Rick Henry states in his "Carpenters-Album By Album: Song By Song" publication : "Producer, Phil Ramone had just completed work with Peter Cetera and Chicago producing the album 'Chicago 13'. While working with Chicago, Cetera had mentioned to Ramone that he was a big fan of Karen's voice. Cetera quickly went to work and wrote the song ' Making Love In The Afternoon' expressly for Karen. Ramone and Karen invited Cetera to sing back-up on the song and billed it as a duet."The more I listen to "Making Love in the Afternoon" the more I like it and feel that it had hit potential. It has that early 80's vibe with catchy lyrics and an uptempo beat. Am curious to know how the whole Peter Cetera union happened if anyone can share some details. Whose idea was it, did Phil Ramone arrange it, did Karen and Peter lay out the vocal tracks together, were there any photos of the event, did they go out to lunch or dinner together?
Also wonder if Karen and Richard ever meet the band members of Chicago during their years of touring. Both acts were turning out hit after hit during the 70's and you'd think their paths would have crossed at some point. Am just surprised there was no fanfare or media coverage on two of the biggest singers of the era recording a song together in a New York studio.
Didn't "Rick-An Ordinary Fool" also discover/report on this forum that the lyric sheet for this song can be seen on the stand in the photo where Karen is standing at the mike in her "comic characters" blouse?