• 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.

Small parts of Carpenters songs that hook you

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Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo
“Lay down beside me, holding me tight…”

The yearning push out on the end of that word gets me always. This should’ve been the single in 1980/81, it’s a zillion times better than the dull ones that were put out then. Might not of sounded the same as we got in 1989 but the vocal alone is above most of MIA.

My part is "Tonight, tonight, and every night...kiss me," the "aaah"s that lead to the guitar solos, and the Siedah Garrett "yeah" in the final chorus just before the fade-out. Lots of ear candy in that tune.

Ed
 

Jarred

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My part is "Tonight, tonight, and every night...kiss me," the "aaah"s that lead to the guitar solos, and the Siedah Garrett "yeah" in the final chorus just before the fade-out. Lots of ear candy in that tune.

Ed
It’s a confection with substance to it, and while there’s so many elements woven into the arrangement it never feels overdone/produced like so much of MIA.
 
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