Well, Everybody did so well with the VOTH session info...Let's see what dates we can come up with for the "Lovelines" recordings.
When I first listened to Lovelines my first reaction is that there was so much strong material on it that I could not believe Richard didn't release them sooner or on VOTH. Many of the songs on Lovelines are superior to many songs on VOTH. Forgive my Monday-moring quarterbacking, but Richard should have included "Kiss Me the Way You Did Last Night," "Your the One," and "Where Do I Go From Here," on VOTH instead of "Make Believe It's Your First Time," and "Prime Time Love."
Geographer said:"Kiss Me the Way You Did Last Night" is a GREAT tune. Why A&M didn't consider this a follow-up single to "If I Had You" is always a mystery to me. In my opinion it was one of the Carpenters best works.
VOTH reached #6 IN UK Album Charts with continued Sales with the CD / Remastered re-issues.Sales are over 750,000 for UK alone.
Mike Blakesley said:I have always wished that Richard would start an exhaustive search for a new female vocal partner, and make a new album!
My favorite Carps albums are CLOSE TO YOU and A SONG FOR YOU (not in that order) because they took more chances with the sound (Richard singing, short instrumentals, little bits of comedy, tracks sequing into one another, etc.). Those were the days.
Rudy said:Mike Blakesley said:I have always wished that Richard would start an exhaustive search for a new female vocal partner, and make a new album!
That's been a pet peeve of mine. No, you can't replace her, but Richard's ear, his talent for arranging, his musical skills...he's excellent at what he does. Rather than digging through archives and remixing, I'd be one of the first in line to buy a new project that featured new Richard Carpenter arrangements.