'Solitaire' used to hypnotise me when it was a single being played on the radio. I must have listened to it a million times over the years. If I did play a snippet of a song over and over again, it would be the very last 'Solitaire' in the song, just to enjoy Karen's warm, rich, deep tone and that long-held note. A snippet of a song that I actually have played over and over is the first section of 'California Dreaming' before the drums come in and the tempo speeds up. The melancholy of it is delicious. Of course, it's partly the melody and the background meaning to the lyrics that gives the opening verse such impact. But Richard has also created a wonderful piano arrangement to underpin the whole thing. Then add Karen's brilliant, emotive vocal and you have a perfect combination for such a song. An amazing vocal in that first section for a seventeen-year-old girl. Just piano and voice, and the effect is heavenly.