Two exciting new Carpenters releases are now available. The new book Carpenters: The Musical Legacy can be ordered here. A big thanks to the authors and Richard Carpenter for their tremendous effort in compiling this book! Also, the new solo piano album Richard Carpenter's Piano Songbook is available for ordering here.
Never rated Russell Harty much as an interviewer. I assume the questions were OK-ed before Richard's performance but the lead-in wasn't exactly subtle and I can't help feeling that some could have been framed a little more sensitively. Presumably, Richard went through with it because he felt this was information fans would like to know, but he deserved more time to relax a little more.
But thanks again to Billy for unearthing yet one more 'lost' recording - I don't know how you manage it!
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