“A SONG FOR YOU” Catalogue Number: A&M SP-3511 Date of Release: 06/13/72 Chart Position- U.S.: #4; U.K.: #13; JAPAN: #5 Album Singles: "Hurting Each Other"/"Maybe It's You" "It's Going To Take Some Time"/"Flat Baroque" "Goodbye To Love"/"Crystal Lullaby" "Top Of The World"/"Heather" "I Won't Last A Day Without You"/"One Love" Format: Reel/Vinyl/8-track/Cassette/CD Track Listing: 1.) A Song For You 4:42 (Russell) 2.) Top Of The World 2:56 (Carpenter/Bettis) 3.) Hurting Each Other 2:46 (Udell/Geld) 4.) It's Going To Take Some Time 2:55 (King/Stern) 5.) Goodbye To Love 3:50 (Carpenter/Bettis) 6.) Intermission 0:22 (Carpenter) 7.) Bless The Beasts And Children 3:07 (De Vorzon/Botkin, Jr.) 8.) Flat Baroque 1:45 (Carpenter) 9.) Piano Picker 1:59 (Edelman) 10.) I Won't Last A Day Without You 3:47 (Williams/Nichols) 11.) Crystal Lullaby 3:58 (Carpenter/Bettis) 12.) Road Ode 3:50 (Sims/Woodhams) 13.) A Song For You [Reprise] 0:53 (Russell) Album Credits: Arranged and Orchestrated by: Richard Carpenter All vocals: Karen and Richard Carpenter Keyboards: Richard Carpenter Bass: Joe Osborn Drums: Hal Blaine and Karen Carpenter Tenor Sax, Flute and Alto Flute: Bob Messenger Bass Flute: Tim Weisberg Guitar: Louie Shelton Lead Guitar: Tony Peluso Steel Guitar: Red Rhodes Oboe and English Horn: Earl Dumler Bassoon: Norm Herzberg Engineered by Ray Gerhardt, Assistant: Roger Young Special Thanks to Ron Gorow Intermission inspired by Crucifixus - Antonio Lotti ca. 1667-1740 Baldwin Piano, Ludwig Drums, Wurlitzer Electric Piano Art Direction: Roland Young Photography: Front Cover, Jim McCrary; Sleeve, Bill Hennigar Produced by Jack Daugherty Productions Additional Notes: Shortly following the release of this album, the cover art was changed ever so slightly, much to the dismay of Richard Carpenter. It was then changed back to the original per his request. It is also notable that this album made the cut for Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's "Original Master Recording" series in 1989, available on 24-karat gold CD format, with the 2-channel mixes having been taken from the original source, thus improving the playback quality. Several of the tracks on that release were actually remixes, however the overall quality on the whole was superior to that of the previous release(s).