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Official Review [Album]: "TIME" (SP 5117/CD 5117/DX 1687)

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, Nov 13, 2014.


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  1. LPJim

    LPJim Well-Known Member Moderator

    Since 'SP 5117' is the next regular AOTW and is reviewed here I will move on to the next item later this week.

  2. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    In my neck of the woods, or, should I say, dust-bowl of the out-back, one of Richard's solo singles got regular airplay also. I can't remember now if it was 'Calling Your Name Again' or 'I'm Still In Love With You' but it was one of those. I'm fairly certain that it was 'I'm Still Not Over You'. I'm also fairly sure that I've seen a 7" of it, so I think it was a single, at least, in some places. For me, though, the pick of the songs on 'Time' is probably 'In Love Alone'. I think that this song would have suited Karen well and Dionne Warwick does a stellar job with it. I also like 'Something In Your Eyes'. (More echoes of Karen). 'When Time Was All We Had' is a touching tribute to Karen, although I probably don't like Richard's vocals a great deal. Btw, I don't live in the farming 'dust bowl' anymore, so, with cleaner ears, I can better enjoy music.
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  3. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Active Member

    If I'm Still Not Over You was released as a single in Australia it must not have had that many copies printed, since the only singles from Richard's Time album that I've aware of are Something In Your Eyes/Time (worldwide release), Who Do You Love?/When Time Was All We Had (Japan-only) & Time/Calling Your Name Again which was a US promo release.
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  4. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    If it was a single, it would have had VERY few copies printed. I've only got a feeling I've seen it somewhere, but I don't remember whether that was a hard copy or a photo online.
  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Active Member

    As far as I know, I'm Still Not Over You has also only been anthologized once, and that was on the A&M Composers CD from the late 1980's.
  6. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Here is Richard Carpenter (Keyboard Magazine, 1998):
    Question regarding PACC...will you bring this show to the states ?
    RC: "Well, we're working on it. I think the audience will get a big kick out of it.
    It's a lot of good music. And, Ken and Mitzie Welch did a great job of putting the show together

    Was this show ever performed elsewhere, in the USA,
    --besides February 14, 1997--at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center ?

    Reference: Schmidt, Yesterday Once More Carpenters Reader (page 321).
  7. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I was surfing YouTube for videos of recording sessions and came across this clip and recognised the name Paul Leim. He was the drummer on Richard's 1987 solo album and I didn't realise he is a heavy duty Nashville session drumming legend. I wonder if John Bettis put Richard onto Paul for the album, given that he lives out there.

    I just wish more of "Time" had featured real drums instead of the drum programming done by Jim Cox. It has really dated the album.

  8. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    Paul likely did little more than play cymbals. All the other drums are at least electric. I haven’t heard the album in a while so I can’t recall if the cymbals are fake too. If the are, I’m not sure what Paul Wouk is have done exactly - though I know he’s credited.


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