainbow Connection


This article is about the song. For the concept in graph
theory, see rainbow coloring.
"Rainbow Connection" is a song written by Paul
Williams and Kenneth Ascher and originally performed
by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) in The Muppet Movie
in 1979.

11.45.1 Critical reception and legacy

Kenneth Ascher and Paul Williams received Oscar nominations at the 52nd Academy Awards for the score of
The Muppet Movie and for Rainbow Connection, which
Allmusic described as an unlikely radio hit ... which
Kermit the Frog sings with all the dreamy wistfulness
of a short, green Judy Garland"[1] and went on to add
Later in his career, Gounod composed an unrelated set- that Rainbow Connection serves the same purpose in
ting of Ave Maria for a four-part SATB choir.
The Muppet Movie that "Over the Rainbow" serves in The

112
Wizard of Oz, with nearly equal eectiveness: an opening
establishment of the characters driving urge for something more in life.[1] The song lost the Oscar to "It Goes
Like It Goes" from Norma Rae, a win that some critics
decried.[2][3]

CHAPTER 11. SINGLES


song on their 2010 Spin Dry tour. Also sung by Vonda
Shepard in Ally McBeal (Season 2, episode Angels and
Blimps)
In 2007, a new recording of the song appeared on the
Klone Records and EQ Music dance album, Forever
Carpenters, a tribute to The Carpenters by singer Jenny
Sinclair. The album was essentially a dance remake of
Carpenters hits, however, the Rainbow Connection is
featured as stripped back (piano, strings and vocals only)
ballad.[13][14]

The songs name has been used by a number of charitable organizations wishing to evoke its message, including a childrens charity similar to the Make-AWish Foundation,[4] a summer camp for seriously ill
children,[5] and a horseriding camp for people with
disabilities.[6] The names inuence can also be seen Rainbow Connection is the title song on Jane Monheit's
throughout culture-from business names[7] to articial 2009 album The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me (the album
Christmas tree products.[8]
title being a line from Rainbow Connection). Prior to
The American Film Institute named Rainbow Connec- this album, Jane Monheits closing song in her concerts
tion the 74th greatest movie song of all time in AFIs 100 had usually been Over the Rainbow. In her 2009 tour,
Years100 Songs.[9]
she usually closed with Rainbow Connection followed
[15]
Kermit the Frog reprised the song on The Muppet Show in by a direct segue into Over the Rainbow.
1980 as a duet with Debbie Harry when she was a guest
star. The song is also reprised by a large group of The
Muppets as the closing number in the 1986 special The
Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years. Kermit the Frog
also reprises the song in The Muppets, this time as a duet
with Miss Piggy that leads into the entire Muppet group
singing together. A shorter version of the song performed
by The Moopets tribute band is also used in the lm. The
iTunes release of The Muppets soundtrack includes a new
version of the song as an exclusive bonus track, recorded
by Steve Whitmire, the current performer of Kermit the
Frog.

Samuel Preston recorded a version on Jim Hensons birthday in 2010 and gave it away free on his Twitter page.[16]
Weezer and Hayley Williams recorded the song for the
tribute album, Muppets: The Green Album, released in
2011.[17] The cover peaked at No. 23 on Billboard's Rock
Digital Songs chart.[18]
Mx. Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman (a.k.a. Kiki
and Herb) covered this song on the album, Kiki and Herb
Will Die For You - Live at Carnegie Hall (2004).

In the Yo Gabba Gabba! season 2 episode Weather, Paul


Williams himself performs the vocals for the song during
[19]
In 1996 in Whanganui, New Zealand, a 21-year-old man the Super Music Friends Show segment.
burst into a radio station (Star FM) and took the manager In 2011, characters from the web series Waterman covhostage. His demand was to play Rainbow Connection ered the song.[20]
by Kermit the Frog.[10]
In 2012, West End performer Meredith Braun recorded
Rainbow Connection in both English and French
(L'Arc En Ciel) for her debut solo album Someone
11.45.2 Cover versions
Elses Story.
Kermit the Frogs original version of Rainbow Connec- The Muppets as a group sang the song during the clition reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in Novem- max of the 2011 Muppets lm entitled The Muppets. A
ber 1979; the song remained in the Top 40 for seven loose rendition of it was also sung by Fozzie Bear and the
weeks total.[11] Artists who have covered Rainbow Con- Moopets in the same lm.[21]
nection include Judy Collins,[12] The Carpenters, Dana
Valery, Sarah McLachlan, DAT Politics, Aaron Lewis, During E!'s Countdown to the 84th Academy Awards
Criss performed the song live with Kermit
Kenny Loggins, The Dixie Chicks, Priscilla Hernan- show, Darren
[22]
the
Frog.
dez,Justin Timberlake, Kiki and Herb, Jason Mraz (both
as a solo and in a duet with Paul Williams), The Pussycat Andrew Horowitz of Tally Hall recorded a version for his
Dolls, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Tay Zonday, solo album Sketches.[23]
Jim Brickman, Carolines Spine, Estradasphere, Leftver
In 2013, Kate Nash recorded a cover of the song for her
Crack (with dramatically dierent lyrics), The Dresden
Daytrotter session.[24]
Dolls, Willie Nelson, Peter Cincotti, Jane Monheit, poppunk band Fifteen, Lea Salonga, Andy Bernard (played
by Ed Helms) in The Oce, Jim James of My Morning
11.45.3 References
Jacket, The Loves, Trespassers William and Tara Jane
O'Neil. It was sung by Blondie's Debbie Harry in a duet [1] Cater, Darryl. "Muppet Movie Original Soundtrack Rewith Kermit on The Muppet Show in 1981 (Season 5) and
view. Allmusic. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
implied that Kermit is well known for the song in the
Muppet universe. Free Wild performs a rendition of the [2] Tom Shales. Kramer vs. Everybody, The Washington

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113

Post (DC), April 15, 1980, page B1: The already forgotten ballad 'It Goes Like It Goes,' from 'Norma Rae,' won
the Oscar as best song over competitions that included 'The
Rainbow Connection' ...

[20] Waterman Studios (November 27, 2011). In honor


of The Muppets, Waterman, RoyBot, and Mr. Dillo,
recorded their own version of Rainbow Connection!".
Twitter. Retrieved November 27, 2011.

[3] Rich Copley. "'The 75th annual Academy Awards trophy date on your night with unpredictable Oscar. Will he
be a dreamor a dud?", Lexington Herald-Leader (KY),
March 21, 2003, Weekender section, page 18: Sometimes, old baldy leaves us scratching our skulls: ... the 1979
Oscar for best original song goes to It Goes Like It Goes
from Norma Rae instead of Rainbow Connection from The
Muppet Movie ...

[21] Phil Gallo (October 10, 2011). Exclusive: 'The Muppets


Soundtrack Song List. Billboard. Retrieved February 24,
2012.

[4] Rainbow Wish Connection. Rainbow Wish Connection.


2010-09-11. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

[22] Watch Now! Glee Star Darren Criss and Kermit the Frog
Duet Before the Oscars. E!.
[23] Release sketches by edu - MusicBrainz. MusicBrainz.
Retrieved 11 May 2013.
[24] Kate Nash 2KHz. Daytrotter. Retrieved 17 January
2014.

[5] RC Camp. RC Camp. Retrieved 21 March 2013.


[6] Carlisle Graphics - Je Carlisle - www.carlislegraphics.
com (2012-11-03). The Rainbow Connection.org. The
Rainbow Connection.org. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
[7] The Rainbow Connection - Suspenders & Ties.
Archived from the original on 2005-03-12. Retrieved 5
November 2013.
[8] The Rainbow Connection Arch. Treetopia.com. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
[9] The Top Movie Songs of All Time. 2004. Retrieved 5
November 2013.
[10] CNN, 1996. Cnn.com. 1996-03-27. Retrieved 21
March 2013.
[11] CASEY KASEM AMERICAN TOP 40 - 10/11/79
(and see also 102779.html, 110379.html, 111079.html,
111779.html, 112479.html, 120179.html, on the same
site)". www.oldradioshows.com. Retrieved 9 September
2014.
[12] Song Rainbow connection by Judy
Youtube.com. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

Collins.

[13] Jenny Sinclair - Forever Carpenters (CD, Album) at


Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
[14] iTunes - Music - Forever Carpenters by Jenny Sinclair.
Itunes.apple.com. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 21 March
2013.
[15] Video from tour at. Youtube.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
[16] Samuel Preston (November 24, 2010). this one is
for jim http://www.sendspace.com/file/i1gj3u prestonrainbow connection xx. Twitter. Retrieved April 2,
2014.
[17] Schillaci, Sophie (29 June 2011). Hayley Williams of
Paramore joins 'Muppets: The Green Album'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
[18] Trust, Gary. The Muppets Score First Billboard 200 Top
10. Billboard. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
[19] Paul Williams on Yo Gabba Gabba! - Rainbow Connection. YouTube. 2010-09-09. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

11.45.4 External links


Rainbow Connection lyrics
Paul Williams

Chapter 12

Songs
12.1 List of songs recorded by The 12.3 Baby Its You
Carpenters

For other uses, see Baby Its You (disambiguation).

This is a comprehensive list of songs written or performed


by pop duo Carpenters, featuring Karen and Richard Carpenter. This list includes ocial studio albums, live albums, solo albums, and notable compilations that feature
rare or unreleased material.

12.1.1

Song list

12.1.2

See also

"Baby Its You" is a song written by Burt Bacharach


(music), Luther Dixon (credited as Barney Williams) and
Mack David (lyrics). It was recorded by the Shirelles
and the Beatles, and became hits for both. The highestcharting version of Baby Its You was by the band
Smith, who took the song to number ve on the US charts
in 1969.[1]

12.3.1 The Shirelles original version

Main article: The Carpenters discography

The song was produced by Luther Dixon. When released


as a single in 1961, the song became very popular, becoming a Top 10 smash on the Pop and R&B Charts,
reaching number three on the R&B chart and peaking at
[2]
12.2 All of My Life (The Carpen- number eight on Billboards Hot 100 chart. It later appeared on the album Baby Its You, named to capitalize
ters song)
upon the success of the single. The vocal arrangements
on this version proved inuential in subsequent versions,
"All of My Life" is a ballad written by Richard Carpen- including that by the Beatles, who used the same one.
ter. The Carpenters recorded it for their 1969 album, One notable feature of the song is its minor-to-major key
Oering. The next year, it was used as the B-side song chord changes on the verses.
of the "We've Only Just Begun" single. Richard Carpenter did a remix of the song in 1987 with crisper vocals, a
12.3.2 The Beatles version
dierent electric piano, and more reverberation.
English rock group the Beatles performed Baby Its You
as part of their stage act from 1961 until 1963, and
12.2.1 External links
recorded it on February 11, 1963 for their rst album,
Please Please Me, along with "Boys", another song by the

Shirelles.[3] American label Vee-Jay Records included it


on Introducing... The Beatles and Songs, Pictures and
Stories of the Fabulous Beatles. Capitol included it on
12.2.2 References
The Early Beatles. The Beatles version diers to the
Shirelles by repeating the second verse instead of the
[1] Pop/Rock Soft Rock Soft Rock. Soft Rock | Signif- rst. So, where the Shirelles conclude with a line about
icant Albums, Artists and Songs. AllMusic. Retrieved sitting home and crying, the Beatless conclusion is more
2014-03-24.
upbeat, John Lennon singing that he will carry on loving,
no matter what.[4]
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

A live version was released on Live at the BBC in 1994.


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115

The song was issued as a CD single and a vinyl single 12.3.5 Other versions
in 1995 in both the UK and the US, the Beatles rst in
nearly a decade. Both versions have four tracks, making A number of other well-known artists have recorded covit an EP instead of a regular issue single. The three addi- ers of the song, among them:
tional tracks, while from BBC recordings, did not appear
on Live at the BBC. Tracks 2 and 4 were later included on
Bruce Channel, 1962
On Air Live at the BBC Volume 2, but this recording of
Sylvie Vartan (in French), 1962
track 3 remains unique to this release. The single reached
number seven in the UK and number 67 on the Billboard
Dave Berry, 1964
Hot 100.
1995 release track listing

Cilla Black, 1965


Cli Richard, 1967 & 2002

1. Baby Its You (Bacharach/David/Williams) 2:45


2. "I'll Follow the Sun" (LennonMcCartney) 1:51
3. "Devil in Her Heart" (Drapkin) 2:23
4. "Boys" (Dixon/Farrell) 2:29

Smith (band), 1969


The Masqueraders, 1975
Dolly Mixture, 1980
Emily Bindiger, 1981

Music video

Sonny Vincent and the Extreme, 1982

A live music video was released in 1994 to promote the


single.

Pia Zadora, 1982


Grey-Star, 1983
Elvis Costello & Nick Lowe, 1984

Personnel
John Lennon vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney bass, backing vocals

Stacy Lattisaw, 1984


Mai Yamane, 1985

George Harrison lead guitar, backing vocals

Ace Frehley, 1988

Ringo Starr drums

Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin, 1988

George Martin celesta

Cherrelle, 1992

Engineered by Norman Smith[5]

Petty Booka, 1995


Chrissie Hynde, 1998

12.3.3

Smith version

Smith's version appeared on their debut album, A Group


Called Smith. The single was released on Dunhill 4206
in 1969. It was their rst and most successful release.
This version alters the traditional vocal arrangement as
performed by the Shirelles and the Beatles in favor of a
more belted, soulful vocal. The single hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Smith version was used in Quentin
Tarantino's Death Proof.

Leigh Stephens, 2004


Loleatta Holloway, 2005
Alyson Stoner, 2005
The Bonedrivers, 2006
Adele Adkins
Friendly Fires, 2009
Shakespears Sister, 2010

12.3.4

The Carpenters version

The Carpenters recorded a version of Baby Its You in


1970 for their album Close to You. Although it wasn't released as a single, it was performed on their TV series,
Make Your Own Kind of Music in 1971. It was also featured on the UK compilation, Reections in 1998 with a
special remix done by Richard Carpenter in 1991.

Haley Reinhart, 2011


Anna Calvi, 2011
Kramer, 2012
Bette Midler, 2014
Mapei, 2014

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12.3.6

CHAPTER 12. SONGS

Notes

[1] Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40


Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 581.
[2] Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 19422004. Record Research. p. 523.
[3] Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions
(London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1988,
ISBN 0-681-03189-1), p. 24, 26
[4] All Together Now, the ABC of the Beatles songs and albums by David Rowley

nationwide.[9] After making its chart debut in January


1966,[10] the song peaked at #4 in March on both the Hot
100, lasting 17 weeks, and Cashbox, lasting 20 weeks.[11]
Sharply dividing the popular music market that month,
rivals California Dreamin'" and "Ballad of the Green
Berets" eventually tied for the #1 record of 1966, according to Cashbox. California Dreamin'" also reached #23
on the UK charts.

12.4.2 Other versions

[5] Baby Its You | The Beatles Bible

Some high prole artists who have recorded this song include R.E.M., The Beach Boys, America (two versions),
Wes Montgomery, Gary Hoey, Dead Artist Syndrome,
Jos Feliciano (B-side on his 1968 hit single Light My
12.4 California Dreamin'
Fire), The Carpenters, Baby Huey & the Babysitters,
For other uses, see California Dreamin' (disambiguation). the Four Tops, Melanie, Bobby Womack, Queen Latifah, The Seekers, George Benson, Hugh Masekela, Eddie
Hazel, Raquel Welch, Benn Jordan, Wilson Phillips, Dik
"California Dreamin'" is a song written by John Phillips Dik and John Phillips without The Mamas & the Papas.
and Michelle Phillips and rst recorded by The Mamas
& the Papas, released as a single in 1965. The song is In 1978, a disco version proved popular in European
project Colorado, reaching 45 on the
#89 in Rolling Stone 's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of clubs for Italian
[12][13]
British
charts,
and house cover versions have been
[1]
All Time. The lyrics of the song express the narrators
released
by
DJ
Sammy
and Royal Gigolos. The John
longing for the warmth of California during a cold winter.
Mayer Trio covered California Dreamin'" on the June 4,
The song became a signpost of the arrival of the nascent 2009 episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
counterculture era.[2][3]
A more uptempo version was recorded by the Japanese
California Dreamin' " was certied as a Gold Record punk band Hi-Standard as was the recording by the band
(single) by the RIAA in June 1966[4] and was inducted Seven Faces. Their California Dreamin'" EP was reinto the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.[5]
leased on Fat Wreck Chords in 1996. In 1987, Orange
County-based punk band M.I.A. released a version of
the song on their After the Fact LP. In 2004 Lutricia
12.4.1 History
McNeal released her recording of the song[14][15] on her
album titled Soulsister Ambassador. Alvin and the ChipThe song was written in 1963 while John Phillips and munks covered the song as a bonus track for their 2007
Michelle Phillips were living in New York. He dreamed video game Alvin and the Chipmunks.
about the song and woke her up to help him write it. At
the time, John and Michelle Phillips were members of The Liverpool folk quartet River City People recorded
the folk group The New Journeymen, which evolved a version of California Dreaming as a double A sided
single with Carry the Blame in 1990, reaching number 13
into The Mamas & the Papas.
on the ocial UK top 40 singles chart.
They earned their rst record contract after being introduced to Lou Adler, the head of Dunhill Records, by The punk/metal band Mower did a version for their CD
Barry McGuire. In thanks to Adler, they sang the backing Not for you (2006).
vocals to California Dreamin'" on McGuires album This South Korean professional acoustic nger-style guitarist
Precious Time. The Mamas and the Papas then recorded Sungha Jung plays this song on his 2010 debut album,
their own version, using the same instrumental and back- Perfect Blue, since the song was a considerable hit on
ing vocal tracks to which they added new vocals[6] and South Korean radio in 1996.
an alto ute solo by Bud Shank. P. F. Sloan did the guitar introduction.[7] McGuires original vocal can be briey Russian rock band Mumiy Troll recorded the rough transheard on the left channel at the beginning of the record, lation of a song named " " (Kaliforniya Snitsya).
having not been completely wiped.[8]
The single was released in late 1965 but was not an im- Rock legend Meat Loaf recorded the song on his 2012
mediate breakthrough. After gaining little attention in album Hell in a Handbasket with Patti Russo.
Los Angeles upon its release, Michelle Phillips remem- Diana Krall recorded a jazz version of the song on her
bers that it took a radio station in Boston to break the song 2014 album Wallower.

12.4. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'


The Beach Boys version
The Beach Boys recorded a second version of California Dreamin'" in 1986 for their greatest hits compilation
Made in U.S.A.. It was produced by Terry Melcher and
featured Roger McGuinn from The Byrds on 12-string
guitar. John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and McGuinn appear in the video. Denny Doherty was on the East coast
and declined; Cass Elliot had died in 1974. This version of the song was referenced in the lyrics to The Dead
Milkmen's 1988 novelty hit Punk Rock Girl.

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mercial for Butter-Menthol throat lozenges.[18]
In 2003, was used in a sketch for The Sketch Show.
In 2004, the Mexican bank Banamex used the theme for
a TV Commercial.
The song is used several times in the 1980 comedy The
Hollywood Knights.

A version performed by Belgian womens choir Scala &


Kolacny Brothers is used on a California Lottery commercial to promote Powerball. The same version is used
by Los Angeles-based rap-rock band Hollywood Undead
The song performed moderately well hitting no. 57 on the as their walk-out song at live concerts.
Billboard Hot 100, and #8 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary.[16]

12.4.4 References
12.4.3

Use in media

The song was used in American Pop, the 1981 American


animated musical drama lm produced and directed by
Ralph Bakshi.
The song is used repeatedly in the 1994 Wong Kar-wai
lm Chungking Express, in which a character played by
singer Faye Wong obsessively listens to it. The original
song by The Mamas & the Papas was also used in the
soundtrack on the Academy Award and Golden Globewinning lm Forrest Gump. A version by the band The
Bald Eagles was used for the remake of the movie The
Hills Have Eyes. In the movie Congo the song is sung by
members of an expedition as they prepare rafts for an illfated river trek.
California Dreamin'", as covered by Bobby Womack
(1968), features prominently in 2009 British lm Fish
Tank by Andrea Arnold, where the main character Mia
dances to it and uses it as her audition piece. The collection CD on which the song appears also plays a role, and
is The Best of Bobby Womack (2008), on which California Dreamin'" appears on track 17, as Mia requests at
her audition.
The song was also featured prominently in the movie,
Quiet Cool, in which the character Joshua listens to it on
his portable cassette player. [17]
The song was also used in the South Park episode 201.

[1] The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Rolling Stone.


Archived from the original on April 16, 2007. Retrieved
April 6, 2012.
[2] Eagles, Fleetwood Mac Selected for Hall of Fame | Music
News. Rolling Stone. 1997-10-28. Retrieved 2014-0203.
[3] Susan Stamberg (2002-07-08). "'California Dreamin,'
Present at the Creation (Archived Radio Program)".
NPR.org. NPR. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
[4] California Dreamin'". RIAA.com. The Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-07-11. The
RIAA Database may require user input
[5] California Dreamin'". grammy.org. The Recoding
Academy.
Retrieved 2014-07-11.
CALIFORNIA
DREAMIN' The Mamas And The Papas Dunhill (1966)
(Single) Inducted 2001
[6] Show 33 - Revolt of the Fat Angel: American musicians
respond to the British invaders. [Part 1]". The University
of North Texas Digital Library. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
[7] Dan Daily (July 1, 2004). Classic Tracks: The Mamas &
The Papas California Dreamin'"". Mix Magazine. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
[8] Rock Family Trees, BBC, interview with McGuire, 1999.
McGuires original harmonica solo can also just be made
out under the ute solo.

In the British time travelling sitcom Goodnight Sweet- [9] California Dreamin'". npr.org. July 8, 2002. Archived
from the original on February 18, 2011. Retrieved April
heart, one of the main characters, Phoebe, sang this song,
6, 2012.
thinking it had been written by her husband, Gary Sparrow. (Gary Sparrow travels from the 1990s to the 1940s
[10] Steve Sullivan (4 October 2013). Encyclopedia of Great
and claims to write songs, which are actually songs from
Popular Song Recordings. Scarecrow Press. pp. 483.
popular bands or singers, such as "Yesterday" by The BeaISBN 978-0-8108-8296-6.
tles and "Imagine" by John Lennon.)
A cover of the song by Shaw Blades was used in the nal
scene of the season 2 nale of Californication.
The song is used in promos for HBO Films' Cinema
Verite.
In 2001, the song was featured in an Australian TV com-

[11] Bronson, Fred (1988). The Billboard Book of Number


One Hits (This source shows the song peaking at #5) (Paperback ed.). New York: Billboard Publications, Inc. p.
195. ISBN 0-8230-7545-1.
[12] Colorado (2): California Dreaming/Space Lady Love.
Discogs. Retrieved September 8, 2012.

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[13] Colorado. The Ocial Charts Company. Retrieved


September 8, 2012.

of Take 1 with the double-tracked second half of his released version.

[14] Lutricia McNeal - California Dreaming on YouTube.


December 6, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2012.

Engelbert Humperdinck released the song, using the


same lyrics as the original Carpenters version, on his After the Lovin' album, 1976.

[15] Lutricia McNeal - California Dreaming lyrics. December 6, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
[16] AllMusic 'Made in U.S.A' awards. AllMusic.
[17] Quiet Cool (1986)". IMDb. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
[18] Butter-Menthol TV ad (Australia) - All the leaves are
brown"". YouTube. Retrieved October 3, 2014.

12.4.5

On behalf of the songwriters, publishing company Dick


James Music sued George Michael for plagiarism in the
mid-'80s, claiming that the 1984 Wham! single "Last
Christmas" lifted its melody from Can't Smile Without
You. The case was settled out of court.[3] In 2010 George
Michael was publicly cleared of all charges.[4]
Jerry Lewis often sings the song on his annual Muscular
Dystrophy Association telethon, with altered lyrics that
speak of the need for the viewers to call in their pledge.

External links

California Dreamin' at Myspace (streamed copy The song has appeared in such lms as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,
where licensed)
Unconditional Love, Starsky & Hutch, Hellboy II: The
NPRs Present at the Creation segment on the ori- Golden Army and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
gins of the song
In 2008, there was an attempt by Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Technical article describing
Dreamin' was originally mixed

how

Facts and discussion about the song


Review Of California Dreaming

California supporters following their League Cup win to get the song
to Number One, as they see this song as being a part of
the club, with the words Can't Smile Without You being
seen on many ags, banners, and websites as a slogan to
the club.

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

12.5 Can't Smile Without You


"Can't Smile Without You" is a song written by
Christian Arnold, David Martin, and Geo Morrow, best
known in its rendition by Barry Manilow.[1]

In 2010, GP Maxine Brooks released the song as a charity


single for Nurses Aid, supporting wounded soldiers and
in memory of a WWI heroine.[5]

12.5.1 See also


List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
1978 (U.S.)

Can't Smile Without You was the rst single to be released from Manilows album Even Now. The song was 12.5.2 References
released as a single in 1978 where it reached the number
one spot on Billboard's AC chart, and the number three [1] Davis, Clive (December 17, 2009). The Great American
spot on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] Previously, the song was
Seasonal Songbook; arts rst night Cabaret. The Times
recorded by The Carpenters on their album A Kind of
(London). pp. 1617.
Hush in 1976, and was featured as the B-side of their hit
"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" the follow- [2] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 155.
ing year. Manilows version had slightly dierent lyrics
from the Carpenters, such as the Carpenterss line I can't [3] Thomas, David (December 29, 2012). Classic hits that
laugh and I can't walk / I'm nding it hard even to talk,
only got to NO2. The Daily Mail (London).
was changed in Manilows version to I can't laugh and I
can't sing / I'm nding it hard to do anything (the latter [4] Remember 25 years ago. The Sentinel (Stoke). October
30, 2010. p. 28.
is likely the original lyric, changed by the Carpenters because the lyric I can't sing when being sung makes no
sense). The Carpenters remixed the song for the B-side [5] Maxine is on Song for War Heroine. Birmingham Mail.
October 23, 2012. p. 16. |rst1= missing |last1= in Auof Calling Occupants in September 1977, again revisthors list (help)
ing the lyric to read I can't laugh and I can't sleep / I don't
even talk to people I meet. Additional orchestration was
also included in the remix.

12.5.3 External links

A version on Manilows greatest hits box set, The Complete Collection and Then Some... combines the rst half

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

12.7. DESPERADO (SONG)

12.6 Caravan (1937 song)


For other uses, see Caravan (disambiguation).
"Caravan" is a jazz standard composed by Juan Tizol and
rst performed by Duke Ellington in 1936. Irving Mills
wrote seldom performed lyrics. Its exotic sound interested exotica musicians; Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman,
and Gordon Jenkins all covered it. Woody Allen used the
song in two of his lms, Alice and Sweet and Lowdown.
The Mills Brothers recorded an a cappella version, making the instruments sounds with their voices. There are
more than three hundred and fty recordings of this song
by Duke Ellingtons orchestra, the great majority of them
now in the public domain.[1]

12.6.1

First version

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12.6.3 External links and references


[1] Alain, Pailler (2002). Dukes place, Ellington et ses imaginaire. France: Actes sud. p. 147. ISBN 2-7427-3691-3.

12.7 Desperado (song)


This article is about the Eagles song. For other songs
with the same title, see Desperado.
"Desperado" is a ballad by the Eagles, an American rock
band, written by group members Glenn Frey and Don
Henley. It rst appeared on the 1973 album Desperado,
and has later appeared on numerous compilation albums
although it was not a single. The song Desperado was
ranked #494 on Rolling Stone 's 2004 list of "The 500
Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was featured in
Season 8, Episode 7 of the show Seinfeld when Elaines
boyfriend was deeply moved when it came on the radio.
Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as
one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.[1]

12.7.1 Cover versions


Linda Ronstadt on her 1973 album Don't Cry Now.
The Carpenters on their 1975 album Horizon.
Johnny Rodriguez on his 1976 album Reecting.
Kenny Rogers on his 1977 album Daytime Friends.
Clint Black on the Eagles tribute album Common
Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. His rendition
peaked at number 54 on Hot Country Songs in 1993.
Johnny Cash on his 2002 album American IV: The
Man Comes Around.
The rst version of the song was recorded in Hollywood in
1936, performed as an instrumental by Barney Bigard and
His Jazzopators. Two takes were recorded, of which the
rst (Variety VA-515-1) was published. The band members were: Cootie Williams (trumpet), Juan Tizol (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinet), Harry Carney (baritone
sax), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (bass), Sonny
Greer (drums).
All the players were members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, which often split into smaller units to record
small-band discs. Although Ellington performed in this
recording, the session leader was Bigard.

Sarah Bolger in the 2002 movie In America.


Kokia in 2004, used in the Japanese lm The Hotel
Venus.
Westlife on their 2005 album Face to Face
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes on their 2006 album Love Their Country
Andy Williams in 2007 on his album, I Don't Remember Ever Growing Up.
Celtic Thunders Ryan Kelly covered the song for
their 2008 self-titled album.
Neil Diamond on his 2010 album Dreams.

12.6.2

See also

List of 1930s jazz standards

Supery in 2010 on the bands single and cover compilation album Wildower & Cover Songs: Complete
Best 'Track 3'.

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Chihiro Onitsuka on her 2012 album Famous Microphone.


David Garrett, as an instrumental version on his
2012 album Music.
The Langley Schools Music Project in 1977 and released in 2001.
Hagen Rether on his 2007 album Liebe Zwei.
Lynda Carter on her 2011 album Crazy Little Things.

12.7.2

References

[1] Western Writers of America. The Top 100 Western


Songs. American Cowboy. Retrieved 2014-08-08.

Through My Crazy and Wild Days amid fears that mentioning Argentina would reduce the commercial appeal.
Covington recorded both of these lines and a hybrid of
the recordings was included on a rarities disc of Andrew
Lloyd Webber: Now and Forever, a 2001 box set. Don't
Cry for Me Argentina appeared at the opening and near
the end of the show, initially as the spirit of the dead Eva
Pern exhorts the people of Argentina not to mourn her
The truth is I never left you and later as she gives
a nal broadcast The truth is I shall not leave you.
Shortly before the album was nally mixed, Lloyd Webber suggested to Rice that the line Don't Cry for Me Argentina also worked in the context of the new First Lady
of Argentina giving a speech. Rice points out that in this
instance cry refers to shouting or calling out rather than
weeping.

12.8 Don't Cry for Me Argentina


No llores por m Argentina redirects here. For the
album, see Ser Girn.
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" is a song composed by
Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. It was
rst recorded by Julie Covington on the 1976 concept album Evita, and was later included in the 1978 stage musical of the same name. Sung by the title character Eva
Pern, it appears early in the second act as Evita addresses
the crowd from the balcony of the Casa Rosada in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, and features a sweeping melody tied to
broad emotional themes of regret and deance, characteristic of Lloyd Webbers most popular songs.

12.8.2 Release and reception

The musical Evita was initially produced as an album,


before being adapted for the stage, following a formula
Lloyd Webber and Rice had stumbled upon during the
production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Julie Covington
played the lead role of Eva Pern on the original 1976
album from which the single was released. The song
was rst oered to singer Elkie Brooks who turned it
down. Whilst producing the Evita album, Tim Rice had
tried out various lyrics as the main hook and title of the
song including Its Only Your Lover Returning and All

During the 1982 Falklands War between the United


Kingdom and Argentina, the song was sometimes played
sarcastically by British regimental bands as they deployed
to the Falklands. At the same time the Covington recording was banned from play on the BBC.[3]

Released in the UK in December 1976,[3] Don't Cry


for Me Argentina reached number 1 in the UK Singles
Chart in February 1977 for a week, selling almost a million physical copies in the United Kingdom.[4] Together
with digital sales since it has sold over a million.[5] The
single was also successful in Australia and New Zealand,
reaching number one in both countries, as well as in several countries across Europe. The B-side was Rainbow
The song shares its melody with "Oh What a Circus" and
High, also from Evita, a song in which Eva is prepared
Evas Final Broadcast from the same show. Rice and
for her Rainbow Tour of Europe.
Lloyd Webber received the 1977 Ivor Novello award for
Best Song Musically and Lyrically.[1] The song has since The song was never performed live on British music show
Top of the Pops as might have been anticipated, as Covbeen recorded by many other performers.
ington refused to do so without the full symphonic orThe title of the song comes from an epitaph on a plaque
chestra. However, during the week that it was number
at Evita Peron's grave in the La Recoleta Cemetery in
one, she appeared in the audience.
Buenos Aires. The plaque was presented by the citys
taxi drivers union and roughly translates as: Don't cry When Covington chose not to reprise the role in the 1978
stage musical, Elaine Paige was cast as Eva in the London
for me Argentina, I remain quite near to you.[2]
production. In the United States, the song is also closely
linked with Patti LuPone, who performed the role of Eva
12.8.1 Background
in the original Broadway production of the show.[6]

The song was also banned in the Philippines during the


dictatorship (197286) of President Ferdinand Marcos.
The life of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, Marcos
wife, is similar to that of Evita Peron. The presentation
of the musical Evita was repressed.[7]

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12.8.3

Charts and certications

Charts and certications

12.8.4

Madonna version

12.8.5 Cover versions

American singer-songwriter Madonna recorded her ver- The song has been either recorded or performed live by:
sion of the song for her starring role in the 1996 lm
Evita. It was released in December 1996 as the second
Julie Covington (1976)
single from the soundtrack Evita. For the single release,
Farhad Mehrad (1976)
Madonna re-recorded the song as a dance remix, produced by herself, Pablo Flores and Javier Garza. The
Olivia Newton-John (1977, on her album Making a
Miami Mix versions included lyrics sung in English and
Good Thing Better)[55]
Spanglish.
The Carpenters (1977, on their album Passage)
Reception
Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine commented: Easily one of Madonnas greatest vocal performance to
date, the singers dramatic interpretation of Evitas
unocial theme song was both loyal and bizarrely
autobiographical.[22] The single turned out to be a big
worldwide hit, taking the number one spot in several
countries, most notably in France, where it became her
second number one (after "La Isla Bonita"). It was a US
top ten hit, peaking at number eight. In Europe it was her
ninth single to top the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. According to The Ocial Charts Company, the song has
sold 340,000 copies in the UK alone.[23]

Petula Clark (1977, CBS single, her French version


La Chanson d'Evita peaked a No. 8 in France[56] ).
She also recorded an Italian-language version, La
No ores por mi Argentina
Elaine Paige (1978 original London cast)
Shirley Bassey (1978, on her album The Magic Is
You and in 1993 on her album Sings the Songs of
Andrew Lloyd Webber)
The Shadows (1978)
Festival (1979 a dance disco version) (Later versions
of album Disco Evita (Chronicles) (CD))[57]
Tom Jones (1979, album Rescue Me)

Track listings
Notes
the Miami Mix versions are not remixes of the original version, the vocals were re-recorded and this
version is produced by Madonna, Pablo Flores and
Javier Garza. These versions also contain lyrics from
Evas Final Broadcast and uses samples of Fracanapa, written by stor Piazzolla and performed
by stor Piazzolla and his Tango Quintet.

Patti LuPone (1979 original American cast recording)


The Dooleys (1980, on their album Full House)
Joan Baez (1980)
Marti Webb (1981 on her album Won't Change
Places and in 1995 on the album Music and Songs
from Evita) Webb was the second actress to play Eva
in London.
Donna Summer (1981) on the album I'm a Rainbow

Personnel

Barbara Dickson (1985)

Writers Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice

Helene Fischer

Producers Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew


Lloyd Webber, David Caddick

Stephanie Lawrence (1988) Lawrence succeeded


Marti Webb, who had in turn replaced Paige in the
original London production of Evita.

Remix producers Madonna, Pablo Flores, Javier


Garza
Orchestra John Mauceri
Engineer Javier Garza
Mixing Madonna, David Reitzas, Nigel Wright
Photography David Appleby
Source[24]

Laura Branigan (1990, on her VHS / LD Laura


Branigan in Concert)
Sinad O'Connor (1992, on her album Am I Not
Your Girl)
Andrea McArdle (1995)
Sarah Brightman (1996)
Madonna, for the 1996 lm Evita

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The Mike Flowers Pops (1996)
Maria Friedman (1996)
Priscilla Chan (1997 Musical Encounters with
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Iza released a Eurodance cover version of the song


on the CD Dance World Television Hits Volume 2
in Poland in 1997.

[2] Rowe, Mark (23 February 2003). They've got real team
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Judy Collins (1999, on her album Classic Broadway)


Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (1999, on their
album Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Are a Drag)

[3] Queenan, Joe (7 September 2007). The origin of Don't


Cry For Me, Argentina. The Guardian (London, England: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 7 October
2014.

Julian Lloyd Webber on the 2001 album Lloyd Webber Plays Lloyd Webber

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Elena Roger (2006 London cast recording and the


2012 New Broadway Cast Recording)

[5] Sedghi, Ami (4 November 2012). UKs million-selling


singles: the full list. The Guardian (London, England:
Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 4 November 2012.

Tina Arena (2003)


Cilla Black
Sharon Campbell
Idina Menzel (2008 at Andrew Lloyd Webbers 60th
Birthday Concert in Londons Hyde Park )
Fiona Hendley
Katherine Jenkins

[6] Mandy, Patti real cozy | Philadelphia Inquirer


| 10/27/2007, Philly.com, October 2007, webpage:
Philly7.
[7] Joseph A. Reaves (1986-05-19). Filipino `Evita` Strikes
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ferent stanza and performing before a dierent audience in a split-scene.[58] Their solo versions were
also in Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Two [10]
Nicole Scherzinger (2013) Andrew Lloyd Webber
ITV1 40th anniversary special

"Austriancharts.at Julie Covington Don't Cry for Me


Argentina (in German). 3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved
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2014.

Amanda Harrison (2013) for ABC Classics as part


of a compilation album, I Dreamed a Dream: The
Hit Songs of Broadway[59]

[11] "Ocialcharts.de Julie Covington Don't Cry for Me


Argentina. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 8,
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Il Divo (2011, on their album Wicked Game)

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Shir Ordo (2013, on the Israeli TV show musics


school beit sefer le musica in channel 2[60] )
Vice Ganda (17 May 2013 on his I-Vice Ganda Mo
'Ko Sa Araneta concert)

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Katja Ebstein did a popular German version called Wein
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Contestant Alex Baldwin covered the song on the X Factor, in 2013.

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12.9 Flat Baroque


"Flat Baroque" is a song composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis in 1966, during their career at
Disneyland. It lay dormant until 1970, when Carpenter
and his sister, Karen Carpenter, appeared on a syndicated
radio show, called Your Navy Presents. They performed
a slow, jazzy version of the song with the oboe being the
main star. Carpenter did not think of recording a studio
version of the song for record release until 1972 with the
release of the album, A Song for You. This cut is much
faster than the Your Navy Presents version, and features
the piano rather than the oboe. The song gained Richard
a Grammy award nomination in 1972 for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.[1] In April 1972,
it was released as the B-side song to "Its Going to Take
Some Time".

12.9.1

References

[1] Carpenters FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

12.10 Help! (song)


"Help!" is a song by the Beatles that served as the title
song for both the 1965 lm and its soundtrack album. It
was also released as a single, and was number one for
three weeks in both the United States and the United
Kingdom.
Help!" was written by John Lennon, but credited to
LennonMcCartney. During an interview with Playboy
in 1980, Lennon recounted: The whole Beatles thing
was just beyond comprehension. I was subconsciously
crying out for help.

12.10.1

Composition

The documentary series The Beatles Anthology revealed


that Lennon wrote the lyrics of the song to express his
stress after the Beatles quick rise to success. I was fat
and depressed and I was crying out for 'Help', Lennon
told Playboy.[3] Writer Ian MacDonald describes the song
as the rst crack in the protective shell Lennon had built
around his emotions during the Beatles rise to fame, and
an important milestone in his songwriting style.

'God,' he said, 'they've changed the title of the lm: its


going to be called 'Help!' now. So I've had to write a new
song with the title called 'Help!'.[4]
According to McCartney, he was called in to complete
it in a two-hour joint writing session on 4 April 1965 at
Lennons house in Weybridge, [5] stating to have helped
on the "countermelody".[6][5][7]

12.10.2 Recording
The Beatles recorded Help!" in 12 takes on 13 April
1965 using four-track equipment. The rst nine takes
concentrated on the instrumental backing. The descending lead guitar ri that precedes each verse proved to be
dicult, so by take 4 it was decided to postpone it for an
overdub. To guide the later overdub by Harrison, Lennon
thumped the beat on his acoustic guitar body, which can
be heard in the nal stereo mix. Lead and backing vocals
were recorded twice onto take 9, along with a tambourine.
A reduction mix was applied to the two vocal tracks, taking three attempts (takes 10 to 12), freeing up a track for
the lead guitar overdub.[8] This was the groups rst use
of two 4-track machines for bouncing.[9]
The vocals were re-recorded for the lm during a session on 24 May 1965 at CTS Studios, a facility specializing in post-synchronisation.[10] In addition to attempting
a better vocal performance, the session might have been
done to eliminate the tambourine (which had been on the
same track as the vocals) since no tambourine appeared
in the lm sequence.[11] With the new vocals, a mono mix
was created at CTS Studios which was used for the lm
soundtrack. Mixes for record releases were prepared on
18 June. For the mono version, Martin decided to use
a mix of the opening chorus of take 12 edited to the remainder of the CTS lm mix.[10] Because all instruments
were combined on a single track for the CTS session, it
could not be used for a stereo mix, so the stereo mix was
made from take 12.[11]
New mixes were created for releases of the Help! CD
(1987), the Love album (2006), and the Help! DVD
(2007).[8]

12.10.3 Releases

Help!" went to number 1 on both the UK and US singles


charts in late summer 1965. It was the fourth of six numIn the 1970 Rolling Stone Lennon Remembers inter- ber one singles in a row on the American charts; "I Feel
Help!",
views, Lennon said it was one of his favourites among the Fine", "Eight Days a Week", "Ticket to Ride",
[12]
"Yesterday",
and
"We
Can
Work
It
Out".
Beatles songs he wrote, but he wished they had recorded
it at a slower tempo. In these interviews, Lennon said The song appears on the Help! LP, the US Help! soundhe felt that Help!" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" were track, 19621966, the Imagine: John Lennon soundtrack,
his most honest, genuine Beatles songs and not just songs 1, Love, and The Capitol Albums, Volume 2. The mono
written to order. According to Lennons cousin and version (with dierent vocals and no tambourine) was inboyhood friend Stanley Parkes, however, Help!" was cluded on the Beatles Rarities LP and in The Beatles in
written after Lennon came in from the studio one night. Mono collection. It was also released on 20 Greatest Hits

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The American soundtrack album included a James Bond- 12.10.7 Personnel


type introduction to the song, followed by a caesura just
John Lennon double-tracked vocal, twelve-string
before the opening lyric. No such introduction appeared
rhythm guitar
on the British soundtrack album, nor was it included in
the released single in either country.
Paul McCartney bass guitar, backing vocal

12.10.4

Promotional lms

The Beatles lmed the title performance for the movie


Help! on 22 April 1965. The same footage (without the
darts and credits seen in the lm sequence) was used as
a clip to promote the release of the single. It was shown
starting in July 1965 on programmes such as Top of the
Pops and Thank Your Lucky Stars.[13] They made another
promotional clip of Help!" on 23 November 1965 for
inclusion in the year-end recap special of Top of the Pops.
Directed by Joseph McGrath, the black-and-white clip
shows the group miming to the song while sitting astride a
workbench. Starr holds an umbrella overhead throughout
the song, which becomes useful as fake snow falls during
the nal verse.[14]

12.10.5

Live performances

The Beatles performed Help!" live on the 1 August 1965


broadcast of Blackpool Night Out, which was included
in the Anthology 2 album and shown during The Beatles Anthology documentary.[15] On 14 August, the group
recorded a live performance of Help!" and ve other
songs for The Ed Sullivan Show, broadcast the following
month;[16] the show is available on the DVD The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles.
Help!" was included in the set list for The Beatles 1965
US tour. The 15 August performance at Shea Stadium
was seen in the 1966 documentary The Beatles at Shea
Stadium, although the audio for the song was re-recorded
prior to release.[17] The groups 29 August performance
at the Hollywood Bowl was chosen for the 1977 album
The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl.[18]

12.10.6

Use in advertising

In February 1985, Help!" became the rst Beatles


song licensed for a US television commercial. The
LincolnMercury division of Ford Motor Company paid
$100,000 for the rights to the song, but not for the
use of the original Beatles recording.[19] The song was
re-created by a sound-alike group with assistance from
George Martin.[20] The US Electronics and appliance
chain hhgregg is using a cover version of the song in their
ad campaign as of 2012.
The song was once used in a Halifax advert. The song
was appropriate, since customers need 'help' with things
like mortgages, money to buy houses, etc.

George Harrison lead guitar, backing vocal


Ringo Starr drums, tambourine
Personnel per Ian MacDonald[21]

12.10.8 Charts
The song reached number one in several other countries
in 1965 according to charts listed in Billboards Hits of
the World feature at the time: Australia, Hong Kong,
New Zealand, and Sweden.[30][31]

12.10.9 Cover versions


1968 Deep Purple cover version on the 'B' side of
their rst album Shades of Deep Purple.[32]
1970 The Carpenters recorded a cover version for
their album Close to You.[33]
1970 The Muppets sang a cover version of this
song on Sesame Street in episode 135.
1975 Caetano Veloso released a cover on his album, Joia.[34]
1976 Henry Gross covered Help!" for the musical documentary All This and World War II. John
Lennon once stated that this was his favourite version of the song; George Harrison and Paul McCartney are backup vocalists.[35]
1976 The Damned covered the song on the B-side
of "New Rose".[36]
1979 Dolly Parton included a bluegrass version of
Help!" on her Great Balls of Fire album.[37]
1980 John Farnham released the song as a pianobased ballad at a much-slower tempo - the rst artist
to do so.[38] His version peaked at No.8 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart.[39]
1982 South African rock group Hotline, featuring
PJ Powers, released the song as a single.[40]
1984 Tina Turner released a ballad version of the
song (recorded with The Crusaders) that peaked at
#40 in the UK. The song was included on European
editions of her album Private Dancer.[41] It was a staple of her live shows for a time, and appears on her
double album Tina Live in Europe and the Private
Dancer Tour concert lm.

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12 June 1985 Roy Orbison performed a shorter


version of the song at much slower tempo for the
television documentary Everyman: John Lennon
Journey In The Life.[42]

part of their "Gutter Ballet Medley in live performances (which also includes the Savatage song
Sleep (from Edge of Thorns) and a short sample
of the "Eleanor Rigby" chorus).

1989 The song was recorded by Bananarama (with


French & Saunders and Kathy Burke) and released
as the Red Nose Day single to raise money for
Comic Relief. French, Saunders and Burke were
credited as Lananeeneenoonoo[43] (a parody of
Bananarama, whom they imitated in the French
& Saunders television programme). This version
reached #3 in the UK charts, and was featured on
the 1989 Christmas episode (The Jolly Boys Outing) of Only Fools and Horses.

2010 - Vanilla Sky, an Italian punk rock band, covered this song on their Punk is Dead cover album.

May 1990 Kylie Minogue performed her bands


arrangement of the song before a crowd of 25,000 at
the John Lennon: The Tribute concert on the banks
of the Mersey in Liverpool. Also was included in
her 1991 tour Rhythm Of Love Tour[44]
1991 Waltari covered Help!" on their debut album, Monk Punk.[45]
1995 Little Texas recorded a version of the song
for the Beatles tribute album Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles.[46]
1995 Swedish pop group Roxette recorded an
acoustic version during their session at the Abbey
Road Studios, where three of their own songs were
also re-recorded. It would not be commercially
available until 2006, when it was nally released on
The Rox Box/Roxette 86-06 box set.
1998 The Punkles recorded a punk cover of the
song for their rst album.

2011 Cloud Cult covered Help!" for the Minnesota Beatle Project, Vol. 3.
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Chipettes
covered the song as a bonus track on the Target limited edition of the soundtrack Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: Music from the Motion Picture.
2012 American boy band Big Time Rush covered
the song (and other Beatles songs) as part of their
Big Time Movie and soundtrack.
2013 British invasion band Hipsters covered the
song as part of their rst EP and resulting nationwide
tour.
2013 Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) and Sam
Evans (Chord Overstreet) covered the song in Glee's
fth season premiere episode "Love Love Love" and
the album Glee Sings the Beatles.
Silverstein released a cover version on their fourth
album, A Shipwreck in the Sand. Help!" has also
been covered by Michael Stanley, dc Talk, Alma
Cogan, Rick Wakeman, Howie Day, Fountains of
Wayne, Johns Children, Marc Bolan and Peter Sellers. The Rutles' song Ouch!" is a parody.

1999 Claire Martin recorded a slower version on


her album Take My Heart (with Noel Gallagher on 12.10.10 Cultural references
guitar).
American author Mark Z. Danielewski frequently
2000 Tsunku covered Help!" on his Beatles cover
refers to this song in his novel House of Leaves.
album, A Hard Days Night.
The song featured in Cutting It Close, an episode
2003 Art Paul Schlosser recorded a parody of
of Full House, when Jesse Katsopolis breaks both of
Help!" (Smelt), which appears on his Words of
his arms in a motorcycle accident and has to adjust
Cheese and Other Parrot CD.
to a life in which he always needs assistance.
2004 Westlife covered the song on their
Turnaround Tour.
2004 McFly cover the song on CD 2 of their 2004
single Obviously. The cover also appeared on their
2008 EP Lost & Found: McFly Uncovered.[47]
2006 Bebi Dol covered the song on her album,
ovek rado izvan sebe ivi.[48]
2010 The Trans-Siberian Orchestra began using
a slowed-down, rock-ballad version of the song as

The song was also used in commercials for defunct


phone company GTE, during the 1990s.
The lyrics are quoted in the lm Yellow Submarine;
when Young Fred knocks on the Beatles door, he
says, Won't you please, please help me?"
In the Powerpu Girls episode Meet the Beat-Alls,
a military sergeant says Help, we need somebody,
help, not just anybody, help, we need the Powerpu
Girls.

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127

In the Only Fools and Horses episode "The Jolly [24] "Chartverfulgong > Beatles,The > Help! musicline.de
(in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
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Mickey sings is the Bananarama cover version rather [26] "Nederlandse Top 40 week 32, 1965" (in Dutch). Dutch
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than the original.
Several Major League Baseball teams (notably the
New York Yankees) play the song when the opposing manager/pitching coach go out for a mound visit.

[27] "Norwegiancharts.com The Beatles Help!". VG-lista.

The release year of the song was asked as the nal 5,000,000 question in the ctitious version of
Who Wants to be A Millionaire, as depicted in the
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[29] Billboard Hot 100. Billboard: p. 36. 4 September


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[1] Unterberger, Richie. 1960s-Folk-Rock Overview.


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[5] Miles 1998, p. 199.
[6] MacDonald 2003, p. 153.
[7] Beatles Interview Database 1984, p. 2.
[8] Winn 2008, pp. 314-316.
[9] Help! stereo remaster 2009 inlay card, Recording notes.
[10] Winn 2008, p. 320.
[11] Ryan & Kehew 2006, p. 392.
[12] Wallgren 1982, pp. 3845.
[13] Lewisohn 2000, p. 190.
[14] Lewisohn 2000, pp. 206-208.
[15] Winn 2008, pp. 337-338.
[16] Lewisohn 2000, pp. 198-199.
[17] Lewisohn 2000, p. 215.
[18] Winn 2008, p. 354.
[19] Badman 2009, p. 352.
[20] Miller 1988, p. 198.
[21] MacDonald 2005, p. 153.
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CHAPTER 12. SONGS

12.11 I Can Dream, Can't I?

Badman, Keith (2009). The Beatles Diary, Volume "I Can Dream, Can't I?" is a popular song written by
2: After the Break-Up. London: Omnibus Press. Sammy Fain with lyrics by Irving Kahal. The song was
ISBN 978-0-85712-001-4.
published in 1938, included in a op musical, Right This
Way. Tommy Dorsey released a hit recording of it the
Playboy Interview With Paul and Linda McCart- same year, but it was in the postwar years that the song
ney. Beatles Interview Database. 1984. Retrieved gained its greatest success.
6 December 2009.
The best-known version was recorded by The Andrews
Sisters and Gordon Jenkins' orchestra on July 15, 1949,
and released by Decca Records as catalog number 24705.
It rst reached the Billboard charts on September 16,
1949, reaching number one on all three of the magazines
main pop charts at the time (Best Sellers in Stores, Most
Miles, Barry (1998). Paul McCartney: Many Years Played by Jockeys, and Most Played in Jukeboxes).[1] AnFrom Now. New York: Henry Holt and Company. other version was recorded by Toni Arden with Hugo
ISBN 0-8050-5249-6.
Winterhalter's orchestra on September 16, 1949, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38612.
Miller, Mark Crispin (1988). Boxed In: The Cul- On the Cash Box magazine Best-Selling Records chart,
ture of TV. Northwestern University Press. ISBN which combined all recorded versions, the song also
reached number one.
0-8101-0792-9.
Lewisohn, Mark (2000). The Complete Beatles
Chronicle. London: Hamlyn. ISBN 0-600-600335.

A version was recorded by Alan Dean with Carroll Gib Pollack, Alan W. (2000). Notes on Help!"". Notes bons' orchestra on December 9, 1949, and released by
On ... Series. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
UK Columbia Records in the United Kingdom as catalog
number FB 3539. A version by the Tune Twisters with
RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - The Art Wranzer & his orchestra was recorded in May 1950
Beatles Gold Singles. RIAA. 2009. Retrieved 20 and released by Artransa Records in Australia as catalog
July 2009.
number A 009.
A doo wop version was recorded by the Skyliners in 1958,
Ryan, Kevin; Kehew, Brian (2006). Recording The with lead female singer Janet Vogel.
Beatles. Houston: Curvebender. ISBN 0-9785200Joni James recorded a version for her 1959 album 100
0-9.
Strings and Joni (MGM 3755)
Spitz, Bob (2005). The Beatles: The Biography. Cass Elliot recorded the song on her 1969 album
Bubblegum, Lemonade, and... Something for Mama. The
Boston: Little, Brown. ISBN 0-316-80352-9.
song was recorded by The Carpenters on their 1975 al Wallgren, Mark (1982). The Beatles on Record. bum Horizon. A more modern version was on the 2000
New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-45682- Susannah McCorkle album Hearts and Minds. Annie
Lennox recorded the song on her 2014 album Nostalgia.
2.
Winn, John C. (2008). Way Beyond Compare: The
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Random House. ISBN 978-0-307-45157-6.
[1] Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955.
An Interview with Stanley Parks. Lennon.net.
2004.

Record Research.

12.12 I Just Fall in Love Again

MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head:


The Beatles Records and the Sixties (Second Revised
"I Just Fall in Love Again" is a song written by Larry
ed.). London: Pimlico (Rand). ISBN 1-84413-828Herbstritt, with co-writers Steve Dor, Harry Lloyd, and
3.
Gloria Sklerov. Herbstritt had composed the melody and
chords for the chorus and a chord progression for the
verse, which he took to his friend Steve Dor. Harry
12.10.13 External links
Lloyd and Gloria Sklerov completed the lyrics. The song
was originally recorded by The Carpenters and later cov Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
ered by Dusty Springeld, whose version inspired Anne

12.13. I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS


Murray to record her own cover.

12.12.1

The Carpenters version

The Carpenters version was included on the duos 1977


album Passage. On the Carpenters ocial web site,
Richard Carpenter notes that he felt the song was perfect
for his sister Karens voice and felt their version had hitsingle potential. However, A&M Records decided not to
release it because it was considered too long for Top 40
radio stations to play at the time (just over 4 minutes) and
could not be abridged.[1]
In 2004, Richard Carpenter added a remixed I Just Fall
in Love Again to the Carpenters 2-disc compilation,
Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition.

12.12.2

Personnel

Karen Carpenter - lead vocals


Richard Carpenter - keyboards
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Tony Peluso - electric guitar
Ron Tutt - drums
Earle Dumler - oboe
Gregg Smith Singers - backing vocals

12.12.3

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sounded very country. Nevertheless, Billboard ranked
it as the number one country hit of 1979. Anne included
the song as a posthumous duet with Dusty Springeld on
her own 2008 album Duets: Friends & Legends.
Chart performance
Chart successions
Award successions

12.12.5 References
[1] Carpenters I Just Fall In Love Again
[2] Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40
Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 242.
[3] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 19612001. Record Research. p. 176.

12.12.6 External links


Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

12.13 I'll Be Home for Christmas


For other uses, see I'll Be Home for Christmas (disambiguation).
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" is a Christmas song

Dusty Springelds version

Recorded in summer 1978 and released in early 1979 on


Springelds Living Without Your Love album the same
week her record label, United Artists Records, was sold,
the track was subsequently never released as a single and
went largely unnoticed by the listening public due to lack
of promotion for the album.

12.12.4

Anne Murrays version

When Canadian singer Anne Murray heard I Just Fall


in Love Again in 1979 as recorded by Dusty Springeld, her favorite singer, she was inspired to record her
own version of the song, releasing it later that same year
on her 1979 album New Kind of Feeling. Murray released her version as a single, and it topped Billboard
magazine's Country,[2] and Adult Contemporary charts
for three weeks, while reaching #12 on the Billboard Hot
100 pop chart.[3] It was the rst of a string of three straight
#1 country hits and four straight #1 AC hits Murray enjoyed from 1979 to 1980. Though Murray loves the song,
she is quoted in The Billboard Book of Number One Adult
Contemporary Hits as saying she was surprised at its success on the country charts, as she didn't feel the song

The original 1943 release by Bing Crosby on Decca, 18570A.

recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby who scored a top ten hit


with the song. Originally written to honor soldiers overseas who have longed to be home for Christmastime, I'll
Be Home for Christmas has since gone on to become a
Christmas standard.[1]

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Theme

The song is sung from the point of view of an overseas


soldier during WWII, writing a letter to his family. In the
message, he tells the family that he will be coming home,
and to prepare the holiday for him including requests for
snow, mistletoe, and presents on the tree. The song
ends on a melancholy note, with the soldier saying I'll
be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.[2] Kim
Gannon claimed on at least one occasion that he was not
thinking of the soldiers when he wrote the lyrics but of all
people who are unable to be home for Christmas. When
he pitched the song to people in the music business, they
turned it down because the last line quoted above was too
sad for all those separated from their loved ones in the
military. When playing golf with Bing Crosby, however,
Gannon sang the song for Crosby, who decided to record
it. It ended up as the ip side of White Christmas, en1945 V-Disc release by the U.S. Army of White Christmas and
suring that it would be a hit. [3]
I'll Be Home for Christmas by Bing Crosby as No. 441B.

12.13.2

Writing and copyright

12.13.3

Bing Crosby recording

Despite the songs popularity with Americans at the front


and at home, in the UK the BBC banned the song from
The song was written by the lyricist Kim Gannon and broadcast, as the Corporations management felt that the
composer Walter Kent. Buck Ram, who previously wrote lyrics might lower morale among British troops.[7]
a poem and song with the same title, was credited as a
co-writer of the song following a lawsuit.[4] The original 1943 release of the song by Bing Crosby on Decca 12.13.4 Notable history
Records listed only Walter Kent and Kim Gannon as the
songwriters on the record label. Later pressings added In December 1965, astronauts Frank Borman and Jim
Lovell while on Gemini 7 requested I'll Be Home for
the name of Buck Ram to the songwriting credit.
Christmas be played for them by the NASA ground
crew.

On October 4, 1943, Crosby recorded the song under the title I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In
My Dreams)" with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra for
Decca Records, which was released as a 78 single, Decca
18570A, Matrix #L3203, reissued in 1946 as Decca
23779. Within a month of release, the song charted for
eleven weeks, with a peak at number three. The next year,
the song reached number nineteen on the charts.
The U.S. War Department also released Bing Crosbys
performance of I'll Be Home For Christmas from the
December 7, 1944, Kraft Music Hall broadcast with the
Henderson Choir, J.S.T., on V-Disc, as U.S. Army VDisc No. 441-B and U.S. Navy V-Disc No. 221B, Matrix
#VP1253-D5TC206.[5][6] The song from the broadcast
has appeared through many Bing Crosby compilations.
The song touched the hearts of Americans, both soldiers
and civilians, who were in the midst of World War II, and
it earned Crosby his fth gold record. I'll Be Home for
Christmas became the most requested song at Christmas
U.S.O. shows. Yank, the GI magazine, said Crosby accomplished more for military morale than anyone else of
that era.

12.13.5 Other recordings


I'll Be Home for Christmas was recorded by Perry
Como (1946), Frank Sinatra (1957), Sara Evans (Hear
Something Country - Christmas 2007, 2007),[8] Kelly
Clarkson (iTunes Session & Wrapped in Red)[9] and
many other artists.[10] These artists include:
98 Degrees
Aimee Mann (One More Drifter in the Snow, 2006)
Al Green
Aly & AJ (Acoustic Hearts of Winter, 2006)
Amy Grant
Andy Williams
Anna Gilbert
Anne Murray
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Have Yourself A Meaty
Little Christmas, 2009)

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131

Art Paul Schlosser Parody: (I'll Be a Gnome for


Christmas (Words of Cheese and Other Parrot Trees,
2003)

Dolly Parton

B.B. King

Doris Day (The Doris Day Christmas Album, 14


September 1964)

Barbra Streisand
BarlowGirl (Home for Christmas, 2008)
The Beach Boys (The Beach Boys Christmas Album,
1964)

Donna Summer (Christmas Spirit Album, 1984)

Drew Seeley (Disney Channel Holiday, 2007)


Dwight Yoakam
Eddie Rabbitt

Bette Midler (Cool Yule)

Elvis Presley (Elvis Christmas Album, 1957)

Blake Shelton (Cheers, Its Christmas)

Fats Domino

Bob Dylan (Christmas in the Heart, 2009)


Brad Johner
Brad Paisley
Brian Littrell
Brian McKnight
The Brothers Four Note: 1966 Billboard chart single

The Forester Sisters


Frank Sinatra (A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra, 1957)
Gary Hoey
Girl in a Coma (A Blackheart Christmas *Blackheart Records, 2008) *Joan Jett's Record Label
Glen Campbell

Carl Brutananadilewski

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Carpenters

Gloria Estefan

Carrie Underwood with Elvis Presley (Christmas


Duets (Elvis Presley album), 2008)

Hampton String Quartet

Cascada (Its Christmas Time)


Celtic Woman vocalist Lisa Lambe
Chicago (Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three, 2011)
Connie Francis
Crystal Lewis Holiday!: A Collection of Christmas
Classics, 2002
Crystal Shawanda
Damien Leith (Where We Land (Limited Special
Christmas Edition))
Dannii Minogue
Darius Rucker (Home for the Holidays, 2014)
David Archuleta (Christmas from the Heart, 2009)
Dean Martin (The Dean Martin Christmas Album,
1966)

Harry Connick, Jr. (Harry for the Holidays, 2003)


Jaci Velasquez
Jackie Evancho (Heavenly Christmas, 2011)
Jackie Gleason
Jackie Wilson (Merry Christmas From Jackie Wilson, 1963)
Jerey Osborne
Jennifer Warnes (The Tradition of Christmas, 1991)
Jessica Simpson (Happy Christmas , 2010)
Jillian Hall (A Jingle with Jillian, 2007)
Jimmy Buett
Joe Williams
John Berry
John Gary (1964)

Deana Martin on her 2011 album, White Christmas

Johnny Cash

Diana Krall

Johnny Mathis

Diamond Rio

Jonathan Butler (2013)

Diane Schuur

Jordin Sparks (This Christmas Soundtrack, 2007)

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Justin Guarini

Plcido Domingo, including a duet with Tony Bennett (Concert: Our Favourite Things: Christmas in
Vienna Vienna, 2000)

Katharine McPhee (Single, 17 November 2009)

The Platters

Kelly Clarkson (iTunes Session, 2011 and Wrapped


in Red, 2013)[2]

Plus One (Medley in Christmas album)

Kenneth Copeland

Rascal Flatts (Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Bonus Track),


2008)

Kenny Chesney

Reba McEntire

Kokia (Christmas Gift, 2008)

Ricky Van Shelton (Ricky Van Shelton Sings Christmas, 1989)

Kristin Chenoweth (A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas, 2008)

Ronan Tynan

Lady Antebellum (On This Winters Night, 2012)

Ronnie Milsap

Lana Cantrell (Vinyl LP VA Christmastime in


Carol and Song, 1968; Christmas in California
1968,)

Royce Campbell

Lea Michele (Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3)


Leon Redbone
Linda Ronstadt (A Merry Little Christmas, 2000)
Lisa Leuschner
Lonestar
Martina McBride
Matchbook Romance (A Santa Cause: Its a Punk
Rock Christmas)
Mauro Caldern
Michael Bubl

Sara Evans
Sarah Geronimo
Sarah McLachlan
Scott Weiland (The Most Wonderful Time of the
Year, 2011)
Seth MacFarlane (Holiday for Swing, 2014)
She & Him
Slim Whitman
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Christmas with
The Miracles, 1963)
Spyro Gyra
The Statler Brothers
Sufjan Stevens

Mindy Smith

Suzy Bogguss

Neil Diamond

Take 6 (The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 2010)

Nora Aunor Christmas Songs album 1972

The Three Tenors

The Nylons

Tierney Sutton with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati


Pops Orchestra

The Oak Ridge Boys


The Osmonds
Overboard (Tidings, 2008)
Pam Tillis

Tift Merritt
Toby Keith
Tony Bennett (A Swingin' Christmas, 2008)

Pat Boone

Twisted Sister with Lita Ford (A Twisted Christmas,


2006)

Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack

Vanessa L. Williams

Percy Faith

Vince Gill

Perry Como

Whitney Houston

Phil Driscoll

Wynonna Judd

12.14. I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN


Notes
1

Peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in December 2012[11] and peaked at number
93 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2011.[12]
2
Spent three weeks atop the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in January 2008[13] and peaked
at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December
2006.[12]

12.13.6

133
Ewen, David, ed. American popular songs from the
Revolutionary War to the present. New York: Random House, 1966. Call number: ML128 .N3 E9.
Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburns pop hits, 19401954: compiled from Billboards pop singles charts
1940-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record
Research, 1994. Call number: ML156.4 .P6 W495
1994.

References

[1] This article incorporates public domain material from the


United States Government document "http://lcweb2.loc.
gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200000010/default.html
I'll be home for Christmas [Song Collection]".
[2] Collins, Ace (2010-05-04). Stories Behind the Best-Loved
Songs of Christmas. ISBN 9780310873877. Retrieved
December 8, 2011.
[3] As told by Kim Gannon at a small dinner party at which
the editor was present.
[4] The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs - InterfaithFamily.com

12.13.8 External links


Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

12.14 I'll Never Fall in Love Again


For other uses, see I'll Never Fall in Love Again (disambiguation).

"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" is a popular song by


composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David. Originally written for the 1968 musical Promises, Promises, it
[6] A Bing Crosby Discography. Part 1d - The V Discs.
soon became one of Bacharach and Davids most endur[7] Rodriguez McRobbie, Linda (18 April 2013). 11 Rea- ing songs. It was introduced in the show by Jerry Orbach
sons the BBC Has Banned Hit Songs. Mental Floss. Re- and Jill O'Hara. It was nominated for Song of the Year in
trieved 11 July 2014.
the 1969 Grammy awards. A version with studio singers
[8] Sara Evans, Ill Be Home For Christmas Song Re- was released as a single under Burt Bacharachs name in
1969, and achieved a low chart position.
view. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
[5] Bing Crosbys V-Discs.

I'll Never Fall in Love Again became a hit for Bobbie


Gentry when it reached number one on the UK Singles
Chart for a single week in October 1969.[1] In January
I'll Be Home For Christmas: Second Hand Songs.
1970, it became a number six hit on the Billboard Hot
100 singles chart and a number-one hit on the Easy Lis"'American Idol' on the Charts: The Top 20 Christmas
tening chart for Dionne Warwick.[2] Warwicks version,
Songs by Finalists. The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus
arranged and produced by Burt Bacharach and recorded
Global Media. Retrieved Ausgut 24, 2013. Check date
in 1969 with session musician Gary Chester on drums,
values in: |accessdate= (help)
also reached number three on the Canadian Chart and
Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Zac Brown Band, Kelly crossed over into the Top 20 R&B Chart and became an
Clarkson. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Re- international million seller. Warwicks album of the same
trieved Ausgut 24, 2013. Check date values in: |access- name containing the single won a 1971 Grammy Award
date= (help)
for Best Pop Vocal Performance-Female. Ella FitzgerAdult Contemporary: January 5, 2008. Billboard. ald's version became a minor hit in September 1969 and
charted briey. It was also the best-charting single in a
Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
cover version for Scottish band Deacon Blue, peaking at
number two in the UK Singles Chart in 1990.

[9] Kelly Clarkson, Ill Be Home for Christmas Song Review. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
[10]
[11]

[12]

[13]

12.13.7

Sources

This article incorporates public domain material


from the United States Government document 12.14.1 Content
"http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.
200000010/default.html I'll be home for Christmas The songs narrator ruminates on the various troubles that
[Song Collection]".
falling in love brings.

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Covers of note

Aside the above versions, this song has been covered


many times:
Herb Alpert
Liz Anderson (reached #56 on the Billboard Hot
Country Singles chart in 1972)
Chet Atkins
Shirley Bassey (on her 1969 album Does Anybody
Miss Me)
Deacon Blue (#2 UK, #2 IRL) on their album Four
Bacharach & David Songs in 1990
The Carpenters
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach (featured in the
1999 movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged
Me)
The Dells
Ella Fitzgerald

The Whitlams
Wilson Simonal (Brazilian singer on the album
Mexico 70)
Tom Jones
Elvis Presley

12.14.3 See also


List of number-one singles of 1969 (Ireland)
List of number-one singles from the 1960s (UK)
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of
1970 (U.S.)

12.14.4 References
[1] Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th
ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 237.
ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
[2] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961
2001. Record Research. p. 254.

Bobbie Gentry Touch 'Em with Love (1969), Fancy


(1970)
12.14.5
Emmylou Harris (on her 1969 album Gliding Bird)

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Isaac Hayes (on his 1971 album Black Moses)


Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth

12.15 Johnny Angel (song)

Bradley Joseph
"Johnny Angel" is the debut pop single by Shelley
Ronan Keating on the album When Ronan Met Burt Fabares. It was released in 1962 on the Colpix label.[1]
(2011)
The track was the rst single taken from Fabares debut
solo album Shelley!, which was produced and arranged by
Mark Lindsay (on his 1970 album Arizona)
Stu Phillips. Johnny Angel was written by Lyn Duddy
Johnny Mathis
and Lee Pockriss.
Liza Minnelli
Anne Murray

12.15.1 Background

Trijntje Oosterhuis

The single premiered on an episode of Fabares sitcom,


The Donna Reed Show, during the fourth season.[2] It also
has a sequel song entitled "Johnny Loves Me", which tells
the story of how the girl won Johnnys heart. The tune had
previously been recorded by Georgia Lee on the Decca
label.

The Real Group


Sitti
Catherine Spaak & Johnny Dorelli
Dusty Springeld

Darlene Love and her group, the Blossoms, sang backup


vocals on the track.[3] Fabares is quoted in The Billboard
Tok Tok Tok
Book of Number One Singles by Fred Bronson as saying
she was intimidated by Loves group and their beauti Ornella Vanoni
ful voices and was terried at the prospect of becoming a
Dionne Warwick (#6 US,#3 Canada, #17 US R&B, recording artist, as she did not consider herself a singer.[4]
#1 US Adult Contemporary)
The song also featured an echo chamber, where the intro

12.16. LITTLE GIRL BLUE (SONG)


of the repeated title words: Johnny Angel, Johnny Angel was used by Fabares and the backup singers.

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2. Tonight You Belong To Me - 2:12

The song is an expression of a teenage girls romantic Chart performance


longing for a boy who doesn't know she exists, to the point
where she declines other boys propositions for dates be- 12.15.7 The Carpenters cover version
cause she would rather concentrate on the boy she loves.
Although Fabares career as an actress stayed strong for
three decades, her career as a singer came to an end within
a few years of Johnny Angel when she was unable to
come up with another Top 20 hit. However, the song has
become an oldies radio airplay favorite. The Carpenters
covered Johnny Angel in 1973 as part of a medley of
oldies on side two of their album Now and Then.

12.15.2

Reception

Johnny Angel hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100


on April 7, 1962, during a 15-week run on the chart.[5] It
was a number one hit on the Top 100 Best Sellers chart in
April 1962 as published by Cashbox. It charted at #1 in
both Canada and in New Zealand. Johnny Angel also
peaked at #41 on the UK Singles chart.[6] It sold over onemillion copies and was awarded a gold disc.[7]

12.15.3

Track listing

1. Johnny Angel - 2:19


2. Wheres It Gonna Get Me - 2:08

12.15.4

Chart performance

12.15.5

In the media

The song was featured in the 1990 lm Mermaids,


the lm Andre and the episode Halloween in the
TV-series My So-Called Life.

The Carpenters included Johnny Angel on their fth


studio album Now & Then in May 1973. The song was
produced by Richard and Karen and was issued on the
A&M record label. The song was included on Side B
of the album as part of an oldies medley.

12.15.8 References
[1] Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits
(6th ed.). New York: Watson-Guptill Publications. p.
212. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6.
[2] Brooks, Tim (1999). The Complete Directory to Prime
Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (7th
ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 275. ISBN 0345-42923-0.
[3] Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number 1
Hits: The Inside Story Behind Every Number One Single
on Billboards Hot 100 from 1955 to the Present (5 ed.).
Billboard Books. p. 107. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6.
[4] Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number
One Hits: The Inside Story Behind Every Number One Single on Billboards Hot 100 from 1955 to the Present (5 ed.).
Billboard Books. p. 107. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6.
[5] Shelley Fabares | AllMusic
[6] Chart Stats - Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel
[7] Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd
ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 145. ISBN
0-214-20512-6.
[8] Songs from the Year 1962
[9] Patti Lynn - Johnny Angel (Vinyl) at Discogs

The song was also featured in a 1976 episode of


Saturday Night Live hosted by Dyan Cannon, where
Johnny Angel turns out to be three Hells Angels all
named Johnny.

12.15.6

Patti Lynn cover version

[10] Chart Stats - Patti Lynn - Johnny Angel

12.15.9 External links


Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

British singer Patti Lynn released a cover version of


Johnny Angel for the Fontana Records label in March 12.16 Little Girl Blue (song)
1962. It was produced by Harry Robinson.[9] Her version of the song charted on the UK Singles Chart at #37 "Little Girl Blue" is a popular song with music by
in May 1962.
Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, published in
1935.[1] The song was introduced by Gloria Grafton in
the Broadway musical Jumbo.[2]
Track listing
Many popular and jazz artists have recorded the tune, in1. Johnny Angel - 2:16
cluding:

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The Afghan Whigs

Mathilde Santing

Louis Armstrong

Carly Simon

Chet Baker

Nina Simone (whose 1958 debut album Little Girl


Blue was named after the song)

Polly Bergen
The Carpenters - on their posthumous album
Lovelines (1989)
Rosemary Clooney
Sam Cooke

Frank Sinatra - Songs for Young Lovers (1954)


Sarah Vaughan
Margaret Whiting

12.16.1 References

Doris Day

[1] Jacobs, Dick & Harriet Jacobs Who Wrote That Song?
published by Writers Digest Books, 1993,

Ethel Ennis - Eyes For You (1964)

[2] Green, Stanley - Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre


published by Dodd, Mead, 1976

Ella Fitzgerald
The Four Freshmen - Love Lost (2004)
Judy Garland
Red Garland
Grant Green

12.17 Nowhere Man (song)


This article is about the Beatles song. For other uses, see
Nowhere Man (disambiguation).

Eddie Harris on his album Exodus to Jazz.

"Nowhere Man" is a song by the Beatles, from the British


version of their album Rubber Soul.[3] The song was writ Johnny Hartman - And I Thought About You (1959) ten by John Lennon (credited to LennonMcCartney).
Coleman Hawkins

It was recorded on 21 and 22 October 1965. Nowhere


Man is among one of the very rst Beatles songs to
The Hi-Los
be entirely unrelated to romance or love, and marks
a notable instance of Lennons philosophically oriented
Joni James
songwriting.[4] It was released as a single (although not in
the United Kingdom) on 21 February 1966, and reached
Keith Jarrett
#1 in Australia and Canada and #3 on the Billboard Hot
Janis Joplin - on her album I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic 100. Similar to what happened a year earlier (Eight Days
Blues Again Mama! (1969, although the lyrics on a Week and I Don't Want to Spoil the Party were on
this version were rearranged)
Beatles for Sale but not on Beatles '65), Nowhere Man
and What Goes On were not on the U.S. version of RubMorgana King
ber Soul (released in December around the same time as
the British version), but were back-to-back on a subseDiana Krall - From This Moment On (2006)
quent single and later (in June) on an album (Yesterday
Stacey Kent - Dreamsville (2001)
and Today).

Laura Mvula
Anita O'Day
Oscar Peterson

Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison sing the song in


three-part harmony. The song appears in the lm Yellow
Submarine, where the Beatles sing it about the character
Jeremy Hillary Boob after meeting him in the nowhere
land.

The Postal Service (a remix of the Nina Simone ver- George and John play identical sonic blue Fender Strasion)
tocastersJohn plays in the verses and George on the
solo.[5]
Sue Raney - Sue Raney, Volume II (2004)
Linda Ronstadt recorded the song for her album For
12.17.1
Sentimental Reasons (1986)

Interpretation

Diana Ross - on her album Touch Me in the Morning Lennon claimed that he wrote the song about himself.
(1973)
He wrote it after racking his brain in desperation for ve

12.17. NOWHERE MAN (SONG)


hours, trying to come up with another song for Rubber
Soul. Lennon told Playboy magazine:
I'd spent ve hours that morning trying to
write a song that was meaningful and good, and
I nally gave up and lay down. Then 'Nowhere
Man' came, words and music, the whole damn
thing as I lay down.[6]
McCartney said of the song:
That was John after a night out, with dawn
coming up. I think at that point, he was a
bit...wondering where he was going, and to be
truthful so was I. I was starting to worry about
him.[7]

12.17.2

Musical structure

The song begins with E (I tonic) chord (Hes a real)


and then involves a 5-4-3-2-1 pitch descent between the
B (V dominant) chord (nowhere man) and A (IV subdominant) chord (sitting in); but the entrancing twist
comes where Am (iv minor) replaces A in the nal verse
(nowhere plans) and the simultaneous G# note melody
creates a dissonant Am/major 7.[8] The refrain, which appears three times, seesaws on a G# minor/A major sequence before falling back on an F# minor and leading
back to the verse on a B7.

12.17.3

Personnel

John Lennon double-tracked vocal, acoustic


rhythm guitar, lead guitar (in the verses)
Paul McCartney bass guitar, harmony vocal
George Harrison lead guitar (in the solo), harmony
vocal
Ringo Starr drums
Personnel per Ian MacDonald[9]

12.17.4

Other recordings

The Settlers and the Three Good Reasons both


recorded the song in 1966.

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A Tiny Tim cover of the song is part of The Beatles
1968 Christmas record.[10]
In 1969, Gershon Kingsley recorded a version featuring the Moog synthesiser on the album Music to
Moog By.
In 1976, Je Lynne recorded it for the musical documentary All This and World War II.
In 1981, Stars on 45 covered this song as part of an
eight song Beatles medley in "Stars on 45", which
went to #1 in the US.
In 1988, Greek composer Yanni recorded an instrumental version as a bonus track in the 1988 lm Steal
The Sky
Randy Travis recorded a version for the 1995 Beatles tribute Come Together: America Salutes The
Beatles.
In 1996, Dokken recorded an acoustic version on
their One Live Night album.
Joe Pass released an instrumental version on his album Simplicity / A Sign Of The Times.
Marky Ramone and the Intruders have a cover on
their 1999 album The Answer To Your Problems?.
The Rutles recorded a parody Unnished Words
of this song.
The Smashing Pumpkins also released a cover of the
song in their Live Smashing Pumpkins album series.
"'Nowhere Man' is such a beautiful pop song with
a groundbreaking, existential lyric, said Billy Corgan. It lets you see that moment of discovery. [11]
Paul Westerberg recorded a version for the soundtrack to I Am Sam released in 2002.
Low recorded a version featured on the 2005 Beatles tribute album, This Bird Has Flown - A 40th
Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles Rubber Soul.
Mortal recorded a version on their album, Wake.
Though the band was an industrial outt, little was
changed from the Beatles original version.
A version performed by Chris While appears on the
album Rubber Folk (2006), a compilation of Beatles songs performed by various artists.

In 1967, the Carpenters performed a piano/vocal 12.17.5 Notes


version in Joe Osborn's garage studio. Richard Carpenter used the original demo to create a version that [1] Alan W. Pollacks Notes on Nowhere Man
was released on As Time Goes By in 2001.
[2] RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - The Bea In 1967, Indexi covered this song with the title Jednom smo se svaali.

tles Gold Singles. Retrieved 20 July 2009.


[3] Gilliland 1969, show 35.

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[4] Unterberger 2009.


[5] Robert Fontenot.
Nowhere Man.
Oldies Music.
http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/
nowhereman.htm accessed 25 December 2011
[6] Playboy, September 1980.
[7] Playboy, December 1984.
[8] Dominic Pedler. The Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles.
Music Sales Limited. Omnibus Press. NY. 2003. p 193

with Ruby & the Romantics, one with a mid-tempo arrangement and the other in a bossa nova style; the latter version, featuring a classic Hammond organ solo, was
selected for release as a single in December 1962 and
reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March. Our Day
Will Come was also a chart hit in Australia (#11) and
the UK (#38).[1] the Personnel on the original recording
include Leroy Glover on Organ, Vinnie Bell, Al Gorgoni
and Kenny Burrell on guitar, Russ Savakus on Bass, Gary
Chester on drums and George Devens on Percussion.

[9] MacDonald 2005, p. 172.


[10] Spizer2003, pp. 218219.
[11] 66 - 'Nowhere Man'". 100 Greatest Beatles Songs.
Rolling Stone. Retrieved 18 June 2012.

12.17.6

References

Turner, Steve. A Hard Days Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song, Harper, New York: 1994,
ISBN 0-06-095065-X
Gilliland, John (1969). The Rubberization of Soul:
The great pop music renaissance.. Pop Chronicles.
Digital.library.unt.edu.
Unterberger, Richie (2009). Rubber Soul [UK]".
Allmusic. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head:
The Beatles Records and the Sixties (Second Revised
ed.). London: Pimlico (Rand). ISBN 1-84413-8283.

12.18 Our Day Will Come


This article is about the Ruby & the Romantics single.
For the 2010 French lm, see Our Day Will Come (lm).
For the Irish Republican slogan translated as Our Day
Will Come, see Tiocfaidh r l.
Our Day Will Come is a popular song composed by
Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson, which was a No. 1 hit in
1963 for Ruby & the Romantics.

12.18.1

12.18.2 Amy Winehouse version


Recorded for her 2002 debut album Frank, the Amy
Winehouse remake of Our Day Will Come was rst
issued on the singers posthumous release Lioness: Hidden Treasures with Our Day Will Come being issued
as a single in November 2011, the rst Winehouse single
release since "Love Is a Losing Game" in 2007 (a duet
with Tony Bennett on "Body and Soul" had been issued
as a single on September 14, 2011).
Producer Salaam Remi who had worked with Winehouse
on her albums Frank and Back to Black, as well as on
the posthumous compilation, stated that Our Day Will
Come will serve as a poignant reminder of the stars
talent. The music video for Our Day Will Come": a
montage of Winehouse throughout her career with clips
from music videos, live performances and press coverage, was sent to UK music channels on 21 November
2011. Following the release of the video, Winehouses
father tweeted: I just almost watched Amys 'Our Day
Will Come' video. She is so lovely. Robert Copsey of
Digital Spy gave the song four stars out of ve and a positive review, stating:
That said, the thinking behind the decision
to release Winehouses rendition of Ruby and
the Romantics 1963 hit 'Our Day Will Come'
quickly becomes apparent. Over a smoky
melody and reggae-tinged beat she promises
wistfully, Our day will come, and we'll have
everything, before professing her everlasting
love for her beau. The result serves as a timely
reminder that beneath the demons that plagued
her nal years, her raw talent was undeniable.[3]

Ruby & the Romantics original 12.18.3 Charts


version
12.18.4 Other versions

The songs composers were hoping to place Our Day


Will Come with an established easy listening act and
only agreed to let the new R&B group Ruby & the Romantics record the song after Kapp Records A&R director Al Stanton promised that if the Ruby & the Romantics single failed Kapp would record the song with Jack
Jones. Stanton cut two versions of Our Day Will Come

April 1963: Billy Fury on his album Billy


May 1963: Julie London on her album The End of
the World
June 1963 (recorded): Blossom Dearie on her album "Blossom Dearie Sings Rootin' Songs"

12.18. OUR DAY WILL COME


This recording used as Ending title of Jacques
Rivette lm "The Story of Marie and Julien"
(2003).
July 1963: Bobby Darin on his album 18 Yellow
Roses & 11 Other Hits
September 1963: Patti Page on her album Say Wonderful Things
December 1963: Brenda Lee on her album Let Me
Sing
1963: George Chakiris on his album You're Mine,
You
1963: Les Compagnons de la chanson as Ce Jour
Viendra on their EP Vol. 4
1963: The Earls on their album Remember Me Baby
1963 Percy Faith and his Orchestra on his album
Themes for Young Lovers
1963: Dee Dee Sharp on her album Do the Bird
January 1964: Bobby Rydell on his album The Top
Hits Of 1963
September 1964: Pat Boone on his album Boss Beat
November 1964: Julie Rogers' - B-side of Like a
Child #21

139
October 1966: Cli Richard on his album Kinda
Latin
November 1966: Herb Alpert and The Tijuana
Brass - B-side of their single Mame #19/ parent
album: SRO
1966: Fontella Bass on her album The 'New' Look
1966: James Brown on his album Handful of Soul
1966: Claire Lepage (fr) as Ce Jour Viendra on
her album Bang! Bang!
1966: Chris Montez on his album Time After Time
1966: The Vibrations on their album New Vibrations
1967: Buddy Merrill on his album The Many Splendored Guitars Of Buddy Merrill
1967: Sharon Tandy (single)
1967: Cal Tjader on his album Along Comes Cal
1967: We Five on their album Make Someone Happy
May 1968: The Lettermen on their album Goin' Out
of My Head
1968: Jimmy Castor on his album Hey Leroy
1968: Toni Lamond on her EP A Touch of Toni

1964: Betty Everett and Jerry Butler on their album


Delicious Together

1968: Inga Sulin () as Kun Aika on her album


Niinkuin Jokainen

1964: The Lennon Sisters on their album #1 Hits Of


The 1960s

1969: Classics IV on their album Traces

1964: Trini Lopez on his album The Love Album


1964: Nancy Wilson on her album Today, Tomorrow, Forever
1964: Sonny Stitt and Bennie Green on their album
My Main Man
March 1965: Doris Day on her album Latin for
Lovers, arranged by Mort Garson.
1965: Willie Bobo on his album Spanish Grease
1965: The Supremes recorded their song for the album Theres a Place for Us, but remained unreleased
until 2005. Mary Wilson was the lead singer on the
recording.
February 1966: Cher recorded a version for her album The Sonny Side of Chr. The song was the
B-side of the hit "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me
Down)". Chers version was also issued as an Aside single in November 1972, following its inclusion on a United Artists compilation disc entitled
Cher, however, the single did not chart.

1969: Spiral Starecase on their album More Today


Than Yesterday
1970: Isaac Hayes on his album ...To Be Continued
1970: The Peter Ivers Band with Asha Puthli (released in 2009)
1972: Charles Brown on his album Driftin' Blues
1972: Bobby Vinton released a version on his album
Sealed with a Kiss'
June 1973: Lorna Luft (single)
1973: The Carpenters on their album Now & Then
August 1974: The Undisputed Truth on their album
Down to Earth
May 1975: Charity Brown - B-side of her single
"Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)"
#5/ parent album: Charity Brown
May 1975: Carl Carlton - B-side of his single
Morning, Noon and Nightime R&B#71 / parent album Everlasting Love

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October 1975: Frankie Valli - single featuring Patti


Austin #11 - parent album Our Day Will Come

[4] "Ultratop.be Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come


(in Dutch). Ultratop 50.

1976: Cascade () as Korvissa Soi on their album


Cascade

[5] "Ultratop.be Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come


(in French). Ultratop 50.

1976: Willem Breuker Kollektief on his album Live


in Berlin

[6] European Hot 100 Singles OUR DAY WILL COME.


worldcharts.co.uk. 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2011-12-17.

1979: Esther Phillips on her album Heres Esther Are


You Ready

[7] "Lescharts.com Amy Winehouse Our Day Will


Come (in French). Les classement single.

June 1982: David Frizzell and Shelly West: B-side


of their single "I Just Came Here to Dance" C&W
#4/ parent album The David Frizzell & Shelly West
Album
1982: Dionne Warwick on her album Heartbreaker

[8] "Archvum Slgerlistk MAHASZ (in Hungarian).


Rdis Top 40 jtszsi lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadk
Szvetsge.
[9] Iceland Ocial Top 30 airplay chart - Lagalistinn. tonlist.is. Retrieved December 30, 2011.

1983: Tony Joe White on his album Dangerous

[10] "Amy Winehouse Album & Song Chart History Japan


Hot 100 for Amy Winehouse.

1989: k.d. lang recorded a version for the soundtrack of the 1989 lm Shag.

[11] "Dutchcharts.nl Amy Winehouse Our Day Will


Come (in Dutch). Single Top 100.

December 1994: Ronald Muldrow on his album


Facing Wes

[12] "Spanishcharts.com Amy Winehouse Our Day Will


Come Canciones Top 50.

1994: Pete Anderson on his album Working Class

[13] "Swisscharts.com Amy Winehouse Our Day Will


Come. Swiss Singles Chart.

April 2, 1996: The Slackers with Doreen Schaefer


on the Slackers album Better Late Than Never

[14] "Archive Chart: 2011-12-17 UK Singles Chart.

1996: Christina Aguilera recorded a version as a


12.18.6 External links
demo in 1996 and the track was included on the
2001 album release Just Be Free.
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
1998: Linda Purl on her album Alone Together
2001: James Darren on his album Because of You

12.19 Reason to Believe

2003: Jimmy Ponder on his album Alone

For other songs and albums titled Reason to Believe, see


September 26, 2005: Jamie Cullum on his album Reason to Believe (disambiguation).
Catching Tales
2005: Bobby Caldwell on his album Perfect Island
Nights
2007: Waldeck on his album Ballroom Stories
2012: Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright on
the NBC show Smash.

"Reason to Believe" is a song written and recorded by


American folk singer Tim Hardin in 1965. It has since
been recorded by artists including Carpenters, but the
best-known recordings are by Rod Stewart from 1971 and
1993.

12.19.1 Original version


12.18.5

References

[2] Lioness: Hidden Treasures Announcement. Amywinehouse.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01.

After having had his recording contract terminated by


Columbia Records, Tim Hardin achieved some success
in the 1960s as a songwriter based in Greenwich Village.
The original recording of Reason to Believe comes
from Hardins debut album, Tim Hardin 1, recorded in
1965 and released on the Verve Records label in 1966
when he was 25.[1]

[3] Robert Copsey. Amy Winehouse: 'Our Day Will Come'


- Single review. Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk/.

Tim Hardins original recording of the song is also on the


soundtrack to the 2000 lm Wonder Boys.

[1] Jay Warner. American singing groups: a history from 1940


to today; Hal Leonard Corporation; Milwaukee WI (2006)
p.445 ISBN 0-634-09978-7

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12.19.2

Stewart version

Rod Stewarts version is the best-known, released in 1971


on the Every Picture Tells a Story album, reaching #62 on
its own before the ip, Stewarts signature song "Maggie
May", overtook it on its way to top the Billboard Hot 100.
A live version was released in 1993, when it received considerable airplay as part of his MTV Unplugged appearance and subsequent Unplugged...and Seated album. It
re-charted, reaching number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Altogether Reason to Believe has logged a total of 41
weeks on the Hot 100, more than any other Rod Stewart
single.

12.19.3

Carpenters version

The Carpenters[3] recorded Reason to Believe for their


second LP, Close to You, in 1970. On television, they
performed it on the The 5th Dimension Travelling Sunshine Show on August 18, 1971[4] and Make Your Own
Kind of Music on September 7, 1971.[5] Richard Carpenter remixed the song for the release of the 1995 compilation, Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration.

12.19.4

Other versions

Bobby Darin released a version on his If I Were a


Carpenter LP on Atlantic Records in 1966, along
with other Hardin songs (Misty Roses and "If I
Were a Carpenter").
The Youngbloods recorded Reason to Believe for
their second LP, Earth Music, in 1967.[6] It was
re-released on the compilation album, Sunlight, in
1971.[7]
Scott McKenzie recorded the song for his San Francisco album, released in 1967.
Ricky Nelson recorded it for his album Another Side
of Rick, released in 1967.
Denny Laine recorded the song with Electric String
Band, released in 1967.
Jackie DeShannon recorded the song for her 1967
album Me About You.
Marianne Faithfull recorded the song for her 1967
album Love in a Mist.
Hearts & Flowers, on their 1967 LP Now Is the Time
for Hearts and Flowers.

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Peggy Lee recorded the song in 1968 for release on
a 45 single along with another Hardin song, Misty
Roses. A live recording of the song by Lee form
the same year was released on the album 2 Shows
Nightly.
Peter, Paul and Mary recorded it on their Late Again
album, released in 1968.
Cher recorded it for her Backstage album, released
in 1968.
Glen Campbell recorded the song for his 1968 album Wichita Lineman.
The Dillards recorded a version for their 1968 album
Wheatstraw Suite.
One of the foreign-language groups who covered
this song was the Dutch band Brainbox in 1969.
Mason Williams recorded the song for his 1970 album Handmade.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott recorded the song for his 1970
album Bull Durham Sacks & Railroad Tracks.
Andy Williams released a version in 1970 on his album, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head.
Skeeter Davis recorded it on her 1971 album Bring
It on Home.
Arik Einstein recorded it on his 1972 album Yasmin.
Lynn Anderson recorded it on her 1972 album
Listen to a Country Song.
Johnny Cash recorded it on his 1975 album John R.
Cash.
Eugene Chadbourne recorded it on his 1987 album
Camper Van Chadbourne.
The American vocal group Wilson Phillips recorded
a version of the song for their self-titled debut album, Wilson Phillips, released in 1990.
Don Williams recorded it for his 1995 album Borrowed Tales.
Vonda Shepard recorded it for the 1997 Ally
McBeal soundtrack album entitled Ally McBeal: For
Once in My Life.

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Swedish singer-songwriter Stina Nordenstam


recorded a stripped-down rock version of the song
for her cover album, People Are Strange, released in
1998.

lover, the tune is one of Russells best-known compositions. It has been performed and recorded by an array
of artists, spanning many musical genres. Elton John has
called the song an American classic.[1]

One of the rst versions of the song that brought it broader


Billy Bragg recorded a live version which appears on attention was by Andy Williams, whose single peaked
the 2006 reissue of Workers Playtime.
at #29 on the adult contemporary chart and #82 on the
Billboard Hot 100 in 1971.[2]
Aled Jones recorded a version which appears on the
2007 album Reason to Believe.

12.20.1 Charts

Although they had not yet released a recording of it


as of Summer 2009, Crosby, Stills & Nash were per- 12.20.2 Other versions
forming it live during their 2009 U.S. concert tour.
Joe Cocker: From his 1976 album Stingray.
Karen Dalton on the album 1966 (Delmore Recordings 2012).
Rickie Lee Jones recorded a version on her album
The Devil You Know, released in 2012.
Neil Young played a version at Farm Aid 2013.
He recorded this song on his 2014 album A Letter
Home.[9]
[8]

12.19.5

References

[1] Biography of Tim Hardin - Accessed 2008-08-13


[2] Billboard Top 100 - 1993. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
[3] http://www.richardandkarencarpenter.com/Album_
CloseToYou.htm
[4] Carpenters on TV
[5] http://www.thecarpenters.tv/
[6] Grateful Dead Family Discography:Earth Music
[7] Grateful Dead Family Discography:Sunlight
[8] Neil Young Covers Tim Hardins 'Reason to Believe' at
Farm Aid
[9] Greene, Andy (18 April 2014). Neil Youngs New Covers Album Available Right Now: Surprise!". Rolling
Stone. Retrieved 19 April 2014.

12.20 A Song for You


For other uses, see A Song for You (disambiguation).
"A Song for You" is a song written and originally
recorded by rock singer-songwriter and pianist Leon Russell for his rst solo album Leon Russell, which was released in 1970 on Shelter Records. A slow, pained
plea for forgiveness and understanding from an estranged

Carpenters: not released as a single, it served as the


title song for the duos 1972 album A Song for You
Helen Reddy: From her 1971 debut album I Don't
Know How to Love Him
Donny Hathaway: From his 1971 album Donny
Hathaway. Considered one of his signature songs.
The Faux Pas : From their 1972 LP recorded at the
Peppermint Factory. A classic rendition with Craig
Kerr on vocal.
Merry Clayton: From her 1971 self-titled album.
Doc Severinsen: Trumpet solo from his 1973 album
Rhapsody for Now!.
Blue Swede, known in their native Sweden as Bjrn
Skifs och Blblus, covered the song on their 1973
album Pinewood Rally.[4]
Dusty Springeld recorded the song for possible
inclusion on See All Her Faces but her unnished
recording remained shelved for almost 15 years until rst issued on the Mercury two-CD compilation Something Special, April 1, 1996. Producers:
Johnny Franz and Dusty Springeld.
Michael Ball: on his 1993 album Always.
David Cassidy: From his 2003 album A Touch of
Blue
Stephanie: Sang this song for the Japanese movie
Pride in 2009. This song was released on the movies
soundtrack.
Angela Aki: Track 3 on her indie mini-album One.
Her Japanese lyrics do not correspond to Leon Russell's.
Carmen McRae performed this song on her Great
American Songbook suite.
Aretha Franklin: From the Let Me in Your Life album released in 1974

12.20. A SONG FOR YOU


Cher: From the 1972 album Foxy Lady.
S.E.S.: From the 2001 album Surprise.
Vince Jones contributed a version for Kate Ceberanos 1994 album, Kate Ceberano and Friends.
Nancy Wilson (jazz singer): From the 1987 album
Forbidden Lover.
Ray Charles: He recorded a poignant version of the
song on his 1993 album My World. Released as a
single, it reached #4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100
Singles, and won him a Grammy Award for Best
Male R&B Vocal Performance. Charles also performed the song at New Yorks Beacon Theatre on
April 9, 2003, as part of Willie Nelson's 70th birthday tribute (released on DVD as Willie Nelson and
Friends: Live & Kickin '). Leon Russell sang the
rst verse, Willie Nelson sang the second verse, and
Charles sang the remainder of the song in this unforgettable performance. Nelson, who stood nearby
during Charles performance, was moved to tears.

143
Herbie Hancock: released in 2005 with vocals
by Christina Aguilera; it received airplay on U.S.
smooth jazz radio and was also nominated for Best
Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 2006 Grammy
Awards. The duo performed a live rendition at the
ceremony that year.
Whitney Houston: performed for the troops and
their families returning from the Gulf War on March
31, 1991. The performance can be seen on Welcome
Home Heroes with Whitney Houston (1991). She
recorded the song for her 2009 album, I Look to You.
Simply Red: on the 2005 album Simplied and released as part of a double A-side single in January
2006.
Tony Lewis: recorded the song as the opener of his
2001 CD Naked.
Kate Ceberano: performed as part of her concerts
with the Adelaide and Western Australian Symphony Orchestras, appearing on the 2006 CD and
DVD release Kate Ceberano Live with the WASO.

Peggy Lee: on her nal album for Capitol Records,


Norma Deloris Egstrom from Jamestown, North
Dakota (1972).

Contemporary jazz saxophonist Michael Lington released an album entitled A Song for You that featured a cover of this song.[5][6]

Elliott Yamin: performed the song in both his audition for American Idol and in one of his nal
performances. It was also named number three in
Entertainment Weekly 's 10 all-time best American
Idol performances. The song is also on Yamins
debut album.

Jakob Sveistrup: this Danish performers self-titled


debut album included a cover version of the song.

Ben Barnett, of the band Kind of Like Spitting


recorded a cover in 2005.
Michael Bubl: on his album Its Time. Bubl frequently ends his concert with the song. During his
Crazy Love Tour, he sang the majority of the song
to the arena without a microphone.
Marc Broussard: recorded a live version of this song
during a concert tour.
Willie Nelson: on his 1973 album Shotgun Willie.
He also performed it in the movie Honeysuckle Rose,
and it appears on the movies soundtrack.
Mavis Staples recorded a version in collaboration
with British Electric Foundation, which was included on their 1991 album Music of Quality and
Distinction Volume Two
Damion Hall: on his 1994 album Straight To The
Point as a duet with his brother Aaron Hall.
Natalie Cole: on the 1999 album Snowfall on the Sahara; Michelle Kwan skated to it during exhibitions.
City High: on their 2001 self-titled album.

Gavin DeGraw: did a performance of the song for


StrippedMusic.com.
Jamie Oldaker: on the 2005 album Jamie Oldakers
Mad Dogs & Okies, featuring Joe & Ellen.
Nolwenn Leroy: has included a performance of
the song within her 20062007 Histoires Naturelles
tour.
Bobby Brown: performed the song on his 1991 tour
as well as his tour with Whitney Houston in 1997
during the Pacic Rim Tour.
Chris Richardson: performed the song in his auditions for American Idol in Season 6.
Gerald Levert: performed on the 1998 New York
Undercover: A Night at Natalies soundtrack.
Betty Wright: performed it live and it is featured on
her release Betty Wright Live in 1978.
Elton John: sang it as an intro to a medley of his own
songs "Blue Eyes" and "I Guess Thats Why They
Call It the Blues" on his 1986 tour. He did not play
piano during these performances; rather, he deferred
the instrumental duties to keyboardist Fred Mandel.
Bizzy Bone: on the 2008 album of the same name;
produced a modern take on the song with fellow rapper DMX and singer Chris Notez.

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Sylvester James: on his 1979 live album Living
Proof (double LP), did a six-minute medley containing this song.
Risie Mayo: on the Eleventh Gala Night of Pinoy
Dream Academy: Little Dreamers.
Shirley Horn: Live version titled A Song For You /
Goodbye on the album I Love You, Paris.
Leon Jackson: on his rst album Right Now.
Neal Schon: guitarist of Journey, on his instrumental
album Voice.
Jaye P. Morgan: the 50s chanteuse had her nal Billboard chart song in 1971 with this tune (Bubbling
Under #105)
Ricky Braddy: performed it on the eighth season of
American Idol during the semi-nals.
Matt Goss: provided his own version of the song as
a free download on his Website.

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Neil Diamond: On his cover album Dreams (2010).
Peter Gallagher: On his 2005 album 7 Days in Memphis.
A duet between James Taylor and Allison Janney in
2011 on the television series Mr. Sunshine.
Amy Winehouse included in 2011 posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures (recorded 2009).
Niels H.P.: On Danish group Ridin' Thumb's debut
album Dierent Moves, Dierent Grooves (recorded
in 1994).
The Left: On their Gas Mask album (recorded in
2010), on the track The Melody.
Jesse Campbell: on talent show The Voice during the
rst week of Season 2's Blind Auditions in 2012.

Petula Clark: Recorded in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, 1974. Recently released on the compilation Open Your Heart.

American Idol season 11 nalist Heejun Han performed the song during the Top 9 week. His performance received a standing ovation from Randy
Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

Sanne Salomonsen: recorded a cover version for her


1998 album In a New York Minute.

Jam Hsiao: On his 2012 English album Mr. Jazz A Song For You

Donna Summer: often sang this as the encore during


tours from 1977 to 1979, and again in 1983. Several
clips are on YouTube.

Countless other artists have also recorded the song,


including Vikki Carr, B.J. Thomas, Barbara Cook,
Celine Dion, Ernestine Anderson, Kenny Rankin,
Peabo Bryson, and Woody Herman.

Beyonc Knowles: performed the arrangement


made popular by Donny Hathaway regularly during
her second solo world tour.
Kris Allen: performed it in his rst audition on the
eighth season of American Idol.
Viktor Lazlo: on her CD Saga.
Zakk Wylde: Performed a rendition at the November 19, 2009, Gibson / Les Paul Tribute concert held
at The Ryman auditorium in Nashville.
Kalil Wilson: On the album Easy to Love (2009).
Phil Driscoll: On his 1992 album The Picture
Changes.

Stacy Francis sang the song during the bootcamp


stage of The X Factor USA. The audition was not
aired entirely. Instead, the verse "'Cause my love is
in there hiding was shown. The judges said that
it was an over-the-top performance. She still got
through.
Bon Iver sang the song live on Late Night With
Jimmy Fallon, mixing it with Bonnie Raitt's 1991
smash "I Can't Make You Love Me".
Maika Maile from the band There For Tomorrow.
He uploaded a video on YouTube on March 13,
2013. He dedicated this song to his mother.

The Temptations: Title cut from their awardwinning album A Song for You. Performed frequently in their live shows prior to the recording on Herbie Hancock & Christina Aguilera version
the album.
This version performed by Herbie Hancock features
Kirk Whalum: On album Everything Is Everything: pop/R&B singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera. ReThe Music of Donny Hathaway (2010).
leased in August 2005, from Hancocks 45th studio album Possibilities, the song was considered a classic cover.
Elkie Brooks: On the album Powerless, 2010.
Aguilera and Hancock were nominated for the 48th
John Adeleye: On The X Factor, Live Episode 2 Grammy Awards in category "Best Pop Collaboration
(2010).
with Vocals".

12.21. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

12.20.3

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Bizzy Bone featuring DMX & "Thank You for the Music" is a song by the Swedish pop
group ABBA. It was originally featured on the groups
Chris Notez

fth studio album ABBA: The Album (1977), and was


released as a single on 6 November 1983, to promote
the Epic Records compilation album of the same name
(similar compilations were released in other countries).
The song "Our Last Summer", which was originally featured on the groups seventh studio album Super Trouper
(1980), was the B-side. The song was simultaneously reMusic video
leased in Ireland (as Epic were the licensees for both UK
and Ireland), and later released in France (by Disques
The music video for A Song for You included Bizzy Vogue), with the same B-side but dierent artwork, and
Bone, DMX and Chris Notez; the music video includes the Netherlands (by Polydor Records), with Medley as
Chris Notez playing a grand piano in front of a big manor the B-side (and again, dierent artwork).
singing his lyrics in the chorus, Bizzy Bone, DMX and
Thank You for the Music was also the B-side to the sinsometimes Chris Notez singing in a dimly lit big room
gle "Eagle" in 1978, which itself was only released in limwith Bizzy Bone wearing a bright red jacket and DMX
ited territories, namely Belgium, The Netherlands, West
wearing a copper brown jacket. Lastly Bizzy Bone is ofGermany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Australia
ten seen in a suit singing the song in front of a tombstone,
(though in some territories, such as the Netherlands, it
which appears to be the gravesite of rapper Eazy-E.
was released as a double A-side). Thank You for the
Music also formed part of ABBA: The Movie. It was released as an A-side single in South Africa where it peaked
12.20.4 References
at number 2 in August 1978 and became the eighteenth
[1] The Encyclopedia of Country Music, 2012: In 1970 Rus- best-selling single of that year.
A Song for You, which features DMX and Chris
Notez, is the rst ocial single from rapper, Bizzy Bone's
album of the same name. It is sampled from Donny Hathaway's 1971 rendition.

sell released his self-titled debut solo album, including


such enduring songs as 'Delta Lady' and 'A Song for You,'
both written for versatile vocalist Rita Coolidge. He followed with Leon Russell and the Shelter People (1971)
and ...
[2] "Billboard Singles. All Media Guide / Billboard. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
[3] "Billboard Chart History. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-0301.
[4] Pinewood Rally. Diskogra (in Swedish). Bjrn Skifs.
Retrieved 30 March 2012.
[5] A Song for You overview. Allmusic.com.
[6] Michael Lington - A Song for You. SmoothViews.com.

12.20.5

External links

Rap Basement
Music Video on YouTube
After Platinum Records
Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

12.21 Thank You for the Music


For other uses, see Thank You for the Music (disambiguation).

Agnetha Fltskog performed the lead vocals, with AnniFrid Lyngstad joining in on the chorus. Thank You for
the Music was intended to form part of a mini-musical
called "The Girl with the Golden Hair" (a phrase which is
featured in the song) that songwriters Bjrn Ulvaeus and
Benny Andersson included in ABBAs 1977 tour. It was
the opening track in the four-song musical, which also included I Wonder (Departure)", I'm a Marionette and
Get on the Carousel. The rst three songs from the
musical were featured on ABBA: The Album; the latter
remains unreleased. Thank You for the Music is more
well known in its own right today as it features in the musical Mamma Mia!.
The album version was recorded on 21 July 1977 at
Glen Studio after a complete alternate version (known
as Thank You for the Music (Doris Day version)) was
recorded on 2 June 1977 at Marcus Music Studio. The
Doris Day version was rst released on the box set Thank
You for the Music in 1994.
Gracias por la Msica is the Spanish-language recording of Thank You for the Music, with lyrics by Buddy
and Mary McCluskey. The B-side was the Spanishlanguage version of "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man
After Midnight)" entitled "Dame! Dame! Dame!".
The song was released in 1980 to promote the bands
Spanish-language album/compilation Gracias Por La
Msica. It was the groups seventh best-selling Spanish
single, and also peaked at number 4 in Argentina.

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Reception

Thank You for the Music was released in the United


Kingdom and Ireland at the time, peaking at number
33 and number 17 respectively, despite being released
in both a poster sleeve and a picture disc in addition to
the regular version. The low chart placings could be attributed to ABBAs declining popularity since their last
Top 10 hit in 1981. Because of the songs inclusion on
ABBA: The Album and Greatest Hits Vol.2 (both of which
topped the UK charts), as well as being performed by the
band during their world tours, it can be said that Thank
You for the Music had been heard by fans and the like
many times up to this point. The title itself is often also
taken to signal the end of ABBA, leading it to be considered a farewell song. In the Netherlands, the song peaked
at number 38, but in France it could only manage number
58.

12.21.2

Cover versions

Irish siblings The Nolans, who were often seen on


various British variety TV programmes in the 1970s
and early 1980s, recorded their own cover of this
song. It is included on their album Nolan Sisters.
German eurodance group E-Rotic recorded a cover
of the song for their 1997 ABBA tribute album
Thank You for the Music.[1]
The 2001 compilation ABBAMetal (also released as
A Tribute to ABBA) features a cover by German
power metal band Metalium.
British vocalist Dame Vera Lynn recorded a version
of this song[2] for her self-titled album.

American actress/singer Jan Gelberman recorded


a cover of the song for her album With Love To
Share.[3]
Swedish opera singer Anne Soe von Otter's cover
of the song was included as a bonus track on her
2006 ABBA tribute album I Let The Music Speak.
Filipino actress/singer Lea Salonga recorded a cover
of the song when she was a child.
A cover of the song was recorded by the nalists in
the Dutch version of the music reality series Idols in
2006. This version includes vocals by the eventual
winner of that season, Raala Paton.
A cover of the song by Finnish a cappella choral ensemble Rajaton can be found on their 2006 ABBA
tribute album Rajaton Sings ABBA With Lahti Symphony Orchestra.[4]
In the soundtrack for the 2008 movie adaptation of
the stage musical Mamma Mia!, the song is included
as a hidden track sung by actress Amanda Seyfried.
In the movie itself, it is heard in the end credits.
In August 2008, Gunilla Backman performed Bjrn
Ulvaeus' Swedish version of the song from Mamma
Mia! (Tack fr alla snger) on TV show Allsng p
Skansen (Sing-along at Skansen).[5] It may be notable
for the lyric which in the English version is Thanks
for all the joy they're bringing / Who can live without it but in Swedish is Vem behver religioner?
/ Dom kan vi va utan[6] which (limited to words
ending in -inging to keep the rhyme) roughly translates as Who to faith still is clinging? / We can live
without it.

The songs chorus was included as part of a medley entitled Thank ABBA for the Music on the 12.21.3 Live covers and appearances in
1999 compilation ABBAmania, which coincided
other media
with a British TV special. It was performed by
Tina Cousins, Billie Piper, Steps, Cleopatra and
The original ABBA recording features in the lm
B*Witched, and peaked on the UK Singles Chart
ABBA: The Movie (1977).
at number 4 in April 1999.
A live version was performed on TV by The Carpen The subsequent ABBAMania 2 album from 2004
ters on The Tonight Show hosted by John Davidson,
contains a cover of the song performed with British
on 27 June 1978 .[7] They rst heard the song when
TV actors Charlotte Bellamy, Jane Danson, Wendi
ABBA performed it on Starparade, as the CarpenPeters, Bernie Nolan (of the Nolans), Tricia Penters were sharing the bill with them for that particurose, Will Mellor, and Lee Otway on lead vocals.
lar episode. They laid down a track for it but Richard
said:
A cover of the song is included on the 2004 tribute
album Funky ABBA by Swedish jazz musician Nils
Nobody does ABBA like ABBA. I
Landgren. However, this version omits everything
realized
that, as usual, Benny and Bjorn
except for the rst verse and chorus.
had done the denitive arrangement and
The German 2004 ABBA Mania compilation feaall I'd be doing was copying it; something
tures a cover version performed by all the music
I just don't do, of course. Its an outtake,
artists who appeared in the TV special, with Barbara
never completed and in storage with the
Schneberger on lead vocals.
rest of the stu in Pennsylvania.[8]

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Fans have been requesting for years that Richard 12.21.4


Carpenter release the Carpenters version.
The song is performed in the Mamma Mia! musical
by the characters of Sophie and Harry. However,
it omits the rst verse of the original song. In the
context of the musical, Harry is reminiscing about
his younger, carefree days. At the same time, Sophie is letting the potential fathers get to know her
better. She expresses how much she loves to sing
and dance. In order to coincide with the lyric, I'm
the girl with golden hair, Sophies hair colour is
usually blonde. The Girl with Golden Hair was
a mini-musical that Benny and Bjorn wrote which
ABBA performed during their 1977 tour of Europe
and Australia.
American singer Deborah Boily recorded a live performance of the song for her album Thank You for
the Music.

[1] E-Rotic Page. Eurodancehits.com. Retrieved 2012-0815.


[2] Oldham, A, Calder, T & Irvin, C: ABBA: The Name of
the Game, page 209. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1995
[3] http://jangelberman.com/resume.html
[4] Sitefactory (2012-07-22). Lauluyhtye Rajaton - Etusivu. Rajaton.net. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
[5] ABBA on TV - Allsng p Skansen. abbaontv.com. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
[6] Bjrn Ulvaeus speaks on Humanism. iheu.org. 200607-14. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
[7] Carpenters: Decade 1969-1979; Edited by: The Carpenters.
[8] Fans Ask: Question 21.

Portuguese singer Nucha performed the song on the


show Chuva de Estrelas for the channel SIC during
12.21.5
the early 1990s.
A live version was performed by Norwegian art
band, Hurra Torpedo.

References

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

The song is briey included in the ABBA medley


performed by Alan Partridge on his mock chat show 12.22 This Masquerade
Knowing Me Knowing You, which is itself titled after the ABBA single of the same name. One of the "This Masquerade" is a song written by Leon Russell.
shows running gags is based around the characters The song appeared on the B-side of the single for Russells
fondness of the band.
1972 hit Tight Rope and on his Carney album.
16-year-old Zoe Birkett performed a rendition of the The song has also been recorded by many other artists.
song on the nal 6 round of hit series Pop Idol, in Helen Reddy included it on her 1972 I am Woman al2002.
bum, and also included a live version on her 1978 Live
in London album. The Carpenters recorded a version of
In the 2003 comedy lm Johnny English starring
the song and released it on their 1973 Now & Then alRowan Atkinson, it is briey sung in the dark as an
bum, as well as on the B-side of Please Mr. Postman in
echo chant.
1974. Shirley Bassey has also recorded this song, rst re The song was sung on Australian Idol season 6 by leased on her 1982 album All By Myself. Other artists to
perform it include, Hagood Hardy, Willie Nelson, Srgio
Teale Jakubenko during ABBA week.
Mendes & Brasil '77, No Mercy, Robert Goulet, Bob
In the "French and Saunders: Still Alive farewell Berg and Kenny Rogers. The song was also a top-ten pop
tour in 2008, both Dawn French and Jennifer Saun- and R&B hit for jazz guitarist/vocalist George Benson,
ders perform the song to close the show with Dawn who recorded it on his 1976 signature album Breezin'. It
choosing to send herself up by making noises instead reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and numof actually singing in some parts.
ber three on the Hot Soul Singles chart. In 1977 Bensons
version
won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year,
Several ABBA cover bands end their concerts with
while
it
was nominated for Song of the Year and for Best
Thank You for the Music, as a tribute to the origPop
Vocal
Performance, Male. Mia Martini recorded a
inal group.
live version in 1991. Saxophonist David Sanborn also
The horror novel Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist recorded the song on his 1995 Pearls project.[1] The
opens with a quote from Thank You For The Mu- song has also been covered by Italian singer Mina in her
sic. The song is also featured heavily throughout 1988s album Ridi Pagliaccio.
the novel and guides the climax of the story.
Leon Russell's version is part of the soundtrack for the
This song was the last song played on music channel Exorcist director William Friedkin's psychological thriller
The Hits before it became 4Music.
lm Bug. The Bug Soundtrack was released on May 22,

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2007. It also appeared in the movie The Pursuit of Hap- the songs composer, Victor Young, handling the arrangpyness.
ing and conducting duties. The song has become a stanThe Carpenters version was released on their album Now dard, with many artists recording it, though the rst hit
& Then (1973), and performed on TV with Ella Fitzger- version was sung by Doris Day released in July 1952.
ald, the medley in which it was sung was subsequently Doris Days recording was made on June 5, 1952. It was
released on the compilation album As Time Goes By.
released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39786
and issued with the ip side Take Me in Your Arms.
The band Widespread Panic opened their Austin, TX
The song reached number 20 on the Billboard chart.[1]
2009 Halloween encore with This Masquerade.
Ukrainian vocal band ManSound has recorded a trilogy starting with this song in the album If Its Magic, 12.23.1 Recordings
2004.[2] Croatian soul diva Radojka verko released this
A version was recorded by Nat King Cole on Desong on her concert album with Big Band of Croatian Racember 28, 1956. It was issued by Capitol Records
diotelevison in year 2009.
on an LP album entitled Love Is the Thing, catalog number SW824. The single was released in the
UK in 1957, and reached number 2 on the UK Sin12.22.1 References
gles Chart. This recording was re-released in 1987,
reaching number 4 on that occasion. It competed
[1] Pearls overview. Allmusic.com.
with a version by Rick Astley released at the same
time. Astleys version reached number
[2] ManSound home. Mansound.com.ua. Retrieved 201405-24.

12.22.2

Natalie Cole actually recorded two dierent versions of the song: The rst, a contemporary r
& b/smooth jazz version for her 1987 album,
Everlasting, then a more traditional version for her
1996 Stardust album, that version a virtual duet
wither her father, Nat King Cole which included
recordings of his vocals from his 1956 version.
This version won two Grammy Awards: Best Pop
Collaboration with Vocals, and Best Instrumental
Arrangement with Accompanying Vocal(s) for arrangers Alan Broadbent and David Foster.[4]at the
39th Grammy Awards.[3]

External links

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

12.23 When I Fall in Love


For other uses, see When I Fall in Love (disambiguation).
"When I Fall in Love" is a popular song, written by
2.

Romantic singer Johnny Mathis recorded it on his


1959 album Open Fire, Two Guitars, which was
charted in the UK and many other countries.
Sandra Dee covered the song in 1960.
Blues-lounge singer Etta Jones hit the Billboard Top
100 with her 1961 version.
A version by The Lettermen issued as a single in
1961 also became quite popular reaching number
seven on the Billboard pop chart and number one
on the Easy Listening chart.[2]
Teen idol/TV star Johnny Crawford recorded the
song. His version was released in 1963.
Original recording by Jeri Southern

Victor Young (music) and Edward Heyman (lyrics). It


was introduced in the lm One Minute to Zero. Jeri Southern sang on the rst recording released in April 1952 with

The Carpenters recorded this song for their last


television special, Music, Music, Music!. Richard
Carpenter ocially released it on their album,
Lovelines in 1989, six years after his sisters death.
The song appeared also on their second compilation, Interpretations in 1994. Carpenter released a

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149

VHS tape also called Interpretations, which held the Charts


When I Fall in Love music video.
Year-end charts
Little Willie Littleeld recorded a version for his
12.23.3
1990 album Singalong with Little Willie Littleeld.

Celine Dion and Clive Grin version

Tom Jones recorded a version that was released on


The version by Celine Dion and Clive Grin was feahis 1966 Decca album From the Heart.
tured in the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle and
released as a single in July 1993 becoming one of the
Country singer Kenny Rogers included his version most acclaimed. The song was recorded expressly for the
on his collection of love songs, Always and Forever. soundtrack and was originally intended as a duet between
Dion and Stevie Wonder. It was nominated for a Grammy
The Divine Comedy's album A Short Album About Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with
Love includes the song Timewatching, which takes Vocal in 1994, and won a Grammy Award for Best Inthe lyrics to the chorus of When I Fall in Love to strumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s). The
a dierent melody, changing one word to alter the award went to David Foster and Jeremy Lubbock. The
song appears on both, the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack
meaning.
(number 1 on the Billboard 200 and 4x platinum RIAA
certication for selling over 4 million copies in the U.S.),
and later on Dions album The Colour of My Love, reWhen I fall in love
leased in November 1993.[7]
It will be forever

The music video was directed by Dominic Orlando in


Hollywood, Los Angeles.

So I'll never fall in love

When I Fall in Love reached top 40 in a few countries, including number 22 in New Zealand, number 23 in
the United States, and number 37 in the Netherlands. It
Barry Manilow included a version of this song on his
was popular on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks,
2006 album of classic songs from the 1960s.
peaking at number 6.
In 1998, Anne Murray performed When I Fall in Love
Opera singer Lesley Garrett recorded and entitled
with Dion live and included it on her DVD called An Intiher 2007 album after the song.
mate Evening with Anne Murray...Live. Later, this version
appeared on Murrays 2007 album Anne Murray Duets:
Singer Jonathan King recorded the song and in- Friends & Legends.
cluded it in his 2013 lm The Pink Marble Egg.
Critical reception

12.23.2

Rick Astley version

See also: My Arms Keep Missing You

Allmusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted


that Dions album, The Colour of My Love, which featured the song, had careful production, professional
songwriting (highlighted by When I Fall in Love, The
Power of Love, and Think Twice).[8]

The version by Rick Astley was released in December


1987, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the release
of Nat King Coles version of the song. This single is Formats and track listings
mainly remembered for a closely fought contest for UK
Christmas number 1. Rivals EMI hoping to see their act, Worldwide CD single
Pet Shop Boys, reach #1, re-released the version by Nat
1. When I Fall in Love 4:20
King Cole.[3][4] This led to a slow down of purchases of
Astleys version, allowing Pet Shop Boys to reach the cov2. If I Were You 5:07
eted top spot. Despite selling over 250,000 copies and
gaining a Silver certication from the BPI,[5] it peaked in UK CD maxi single
the UK at #2 for two weeks. The re-release by Nat King
1. When I Fall in Love 4:20
Cole reached number 4. Since the single was released as
a double A-side, the other half of the single was My Arms
2. "If You Asked Me To" 3:55
Keep Missing You, which was successful in its own right
in Europe.
3. An Aair to Remember (instrumental) 3:30

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12.24 Where Do I Go from Here


(England Dan & John Ford
Coley song)

Weekly charts
Year-end charts

12.23.4

Recorded versions

12.23.6

References

"Where Do I Go from Here" is a song written by Parker


McGee,[1] and rst recorded by soft rock duo England
12.23.5 See also
Dan & John Ford Coley in 1977 for their album Dowdy
Ferry Road. The following year, Barry Manilow recorded
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement his version which featured on his 1978 album Even Now.
Accompanying Vocalist(s)
The song was also covered by the The Carpenters on the
List of number-one adult contemporary singles of posthumously[2]released album Lovelines in 1989 as the
second track.
1962 (U.S.)

12.24.1 Personnel (The Carpenters version)

[1] Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 19401955.


Record Research.
[2] Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961
2001. Record Research. p. 144.
[3] The Ultimate Collection by Rick
itunes.apple.com. Retrieved May 15, 2010.

Astley.

[4] Discography When I Fall In Love. www.rickastley.


co.uk. Retrieved May 15, 2010.

Karen Carpenter lead and backing vocals


Richard Carpenter keyboards
Joe Osborn bass guitar
Ron Tutt drums
Tony Peluso guitars
Earle Dumler oboe

[5] Certied Awards Search. BPI. Retrieved May 15, 2010.


[6] The Complete Book Of British Charts by Warwick/Kutner/Brown
[7] The Colour of My Love. Retrieved January 31, 1996.
[8] Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Celine Dion - The Colour of
My Love review, AllMusic.
[9] David Kent (2006). Australian Chart Book 1993-2005.
Australia: Turramurra, N.S.W. : Australian Chart Book.
ISBN 0-646-45889-2.
[10] Top Singles Volume 58, No. 13, October 9, 1993.
RPM. 9 October 1993. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
[11] Adult Contemporary Volume 58, No. 12, October 2,
1993. RPM. 2 October 1993. Retrieved 9 September
2014.
[12] Cline Dion & Clive Grin - When I Fall in Love
(Song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
[13] Cline Dion & Clive Grin - When I Fall in Love
(Song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2014.

12.24.2 References
[1] Barry Manilow - Even Now CD Album. Cduniverse.com. 2006-05-09. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
[2] Carpenters Song title. Richardandkarencarpenter.com. 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2014-05-17.

12.24.3 External links


Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

12.25 Without a Song


"Without a Song" is a popular song with music by
Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward
Eliscu, published in 1929. It was included in the musical
play, Great Day.

Without a Song was recorded twice by Perry Como: the


rst time on January 11, 1951 and the second time in June
1970 at a live performance at the International Hotel, Las
Vegas, Nevada. The 1951 recording was issued as a 78
[15] "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History Billboard
rpm single in the United States by RCA Victor Records
Adult Contemporary for Celine Dion. Retrieved 9
(catalog number 20-4033) and in the United Kingdom by
September 2014.
HMV (catalog number B-10093). It was also included in
[16] Adult Contemporary Songs (Year End)". Prometheus a 1957 album, Dream Along With Me (RCA Camden catGlobal Media. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
alog number CAL-403). The 1970 recording was issued
[14] "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History Billboard Hot
100 for Celine Dion. Retrieved 9 September 2014.

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151

on albums by RCA and its United Kingdom, Netherlands, Several recorded versions made the charts in 1950-51:
and Japan subsidiaries, but not as a single.
Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres'
Lawrence Tibbett, Nelson Eddy and Frank Sinatra and His Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney and Guy Mitchell,
recorded versions of the song with what appears to be and Ethel Merman and Dick Haymes.
the original lyrics, including the line, A darkie's born,
but hes no good no how, without a song. In subsequent
recordings, Sinatra didn't use the term darkie, and later
recorded versions included the altered text a man is born,
but hes no good no how, without a song.[1]

The Perry Como/Fontane Sisters version was recorded on


September 26, 1950 and released by RCA Victor Records
as catalog number 20-3945 (in USA)[2] and by EMI on
the His Masters Voice label as catalog number B 10221.
The record rst reached the Billboard magazine charts
1950 and lasted 17 weeks on the chart,
In addition to popular artists like Perry Como, Frank on December 22,
[3]
peaking
at
#5.
Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Neil Sedaka, and opera
singers like Jan Peerce and Mario Lanza, many African- The Rosemary Clooney/Guy Mitchell version was
American artists of varying styles also successfully recorded on October 21, 1950 and released by Columbia
recorded the song. These include a version in gospel Records as catalog number 39052. The record rst
style by Mahalia Jackson in concert in Berlin, 1967, as reached the Billboard magazine charts on February 23,
well the Billy Eckstine album No Cover, No Minimum; 1951 and lasted 2 weeks on the chart, peaking at #29.[4]
also versions by George Benson, The Ravens, The Isley The Ethel Merman/Dick Haymes version was recorded
Brothers, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes (for their album on October 17, 1950 and released by Decca Records as
I Hear A Symphony), and jazz singer Jimmy Scott on his catalog number 27317. The record rst reached the Bill2006 album Milestone Proles - Jimmy Scott on Mile- board magazine charts on March 30, 1951 and lasted 1
stone Records. Instrumental versions have been recorded week on the chart, at #30.[5] Although the lowest chartby Sonny Rollins, on his 1962 comeback album, The
ing of the three, it got a considerable amount of airplay
Bridge, Stanley Turrentine on his album Never Let Me in subsequent years.
Go (Blue Note 90838), Clare Fischer on Surging Ahead
(Pacic Jazz PJ 67), and Bill Evans on You Must Be- Semprini, piano with Rhythm accompaniment recorded
lieve in Spring (reissued on Rhino Records). Others in- it in London on January 25, 1951 as the rst song of the
clude Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong, Art Blakey, Art medley Dancing to the Piano (No. 12) - Part 2. Hit
Tatum, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Art Pepper and Medley of Foxtrots from 'Call Me Madam'" along with
"The Best Thing for You" and Its Lovely Day Today.
Adam Rogers.
The medley was released by EMI on the His Masters
Without a Song was released as a single in the UK by Voice label as catalog number B 10231.
Gary Shearston in 1974 and by Noah Stewart in 2011.
Musically, the song is one of Irving Berlin's three wellknown songs that use true counterpointa main melody
with a secondary melody running at the same time, both
12.25.1 References
with independent lyrics - his two other best-known counterpoint songs being Play a Simple Melody and "An Old[1] Richard Cohen. A Face On the Past.
Fashioned Wedding" (see the 1966 revival of Annie Get
Your Gun). Berlin also made brilliant use of counterpoint
in Pack Up Your Sins (And Go To The Devil), a song
composed for the Music Box Revue of 1922.
12.26 You're Just in Love
"You're Just in Love" is a popular song by Irving Berlin.
It was published in 1950 and was rst performed by Ethel
Merman and Russell Nype in Call Me Madam, a musical
comedy that debuted at the Imperial Theatre in New York
City on October 12 that year. The show ran for 644 performances. Ethel Merman also later starred in the 1953
lm version. Theatre lore has it that Berlin wrote the song
one night after Call Me Madam was not doing well in tryouts. The second act of the show was lacking. What I'd
like to do is a song with the kid (Russell Nype), Merman
said. So, Berlin went to his room and later produced the
counterpoint song. When Berlin played the song for Merman, she said, We'll never get o the stage. Reportedly,
Berlin played the song for Russell Nype rst, but admonished him not to admit he did so because it would infuriate
Merman.[1]

Berlins two-melody counterpoint songs (along with some


non-Berlin counterpoint songs) is parodied in Rick Besoyan's 1959 musical Little Mary Sunshine. Besoyan has
three harmonizing songs sung simultaneously: Playing
Croquet, Swinging, and How Do You Do. (The
non-Berlin counterpoint songs include Meredith Willsons Lida Rose + Will I Ever Tell You from Willsons
1957 musical, The Music Man.)
This song was also covered by Chet Atkins in 1957,
Jimmy Clanton in 1960, Louis Prima, Kay Starr, Bing
Crosby and Louis Armstrong. Ewan McGregor/Jane
Horrocks also covered the song in a 2007 released album
of further Little Voice songs.[6]

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References

[1] Furia, Philip and Lasser, Michael (2006). Americas


Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley. Routledge. p. 229.
[2] RCA Victor Records in the 20-3500 to 20-3999 series
[3] Perry Como chart entries
[4] Guy Mitchell chart entries
[5] Dick Haymes chart entries
[6] Album listing on AllMusic.Com

Chapter 13

Television specials
13.1 The Carpenters Very First
TV Special

diately. After that scene, Karen plays a medley including


"Strike Up the Band" and "'S Wonderful".

In the end, the band and the orchestra combined together,


The Carpenters Very First Television Special was and performed a Hits Medley to close the show.
Richard and Karen Carpenter's very rst television special, aired December 8, 1976.

13.2 The Carpenters...Space En-

The Carpenters performed many skits with guest stars


Victor Borge and John Denver. It ended with a hits medcounters
ley at the end (which could be found without applause on
the CD As Time Goes By).
The Carpenters...Space Encounters is a television special
featuring the American pop duo The Carpenters. It was
rst shown on ABC on May 17, 1978.

13.1.1

The Skits

After Karen, Richard and the orchestra perform "We've


Only Just Begun", they show a clip of Richard conducting the orchestra playing a dierent version of "We've
Only Just Begun", with Karens voice-over talking about
how much Richard loves conducting orchestras. After
the orchestras nished, the Carpenters performed Top
of the World, which can be found on the VHS Yesterday
Once More (repackaged as Gold: Greatest Hits on DVD
in 2002).
On top of that, Richard and Karen perform a "Spike Jones
and the City Slickers" style parody version of "(They
Long to Be) Close to You, beginning with a harp introduction. The duo also performed These Are the Jokes
on the same set as the one of Top of the World, only
with a black background instead of a blue background.

13.2.1 Synopsis
Space Encounters begins with Richard and Karen Carpenter performing Sweet, Sweet Smile in their recording
studio, assisted by Charlie Callas. As they are performing, we see that they are being observed by the occupants of an alien spaceship (John Davidson and Suzanne
Somers) who are on their way to Earth to meet The Carpenters. After Richard and Karen nish the song, the
lights in the studio begin to icker uncontrollably and
musical instruments begin to move and play by themselves. At that moment, John teleports down to the studio and tells Richard and Karen how the people from his
planet lack the ability to make music and he requests their
help. Richard and Karen tell John about their earlier days
in music and John uses his hi-tech pocket video screen
to show The Carpenters performing "Fun Fun Fun" and
"Dancing in the Street". After watching them, John tells
them he wants to try singing himself and teleports to
a more romantic setting to perform "Just the Way You
Are".

John Denver and Karen Carpenter did a nice duet together of a medley consisting of a cleaned up version of
Robert Burns' "Comin' Through the Rye" and the Beach
Boys "Good Vibrations". The amazing thing about this
medley is that in parts, Denver may be singing Comin'
Through the Rye, while Carpenter sings Good Vibrations.
The Carpenters continue to reminisce about their earlier
They did a skit of Karens drumming talent as well. It recordings and they perform "Goofus" in an old garage,
begins with Richard and Karen talking about why Karen similar to the one in which they recorded their rst record
played the drums, and Karen says, "Why not!!" Then, they in.
reminisce to the high school days, where classmate John
Denver played the drums in the high school band, and
Karen was stuck with the glockenspiel. They told how
Karen obtained the drums, and fell in love with it imme-

Richard, on piano, then performs the Space Encounters


Medley, which includes the themes to Close Encounters
of the Third Kind and Star Wars, on stage with a full orchestra, complete with laser and starlight eects.

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Back in the recording studio, Karen and John continue


to reminisce about her early days in music and she performs "Little Girl Blue". Afterwards, everybody teleports up to the spaceships own nightclub, The Galaxy
Room, where Richard plays Piano Picker, and Karen
and Suzanne perform Man Smart, Woman Smarter.
Karen and John then perform The Old-Fashioned Way
and then the whole cast (complete with dancers) perform
a disco-medley including "The Hustle", "Boogie Nights"
and "I Could Have Danced All Night".

The special stars Richard and Karen Carpenter, with special guests Gene Kelly, Kristy and Jimmy McNichol,
Georgia Engel, and Peter Pit. The special is named
after the Carpenters recently released Christmas album
Christmas Portrait in October 1978.

The Carpenters then perform "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" and the show ends with an instrumental version of "We've Only Just Begun".

2. Opening Title Song ("We've Only Just Begun" instrumental)

13.2.2

Guest stars

John Davidson
Suzanne Somers
Charlie Callas

13.2.3

Carpenters songs performed on


Space Encounters

"Sweet, Sweet Smile" Passage (1977)


"Fun Fun Fun" Now & Then (1973)
"Dancing in the Street" As Time Goes By (2001)
"Goofus" A Kind of Hush (1976)
Space Encounters Medley As Time Goes By (2001)
"Little Girl Blue" Lovelines (1989)
Piano Picker A Song for You (1972)
Man Smart, Woman Smarter Passage (1977)
"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"
Passage (1977)

13.3.1 Music
1. Christmas Waltz (performed by Karen Carpenter)

3. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (performed by


Karen Carpenter)
4. "Jingle Bells" (performed by Karen Carpenter)
5. Brothers and Sisters (performed by Carpenters
with Kristy and Jimmy McNichol)
6. "Merry Christmas Darling" (performed by Karen
Carpenter)
7. "Christmas in Killarney" (performed by Gene Kelly)
8. Selections from The Nutcracker" (instrumental,
performed by Richard Carpenter)
9. "Toyland" (performed by Richard Carpenter)
10. Christmas Angels (performed by Karen Carpenter, Georgia Engel, and Kristy McNichol)
11. "O Come All Ye Faithful" (performed by Gene
Kelly, Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter)
12. "Silent Night" (performed by Karen Carpenter and
Georgia Engel)
13. "Fum, Fum, Fum" (performed by Kristy and Jimmy
McNichol)
14. "Ave Maria" (performed by Karen Carpenter)

13.2.4

External links

15. Closing Music (We've Only Just Begun instrumental)

The Carpenters...Space Encounters at the Internet Movie


Database

13.3.2 Synopsis

13.3 A Christmas Portrait TV Special

The synopsis of the special revolves around Karen and


Richard throwing their annual Christmas Party (just like
the previous Christmas). They have invited all their special guests and the guests take turns giving their gifts
The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait is a Christmas TV to one another by song. Agnes and Harold Carpenter
special featuring The Carpenters that aired on ABC on (Richard and Karens parents) have cameos in this speDecember 19, 1978. It was the second Christmas TV cial. The last four songs just talk about the history of
special that the pop duo made and was lmed in October Christmas music and show a variety of selections from
1978.
dierent cultures and languages.

13.4. THE CARPENTERS: MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC

13.3.3

External links

Video
A Christmas Portrait TV Special at the Internet
Movie Database

13.4 The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music


The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music, was a Carpenters
television special from 1980. It included guest stars such
as Ella Fitzgerald, John Davidson and Nelson Riddle
and his orchestra. Karen, Richard, Ella, and John sang
"Without a Song" in the beginning. Other songs performed were:
A Song for You (Karen and Richard)
"I Got Rhythm Medley (Karen, Richard and other
dancers)
The Doctor and I (John Davidson)
1980 Medley (Karen and Richard Carpenter, Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra)
"When I Fall in Love" (Karen Carpenter)
Dizzy Fingers (Richard Carpenter)
You're Just in Love (Karen Carpenter and John
Davidson)

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Television movies
14.1 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is a 1987 American short biographical lm produced and directed by
Todd Haynes, co-written by Haynes and Cynthia Schneider, and follows scenes from the nal seven years of
Karen Carpenter's life. The lm was withdrawn from
circulation in 1990 after Haynes lost a copyright infringement lawsuit led by Karens brother and musical collaborator, Richard Carpenter.[1] The lms title is derived
from The Carpenters' 1971 hit song, "Superstar".
Over the years, it has developed into a cult lm and is
included in Entertainment Weekly 's 2003 list of top 50
cult movies.[2]

14.1.1

Plot

The lm covers Karen Carpenter from the time of her


discovery in 1966 to her untimely death by cardiac
arrest (secondary to anorexia nervosa) in 1983. The
movie begins with a quasi-rst person recap of her mother
Agnes Carpenter discovering Karens body in her parents
Downey, California home on February 4, 1983, and then
returns by ashback to 1966. The story touches on major
points in Karens life from 1966 on:
The duos signing with record label A&M
Their initial success and subsequent decline
Karens development of anorexia nervosa (spurred
by an infamous review which described the wellproportioned Karen as chubby)
Her on-stage collapse in Las Vegas
Her search for treatment for her anorexia nervosa

An unusual facet of the lm was that, instead of actors,


almost all parts were played by modied Barbie dolls. In
particular, Haynes detailed Karens worsening anorexia
by subtly whittling away at the face and arms of the
Karen Barbie doll. Sets were created properly scaled to
the dolls, including locales such as the Carpenter home
in Downey, Karens apartment in Century City, restaurants, recording studios including minute details such
as labels on wine bottles and Ex-Lax boxes. Interspersed
with the story were documentary-style segments detailing the times in which Karen Carpenter lived and also
detailing anorexia; these segments were seen as dry and
melodramatic parodies of the documentary genre. The
underlying soundtrack included many popular hits of the
day, including songs by Gilbert O'Sullivan, Elton John,
Leon Russell, and the Carpenters themselves.
The tone of the lm was sympathetic to Karen, especially
in regards to her anorexia, but much of that sympathy was
gained by making the other characters as unsympathetic
as possible. Karens parents, Harold and Agnes, were
portrayed as overly controlling, attempting to keep Karen
living at home even after she turned twenty-ve; Agnes,
in addition, was portrayed as unaware of the extent of
Karens problem with anorexia. The duos initial meeting with A&M Records owner Herb Alpert was intercut with stock footage of Vietnam War scenes. Richard
Carpenter was portrayed as a rampant perfectionist who
frequently sided with his parents against Karen, and was
also depicted as more concerned with his and Karens careers than with Karens health. This culminated in a scene
where Richard berates a fatigued and obviously ill Karen
for not meeting business demands, asking her, What are
you trying to do? Ruin both of our careers?", causing her
to break down in tears. Haynes even insinuated during a
ght between Richard and Karen that Richard was gay
which, if it had been reported to the public in the 1970s,
would have destroyed the Carpenters clean-cut image
and the groups career.

Haynes treatment of the lm was quite dark; his choice of


black captions often blended in with the scene, rendering
them unreadable. Additionally, Haynes worked spanking
A claim that she gradually developed a reliance on (a common theme in his works) into the lm with a
syrup of ipecac (a product which, unbeknownst to repeated segment featuring a black-and-white overhead
her, destroyed her heart and led to her cardiac ar- view of someone, possibly Harold, administering an overrest).
Her attempt to restart her career

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the-knee spanking to a bare-bottomed adult Karen. The


meaning of this segment is never discussed, leaving it to
the viewers imagination it may be an actual event, a
representation of Karens self-loathing regarding her inability to be the perfect child, or a representation of the
self-discipline involved with her anorexia.

"Rainy Days and Mondays" The Carpenters (at the


end of the song, Karen collapses)

14.1.2

"This Masquerade" The Carpenters (Karen meeting Tom Burris)

Cast

Gwen Kraus and Bruce Tuthill as Narrators


Merrill Gruver as Karen
Michael Edwards as Richard
Melissa Brown as Mother
Rob LaBelle as Father / Mr. A&M
Nannie Doyle as Cherry Boone
Cynthia Schneider as Dionne Warwick
Larry Kole as Announcer
Joanne Barrett
Todd Haynes
Michelle Manenti
Moira McCarty
Richard Nixon (archive footage) as himself
Ronald Reagan (archive footage) as himself

14.1.3

Songs

"Superstar" The Carpenters (Beginning credits)


"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" Dionne Warwick
(which Karen sings along to)
I'll Never Fall in Love Again The Carpenters
"We've Only Just Begun" The Carpenters

"Love Will Keep Us Together" Captain & Tennille


(scene when naked body parts are shown)
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Elton John with
Kiki Dee (Karens housewarming party)

"For All We Know" The Carpenters (New


York/Recovery montage)
"(They Long to Be) Close to You The Carpenters
(ending)

14.1.4 Response
Upon its release, the lm was a minor art hit, and was
shown at several lm festivals. However, shortly thereafter, Richard Carpenter viewed the lm and became
irate with the lms portrayal of his family, in particular because the lm insinuated Richard was gay. It later
emerged that Haynes never obtained music licensing from
either Richard or the Carpenters label, A&M Records,
for the numerous songs used in the lm. Richard Carpenter sued Haynes for failing to obtain the clearances
and won. As a result of the lawsuit, all copies of the lm
were to have been recalled and destroyed.[3] The Museum
of Modern Art retains a copy of this lm but has agreed
with the Carpenter estate not to exhibit it.

14.1.5 References
[1] Holden, Stephen (November 8, 1998). FILM; Focusing
on Glam Rocks Blurring of Identity. New York Times.
[2] Dirks, Tim. Top 50 Cult Movies. Entertainment
Weekly/AMC. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
[3] James, Caryn (April 14, 1991). FILM VIEW: Politics
Nurtures 'Poison.'" The New York Times.

"(They Long to Be) Close to You" The Carpenters


"Top of the World" The Carpenters
"Sing" The Carpenters (at the White House)
"Alone Again (Naturally)" Gilbert O'Sullivan
(while Karen is talking on the phone)

14.1.6 External links


Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story at the Internet
Movie Database

"Let Me Be the One" The Carpenters (played


straight after Alone Again)

14.2 The Karen Carpenter Story

"Native New Yorker" Odyssey (restaurant scene)

For the 1987 Todd Haynes lm, see Superstar: The


Karen Carpenter Story.

"Loves Theme" The Love Unlimited Orchestra

"Philadelphia Freedom" Elton John (played briey The Karen Carpenter Story is an American TV movie
as Richard discovers Karen unconscious)
that aired on the CBS television network on January 1,

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1989, about singer Karen Carpenter, and of the brotherand-sister pop music duo of which she was a part, The
Carpenters. The lm starred Cynthia Gibb as Karen Carpenter, and Mitchell Anderson as her brother, Richard
Carpenter. It was directed by Joseph Sargent.
The real Richard Carpenter served as a producer for the
lm as well as of the musical score.

14.2.1

Story

The movie begins with the collapse of Karen Carpenter


in the closet of her parents home in Downey, California,
on February 4, 1983. She is rushed to the hospital by
paramedics, and as the EMT is placing an oxygen mask
over her face, Rainy Days And Mondays, recorded by
the Carpenters on their self-titled album, is playing. The
scene shifts to teenage Karen Carpenter singing The End
of the World as she roller skates on the day the family
moved into their home in Downey (previously they had
resided in New Haven, Connecticut). The lm then shows
the highs and lows of Karens life from the 1960s to 1983.
One of the scenes, which showed Karen Fainting onstage, while she was singing the song Top of the World,
was ctionalized. Also ctionalized is when Richard falls
down a ight of stairs, due to his abuse of Quaalude. The
lm improbably attempts to end on a happy note, with
Karen smiling after her mother says I love you. The details about her subsequent death are superimposed on the
screen before the closing credits.

14.2.2

Cast

Cynthia Gibb as Karen Carpenter


Mitchell Anderson as Richard Carpenter
Peter Michael Goetz as Harold Carpenter (father)
Louise Fletcher as Agnes Carpenter (mother)
Michael McGuire as Sherwin Bash
Lise Hilboldt as Lucy
Kip Gilman as David Lattimer (as Kenneth David
Gilman)
Scott Burkholder as Ted
John Patrick Reger as Bob Knight
Doug MacHugh as Dr. Lazwell
William Tucker as Peter Howard
Henry Crowell Jr. as Denny
Josh Cruze as Herb Alpert
Carrie Mitchum as Randy Bash
Richard Minchenberg

14.2.3 Production
The idea for a movie based on Karens life had been oating around since about 1985/86. However, it was impossible to nd someone to write the script for it. Once it had
been approved by the studio and Richard Carpenter, there
were daily script rewrites or entire scenes were removed
according to co-stars Cynthia Gibb and Mitchell Anderson, in an attempt to soften the image of Agnes Carpenter
by her son in real life. The nal movie, in Gibbs opinion, gives a white-washed account of Karens life. Gibb
also said that a lot of the information in it was watered
down or removed altogether at the request of Richard
Carpenter.
Richard Carpenter also requested that Gibb wear Karens
original clothing, which he supplied, and that she lose the
required weight in order to t into these clothes.[1] Gibb
stated:
I lost weight as Richard wanted and he was
there watching over me in every scene. It was
unnerving having to wear Karens clothes, right
down to her clingy T-shirts and crumpled bellbottoms. I donned a wig and used Karens
make-up. By the time I was nished I felt I
WAS Karen.
She also stated that there was no time to research and
I had my drum lessons during my lunch hour.[2] Even
though she had starred for two years in Fame, she said it
was still insisted upon her to take voice lessons to do the
lip synching.
A crew member talks about the experience:[1]
Frankly, we were very glad he (didn't play
himself). He was a pain in the backside, so
oversensitive and close to the action he almost
screwed things up. When we spotted him on
his knees praying to Karen he was saying: 'Forgive me, forgive me...'
The misgivings he had were painfully obvious.
You could almost see him wrestling with things
in his mind. It was as if he felt that Karen would
never have approved. He whispered to one of
the boys: 'I'd give my right arm if she were here
now.'
The guy just hasn't been able to let go (and
now) the lm lacks an independent balance.

14.2.4 Reception
The movie was very popular in the ratings; it was the
highest-rated two-hour TV movie of the year and the third
highest rated such program on any network during the

14.3. ONLY YESTERDAY: THE CARPENTERS STORY


1980s. It has never had an ocial US VHS/DVD release,
but was issued on laser disc in Japan.

14.2.5

Richards reaction

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As Karen is walking up the stairs in her parents
house in Downey, California, to go to bed on Feb.
3, 1983, her mother, Agnes, says to Karen, I love
you. This may not have occurred and was put in the
movie to attempt to have a happy ending.[5]

At the time, Richard described his feelings towards the


lm; Oh, certain things were overblown. Not that I'm 14.2.7 References
trying to take anything away from the importance of the
[1] Go The People, 13 November 1988 - UK publication event: Karens battle with anorexia, mine with sleeping
written by Peter Kent
pills but it was still a little melodramatic. Like, neither
of us - for anyone that watched this movie - literally col- [2] Womans Day magazine, Australia, 1988.
lapsed. In fact, when I saw that, I told them while it was
being made: Look, neither of us fell down here. Karen [3] Go The People, 13 November 1988 - UK publication written by Peter Kent
didn't onstage and I didn't go down a ight of stairs... But
we're dealing with a TV movie so you have to take it with [4] Carpenters Gold, liner notes written by Richard Carpena grain of salt. And each little thing was not exactly the
ter, 2004 - A&M Records
way it happened, thats all. But its still a fairly accurate
[5] Little Girl Blue, The Life of Karen Carpenter, a biography
log of twenty years of our lives.
by Randy Schmidt (2010).

Richard also stated in 1988[3] that I was in two minds


about the lm from the start but I knew that if it had
to be made, I had to be involved. I accept that parts of 14.2.8 External links
the lives of all celebrities are matters of public record but
The Karen Carpenter Story at the Internet Movie
for somebody else to have done this without the familys
Database
blessing, well, it just wouldn't have been as well told.
In 2004, he was much harsher about the project, calling
it 90 minutes of creative license that give biopics in general a dubious tone. He also stated at the time that he
considered being involved in the lm one of his biggest
mistakes.[4]

14.3 Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story

Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story is a Carpenters


documentary that aired on BBC One on April 9, 2007.
14.2.6 Factual inaccuracies
It features interviews by Richard Carpenter, Jerry Moss
(co-founder of A&M Records), and others. It was di Tom Burris, Karens husband, didn't have the same rected by Samantha Peters, and had rare footage of For
name as stated in the lm nor did they divorce. All We Know on The Andy Williams Show; Dancing in
Karen was still married to Tom (Bob) and was due the Street on Your All American College Show; Love Is
to sign the nal divorce papers the day she died. It Surrender on the London Bridge Special featuring Tom
is very likely that Toms name was changed due to a Jones. It was produced in 16:9 widescreen.
gag order that the Carpenter family put in place to
keep Burris from proting o his brief marriage to
Karen. In her divorce settlement Karen was going to 14.3.1 External links
give him USD $1,000,000. In her own words He
can have the million and then its good riddance!"
Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story at the Internet
Movie Database
Karen is shown reacting to a Billboard article that
describes her as chubby. No such article was ever
written about Karen. However, there was an article
that claimed Richard to be chubby.
A poster for the Carpenters album Made in America
is shown on various tours throughout the 19701972
time frame in the lm, though the album was not
released until 1981.
The lm also gives the impression that Karen did not
record any solo material. She recorded a solo album
in 1979, though it was not released until 1996.

Chapter 15

Videography
15.1 Gold: Greatest Hits (video)

15.1.2 Extra tracks

The VHS/Beta Yesterday Once More was released in On a Japanese release of the DVD, the promotional video
1985, shortly after Karen Carpenters death in 1983. The for I Need to Be in Love was included.
tape was repackaged as a DVD in 2002 under the name
Gold: Greatest Hits, and the DVD contains all the videos
15.1.3 References
from Yesterday Once More.
[1] Amazon review

15.1.1

Track listings and appearances

[2] Ray Colemans Biography, Yesterday Once More

1. "We've Only Just Begun" from a Bob Hope special


from 1973
2. "Those Good Old Dreams" promotional video

15.2 Interpretations (The Carpenters DVD)

3. "Superstar" from a concert from 1971


The Carpenters DVD Interpretations: A 25th Anniver4. "Rainy Days and Mondays" from a Desert Inn per- sary Celebration was originally released as a cassette tape
formance in Las Vegas from 1971[2]
and VHS tape in 1995 until 2003, with an updated release
5. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" promo- on DVD. The DVD primarily contains footage from the
Carpenters ve TV specials and TV series from 1971
tional video
1980. It followed the compilation album of the same
6. "Top of the World" from The Carpenters Very name, which had been released earlier the same year.
First TV Special; air date: December 8, 1976
7. "Ticket to Ride" from Something Else"; air date: 15.2.1 Track listings
March 2, 1970
1. "Without a Song" from the TV special Music, Mu8. "Only Yesterday" shot in A&M Studios (Part I)
sic, Music! air date: May 16, 1980
and Huntington Library Gardens (Part II)
2. "Superstar" from the TV special The Fifth Dimen9. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" most
sions Traveling Sunshine Show air date: 1971
likely from Starparade
3. "Rainy Days and Mondays" from the TV series
10. "Beechwood 4-5789" promotional video
Make Your Own Kind of Music
11. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" promotional
4. "Reason to Believe" from the TV series Make Your
video
Own Kind of Music
12. "Hurting Each Other" shot at A&M Studios in
5. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" from the TV
1972
series Make Your Own Kind of Music
13. "Please Mr. Postman" shot at Disneyland in 1975
6. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" from
the TV special Space Encounters air date: May 17,
14. "Theres a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)"
1978
from a concert in Osaka in 1976
15. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" from Make Your
Own Kind of Music
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7. "Little Girl Blue" from the TV special Space Encounters air date: May 17, 1978

15.3. CLOSE TO YOU: REMEMBERING THE CARPENTERS


8. "Bless the Beasts and Children" from the TV series
Make Your Own Kind of Music
9. "We've Only Just Begun" from the TV series Make
Your Own Kind of Music
10. "When I Fall in Love" from the TV special Music,
Music, Music! air date: May 6, 1980
11. "From This Moment On" from the TV special
Music, Music, Music! air date: May 16, 1980

15.3 Close to You: Remembering


The Carpenters

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10. "Superstar" 1971


11. "Hurting Each Other" 1972
12. "Goodbye to Love" 1972
13. "Top of the World" Carpenters Very First Television Special, 1976
14. And the Story Continues...
15. "Only Yesterday" 1975
16. "Merry Christmas Darling" A Christmas Portrait,
1978
17. "This Masquerade" Music, Music, Music!, 1980
18. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" 1981

Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters is a 100


minute long documentary that was released on DVD by
MPI Home Video. It features interviews by Richard
Carpenter, John Bettis (co-writer), Gary Sims (part-time
member), Petula Clark, et al.
The documentary itself runs for approximately 60 minutes, with a 12 minute encore after the end credits featuring a performance of "(A Place To) Hideaway, the
Carpenters commercial for Mortons Potato Chips, and
their performance of "Ave Maria" for the 1978 A Christmas Portrait special. The rest of the 100 minute total running time includes the special features (listed below).
The documentary originally aired as a documentary on
PBS.

19. Finale
20. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" Carpenters
Very First Television Special, 1976
21. End Credits
22. Encore Program
23. "(A Place To) Hideaway Make Your Own Kind of
Music, 1971
24. Potato Chip Commercial Mortons Potato Chip
Company, 1971
25. "Ave Maria" A Christmas Portrait, 1978
26. TV Special Promo 1980

15.3.1

Chapters
Bonus material:

1. Introduction ("Superstar", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "We've Only Just Begun", "(They Long to Be)
Close to You")
2. "Yesterday Once More" Thank You Rock 'n' Roll,
1978
3. "Dancing in the Street" Your All American College
Show, 1968
4. "Ticket to Ride" Something Else, 1970
5. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" Make Your Own
Kind of Music, 1971
6. "We've Only Just Begun" Make Your Own Kind of
Music, 1971
7. "For All We Know" The Andy Williams Show,
1971
8. "Bless the Beasts and Children" Make Your Own
Kind of Music, 1971
9. "Rainy Days and Mondays" Desert Inn, then fades
into Make Your Own Kind of Music, 1971

Photo gallery (1991 remix, Richard Carpenters


Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor version,
and reprise of Yesterday Once More)
At the White House (Rare footage of Nixon and the
Carpenters; Top of the World) 1972
Radio Jingle KFRC Radio
Chocolate Commercial Morinaga Hi-Crown Milk
Chocolates, 1974
Soda Pop Commercials Suntory Pop, 1977

Chapter 16

Associated people
16.1 Herb Alpert

appeared in the uncredited role Drummer on Mt. Sinai


in the lm The Ten Commandments.[11] In 1962, he had
Herbert "Herb" Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an an uncredited part in a scene in the lm Mr. Hobbs Takes
American musician most associated with the group var- a Vacation where he played (and performed a solo) in a
iously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, dance band.
Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a In 1957, Alpert teamed up with Rob Weerts, another burrecording industry executive, the A of A&M Records, geoning lyricist, as a songwriter for Keen Records. A
a recording label he and business partner, Jerry Moss, number of songs written or co-written by Alpert during
founded and eventually sold to Polygram. Alpert has the following two years became Top 20 hits, including
also created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture "Baby Talk" by Jan and Dean, "Wonderful World" by
over two decades, which are publicly displayed on occa- Sam Cooke, and "Alley Oop" by The Hollywood Argyles
sion. Alpert and wife Lani Hall are substantial philan- and by Dante & the Evergreens.[2] In 1960, Alpert began
thropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foun- his recording career as a vocalist at RCA Records under
dation.
the name of Dore Alpert.[4]
Alperts musical accomplishments include ve No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart,
nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fteen gold albums.[1] As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide.[2][3][4] Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop
chart as both a vocalist ("This Guys in Love with You",
1968) and an instrumentalist ("Rise", 1979).

16.1.1

Early life and career

Alpert was born and raised in the Boyle Heights[5] section


of East Los Angeles,[6] California,[7] the son of Tillie (ne
Goldberg) and Louis Alpert.[8] His family was Jewish,
and had come to the U.S. from Radomyshl (in presentday Ukraine) and Romania.[4][9] His father, although a
tailor by trade, was also a talented mandolin player. His
mother taught violin at a young age. His older brother
David was a talented young drummer.[10] Alpert himself
began trumpet lessons at the age of eight and played at
dances as a teenager. Acquiring an early wire recorder in
high school, he experimented on this crude equipment.
After graduating from Fairfax High School in 1952, he
joined the U.S. Army and frequently performed at military ceremonies. After his service in the Army, Alpert
tried his hand at acting, but eventually settled on pursuing a career in music. While attending the University of
Southern California in the 1950s, he was a member of the
USC Trojan Marching Band for two years. In 1956, he

Tell It to the Birds was recorded as the rst release on


the Alpert & Moss label Carnival Records. When Alpert
and Moss found that there was prior usage of the Carnival
name, their label became A&M Records.

16.1.2 The Tijuana Brass years


Alpert set up a small recording studio in his garage and
had been overdubbing a tune called Twinkle Star, written by Sol Lake, who would eventually write many of the
Brasss original tunes. During a visit to Tijuana, Mexico,
Alpert happened to hear a mariachi band while attending
a bullght. Following the experience, Alpert recalled that
he was inspired to nd a way to express musically what he
felt while watching the wild responses of the crowd, and
hearing the brass musicians introducing each new event
with rousing fanfare.[12] Alpert adapted the trumpet style
to the tune, mixed in crowd cheers and other noises for
ambience, and renamed the song "The Lonely Bull".[13]
He personally funded the production of the record as a
single, and it spread through radio DJs until it caught on
and became a Top 10 hit in 1962. He followed up quickly
with his debut album, The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert &
the Tijuana Brass. Originally the Tijuana Brass was just
Alpert overdubbing his own trumpet, slightly out of sync.
The title cut reached No. 6 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. This was A&Ms rst album with the original
release number being #101, although it was recorded at
Conway Records.

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1967 on CBS.

Alperts style achieved enormous popularity with the national exposure The Clark Gum Company gave to one of
his recordings in 1964, a Sol Lake number titled The
Mexican Shue (which was retitled The Teaberry
Shue for the television advertisements). In 1965,
Alpert released two albums, Whipped Cream & Other Delights and Going Places. Whipped Cream sold over 6 million copies in the United States. The album cover featured
model Dolores Erickson wearing only what appeared to
be whipped cream. In reality, Erickson was wearing a
white blanket over which were scattered artfully-placed
daubs of shaving creamreal whipped cream would have
melted under the heat of the studio lights (although the
cream on her nger was real). In concerts, when about
to play the song, Alpert would tell the audience, Sorry,
we can't play the cover for you. The art was parodied by
several groups including one-time A&M band Soul Asylum and by comedian Pat Cooper for his album Spaghetti
Sauce and Other Delights. The singles included the title cut, "Lollipops and Roses", and "A Taste of Honey".
The latter won a Grammy Award for Record of the
Year. Going Places produced four more singles: Tijuana
Taxi, "Spanish Flea", Third Man Theme, and Zorba
the Greek. Tijuana Taxi and Spanish Flea would
Alpert in 1966
be used in the 1966 Academy Award-winning animated
short A Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double FeaBy the end of 1964, because of a growing demand for ture.
live appearances by the Tijuana Brass, Alpert auditioned The Brass covered the Bert Kaempfert tune Happy
and hired a team of crack session men. Though some Trumpeter, retitling it Magic Trumpet. Alperts renadopted a prototypical physical appearance, no one in dition contained a bar that coincided with a Schlitz beer
Alperts band was actually Hispanic. Alpert used to tune, When you're out of Schlitz, you're out of beer.
tell his audiences that his group consisted of Four (The Maltese Melody was another Alpert cover of a
lasagnas, two bagels, and an American cheese": John Kaempfert original.) Another commercial use was a tune
Pisano (electric guitar); Lou Pagani (piano); Nick Ceroli called El Garbanzo, which was featured in Sunoco ads
(drums); Pat Senatore (bass guitar); Tonni Kalash (trum- (They're movin', they're movin', people in the know,
pet); Herb Alpert (trumpet and vocal); and Bob Ed- they're movin' to Sunoco).
mondson (trombone). The band debuted in 1965 and
In 1967, the Tijuana Brass performed the title cut to the
became one of the highest-paid acts then performing,
rst movie version of Casino Royale.
having put together a complete revue that included
choreographed moves and comic routines written by Bill Many of the tracks from Whipped Cream and Going
Places received a great deal of airplay; they are frequently
(Jose Jimenez) Dana.
used as incidental music on The Dating Game, notably the
The Tijuana Brasss success helped spawn other Latin
tracks Whipped Cream, Spanish Flea, and Lollipops and
acts, notably Julius Wechter (long-time friend of Alperts
Roses. Despite the popularity of his singles, Alperts aland the marimba player for the Brass) and the Baja
bums outsold and outperformed them on the charts.
Marimba Band, and the prots allowed A&M to begin
building a repertoire of artists like Chris Montez and The Alpert and the Tijuana Brass won six Grammy Awards.
Sandpipers. Wechter contributed a number of the Brasss Fifteen of their albums won gold discs, and fourteen won
original songs, usually at least one per albumalong with platinum discs. In 1966 over 13 million Alpert recordings were sold, outselling the Beatles. That same year, the
Alpert friends Sol Lake and Ervan Bud Coleman.
Guinness Book of World Records recognized that Alpert
An album or two was released each year throughout the
set a new record by placing ve albums simultaneously in
1960s. Alperts band was featured in several TV specials,
the Top 20 on the Billboard Pop Album chart, an accomeach one usually centered on visual interpretations of the
plishment that has never been repeated. In April of that
songs from their latest albumessentially an early type
year, four of those albums were in the Top 10, simultaof music videos later made famous by MTV. The rst
neously.
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass special, sponsored by
the Singer Sewing Machine Company, aired on April 24, Alperts only No. 1 single during this period, and the rst

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No. 1 hit for his A&M label, was a solo eort: "This
Guys in Love with You" (written by Burt Bacharach and
Hal David), featuring a rare vocal.[13][14] Alpert sang it
to his rst wife in a 1968 CBS Television special titled Beat of the Brass. The sequence was lmed on the
beach in Malibu. The song was not intended to be released, but after it was used in the television special, allegedly thousands of telephone calls to CBS asking about
it convinced Alpert to release it as a single, two days
after the show aired.[15] Although Alperts vocal skills
and range were limited, the songs unchallenging technical demands suited him.[16] The single debuted in May
1968, topped the national chart for four weeks and ranked
among the years biggest hits. Initially regarded by the
critical cognoscenti and 'hip' music-lovers of the day as
strictly an easy-listening chart hit, Alperts unusually expressive recording of This Guys in Love with You now
enjoys appeal well beyond the so-called mainstream. In
1996 at Londons Royal Festival Hall, Noel Gallagher (of
British rock band Oasis) performed the song with Burt
Bacharach.

16.1.3

He continues to be a guest artist for artists including Gato


Barbieri, Rita Coolidge, Jim Brickman, Brian Culbertson, and David Lanz, and in 1985, Alpert performed the
trumpet solo on the song Rat In Mi Kitchen from the
album of the same name by English reggae band and
A&M recording artists UB40. Apart from the reissues,
the Christmas Album continues to be available every year
during the holiday season. On Srgio Mendes' 2008 album Encanto, Alpert performed trumpet solos backing
lead vocals by his wife on the song Dreamer. It marked
the rst time Alpert, Mendes, and Hall had performed
together on the same song. Most recently, Alpert and
his wife (Lani Hall) signed with Concord Records and
released a new (live) album in the summer of 2009, Anything Goes, which was Alperts rst release of new material since 1999s Herb Alpert and Colors.[17] A new studio album by Alpert and Hall, I Feel You, was released
in February 2011. Both albums feature tight jazz renditions of pop classics along with a handful of original
compositions. In 2013, he released a new album, Steppin'
Out, which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental
Album.[18]

Post-Brass musical career


16.1.4 A&M Records and Almo Sounds

Alpert disbanded the Tijuana Brass in 1969, then released another album by the group in 1971. In 1973, with
some of the original Tijuana Brass members and some
new members, he formed a group called Herb Alpert and
the T.J.B. This new version of the Brass released two albums in 1974 and 1975 and toured. Alpert reconvened a
third version of the Brass in 1984 after being invited to
perform for the Olympic Games athletes at the Los Angeles Summer Games. The invitation led to the Bullish
album and tour.

From 1962 through 1992 Alpert signed artists to A&M


Records and produced records. He discovered the West
Coast band We Five. Among the notable artists he
worked with personally are Chris Montez, The Carpenters, Srgio Mendes and Brasil '66, Bill Medley, Lani
Hall (Alperts second and current wife), Liza Minnelli
and Janet Jackson (featured vocalist on his 1987 hit
single Diamonds). These working relationships allowed Alpert to place singles in the Top 10 in three difIn the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Alpert enjoyed a success- ferent decades (1960s, 1970s, and 1980s).
ful solo career. He had his biggest instrumental hit, "Rise" Alpert and A&M Records partner Jerry Moss both
(from the album of the same name), which went to No. agreed in 1987 to sell A&M to PolyGram Records for
1 in October 1979 and won a Grammy Award, and was a reported $500 million. Both would continue to manage
later sampled in the 1997 No. 1 rap song, "Hypnotize", the label until 1993, when they left because of frustrations
by late rapper Notorious B.I.G. Both Rise and Hyp- with PolyGrams constant pressure to force the label to t
notize were written by Alperts nephew, Randy Badazz into its corporate culture. Alpert and Moss then expanded
Alpert and his friend Andy Armer. Rise made Alpert their Almo Sounds music publishing company to produce
the only artist ever to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Pop records as well, primarily as a vehicle for Alperts music.
Singles chart with both a vocal piece and an instrumental Almo Sounds imitates the former company culture empiece. Another Randy Badazz / Andy Armer song, Ro- braced by Alpert and Moss when they rst started A&M.
tation, hit No. 30 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. In 2000, Alpert acquired the rights to his music from
The song Route 101 o the Fandango album peaked Universal Music (current owners of A&M Records) in
at No. 37 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in August a legal settlement and began remastering his albums for
1982. In 1987, Alpert branched out successfully to the compact disc reissue. In 2005, Shout! Factory began disR&B world with the hit album, Keep Your Eye on Me, tributing digitally remastered versions of Alperts A&M
teaming up with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis output. The reissues included all of the pre-1969 albums,
on Diamonds and Making Love In the Rain featuring 1979s Rise, and also included a new album, Lost Treavocals by Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith.
sures, consisting of unreleased material from Alperts TiAlpert performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to
Super Bowl XXII in San Diego, California in January
1988. It was the last non-vocal rendition of the national
anthem at the Super Bowl to date.

juana Brass years. In the spring of 2006, a remixed


version of the Whipped Cream album, entitled Whipped
Cream and Other Delights: Re-Whipped was released and
climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz

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Out.

In 2012, Shout! Factory re-released 1982s Fandango


on CD. In 2013, Alpert launched a new ocial website, 16.1.7
HerbAlpertPresents.com, where he has nally made his
entire catalog available, as well as material from his wife
Lani Hall.

16.1.5

Charitable activities

Visual arts

Alpert has a second career as an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor with group and solo exhibitions
around the United States and Europe. The sculpture
exhibition Herb Alpert: Black Totems, on display at
ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, February through September 2010, brought media attention to his visual work.[19]
His 2013 exhibition in exhibition Santa Monica, California included both abstract paintings and large totemlike
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts
sculptures.[20]
In the 1980s Alpert created The Herb Alpert Foundation
and the Alpert Awards in the Arts with The California
Institute of the Arts (CalArts).[22] The Foundation supAlpert and Moss received a Grammy Trustees Award in ports youth and arts education as well as environmental
1997 for their lifetime achievements in the recording in- issues and helps fund the PBS series Bill Moyers on Faith
dustry as executives and the Grammy Lifetime Achieve- and Reason and later Moyers & Company. Alpert and
ment Award in 2007.
his wife donated $30 million to University of California, Los Angeles in 2007 to form and endow the UCLA
Herb Alpert School of Music as part of the restructured
UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. He gave $24
million, which included $15 million from April 2008, to
CalArts for its music curricula, and provided funding for
the culture jamming activists The Yes Men.[23]

16.1.6

Awards and honors

16.1.8 Personal life

Alpert being awarded the National Medal of Arts by President


Obama in 2013

Since 1974, Alpert has been married to recording artist


Lani Hall, who is best known as one of the singers of the
Srgio Mendes band Brasil '66. They have one daughter,
actress Aria Alpert.

He was previously married to Sharon Mae Lubin from


1956 to 1971, but they divorced. They had two children
[4]
For his contribution to the recording industry, Alpert together: daughter Eden and son Dore.
has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6929
Hollywood Blvd. Moss also has a star on the Walk of
Fame. Alpert and Moss were also inducted into the 16.1.9 Cultural references and media attention
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006 as nonperformer lifetime achievers for their work at A&M.
Alpert was referenced in the second show of the third
Alpert has worked as a Broadway theatre producer, with season of Get Smart where one of the code signals behis production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America win- tween Maxwell Smart and his contact was Herb Alpert
ning a Tony Award.
takes trumpet lessons from Guy Lombardo. Also, a fthAlpert was awarded one of the 2012 National Medal of season episode parodied the entire group as Max and 99
Arts awards by President and Mrs. Obama on Wednes- sought to unmask Herb Talbot and His Tijuana Tin as
day, July 10, 2013, in the White House's East Room.[21] KAOS spies.
Alpert won a Grammy Award on January 26, 2014 for The phenomenal popularity of the Tijuana Brass in the
Best Pop Instrumental Album for his work on Steppin' 1960s spawned countless imitation groups on cheaply-

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produced drugstore records, such as the Mexicali Brass,


Mariachi Brass, Guadalajara Brass, Bullght Brass, Pert
Lapert and his Iguana Brass, etc. and several comic
parodies as well, including the Frivolous Fives Sour
Cream and Other Delights, Bob Booker and George Foster's production Al Tijuanas Jewish Brass, and David
Seville and the Chipmunks' Sorry About That, Herb!"

Stanley Sadie, H. Wiley Hitchcock (Ed.): The New


Grove Dictionary of American Music. Groves Dictionaries of Music, New York, N.Y. 1986.
Colin Larkin: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Third edition. Macmillan, New York, N.Y. 1998.

Michael Cuscuna, Michel Ruppi: The Blue Note label. A discography. Greenwood Press, Westport,
In the music video for Je Beck's 1985 single AmbiConn. 2001.
tious, directed by Jim Yukich, which depicts an array of
real-life celebrities and lookalikes auditioning to perform
with Beck, Alpert appears at the very end, rushing to the
Notes
casting directors table and asking, Am I too late?"
On 17 September 2010 the TV documentary Legends:
Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass and Other Delights premiered on BBC 4.[24]

16.1.10

Hit singles

This section needs to be expanded with


Canadian chart peaks

16.1.11

Discography

(All albums are on A&M Records and are listed with the original catalog numbers, unless otherwise indicated)

16.1.12

Compositions

Herb Alperts compositions include:

16.1.13

See also

20th century brass instrumentalists


Herb Alpert: Music for Your Eyes documentary
(2003)
List of artists who reached number one on the Hot
100 (U.S.)
List of artists who reached number one on the U.S.
Dance chart
List of Number 1 Dance Hits (United States)
List of number-one hits (United States)
List of trumpeters

16.1.14

References

Books
Darryl Lyman: Great Jews in Music. J. D. Publishers, Middle Village, N.Y. 1986.

[1] Herb Alpert - Biography. Almo Sounds, Inc. 1996.


[2] Herb Alpert - Chronology. Almo Sounds, Inc. 1996.
[3] A&M Records History 19621969-".
Records.com. 2002.

On A&M

[4] Piccoli, Sean (April 24, 1997). Turning Brass Into


Gold. The Sun Sentinel. Retrieved September 24, 2008.
[5] Herb Alperts Brass Rings. articles.latimes.com. March
15, 1998. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
[6] Herb Alpert and Lani Hall on CBS Sunday Morning.
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BBC.co.uk. 2011-05-25. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
[8] International Whos Who 2001 (64th ed.). Google Books.
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[9] Catherine Cliord (October 16, 2005). Herb Alpert
trumpets his totems in Bryant Park. New York Daily
News. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
[10] Stephen Vincent O'Rourke (January 2008). The Herb
Alpert File. p. 2. ISBN 0-615-17300-4.
[11] The Ten Commandments (1956) - Full cast and crew
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Corner. A&M Corner. 19972006.
[13] Show 24 - The Music Men. [Part 2] : UNT Digital Library. Digital.library.unt.edu. 1969-06-15. Retrieved
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[14] tijuanabrass.com. tijuanabrass.com. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
[15] songfacts.com. songfacts.com. 1958-02-14. Retrieved
November 26, 2010.
[16] Campbell, Mary. Herb Alpert Talks About Singing,
Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire), Associated Press,
7 December 1968, p. 3:
" ...By usual standards, I don't have a great instrument as
a vocalist. But maybe there is a basic truth that comes
across...
[17] Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass Discography & Collector Resource Site. Tijuanabrass.com. Retrieved November 26,
2010.

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[18] Grammys 2014: Winners list. Retrieved January 27,


2013.
[19] Cheng, Scarlet. Herb Alperts sculptures, like visual
jazz, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2010.

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Origins

Bacharach was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew


up in the Forest Hills section of New York City, graduating from Forest Hills High School in 1946. He is
the son of Irma M. (ne Freeman) and Mark Bertram
Bert Bacharach, a well-known syndicated newspaper
[21] http://www.whitehouse.gov/
the-press-office/2013/07/03/
columnist,[4][5] His family was Jewish, he writes in his
president-obama-award-2012-national-medal-arts-and-national-humanities-m
biography, and adds that no one in my family went to
synagogue or paid much attention to being Jewish. . . .
[22] alpertawards.org. alpertawards.org. Retrieved Novembut the kids I knew were Catholic. . . I was Jewish but I
ber 26, 2010.
didn't want anybody to know about it.[6]
[20] James C. McKinley Jr. (March 3, 2013). A Word With:
Herb Alpert The Other Delights in a Trumpeters Life.
The New York Times. Retrieved March 7, 2013.

[23] The Yes Men. San Francisco Chronicle. October 1,


2004.
[24] BBC Legends: Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass and Other
Delights BBC Legends Series. Retrieved September 01,
2010.
[25] Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th
ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 20
21. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

16.1.15

External links

Ocial website
Herb Alpert at the Internet Movie Database
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass at the Internet
Movie Database
Herb Alpert at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Herb Alpert: Artist & Musician
The Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass discography

16.2 Burt Bacharach

Bacharach showed a keen interest in jazz as a teenager,


disliking his classical piano lessons, and often using
fraudulent identication to gain admission into 52nd
Street nightclubs such as Spotlite to see bebop musicians
such as Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, who were a
major inuence on him.[7]
Bacharach studied music at McGill University, under
Helmut Blume, at the Mannes School of Music, and at
the Music Academy of the West in Montecito, California.
During this period he studied a range of music, including
jazz harmony, which has since been important to songs
which are generally considered pop music. His composition teachers included Darius Milhaud, Henry Cowell,[8]
and Bohuslav Martin. Bacharach cites Milhaud as his
biggest inuence and has said, Before I went into the
service during the Korean War I studied with Milhaud
at the Music Academy of the West which was a summer
program. I wrote a 'Sonatina for Violin, Oboe and Piano.' There were ve in the class, and we were writing
in a modern style. I had been hanging out in New York
with John Cage. The middle section of my piece was very
melodic, and I worried that it was too melodic. Milhaud
said, 'Never be afraid to be melodic.'"[7] Following service in the Army, Bacharach worked as a pianist, both as
a soloist and as an accompanist for singers such as Vic Damone, Polly Bergen, Steve Lawrence, the Ames Brothers
and Paula Stewart (who became his rst wife). For some
years, he was musical arranger for Marlene Dietrich, as
well as touring as her musical director.

Burt Freeman Bacharach (/bkrk/ BAK--rak;


born May 12, 1928) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A sixtime Grammy Award winner[1] and three-time Academy
Award winner,[2] he is known for his popular hit songs
and compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, Early songwriting work
many with lyrics written by Hal David as part of the duo
Bacharach and David.
In 1957, Bacharach and lyricist Hal David were introMost of their hits were written specically for and per- duced while at the Brill Building (which Bacharach deformed by Dionne Warwick, but early on they worked scribed as a music factory) in New York City, and bewith Gene Pitney and Gene McDaniels. Following the gan their writing partnership.[9] Almost a year later, they
initial success of these collaborations, Bacharach went received a signicant career breakthrough when their
on to write hits for The Carpenters, Dusty Springeld, song "The Story of My Life" was recorded by Marty RobBobbie Gentry, Jackie DeShannon, Tom Jones, Herb bins for Columbia Records, becoming a number 1 hit on
Alpert, B.J. Thomas and others.
the U.S. country music chart and reaching #15 on the Bill[8]
As of 2014, Bacharach has written 73 Top 40 hits in the board Hot 100 in late 1957.
US and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK.[3]

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cluded Bobby Vinton ("Blue on Blue"); Dusty Springeld
("The Look of Love" from Casino Royale), (a cover of
Dionne Warwicks Wishin' and Hopin'"); Cilla Black (a
cover of Dionne Warwick's "Anyone Who Had a Heart"),
the Delfonics, and Cher ("Ale" - originally recorded
by Cilla Black); The Shirelles, The Beatles ("Baby, Its
You"); The Carpenters ("(They Long to Be) Close to
You"); Aretha Franklin (I Say a Little Prayer); Isaac
Hayes (Walk on By, from the Hot Buttered Soul album); B. J. Thomas (Raindrops Keep Falling on My
Head, Everybodys Out of Town); Tom Jones (Whats
New, Pussycat?"); Engelbert Humperdinck (I'm a Better Man); Sandie Shaw (Always Something There to
Remind Me); Jack Jones (Wives and Lovers); Jackie
DeShannon (What the World Needs Now Is Love);
Gene Pitney (Only Love Can Break a Heart, The Man
Who Shot Liberty Valance, 24 Hours from Tulsa and
True Love Never Runs Smooth); Herb Alpert, (This
Guys in Love with You);[8] Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
(The Look of Love); The Stylistics, (You'll Never Get
To Heaven If you Break My Heart); Jerry Butler, the
Walker Brothers (Make It Easy on Yourself); and the
Fifth Dimension (One Less Bell to Answer).

Perry Como for RCA Records, and became a number 4


U.S. hit in February of that year. These two songs were
back-to-back No. 1 singles in the UK (The Story of My
Life in a version by Michael Holliday), giving Bacharach
and David the honor of being the rst songwriters to have
written consecutive No. 1 UK singles. Bacharach also
worked with other lyricists at rst, including Bob Hilliard
Although Bacharachs compositions are typically more
and Hal Davids brother, Mack David, but he and Hal
complex than the average pop song, he has expressed surDavid decided to form an exclusive writing partnership
prise in the fact that many jazz musicians have sought
together in 1963.
much inspiration from his works, saying I've sometimes
In the early and mid-1960s, Bacharach wrote well over felt that my songs are restrictive for a jazz artist. I was
a hundred songs with David. He produced a number of excited when [Stan] Getz did a whole album of my musongs on New York soul singer Lou Johnson, including sic (What The World Needs Now: Stan Getz Plays The
the original recordings of Always Something There To Burt Bacharach Songbook, Verve, 1968) but you're never
Remind Me, Kentucky Bluebird (Message To Martha)" 100 percent sure of how good you are even after you've
and Reach Out For Me, but the two were mainly as- had success. But one night I had dinner with Miles Davis
sociated throughout the decade with Dionne Warwick, and he said, '"Ale, thats a great song.'"[7] Bacharach
a conservatory-trained vocalist.[8] Bacharach and David songs were adapted by jazz artists of the time, such
started writing a large portion of their work with War- as Stan Getz, Cal Tjader and Wes Montgomery. The
wick in mind, leading to one of the most successful teams Bacharach/David composition My Little Red Book,
in popular music history.[10]
originally recorded by Manfred Mann for the lm Whats
Over a 20-year period, beginning in the early 1960s, New, Pussycat?, and promptly covered by Love in 1966,
Warwick charted 38 singles co-written or produced by has become a rock standard; however, according to Robin
David, the comBacharach and David, including 22 Top 40, 12 Top 20 Platts' book Burt Bacharach and Hal
[11]
poser
did
not
like
Loves
version.
The title of the
and nine Top 10 hits on the American Billboard Hot 100
tongue-in-cheek
reference
to Mao Zesong
is
likely
a
charts. During the early 1960s, Bacharach also collabodong's
Little
Red
Book,
which
was
rst
published
by the
rated with Bob Hilliard on a number of songs, including
Communist
Party
of
China
in
April
1964.
Please Stay and Mexican Divorce for The Drifters,
"Any Day Now" for Chuck Jackson, "Tower of Strength" Bacharach composed and arranged the soundtrack of the
for Gene McDaniels, and Dreamin' All the Time and 1967 lm Casino Royale, which included The Look of
Pick Up the Pieces for Jack Jones.
Love, performed by Dusty Springeld, and the title song,
Bacharach released his rst solo album in 1965 on the an instrumental Top 40 single for Herb Alpert and the
Liberty Records label. Hit Maker! Burt Bacharach Tijuana Brass. Bacharach and David also collaborated
Plays His Hits was largely ignored in the US but rose to with Broadway producer David Merrick on the 1968 mu#3 on the UK album charts, where his version of Trains sical Promises, Promises, which yielded two hits, the title
And Boats and Planes had become a top 5 single. In tune and I'll Never Fall in Love Again, for Dionne War1967, Bacharach signed as an artist with A&M Records, wick. The year 1969 marked, perhaps, the most successrecording a mix of new material and re-arrangements of ful Bacharach-David collaboration, the Oscar-winning
his best-known songs. He recorded for A&M until 1978. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, written for and
prominently featured in the acclaimed lm, Butch CasOther singers of Bacharach songs in the '60s and '70s in-

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sidy and the Sundance Kid.

song were given to AIDS research. Bacharachs 1980s


The two were awarded a Grammy for Best Cast album tunes showed a new sound.
of the year for Promises, Promises and the score was Other artists continued to revive Bacharachs earlier hits
also nominated for a Tony award. There were other Os- in the 1980s and 1990s. Examples included Luther Vancar nominations for Best Song for The Look Of Love, dross recording of A House is Not a Home"; Naked
Whats New Pussycat and Ale.
Eyes' 1983 pop hit version of "(Theres) Always Something There to Remind Me", and Ronnie Milsap's 1982
country version of "Any Day Now". Bacharach continStyle
ued a concert career, appearing at auditoriums throughout the world, often with large orchestras. He occasionBacharachs music is characterized by unusual chord pro- ally joined Warwick for sold-out concerts in New York,
gressions, inuenced by his background in jazz har- Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
mony, with striking syncopated rhythmic patterns, irregular phrasing, frequent modulation, and odd, changing meters. Bacharach has arranged, conducted, and produced 1990s and beyond
much of his recorded output.
An example of his distinctive use of changing meter is
found in Promises, Promises (from his score for the
musical of the same name). His style is sometimes also
associated with particular instrumental combinations he
is assumed to favor or to have favored, including the
prominent use of the ugelhorn in such works as Walk
on By, Nikki, and Toledo.
1970s and 1980s
Throughout the late 60s and early 70s, Bacharach continued to write and produce for artists, compose for stage,
TV, and lm, and release his own albums. He enjoyed a
great deal of visibility in the public spotlight, appearing Bacharach performing in 2008
frequently on TV (hosting several variety specials under
his own name) and performing live in concert.
In 1990, Deacon Blue charted number 2 in the UK sinIn 1973, Bacharach and David were commissioned to gles chart with an EP entitled "Four Bacharach & David
score the Ross Hunter-produced revival of the 1937 Songs", with the rst track, I'll Never Fall in Love Again
lm, "Lost Horizon" for Columbia Pictures. The lm receiving extensive media coverage. In 1996, jazz piwas a critical and commercial disaster and a urry of anist McCoy Tyner recorded an album of nine Bacharach
lawsuits resulted between the composer and the lyricist, standards that featured Tyners trio with an orchestra
as well as from Warwick. She reportedly felt abandoned arranged and conducted by John Clayton. In 1998,
when Bacharach and David refused to work together. Bacharach co-wrote and recorded a Grammy-winning alBacharach tried several solo projects (including the 1977 bum with Elvis Costello, Painted from Memory, on which
album Futures), but the projects failed to yield hits. He the compositions began to take on the sound of his earand David reunited briey in 1975 to write and produce lier work. In 2006, he recorded a jazz album with Trijntje
Stephanie Mills's second album For the First Time re- Oosterhuis and the Metropole Orchestra called The Look
leased on Motown Records.
of Love (Burt Bacharach Songbook) which was released
in
November that year.[12] Bacharach collaborated with
By the early 1980s, Bacharachs marriage to Angie Dickinson had ended, but a new partnership with lyricist Cathy Dennis in 2002 to write an original song for the
Carole Bayer Sager proved rewarding, both commercially Pop Idol winner Will Young. This was "Whats in Goodand personally. The two married and collaborated on bye", and it appears on Youngs debut album From Now
several major hits during the decade, including "Arthurs On. During July 2002, Young was a guest vocalist at two
Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (Christopher Cross), of Bacharachs concerts, one at the Hammersmith Apollo
co-written with Cross and Peter Allen; "Heartlight" and the other at Liverpool Pops.
(Neil Diamond); "Making Love" (Roberta Flack); "On
My Own" (Patti LaBelle with Michael McDonald), and
perhaps most memorably, "Thats What Friends Are
For" in 1985, actually the second single which reunited
Bacharach and singer Warwick. The prots for the latter

In 2003 he teamed with legendary singer and songwriter


Ronald Isley to release the album Here I Am, which revisited a number of his 1960s compositions in Isleys signature R&B style. Bacharachs 2005 solo album At This
Time was a departure from past works in that Bacharach

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penned his own lyrics, some of which dealt with political open with a very brief video clip from the movie Austin
themes. Guest stars on the album included Elvis Costello, Powers: International Man of Mystery, with Mike Myers
Rufus Wainwright, and hip-hop producer Dr. Dre.
(as Austin Powers) uttering Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr.
On October 24, 2008, Bacharach opened the BBC Burt Bacharach.
Electric Proms at The Roundhouse in London, performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra accompanied by
guest vocalists Adele, Beth Rowley and Jamie Cullum.
The concert was a retrospective look back at his sixdecade career, including classics such as "Walk On By",
The Look of Love, "I Say a Little Prayer", "What
The World Needs Now", "Anyone Who Had A Heart",
"Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa" and "Make It Easy on
Yourself", featuring Jamie Cullum.
In early 2009, Bacharach worked with Italian soul singer
Karima Ammar and produced her debut single Come In
Ogni Ora. A #4 hit, the song has been heard during the
59th Sanremo Music Festival and also features him playing piano.
Bacharach and David were awarded the 2011 Gershwin
Prize for Popular Song bestowed by the Library of with actress-wife Angie Dickinson shortly after they married in
Congress, the rst time that a songwriting team has been 1965
given the honor.[13] David died the following year on
Bacharach appeared as a celebrity performer and guest
September 1 at the age of 91.
vocal coach for contestants on the television show,
"American Idol" during the 2006 season, during which an
entire episode was dedicated to his music. In late 2006,
Film and television
Bacharach appeared as the celebrity in a Geico auto inThroughout the 1960s and 1970s, Bacharach was fea- surance commercial, where he sings and plays the piano.
tured in a dozen TV musical and variety specials video- He translates the customers story through song (I was
taped in the UK for ITC, several were nominated for hit...in the rear!")
Emmy awards for direction (by Dwight Hemion). The
guests included artists such as Joel Grey, Dusty Springeld, Dionne Warwick, and Barbra Streisand. Bacharach
and David did the score for an original musical for ABCTV titled On the Flip Side, broadcast on ABC Stage 67,
starring Ricky Nelson as a faded pop star trying for a
comeback. Whilst the ratings were dismal, the soundtrack showcased Bacharachs abilities to try dierent
kinds of musical styles, ranging from (almost) 1960s
rock, to pop, ballads, and Latin-tinged dance numbers.
In 1969, Harry Betts arranged Bacharachs instrumental
composition Nikki (named for Bacharachs daughter)
into a new theme for the ABC Movie of the Week, a TV
series which ran on the U.S. network until 1976.
During the 1970s, Bacharach and then-wife Angie Dickinson appeared in several TV commercials for Martini
& Rossi beverages, and even penned a short jingle (Say
Yes) for the spots. Bacharach also occasionally appeared
on TV/variety shows, such as The Merv Grin Show, The
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and many others.

In 2008, Bacharach featured in the BBC Electric Proms


at The Roundhouse with the BBC Concert Orchestra.[14]
He performed similar shows in the same year at the Walt
Disney Concert Hall[15] and with the Sydney Symphony.
Personal life
Bacharach has been married four times. His rst marriage was to Paula Stewart and lasted ve years (1953
58). His second marriage was to actress Angie Dickinson, lasting for 15 years (196580).[4] Bacharach and
Dickinson had a daughter, Nikki Bacharach, who committed suicide in 2007 at the age of 40.[16] His third marriage was to lyricist Carole Bayer Sager; this lasted nine
years (198291). Bacharach and Bayer Sager collaborated on a number of musical pieces and adopted a son,
Cristopher. Bacharach married his current wife, Jane
Hansen, in 1993; they have two children, a son, Oliver,
and a daughter, Raleigh. His autobiography, Anyone
Who Had a Heart, was published in 2013. He lives in
Brookville, New York.[17]

In the 1990s and 2000s, Bacharach had cameo roles in


Hollywood movies, including all three Austin Powers
movies. His music is credited as providing inspiration
for these movies, partially stemming from Bacharachs 16.2.2 Television and lm appearances
score for the 1967 James Bond lm Casino Royale. During subsequent Bacharach concert tours, each show would
Analyze This

16.2. BURT BACHARACH


An Evening with Marlene Dietrich
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song
Nip/Tuck
The Nanny

16.2.3

Discography

See also: List of songs written by Burt Bacharach

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The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection
[3-Disc Compilation] (2001)
Motown Salutes Bacharach [Compilation] (2002)
Isley Meets Bacharach: Here I Am with Ronald Isley
(2003)*
Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach [Compilation]
(2004)
At This Time (2005)
The Denitive Burt Bacharach Songbook [2-Disc
Compilation] (2006)
Burt Bacharach & Friends Gold [2-Disc Compilation] (2006)
Colour Collection [Compilation] (2007)

Albums
Hit maker!: Burt Bacharach plays the Burt
Bacharach Hits (1965)
Whats New Pussycat? (Film Soundtrack) (1965)
After the Fox (Film Soundtrack) (1966)
Reach Out (1967)
Casino Royale (Film Soundtrack) (1967)
On the Flip Side (Television Soundtrack) (1967)
Make It Easy on Yourself (1969)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Film Soundtrack) (1969)
Promises, Promises[18] (Original Broadway Cast
Recording) (1969)
Burt Bacharach (1971)
Lost Horizon (Film Soundtrack) (1973)
Burt Bacharach in Concert (1974)
Living Together (1973)
Futures (1977)
Woman (1979)
Arthur (Film Soundtrack) (1981)
Night Shift (Film Soundtrack) (1982)
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (Film Soundtrack) (1988)
One Amazing Night (1998)

Marlene Dietrich with the Burt Bacharach Orchestra


(2007)
Burt Bacharach: Live at the Sydney Opera House
with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2008)
Magic Moments: The Denitive Burt Bacharach Collection [3-Disc Compilation] (2008)
Anyone Who Had A Heart - The Art Of The Songwriter [6-Disc Compilation] (2013)
Singles
"The Story of My Life" (Marty Robbins, U.S. no.
15, C&W no. 1, 1957 his rst hit; Michael Holliday, UK 1, 1958; Gary Miller, UK 14, 1958; Dave
King, UK 20, 1958; Alma Cogan, UK 25, 1958);
"Magic Moments" (Perry Como, U.S. 4, UK 1,
1957/1958);
The Blob (The Five Blobs, U.S. 33, 1958, from
the lm The Blob - written with Mack David, brother
of Hal);
Heavenly (Johnny Mathis, 1959);
Faithfully (Johnny Mathis, 1959);
With Open Arms (Jane Morgan, U.S. 39, 1959);
Tower of Strength (Gloria Lynne, 1961; Gene
McDaniels U.S. 5, 1961; Frankie Vaughan, UK 1,
1961);
"Another Tear Falls" (Gene McDaniels, 1961; The
Walker Brothers, UK 12, 1966);

Painted from Memory with Elvis Costello (1998)

"Baby Its You" (The Shirelles, U.S. 8, 1962; The


Beatles, 1963; Smith, U.S. 5, 1969);

The Best Of Burt Bacharach (Millennium Collection)


20th Century Masters (1999)

"Please Stay" (The Drifters, U.S. 14, 1961; The


Cryin' Shames, UK 26, 1966; Marc Almond, 2001);

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"Any Day Now" (Chuck Jackson, U.S. 23, 1962;
Elvis Presley, 1969; Ronnie Milsap, U.S. 14, 1982);
"(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance (Gene Pitney, U.S. 4, 1962);
"Only Love Can Break a Heart" (Gene Pitney, U.S.
2, 1962);
"Don't Make Me Over" (Dionne Warwick, U.S.
21, 1962; The Swinging Blue Jeans, UK 31, 1966;
Petula Clark, 1976; Jennifer Warnes, U.S. 67, 1979;
Sybil, U.S. 20, U.S. R&B 2, UK 19, 1989);
This Empty Place (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 84,
1962)
"Make It Easy on Yourself" (Dionne Warwick,
demo, 1962, released 1963; Cilla Black released
April 1966 Jerry Butler, U.S. 20, 1962; The Walker
Brothers, U.S. 16, UK 1, 1965; Dionne Warwick,
live from Garden State Arts Center, U.S. 37, 1970);
"Don't You Believe It" (Andy Williams, U.S. 39,
1962);
Keep Away From Other Girls (Helen Shapiro, UK
40, 1962);
"Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa" (Gene Pitney, U.S.
17, UK 5, 1963);
Be True to Yourself (Bobby Vee, U.S. 34, 1963);
"Blue on Blue" (Bobby Vinton, U.S. 3, 1963);
"Anyone Who Had a Heart" (Dionne Warwick, U.S.
8, UK 42, 1963; Cilla Black, UK 1, 1964; Dusty
Springeld, 1964; Tim Curry, 1978; Luther Vandross, 1986; Linda Ronstadt, 1991; Maureen McGovern, 1992; Olivia Newton-John, 2004; Shelby
Lynne, 2007; Sheridan Smith, 2014
Its Love That Really Counts (The Shirelles, 1962;
Dionne Warwick, 1963; The Merseybeats, UK 24,
1963);
"Blue Guitar" (Richard Chamberlain, U.S. 42, AC
12, 1963);
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Richard Chamberlain, 1963; Dionne Warwick, 1964; Dusty
Springeld, 1964; The Carpenters, U.S. 1, UK 6,
1970 (Grammy nominee, Record of the Year);
Johnny Mathis, 1970;
True Love Never Runs Smooth (Don and Juan,
1963; Gene Pitney, U.S. 21, 1963);
"Wives and Lovers" (Jack Jones, U.S. 14, 1963);
Grammy nominee, Record of the Year and Song
of the Year);

CHAPTER 16. ASSOCIATED PEOPLE


"Wishin' and Hopin'" (Dionne Warwick, 1963;
Dusty Springeld, U.S. 6, 1964; The Merseybeats, UK 13, 1964; Ani DiFranco (on the My
Best Friends Wedding soundtrack), 1997; Stephanie
McIntosh, 2006);
Saturday Sunshine (Burt Bacharach, U.S. 93);
"Walk On By" (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 6, UK 8,
1964; Isaac Hayes, U.S. 30, 1969; The Stranglers,
UK 21, 1978; Jo Jo Zep, 1983; Sybil, U.S. 74, U.S.
R&B 3, UK 6, 1989; Gabrielle, UK 7, 1997; Seal,
2006);
"Reach Out for Me" (Lou Johnson, 1964; Dionne
Warwick, U.S. 20, Canada 12, UK 23, 1964; Olivia
Newton-John, U.S. AC 32, 1990; Nancy Wilson,
1998);
"I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"
(Tommy Hunt, 1962; Dusty Springeld, UK 3,
1964; Dionne Warwick, U.S. 26, 1966; The White
Stripes, 2003);
"(Theres) Always Something There to Remind Me"
(Lou Johnson, U.S. 49, 1964; Sandie Shaw, UK
1, U.S. 62, 1964; Dionne Warwick, 1967; R.B.
Greaves, U.S. 27, 1970, Naked Eyes, U.S. 8, 1982);
"A House Is Not a Home" (Brook Benton, U.S. Pop
75, AC 13, 1964; Dionne Warwick, 1964; Barbra
Streisand, 1971; Luther Vandross, 1981);
A Message to Martha (Lou Johnson, UK 36,
1964; Adam Faith, UK 12, 1964; Recorded as
"Message to Michael" by Dionne Warwick, U.S. 8,
1966; Lena Horne and Gbor Szab, 1970);
You'll Never Get to Heaven (Dionne Warwick,
U.S. 32, UK 12, Canada 23, 1964; The Stylistics,
U.S. 23, 1973, UK 24 (EP), 1976);
"What the World Needs Now Is Love" (Jackie DeShannon, U.S. 7, 1965; Dionne Warwick, 1967;
Daniel Johnston, 1988; Dionne Warwick and the
Hip-Hop Nation United, 1998);
Long After Tonight Is All Over (Jimmy Radclie,
UK 40, 1965);
"Whats New Pussycat?" (Tom Jones, U.S. 3, UK
11, 1965, from the lm Whats New Pussycat?);
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best
Original Song, 1965;
Here I Am (Dionne Warwick, from the lm
Whats New Pussycat?, U.S. 65, AC 11, Canada 19,
1965);
Promise Her Anything (Tom Jones, 1965, from
the soundtrack of the lm Promise Her Anything);

16.2. BURT BACHARACH


Trains and Boats and Planes (Burt Bacharach, UK
4, 1965; Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, UK 12,
1965; Dionne Warwick, U.S. 22, 1966; Anita Harris, 1967; Dwight Yoakam, 1983);
My Little Red Book (Manfred Mann and Tony
Middleton, 1965; Love, 1966);
A Lifetime of Loneliness (Jackie DeShannon,
U.S. 66, 1965);
London Life (Anita Harris, 1965);
Are You There (with Another Girl)?" (Dionne
Warwick, U.S. 39, 1966);
Come and Get Me (Jackie DeShannon, 1966);
"Ale" (Cilla Black, U.S. 95, UK 8, 1966; Cher,
U.S. 32, 1966; Dionne Warwick, U.S. 15, R&B
5, 1967; originally from the lm Ale; nominated
for the Academy Award for Best Original Song,
1966; won Bacharach a Grammy for instrumental arrangement in 1967; Everything But The Girl,
1986; Rumer, 2010);
After the Fox (Peter Sellers & The Hollies, 1966);
Windows and Doors (Jackie DeShannon, 1966);
So Long Johnny (Jackie DeShannon, 1966);
"The Windows of the World" (Dionne Warwick,
U.S. 32, 1967; The Pretenders, 1988);
"I Say a Little Prayer" (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 4,
1967; Aretha Franklin, U.S. 10, UK 4, 1968; Diana
King, 1997);
"The Look of Love" (Dusty Springeld, U.S. 22,
1967, from the soundtrack of the lm Casino
Royale; Srgio Mendes & Brasil '66, U.S. 4, 1968;
Roger Williams, 1969; Gladys Knight & the Pips,
UK 21, 1973; nominated for the Academy Award
for Best Original Song in 1967);
Casino Royale (Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass,
U.S. 27, UK 27, 1967);
"One Less Bell to Answer" (Keely Smith, 1967; The
5th Dimension, U.S. 2, 1970; Burt Bacharach, 1971;
Dionne Warwick, 1971);
"This Guys in Love with You" (Herb Alpert, U.S.
1 (4 weeks), UK 3, 1968; Dusty Springeld, 1968;
Dionne Warwick, U.S. 7, 1969);
This song was also recorded much later by
Oasis' Noel Gallagher in tribute to Bacharach
on his 70th Birthday. According to Robin
Platts book What The World Needs Now the
song was not written with Alpert, a non-singer
with limited range, in mind, but was altered to

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suit him. Originally written as This Girls in
Love With You and recorded with that title
by Dionne Warwick);.
"Do You Know the Way to San Jos?" (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 10, UK 8, 1968); [The Supremes & The
Temptations], (1968); [Frankie Goes to Hollywood
as San Jose (The Way) ], (1984);
Promises, Promises (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 19,
1968; Jill O'Hara, 1968. Her version was released prior to the opening of the musical Promises,
Promises and the release of the Broadway cast album. Bacharach recorded Dionnes version to help
the cast learn the dicult tune. The B side of
Warwicks single was another Bacharach/David tune
from the show Whoever You Are (I Love You)";
the Broadway cast album won Bacharach a Grammy
in 1969);
The April Fools (Dionne Warwick, from the lm
The April Fools, U.S. 37, AC 8, Canada 32, 1969);
I'm a Better Man (For Having Loved You)"
(Engelbert Humperdinck U.S. 38, UK 15, 1969);
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (B.J.
Thomas, from the lm Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, U.S. 1, 1969, UK 38, 1970; Sacha Distel, UK 10, 1970; Bobbie Gentry, UK 40, 1970;
Johnny Mathis, 1970. Won the Academy Award
for Best Original Song in 1969. The lm score by
Bacharach won the Academy Awards and Grammy
for Original Score. Grammy nominee for Song
of the Year);
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (Bobbie Gentry, UK
1, 1969; Burt Bacharach U.S. 93, 1969,(Tom Jones)
Dionne Warwick U.S. 6, 1970; Anne Murray, 1971;
Deacon Blue, UK 2, 1990. It was originally from the
musical Promises, Promises; Grammy nominee for
the Song of the Year (Bacharach competed against
himself in this category));
Everybodys Out of Town (B. J. Thomas, U.S. 26,
1970);
Let Me Go to Him (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 32,
AC 5, Canada 30, 1970);
Paper Mache (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 43, AC 6,
1970);
The Green Grass Starts to Grow (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 43, AC 2, Canada 35, 1971);
Who Gets the Guy (Dionne Warwick, U.S. 57,
R&B 41, AC 6, 1971);
Living Together, Growing Together (The 5th Dimension, U.S. 32, AC 5, 1973);

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Stronger Than Before (Carole Bayer Sager, U.S.


30, 1981; Chaka Khan, 1984);

Other recordings
As arranger, conductor

"Arthurs Theme (Best That You Can Do)"


(Christopher Cross, from the lm Arthur, U.S. 1,
UK 7, 1981; won the Academy Award for Best
Original Song in 1981; Grammy nominee for
Record of the Year and Song of the Year);

For Marlene Dietrich:


Live at the Caf de Paris (1954)
Dietrich in Rio (1959)
Wiedersehen mit Marlene (1960)

"Heartlight" (Neil Diamond, U.S. 5, AC 1, UK 47,


1982);
Front Page Story (Neil Diamond, U.S. 65, AC 5,
1982);
Always Something There To Remind Me (Naked
Eyes, U.S. 8, Australia 7, Canada 9, New Zealand
2, 1983) certied Gold;

Dietrich in London (1964)


As composer
For SMAP:
Super.Modern.Artistic.Performance (2008 song:
Life Walker)

For Shiina Ringo:


"Thats What Friends Are For" (1982) This song
was originally written for the lm Night Shift and
'Performed live in Rising Sun Rock Fest (2008
performed on the soundtrack by Rod Stewart. In
song: It Was You)
1986, a version by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John became the Billboards no. 1 song of the year, raising millions for Tribute albums
AIDS charities. The song also won the Grammy for
Jazz musician John Zorn produced a 2-CD set of
Song of the Year and was a Grammy nominee for
Bacharach tunes (1997), featuring several avantRecord of the Year. In the United Kingdom it
garde musicians, as part of his Great Jewish Music
charted at no. 16;
series.
They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To (Kenny
Marie McAulies Ark Sextet released the
Rogers, U.S. Country 53, Canada Country 10,
Bacharach tribute album Refractions in 1998.
1985);
McAulie had been featured on John Zorns tribute
album.
"On My Own" (Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, U.S. 1, UK 2, 1986);
Everchanging Times (Siedah Garrett, from the
lm Baby Boom, 1987; Aretha Franklin with
Michael McDonald, U.S. R&B 19, AC 11, 1992);
"Love Power" (Dionne Warwick and Jerey Osborne, U.S. 12, AC 1, 1987).
Broadway works
Marlene Dietrich (1968): concert music arranger
and conductor

To Hal and Bacharach is a 1998 tribute album with


18 tunes, performed by notable Australian artists.
Michael Ball recorded the album Back to Bacharach
in 2007
The Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps
2011 show The Beat My Heart Skipped was a tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach.
What the World Needs Now: Big Deal Recording
Artists Perform the Songs of Burt Bacharach
Thats New Pussycat!:
Bacharach (2001)

Promises, Promises (1968): musical composer


(Tony Nomination for Best Musical)
16.2.4

Surf Tribute to Burt

References

Andr DeShields Haarlem Nocturne (1984): revue


featured songwriter

[1] Grammy Awards - Past Winners search : Burt


Bacharach. Grammy.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15.

The Look of Love (2003): revue composer

[2] Burt Bacharach : Awards. IMDb.com. Retrieved 201405-15.

The Boy from Oz (2003): musical additional


composer

[3] Burt Bacharach: A House Is Not A Homepage.


Bacharachonline.com. Retrieved May 19, 2011.

16.3. JOHN BETTIS

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Filmrefer-

Performance of The Look Of Love on YouTube by


Julian Lloyd Webber

[5] Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary - Google Books.


Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2013-02-20.

The Dionne Warwick Channel YouTube site


containing over 100 Dionne Warwick tunes with
rare photos and information on each tune, including
those produced by Burt Bacharach.

[4] Burt Bacharach Biography (1928?-)".


ence.com. Retrieved May 19, 2011.

[6] Bacharach, Burt. Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and


Music, HarperCollins (2013) ebook Chapter 1, The Story
of My Life
[7] Burt Bacharach: Blue Bacharach. Jazz Times. December 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
[8] Written, Narrated and Produced by John Gilliland;
Chester Coleman, Associate Producer (February 1969).
Show 24: The Music Men-Part 2. John Gillilands
The Pop Chronicles. UNT Digital Library. KRLA. http:
//digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19779/m1/.
Retrieved May 19, 2011.
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Times. September 3, 2012.
[10] The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection-Liner
Notes (Audio CD), Rhino/WEA, November 3, 1998
[11] Robin Platts (2003). Burt Bacharach & Hal David: What
the World Needs Now. Collectors Guide Publishing.
ISBN 978-1-896522-77-7.

[14]
[15]
[16]

[17]

Burt Bacharach interview recorded March 29, 1968


on the Pop Chronicles

16.3 John Bettis


John Bettis (born 24 October 1946) is an American
lyricist who has co-written many famous popular songs
over the years. In 2011, John was inducted into both the
Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He was originally part of the band Spectrum, which also


featured Richard and Karen Carpenter. He wrote the
lyrics for "Top of the World", a huge hit for both Lynn
Hal David, Burt Bacharach honored in D.C. with Gersh- Anderson and The Carpenters. He wrote several more
hits for The Carpenters, including "Only Yesterday",
win Prize. Los Angeles Times. May 9, 2012.
"Goodbye to Love" and "Yesterday Once More". He later
BBC Electric Proms 2008. BBC. Retrieved May 19, wrote hits for other artists such as Madonna ("Crazy for
2011.
You"), Michael Jackson ("Human Nature"), The Pointer
Sisters ("Slow Hand"), Diana Ross ("When You Tell Me
Close To You: Burt Bacharach In Concert. npr.org.
That You Love Me"), Jennifer Warnes ("Nights Are ForJuly 3, 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
ever"), Peabo Bryson ("Can You Stop the Rain"), George
Gavin Martin (October 17, 2008). Burt Bacharach Strait ("Heartland"), Ronnie Milsap ("Only One Love
Meet the maestro. Daily Mirror (UK). Retrieved May in My Life"), and Barbara Mandrell (One of a Kind
19, 2011.
Pair of Fools).[1] Bettis also co-wrote "One Moment in
Real Estate Appraisers Brookville, NY - Home Appraisal Time", the 1988 Summer Olympics anthem performed
by Whitney Houston and the theme song to the 1980s sitBrookville Retrieved 2014-09-05.
com Growing Pains, As Long as We Got Each Other.

[12] PlatoMania.nl Scheduled Dutch album releases.


trieved: October 25, 2006
[13]

The Recordings of Burt Bacharach and Dionne


Warwick YouTube playlist containing 71
Bacharach/Warwick recordings and the backstory
of each tune.

Re-

[18] Promises, Promises- Opening Night Production Credits. Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2011-05-18.

16.2.5

External links

Bacharach Online
Burt Bacharach at the Internet Broadway Database
Burt Bacharach at the Internet Movie Database
Burt Bacharach at the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Art of the States: Burt Bacharach
A database of recordings of Burt Bacharachs songs
Burt Bacharachs blog at The Hungton Post

He was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Wayne


Douglas and Nellie Jane (House) Bettis, and attended San
Pedro High School, Class of 1964.[2] He was a member
of the choir and attended plays in the evenings with a
group of drama students. After graduation he attended
California State University.
In theatre, John has provided lyrics for the musicals
Lunch (tour 1994); Svengali (1992); The Last Session
(L.A. Drama critics Award, Best Musical Score 1998);
Say Goodnight (1999); Pure Country (2008) and most recently Josephine (2011).
As of mid-2008, Bettis has nearly 800 song credits in the
ASCAP database.
John Bettis currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with
his wife Mary and his two children Wyatt and Conway.

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CHAPTER 16. ASSOCIATED PEOPLE

Early life

7 on the R&B chart with "Slow Hand", written by John


Bettis and Michael Clark, with Conway Twitty making
John Bettis was born in Long Beach, California, the son it a number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Sinof Wayne Douglas and Nellie Jane (House) Bettis, and gles chart the following year. Clark and Bettis also cowrote Juice Newton's Heart of the Night and Donna
attended California State University.
Summer's "The Woman in Me".
While raised in Southern California, his familys roots are
in Missouris Ozark Mountains. John was introduced to In 1983, Bettis gained his biggest achievement with
country music at a very early age. Bettis began singing "Human Nature", a ballad penned for Michael Jackson's
and playing trumpet when he was eight. In high school, multi-platinum album Thriller. Originally a throwaway
lyric and melody snippet composed by Totos Steve Porhe took up the guitar.
caro, the entire song was later written in its entirety by
At age 16, he auditioned and landed the lead role in a
Bettis and Porcaro in two days. Thriller became the
high-school production of Carousel where he rst discovbest selling record of all time, and Human Nature has
ered the craft of songwriting. Shortly after, Bettis and
since been recorded by Boyz II Men, Miles Davis, John
his understudy formed a folk duo and began performing
Mayer, George Howard and David Benoit. It has also
and touring on the folk circuit, opening for acts like Hoyt
been sampled by SWV, Ne-Yo, 2Pac, Lil Wayne, Nas
Axton, Ian & Sylvia and The Dillards.
and Chris Brown. That same year, Barbara Mandrell's
While attending California State University in Long "One of a Kind Pair of Fools" reached number one on
Beach, John was writing songs for his college choir when the country chart.
he met fellow student Richard Carpenter and his sister
In 1985, Bettis accepted an assignment in Hollywood to
Karen. The three of them formed a band called Specwrite a song for the soundtrack of the lm Vision Quest.
trum in 1966. In order to make money for equipment,
The end result was "Crazy for You" a song not origiJohn and Richard formed a duo with John on banjo and
nally written for, but recorded by Madonna. Perhaps BetRichard on piano and regularly performed a golden oldies
tis best-known commissioned work is As Long as We
set at Disneyland.
Got Each Other, co-written with long-time collaborator Steve Dor as the theme song to the hit ABC Network television sitcom Growing Pains, sung by ve-time
16.3.2 Songwriting career
Grammy winner B.J. Thomas for all seven seasons, solo
for seasons 1 and 6; and, as a duet with Jennifer Warnes
Richard and Karen Carpenter signed a contract with
for seasons 2, 3, 5, and 7; and, with Dusty Springeld for
A&M Records in 1969. Their debut Oering contained
season 4.
11 songs co-written by Bettis but was not a commercial
success. At the request of label owner Herb Alpert, the In 1988, he co-wrote "One Moment in Time" with Albert
team recorded "Close to You", a Bacharach/David com- Hammond which was recorded by Whitney Houston as
position, in 1970 which became the Carpenters rst hit the theme for the Summer Olympics.
with the Bettis/Carpenter-penned "Goodbye to Love" and John Bettis continued developing an eclectic catalog into
"Yesterday Once More" nding equal success in 1972 and the 1990s. 1991s "Can You Stop the Rain" topped the
1973.
R&B charts in 1991 for Peabo Bryson. If You Go Away
During this time, Bettis was spending half the year
in Nashville, Tennessee, slowly getting acquainted with
the songwriting community. After hearing the Carpenter/Bettis song "Top of the World", country star Lynn Anderson recorded the song, earning Bettis his rst success
in country music. Anderson was the rst to release the
song as a single and make it a hit in 1973. The success of
Andersons recording prompted the Carpenters to release
their version as a single that same year. The Carpenters
version peaked at #1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot
100 chart in December 1973.

was a top 20 hit in 1992 for New Kids on the Block, and
"Heartland", from the soundtrack to the lm Pure Country, was a number one hit for George Strait.

16.3.3 Theater
John has provided lyrics for the musicals Lunch (tour
1994); Svengali (1992); The Last Session (L.A. Drama
critics Award, Best Musical Score 1998); Say Goodnight
(1999); Pure Country (2008) and most recently Josephine
(2011).

While the Carpenters rose to fame with co-written hits


like "Only Yesterday", "I Need to Be in Love" and their
own version of Top of the World, Bettis continued 16.3.4 Awards
working in Nashville. In 1978, Ronnie Milsap had a number one hit with Bettis co-written "Only One Love in My Bettis was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden
Life".
Globe Award for Best Original Song for "Promise Me
In 1981, The Pointer Sisters peaked at number two for You'll Remember" from The Godfather Part III. Other
three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as number nominations include: Grammy Award nominations for

16.5. JOE OSBORN


Best R&B Song (Can You Stop the Rain) and Best
Song, Film and TV ("One Moment in Time", theme for
the 1988 Olympics). John received two Emmy Awards:
Where There Is Hope and One Moment in Time and
received Emmy nominations for Best Music and Lyrics
(Swept Away and As Long as We Got Each Other).
He was also nominated for Nashville Songwriters Association Song of the Year and Music City Song of the Year.

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Though no longer actively involved in music, Daugherty


still kept an open network with other performers throughout the years. One was John Pisano, guitarist of Herb
Alpert's band The Tijuana Brass, and still a part of the
A&M Records roster. Daugherty is credited with getting
a demo tape of Karen and Richard Carpenters work to
In 2011, John was inducted into both the Songwriters Herb Alpert through Pisano.
Hall of Fame as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall Alpert seconded Daughertys judgement and signed the
of Fame.
Carpenters in 1969, whilst Daugherty also gained a personal production contract with A&M Records, in addition to being assigned responsibilities for production of
16.3.5 Personal life
the Carpenters.
He produced The Carpenters from 1969 with the release
John Bettis currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with
of Oering and continued until 1972, with the release of
his wife Mary and his two children Wyatt and Conway.
A Song For You. These early recordings carry the credit
Produced by Jack Daugherty / Jack Daugherty Productions.

16.3.6

Songs

Daugherty was red from A&M Records in 1972 after


Richard Carpenter made his disagreement known to Herb
Alpert and Jerry Moss that he would no longer tolerate
sharing production credit with Daugherty. The disagreement was sparked by a Cashbox Magazine review of "A
16.3.7 References
Song for You", which stated Superb Jack Daugherty pro[1] John Bettis. biography. emimusicpub.com. Retrieved duction, whereas Daugherty was not by denition a cre2014-05-26.
ative producer of any of the Carpenters work, though
he did production-related duties as far as booking mu[2] Littlejohn, Donna. San Pedro high grad John Betsicians and studio time. Daughertys departure sparked a
tis inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame. interview.
bitter and lengthy legal battle between A&M Records and
presstelegram.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
Daugherty, with Daughertys claim of unfair dismissal ultimately rejected by the courts in 1981.
Biography
Daughertys last project was his own music album, ROMANCE, which was co-produced with one of his close
Ocial EMI Biography
friend Kojiro Ishii and released by Columbia Records in
Japan. Despite the damaged relationship with the Carpenters, Daugherty did put his dierences with the band
16.4 Jack Daugherty (musician)
aside and attended the funeral of Karen Carpenter in
1983. He died on February 2, 1991 of complications durJack Daugherty (August 13, 1930 - February 2, 1991) ing coronary bypass surgery.
was a musician and producer who is best known for being
the music producer of the band The Carpenters.
List of songs by John Bettis

16.4.2 References
16.4.1

Early work

Coleman, Ray The Carpenters: The Untold Story


Harpercollins New York 1994 ISBN 978-0-06018345-5

For most of his early professional career, Daugherty had


worked as a trumpeter in Woody Herman's band. By the
1960s, he had all but retired from the music business, [1] Brass is Back. Sounds (Spotlight Publications). 28 Auworking in public relations at North American Aviation,
gust 1971. p. 3.
an aircraft company with a location operating in the Los
Angeles area. He went on to produce three albums: Jack
Daugherty and the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Seventy
One (referred to by Sounds as a supersession of the nest 16.5 Joe Osborn
studio musicians in Hollywood[1] ), on A&M Records,
Carmel by the Sea, on the Monterey Label, and Romance, Joe Osborn (born August 28, 1937) is an American bass
guitar player known for his work as a session musician in
on Columbia Records, Japan, as his last known project.

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Los Angeles and Nashville during the 1960s through the In 1974, Osborn left Los Angeles and moved to the
1980s.[1]
country and western capital, Nashville. He continued
an active studio career, playing behind such vocalists as
Kenny Rogers, Mel Tillis, and Hank Williams, Jr. One
count listed Osborn as bassist on fty-three No. 1 hits on
16.5.1 Biography
the country charts.
Osborn began his career working in local clubs, then Osborns instrument throughout most of his recording caplayed on a hit record by singer Dale Hawkins. He reer was a 1960 Fender stack-knob Jazz Bass, which was
moved to Las Vegas at age 20, and spent a year playing given to him by Fender just prior to touring in Australia
backup for country singer Bob Luman. With legendary with Nelson. Osborn said he was initially disappointed
guitar player Roy Buchanan among his bandmates, Os- that Fender had not sent a Precision model, which he had
born switched from guitar to electric bass. In 1960, with been using. But he said he grew to like the Jazz Bass beAllen Puddler Harris, a native of Franklin Parish, also cause the narrower neck made it easier for his short nin northeastern Louisiana, and James Burton, originally gers. He strung the bass with LaBella atwounds that he
from Webster Parish, he joined pop star Ricky Nelson's did not change for 20 years. His style is distinctive, with
backup band, where he spent four years. His playing a resonant, bright tone produced, in part, by his use of a
on such Nelson hits as Travellin' Man began attracting plectrum (pick).
wider notice, and he found opportunities to branch out
Many producers and arrangers chose to spotlight his coninto studio work with artists such as Johnny Rivers.
tributions by mixing the bass line more prominently than
When the Nelson band dissolved in 1964, Osborn turned had been customary, and incorporating brief bass soto studio work full-time. For the next ten years, he was los into their arrangements. His playing can be heard
considered a rst-call bassist among Los Angeles stu- on records by such well-known groups as The Mamas
dio musicians[2] (known as The Wrecking Crew), and he & the Papas, The Association, and The 5th Dimension.
worked with well-known producers such as Lou Adler Osborn can be heard on Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge
and Bones Howe, frequently in combination with drum- over Troubled Water" and the 5th Dimensions version of
mer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel. His bass "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In".
can be heard on many of the hit records cut in Los Angeles during that time, along with numerous lm scores and Osborn also played on many of Neil Diamond's major
hits in the late 1960s and early to middle 1970s, includtelevision commercials.
ing the hauntingly unique bass lines on "Holly Holy" in
1969. Osborn is also known for his discovery and encouragement of the popular brother-and-sister duo, The
Carpenters.[2]
Osborn can also be heard playing on several of Nancy
Sinatra's 1970s recordings. He was the bassist on the
1977 Christian album Forgiven by Don Francisco.[3]
Osborn left Nashville in 1988 and settled in Keithville in
Caddo Parish near Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana.
As of 2005, he lived in semi-retirement. He still records
occasionally.
In 2010, Osborn was inducted into The Louisiana Music
Hall of Fame.
He had had a signature bass, named the Joe Osborn Signature, made by American guitar manufacturer Lakland;
however, it is now called the 44-60 Vintage J Bass.[4]
In 2012, Fender Guitar built a custom Fender Jazz Bass
for Osborn according to his desired specications. He
recorded with this bass for the rst time when producing
and playing bass on teen musician Matthew Davidson's
debut recording.

16.5.2 References
Osborn in 2012.

[1] Joe Osborn. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved


20 January 2013.

16.6. TONY PELUSO

[2] Schmidt, Randy L.; Warwick, Dionne (1 July 2010). Little


Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. Chicago Review
Press. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-55652-976-4. Retrieved 19
May 2010.
[3] Album jacket; original 1977 pressing.
[4] 44-60/55-60 (Vintage J)". Lakland. Retrieved February
5, 2014.

16.5.3

Sources

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16.6.1 Career
Peluso came from a musical family, his mother being a
successful opera singer and his father being the conductor
for NBC radio on the west coast.
He began his own musical career in 1968, when he
formed a band called The Abstracts with three college
friends. The band recorded one album for the small
Pompeii label, on which he sang, played guitar and wrote
most of the songs. However, the album was not a commercial success, mainly due to poor distribution, and the
group disbanded shortly after its release

Bobby Sherman and Paul


Fans Ask - Joe Osborn Answers - Chris May - A&M Peluso later played alongside
[1]
Revere
&
the
Raiders
as
well
as leading the backing
Corner - Jan. 1, 2013
band Instant Joy for Mark Lindsay when Lindsay took a
Young Blues Guitarist Wins LPBs Facebook Singing break from Paul Revere & the Raiders.[2]
Contest - Chelsea Brasted - NOLA.com The TimesPicayune - Dec. 4, 2012
The Carpenters
Boogie Woogie Celebrates Wednesday Concerts - Marshall News-Messenger - Oct. 23, 2012
In 1972, Richard Carpenter and John Bettis had written a
Matthew Davidson Releases Step Up EP, featuring Joe new song, "Goodbye to Love", for the Carpenters. While
Osborn - NoTreble.com - Sept. 13, 2012
the Carpenters were working on the song, Richard deTeen Guitar Prodigy Steps Up with Debut Recording cided that there should be a fuzz guitar solo on it. He reLindsay and
(produced by Joe Osborn)" - PRWeb.com - Sept. 6, 2012 called Tony Peluso from a time when Mark
Instant Joy opened for the Carpenters.[2] Karen CarpenInterview with Matthew Davidson and Joe Osborn - ter called Tony Peluso and asked him to play a guitar solo.
Talk of the Town with Tom Pace - July 28, 2012 on On the DVD Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters
YouTube
Peluso recalled: At rst I didn't believe that it was actuStories Behind the Songs: Joe Osborn - NoTreble.com ally Karen Carpenter on the phone but she repeated her
name again. ...It was at this point that I realized it was re- July 19, 2012
ally her and that I was speaking to one of my idols. She
Joe Osborn - a few (hundred) hits - Vintage Guitar
told him that she and Richard were working on a song
Magazine-July, 2004
called "Goodbye to Love" and they were both familiar
with his work with another band, and that he'd be perfect
for the sound they were looking for. In the studio, Peluso
16.5.4 External links
rst played something soft and sweet, but then Richard
said No, no, no! Play the melody for ve bars and then
burn it up! Soar o into the stratosphere! Go ahead! It'll
Joe Osborn Fender Artist Page
be great!"[3]
Joe Osborn Facebook Page

Peluso subsequently joined the Carpenters recording and


touring band as lead guitarist.[2]

Joe Osborn YouTube Channel


Later career

16.6 Tony Peluso

Following the death of Karen Carpenter on February


4, 1983, Peluso moved on to record producing. He
Tony Peluso (March 28, 1950 June 5, 2010) was an worked for the next decade at Motown Records where he
American guitarist and record producer. He was lead gui- recorded artists such as Smokey Robinson,[4]The Temptations, the Four Tops and Michael Jackson.
tarist for pop duo Carpenters from 1972 to 1983.
Peluso is probably best known for his fuzz guitar solo on
the Carpenters song "Goodbye to Love", and his disc
jockey impersonation that opens their "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" and also the deejay who
links the medley of oldies tracks on Side 2 of the Carpenters album Now & Then.

Peluso went on to produce and/or engineer for artists such


as Kenny Loggins, Seals and Crofts, Apollonia Kotero,
Player, Animotion, Stephanie Mills, The Triplets, Bloc,
The Fixx, Dave Koz and Boyz II Men.[4]
In 1992, Peluso began working with Gustavo Santaolalla. They pioneered the Rock en Espaol genre. Peluso

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worked with Latin pop musicians such as Ricky Martin, and Mexican rock bands such as Molotov and Cafe
Tacuba. In 2005, Santaolalla and Peluso produced the
soundtrack to the motion picture Brokeback Mountain.[5]
Peluso won four Grammy Awards during his career, and
was awarded numerous gold and platinum records representing sales in excess of 150 million units during his
diverse music career.
He died at age 60 in Los Angeles on June 5, 2010, from
heart disease. He is survived by two sons.

16.6.2

References

[1] The Carpenters Lead Guitarist Tony Peluso Dead At


60. rttnews.com. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
[2] A Song for You. richardandkarencarpenter.com. 4 June
2008. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
[3] Close to you: Remembering the Carpenters.
homevideo.com. 1998. Retrieved 5 July 2010.

mpi-

[4] Dore, Shalini (14 June 2010). Carpenters lead guitarist


dies. variety.com. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
[5] Carpenters Lead Guitarist Tony Peluso Dies. allaboutjazz.com. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010.

Chapter 17

Related articles
17.1 Carpenters: Live at the BBC

17.2 Make Your Own Kind of Music (TV series)

The Carpenters (aka Carpenters: Live at the BBC) is a


videotaped studio concert performed by The Carpenters
Make Your Own Kind of Music was an American sumin 1971.
mer replacement television series starring The Carpenters
The artists lip-synched some tunes, like "Help!" and the that aired on NBC from July 20, 1971 to September 7,
Burt Bacharach Medley, but most of the songs on the 1971. Some guest stars were Don Knotts, Herb Alpert, Al
BBC Concert were performed 'as live'. It was recorded on Hirt, Mark Lindsay, Patchett & Tarses, Helen Reddy,[1]
September 25 and aired on BBC1 on November 6, 1971. and the Doodletown Pipers.
VH-1 has televised the concert for American audiences,
The key concept of the series was that each show starts
however in order to t it into a half-hour time slot with
o with the letter A. The rst show started o with A
commercials, they left out And When He Smiles, I Fell
is for Alpert, as Herb Alpert stood next to a big letter
in Love with You, That on the Road Look, and Lust
A, and introduced the show. The cast would then go
for Earl and the Married Woman. In addition to singing,
down the alphabet list, and when they got to Z, the show
Karen also plays the drums during some of the songs.
would end.

17.1.1

Track listing

17.2.1 Videos from the series released on


DVD

1. Help!" (pre-recorded)

"(They Long to Be) Close to You" Gold: Greatest


Hits (2002), letter Y for You

2. Love Is Surrender
3. "Superstar"

Air date: September 7, 1971


4. And When He Smiles
"Rainy Days and Mondays" Interpretations (1995),
letter K for Karen

5. Rainy Days and Mondays


6. That on the Road Look (Tony Joe White)

Air date: August 17, 1971

7. I Fell in Love with You (Karen Carpenter and


Doug Strawn)
8. Bacharach/David Medley (pre-recorded)

"Reason to Believe" Interpretations (1995), letter


K for Karen
Air date: September 7, 1971

9. "For All We Know"


10. Lust for Earl and the Married Woman (Tony Joe
White)
11. Sometimes

"We've Only Just Begun" Interpretations (1995),


letter Y for You
Air date: September 7, 1971

12. "(They Long to Be) Close to You"

"Bless the Beasts and Children" Interpretations


(1995), letter F for Film (Music)"

13. "We've Only Just Begun"


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Air date: August 31, 1971

"(A Place To) Hideaway Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters (1997), letter K for Karen
Air date: August 10, 1971

17.2.2

References

[1] Make Your Own Kind of Music!" Episode #1.7 (1971)

17.2.3

External links

Make Your Own Kind of Music at the Internet Movie


Database
Make Your Own Kind of Music at TV.com

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Binksternet, Wikievil666, Theseven7, All Hallows Wraith, PaulNovitski, Drmies, Joao Xavier, Kannie, Altris77, Rickhansard, Tlatseg,
Alexbot, GoldenGoose100, Eeekster, Poisonink, Coccyx Bloccyx, Fitzburgh, 6afraidof7, Mickey gfss2007, Unclemikejb, DumZiBoT,
Karen Carpenter, Katie1971, BarretB, Bernardoni, Mitch Ames, WikHead, 68Kustom, Addbot, JBsupreme, Manuel Trujillo Berges,
Crazysane, Bradwick1, Fluernutter, Merqurial, Ccacsmss, ElijahWeir, AndersBot, Favonian, MuZemike, Luckas-bot, Yobot, Fraggle81,
Amirobot, Davidkt, AnomieBOT, Jim1138, Piano non troppo, Ulric1313, LilHelpa, BalticPat22, JimVC3, Drilnoth, TheCuriousGnome,
GrouchoBot, MilfordBoy991, Typ0fr33k, Sayerslle, Locobot, Beautiful zelda, Satellite9876, LucienBOT, Kwiki, Enfermero, Killerbites,
Biker Biker, Tinton5, MastiBot, Editha anderson, Gundamf91, Full-date unlinking bot, Jamesweaton, Sierra tz, Kgrad, Vampire rabbit, KACfan1, Cosmic Earwig, Killer kipper, Knight in black satin, Dontbelievewiki, Tbhotch, Hornlitz, Logical Fuzz, Princesscinders,
Norenbb03, Tongsau, Cgwaters, Hiddenstranger, Iamcola65, John of Reading, Juniperjoline1, Kimiko20, Crinkly bottom, Vishal8492,
Saint Michael 2010, Assembled, Jc3h5s, Chryed, Spqlh, 12b3, Dyno sorr, Spiceitup08, Donner60, HandsomeFella, 985zxc, Marmaliser,
Jstidham1989, ClueBot NG, Stephen G Rsole, PaleCloudedWhite, Widr, NellieBlyMobile, Calabe1992, K9p, Denovoid, Mark Arsten,
Inkimu, The Lovable Wolf, Ernio48, Nomdplume, Clangford1, KarenCarpenterFan, Militant hedonist, Pai Walisongo, 1218jmm, Ashleydayr, New Living Wiki Editor, Myxomatosis57, YFdyh-bot, Musicfanatic100, Weetoots, Lawfulreasoning, VIAFbot, FamousMethodists,
Frenchfrie101, The compleat wangler, Kelvins page, Joshdz1096, Lucyrules1 and Anonymous: 504
Richard Carpenter (musician) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard%20Carpenter%20(musician)?oldid=635831498 Contributors: Jrcrin001, Lquilter, Bearcat, JackofOz, Quadell, Art LaPella, Lusheeta, Thalia291, Issk, Bjones, BD2412, Rjwilmsi, Koavf, MarnetteD, Ucucha, Kornbelt, G Clark, Adoniscik, RussBot, Markt3, Nick C, Mike Selinker, Meegs, Missed, SmackBot, CrookedAsterisk,
Jagarin, Khazar, John, J 1982, Shamrox, Larrymcp, Snezzy, JForget, ShelfSkewed, Cydebot, Radiohawk, Trident13, Dancter, Demomoke,
Krylonblue83, Horologium, The Obento Musubi, Coyets, Haddison, Waacstats, Froid, Textorus, Pacdude9, EdBever, 5Q5, MasterRecs, Aboutmovies, TheScotch, DorganBot, YewBowman, CanOfWorms, Maxim, HowieKlein, Number87, BOTijo, Andres65, Shimmyshanka, Monegasque, Leahtwosaints, ClueBot, Binksternet, Drmies, 6afraidof7, Niletrader, Canihaveacookie, DumZiBoT, Addbot, Poco a
poco, Ashton1983, Leszek Jaczuk, Jim10701, LaaknorBot, Favonian, West.andrew.g, Tassedethe, Yobot, IW.HG, AnomieBOT, Karencarpenterdotcom, Pernelldh, Justme89, LilHelpa, Superastig, Paine Ellsworth, English1123, BulsaraAndDeacon, Tinton5, Dutchmonkey9000, Kgrad, DARTH SIDIOUS 2, RjwilmsiBot, NerdyScienceDude, Hiddenstranger, EmausBot, GoingBatty, ZroBot, Hazard-SJ,
Bakeysaur99, Sellersf, Gertie1999, CountMacula, Dangulo, Fvquebr, Colapeninsula, Dowhatyoulove, Newvillefan, EditorE, VIAFbot,
FamousMethodists, Pavel.Bore, Lemnaminor, Rudy2alan, Mainthinker, Kelvins page, Joshdz1096 and Anonymous: 100
The Carpenters discography Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The%20Carpenters%20discography?oldid=636581283 Contributors:
Varlaam, Rich Farmbrough, Orlady, Alansohn, Tabletop, Rjwilmsi, Koavf, RussBot, Ericorbit, SmackBot, Colonies Chris, Monkeeshq,
J 1982, Odins Beard, E-Kartoel, Iridescent, Impy4ever, ShelfSkewed, Cydebot, Rickhenry, Ss112, NorwegianBlue, Horologium, The
Obento Musubi, Drewcifer3000, Convergingnow, Jarrod76, Mauitunes, HuggaBounce, Aspects, Rodhullandemu, Ndenison, Apanuggpak,
Crodude86, Indopug, DumZiBoT, HooperBandP, Fugreena, WikHead, MystBot, Addbot, Tassedethe, AnomieBOT, Ulric1313, Wozza20,
LilHelpa, Discographer, Mauri96, John of Reading, H3llBot, Danaphile, ClueBot NG, Sahnsey, Helpful Pixie Bot, ChrisGualtieri, Paparazzzi, Lawfulreasoning, Chartbot, Lugo Wonka, Monkbot and Anonymous: 51
Ticket to Ride (album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticket%20to%20Ride%20(album)?oldid=631531943 Contributors: Lowellian, Moanzhu, John Cardinal, Koavf, RL0919, Jogers, SmackBot, Colonies Chris, Azumanga1, Karldaviesfan, RickHenry, E-Kartoel,
Angeldeb82, Cydebot, GassyGuy, Fisherjs, The Obento Musubi, Fraykis, Scanlan, Airproong, MaJic, Skier Dude, Arthurfung, Thismightbezach, TXiKiBoT, Jogersbot, TJRC, Lukehatton, Alpha Centaury, ImageRemovalBot, Swanrizla, Londo Mollari, DumZiBoT, Addbot, LaaknorBot, Tassedethe, Luckas-bot, Radiopathy, Momoricks, Ikespirit, DrilBot, Discographer, Martin IIIa, DASHBot, EmausBot,
ZroBot, Shallowharold, CactusBot, Chowkatsun9, Monkbot, Highlymedia and Anonymous: 23
Close to You (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close%20to%20You%20(The%20Carpenters%20album)
?oldid=631531888 Contributors: BRG, Nv8200p, Lowellian, Bradeos Graphon, Christopherlin, Kiteinthewind, The Prince Manifest,
Grstain, Rich Farmbrough, J Graeme, Mahanga, Woohookitty, John Cardinal, Graham87, Koavf, Markt3, SmackBot, Korakot, Richfe, DRock, OrphanBot, New World Man, Karldaviesfan, Oanabay04, Mwarf, E-Kartoel, DabMachine, Twas Now, Angeldeb82, Schweiwikist,
MessedRobot, ShelfSkewed, Cydebot, A876, Ss112, BetacommandBot, 2Pac, Horologium, JustAGal, The Obento Musubi, FHSerkland,
Fraykis, Dekimasu, Airproong, MaJic, Brianpalmer57, Skier Dude, Jogersbot, Cas82958, Rpatter6, Lukehatton, ImageRemovalBot,
Sfan00 IMG, Keraunoscopia, Wikijens, Swanrizla, DumZiBoT, Fugreena, MystBot, Addbot, LaaknorBot, Favonian, DinoBot2, Legobot,
J Milburn Bot, Radiopathy, Ralphus44, Mhinrichs, Aldo samulo, Nowvoyager58, Satellite9876, Ozca, Gerda Arendt, Discographer, Martin
IIIa, EmausBot, John of Reading, GoingBatty, ZroBot, CactusBot, Helpful Pixie Bot, Jmasiulewicz, Pisguila, Chowkatsun9, Monkbot,
Highlymedia and Anonymous: 58
Carpenters (album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenters%20(album)?oldid=631531883 Contributors: Andrewa, Tothebarricades.tk, Trevor MacInnis, Duja, Rich Farmbrough, Anthony Appleyard, Koavf, Vegaswikian, Ayla, Wasted Time R, Akrabbim, Smack-

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Bot, Colonies Chris, George Ho, Oanabay04, Derek R Bullamore, John, E-Kartoel, Angeldeb82, CmdrObot, Cydebot, Radiohawk,
Ss112, GassyGuy, Fisherjs, Marek69, Horologium, JustAGal, The Obento Musubi, Q8-falcon, Zidane tribal, Jimothytrotter, Fraykis, Airproong, Kotarokun, MaJic, Cricket02, Sensei48, Atama, VolkovBot, Jogersbot, Struway2, Pcg13, Sfan00 IMG, Swanrizla, Tuzapicabit,
DumZiBoT, Karen Carpenter, Fugreena, Wikijkla, Route275, Addbot, Nickellmusic, Yobot, Ikespirit, Ulric1313, LilHelpa, Mattg82,
Aldo samulo, Nowvoyager58, Mjasfca, FrescoBot, Molerat1015, Paine Ellsworth, Discographer, Melthamman, Yappy2bhere, Alph Bot,
EmausBot, Mooah, ZroBot, CactusBot, Helpful Pixie Bot, Inkimu, New Living Wiki Editor, Dobie80, Lawfulreasoning, Monkbot,
Highlymedia, Dave Wadsworth2775 and Anonymous: 49
A Song for You (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%20Song%20for%20You%20(The%20Carpenters%
20album)?oldid=635193184 Contributors: Discospinster, Rich Farmbrough, Graham87, Koavf, Wasted Time R, Jogers, SmackBot, Freekee, Betacommand, Postoak, George Ho, Tartan, Oanabay04, Ohconfucius, E-Kartoel, Angeldeb82, ShelfSkewed, Cydebot, Ss112,
GassyGuy, Horologium, The Obento Musubi, JoRay16, Fraykis, Geniac, Dekimasu, Airproong, MaJic, Cricket02, Mrceleb2007, TXiKiBoT, Walor, Jogersbot, Rontrigger, SieBot, Lukehatton, Pcg13, Wikijens, Swanrizla, Ferdinandhudson, Languorous Lass, DumZiBoT,
XLinkBot, Fugreena, Addbot, Nickellmusic, Download, LaaknorBot, Tassedethe, Lightbot, Rockypedia, Ulric1313, Citation bot, ArthurBot, LilHelpa, J04n, Tonypboa, Trappist the monk, EmausBot, GoingBatty, ZroBot, CactusBot, Tigerman2, Helpful Pixie Bot, Clairjma
and Anonymous: 36
Now & Then (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now%20%26%20Then%20(The%20Carpenters%20album)
?oldid=617577088 Contributors: RobinCarmody, Fish and karate, Bgwhite, StephenWeber, SmackBot, Ilikeeatingwaes, Colonies Chris,
Tartan, SQB, Karldaviesfan, Oanabay04, J 1982, Simon12, Malice1982, Angeldeb82, CmdrObot, ShelfSkewed, Cydebot, Lugnuts, Ss112,
Thijs!bot, Fisherjs, Horologium, The Obento Musubi, Fraykis, Airproong, Ashadeofgrey, Emeraude, Forrest1967, WWGB, Jogersbot,
Ken Seng1991, Don1962, StAnselm, Fratrep, Deadmallsanita, Pcg13, Tuzapicabit, Fugreena, Prosperosity, Wikijkla, Addbot, LaaknorBot,
Luckas-bot, Yobot, Ikespirit, ArthurBot, LilHelpa, Aldo samulo, Nowvoyager58, Mjasfca, Ozca, Discographer, Martin IIIa, Yappy2bhere,
EmausBot, ZroBot, CactusBot, Snotbot, Helpful Pixie Bot, Lawfulreasoning, Monkbot and Anonymous: 32
Horizon (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizon%20(The%20Carpenters%20album)?oldid=634895626
Contributors: Alan W, Justinbb, Firsfron, Woohookitty, Rjwilmsi, Koavf, SmackBot, Colonies Chris, Karldaviesfan, RickHenry, Angeldeb82, ShelfSkewed, Cydebot, Rickhenry, Ss112, Horologium, The Obento Musubi, Fraykis, Airproong, Torchiest, Jarrod76,
Mauitunes, Thismightbezach, WWGB, TXiKiBoT, Pcg13, 1jrb, Tuzapicabit, Classicrockfan42, Fugreena, Prosperosity, WikHead, Addbot, A Knight Who Says Ni, Tassedethe, Friarfrank, Zorrobot, Yobot, Ikespirit, ArthurBot, LilHelpa, Martin IIIa, Yappy2bhere, EmausBot, GoingBatty, ZroBot, Shallowharold, A Thousand Doors, CactusBot, Helpful Pixie Bot, Junipersgrao, Lawfulreasoning, Monkbot and
Anonymous: 37
A Kind of Hush (album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%20Kind%20of%20Hush%20(album)?oldid=596690227 Contributors:
Gamaliel, Varlaam, Rich Farmbrough, Rjwilmsi, Koavf, Colonies Chris, Karldaviesfan, E-Kartoel, Impy4ever, Angeldeb82, Ss112,
GassyGuy, Fisherjs, PEJL, The Obento Musubi, Rbb l181, Fraykis, Lawikitejana, Airproong, Artaxiad, Forrest1967, Skier Dude, Jogersbot, James599, Rpatter6, Wikijens, Muro Bot, Tuzapicabit, DumZiBoT, Cdl obelix, Fugreena, WikHead, Addbot, Tassedethe, Ikespirit,
LilHelpa, Sayerslle, Discographer, Trappist the monk, Martin IIIa, Tbhotch, EmausBot, ZroBot, CactusBot, Helpful Pixie Bot, EditorE,
Lawfulreasoning, Chartbot and Anonymous: 25
Passage (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passage%20(The%20Carpenters%20album)?oldid=624508802
Contributors: Hiphats, Klemen Kocjancic, Rjwilmsi, Koavf, Snkcube, Nanouk, Jogers, Colonies Chris, Karldaviesfan, Chrbubb, EKartoel, Angeldeb82, Ss112, Fisherjs, The Obento Musubi, Airproong, Artaxiad, WWGB, Keithmall, TXiKiBoT, Lukehatton, Keraunoscopia, Muro Bot, Tuzapicabit, DumZiBoT, Fugreena, WikHead, Addbot, Friarfrank, OriginalCyn3000, Ikespirit, LilHelpa, Mjasfca, Ozca, RedBot, Melthamman, Martin IIIa, Yappy2bhere, EmausBot, Moswento, Shallowharold, CactusBot, Lawfulreasoning, Rotlink,
Pablodendraek, Redd Foxx 1991, Monkbot and Anonymous: 29
Christmas Portrait Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas%20Portrait?oldid=636509303 Contributors: Hiphats, Elpincha,
BD2412, Rjwilmsi, Jogers, SmackBot, Colonies Chris, Tartan, Karldaviesfan, Oanabay04, J 1982, Angeldeb82, J Milburn, ElectricEye,
Cydebot, The Obento Musubi, Boguslavmandzyuk, Lawikitejana, Airproong, Forrest1967, Craig Adams, Jogersbot, Sliv812, Lukehatton,
SlackerMom, Rodhullandemu, DumZiBoT, SlubGlub, Addbot, LaaknorBot, Ikespirit, Full-date unlinking bot, Discographer, Martin IIIa,
Jonahrank, DASHBot, Danaphile, ClueBot NG, CactusBot, Sendu1984, Mogism, Lawfulreasoning, Monkbot and Anonymous: 20
Made in America (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Made%20in%20America%20(The%20Carpenters%
20album)?oldid=625139981 Contributors: Rjwilmsi, Koavf, Mike Halterman, SmackBot, Colonies Chris, Karldaviesfan, Oanabay04, EKartoel, Fluppy, Angeldeb82, ShelfSkewed, Rickhenry, Ss112, Fisherjs, The Obento Musubi, Fraykis, Airproong, Jogersbot, Mseliw,
Peter.shaman, Lukehatton, ImageRemovalBot, Sfan00 IMG, DragonBot, Alexbot, Fugreena, WikHead, Addbot, PSIMagnet17, Ozca,
Discographer, Yappy2bhere, DASHBot, CactusBot, Inkimu, Bulovapsb, Lawfulreasoning, Rotlink, Monkbot and Anonymous: 28
Voice of the Heart Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice%20of%20the%20Heart?oldid=618380035 Contributors: SarekOfVulcan,
Rjwilmsi, Tedder, SmackBot, Chris the speller, Kittybrewster, Karldaviesfan, Gobonobo, Angeldeb82, ShelfSkewed, Ss112, The Obento
Musubi, Fraykis, Waacstats, JPG-GR, Skier Dude, Jogersbot, Lukehatton, Swanrizla, Crodude86, Cdl obelix, Fugreena, Addbot, LaaknorBot, Lightbot, Citation bot, D'ohBot, Jonesey95, Discographer, KACfan1, GoingBatty, CactusBot, Monkbot and Anonymous: 22
An Old-Fashioned Christmas Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An%20Old-Fashioned%20Christmas?oldid=631531892 Contributors: Hiphats, Colonies Chris, Toughpigs, J 1982, Cydebot, Ss112, The Obento Musubi, Zidane tribal, Fraykis, Airproong, Cloudz679,
Faezdel, Addbot, Tassedethe, Yobot, JukeJohn, LucienBOT, DrilBot, Tinton5, Discographer, Dewritech, Giancarlo76, CactusBot, TheJJJunk and Anonymous: 17
Lovelines Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovelines?oldid=623203814 Contributors: Koavf, Colonies Chris, Angeldeb82, Cydebot,
After Midnight, GassyGuy, JustAGal, The Obento Musubi, Fraykis, Airproong, Belsen, STBot, Nostaljack, Bovineboy2008, Rpatter6,
Lukehatton, Pinkadelica, Pcg13, Uncle Milty, Swanrizla, Ste900R, Crodude86, Addbot, Gentillalli, LaaknorBot, DinoBot2, Lightbot,
Luckas-bot, J Milburn Bot, AnomieBOT, FrescoBot, Ozca, Jorgicio, Discographer, Yappy2bhere, Hiddenstranger, Racerx11, Rob813,
CactusBot, Newvillefan, Lawfulreasoning and Anonymous: 20
As Time Goes By (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As%20Time%20Goes%20By%20(The%
20Carpenters%20album)?oldid=626520040 Contributors: Grstain, D6, Rich Farmbrough, Giraedata, Graham87, Koavf, Cydebot, Ss112, GassyGuy, The Obento Musubi, Zidane tribal, Airproong, MaJic, Jarrod76, MercuryBlue, Fasouzafreitas, Rpatter6, Muro
Bot, Pichpich, Addbot, Yobot, Erik9bot, LittleWink, Jorgicio, Yappy2bhere, WikitanvirBot, Vincent Liu, Bulovapsb, EditorE and
Anonymous: 34

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CHAPTER 18. TEXT AND IMAGE SOURCES, CONTRIBUTORS, AND LICENSES

Live in Japan (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live%20in%20Japan%20(The%20Carpenters%20album)


?oldid=588630616 Contributors: Bearcat, Bruce1ee, Malcolma, Ferdinandhudson, Fugreena, Addbot, Rockypedia, EmausBot, Mark Arsten, Lawfulreasoning and Anonymous: 5
Live at the Palladium (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live%20at%20the%20Palladium%20(The%
20Carpenters%20album)?oldid=585126896 Contributors: Lowellian, John Cardinal, BD2412, Rjwilmsi, Koavf, Sceptre, Colonies Chris,
IronGargoyle, The Obento Musubi, Airproong, WWGB, Fratrep, Rodhullandemu, Addbot, Tassedethe, Xqbot, Anandsree, Full-date
unlinking bot, Tim1357, EmausBot, ZroBot and Anonymous: 9
The Singles: 19691973 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The%20Singles%3A%201969%E2%80%931973?oldid=631531896 Contributors: Lowellian, Varlaam, Rich Farmbrough, Mahanga, John Cardinal, Graham87, Deltabeignet, Koavf, Wasted Time R, Kimchi.sg,
CapitalLetterBeginning, OrphanBot, Nixeagle, Karldaviesfan, DabMachine, Angeldeb82, MessedRobot, Cydebot, Ss112, Thijs!bot, Fisherjs, TonyTheTiger, The Obento Musubi, RobotG, Mburrell, Mooco2006, Skier Dude, Tchernomush, Mikrosight, DyceBot, Swanrizla,
Ostalocutanje, Tuzapicabit, Classicrockfan42, Addbot, DinoBot2, Yobot, J Milburn Bot, Ulric1313, GrouchoBot, Aldo samulo, FrescoBot,
Full-date unlinking bot, DASHBot, CactusBot, Inkimu, Monkbot and Anonymous: 16
The Singles: 19741978 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The%20Singles%3A%201974%E2%80%931978?oldid=551329752 Contributors: Rich Farmbrough, Justinbb, Koavf, Hmains, Karldaviesfan, The Obento Musubi, Skier Dude, WOSlinker, Rodhullandemu,
Tassedethe, Yobot, Erik9bot, Starcheerspeaksnewslostwars, Michael Till and Anonymous: 4
Yesterday Once More (album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday%20Once%20More%20(album)?oldid=546639393 Contributors: Lowellian, Rich Farmbrough, John Cardinal, Koavf, J 1982, CmdrObot, Alaibot, Ebyabe, The Obento Musubi, Dommccas,
Swanrizla, Crodude86, Tuzapicabit, Fugreena, Addbot, Tassedethe, DinoBot2, J Milburn Bot, Zhuxiaonuan, DASHBot, WikitanvirBot,
CactusBot and Anonymous: 2
From the Top (album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From%20the%20Top%20(album)?oldid=625651108 Contributors: BRG,
Riana, Koavf, C777, Dissolve, Colonies Chris, Angeldeb82, Cydebot, The Obento Musubi, Fraykis, Skier Dude, SlackerMom, Tassedethe,
Yobot, Monkbot and Anonymous: 3
Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpretations%3A%20A%2025th%
20Anniversary%20Celebration?oldid=608949920 Contributors: BRG, Rich Farmbrough, Koavf, Colonies Chris, ShelfSkewed, Ss112,
GassyGuy, The Obento Musubi, RobotG, Ste900R, Tassedethe, Erik9bot, FrescoBot, Full-date unlinking bot, Hiddenstranger, Racerx11,
Andy J Parker and Anonymous: 6
Love Songs (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love%20Songs%20(The%20Carpenters%20album)?oldid=
626592970 Contributors: Rich Farmbrough, Koavf, Musiclover, Colonies Chris, Angeldeb82, ShelfSkewed, GassyGuy, JustAGal, The
Obento Musubi, RobotG, Emeraude, Jarrod76, StevenWBenner, Tassedethe, Yobot, Erik9bot, EWikist, FSII, Monkbot and Anonymous:
2
Reections (The Carpenters album) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflections%20(The%20Carpenters%20album)?oldid=
573040707 Contributors: Lowellian, John Cardinal, Koavf, SmackBot, Hmains, CmdrObot, Ss112, GassyGuy, Fisherjs, The Obento
Musubi, RobotG, Tuzapicabit, Nicolas Love and Anonymous: 2
The Singles: 19691981 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The%20Singles%3A%201969%E2%80%931981?oldid=625600212 Contributors: Koavf, SmackBot, Colonies Chris, Clarityend, ShelfSkewed, Ss112, GassyGuy, The Obento Musubi, RobotG, Hekerui, Erpy83,
Jogersbot, TubularWorld, DumZiBoT, Tassedethe, Friarfrank, Yobot, J Milburn Bot, Jorjjorjjorj, DASHBot, CactusBot, ALonso201296
and Anonymous: 6
The Essential Collection: 19651997 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The%20Essential%20Collection%3A%201965%E2%80%
931997?oldid=573134475 Contrib