Richard Carpenter: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor

Dedicated to the memory of Agnes Carpenter, 1915 -1996


1.    Prelude

2.    Yesterday Once More

3.    Medley

4.    I Need To Be In Love

5.    Sandy

6.    Time

7.    For All We Know

8.    One Love

9.    Bless The Beasts And Children

10.    Flat Baroque

11.    All Those Years Ago

12.    Top of the World

13.    We've Only Just Begun

14.    Karen's Theme


Prelude

Written and arranged by Richard Carpenter

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

Piano: Richard Carpenter

Clarinet: Jim Kanter

English Horn: Earle Dumler

 

Yesterday Once More

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

Arranged by Richard Carpenter

Keyboards: Richard Carpenter

Bass: Joe Osborn

Drums: Harvey Mason

Guitar: Tim May

Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

Clarinet: Jim Kanter

Vocals: The O.K. Chorale; Morgan Ames, Director

 

Medley

a.    "Sing"

Written by Joe Raposo

Published by Jonico Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

b.    "Goodbye To love"

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

c.    "Eve"

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)

d.    "Rainy Days and Mondays"

Written by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams

Published by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)

e.    "Look To Your Dreams"

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

f.    "Superstar"

Written by Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell

Published by Stuck On Music/Delbon Publishing (BMI)

g.    "Someday"

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Published by Peter Knight

Piano: Richard Carpenter

Bass: Joe Osborn

Drums: Harvey Mason

Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

Recorder and Flute: Sheridon Stokes

English Horn: Earle Dumler

 

I Need To Be In Love

Written by Richard Carpenter, John Bettis and Albert Hammond

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)/Landers-Roberts Music/EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)

Arranged by Richard Carpenter

Piano: Richard Carpenter

Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

English Horn: Earle Dumler

Flute: Sheridon Stokes

Vocals: The O.K. Chorale

 

Sandy

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

Arranged by Richard Carpenter

Keyboards: Richard Carpenter

Guitars: Tim May and Tony Peluso

Bass: Joe Osborn

Drums: Jim Gordon

Vocals: The O.K. Chorale, Karen and Richard Carpenter

 

Time

Written and arranged by Richard Carpenter

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

Keyboards and Backing Vocals: Richard Carpenter

Bass: Joe Osborn

Drums: Paul Liem

Tenor Sax: John Phillips

 

For All We Know

Written by Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson and Arthur James

Published by MCA Music Publishing, a Division of MCA Inc. (ASCAP)

Arranged by Richard Carpenter and Peter Knight

Piano: Richard Carpenter

Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

English Horn: Earle Dumler

Flute: Sheridon Stokes

 

One Love

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)

Arranged by Richard Carpenter

Keyboards: Richard Carpenter

Bass: Joe Osborn

Drums: Harvey Mason

Flute: Sheridon Stokes

Vocals: The O.K. Chorale

English Horn: Earle Dumler

 

 Bless The Beasts And Children

Written by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Barry Da Varzon

Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI)

Arranged by Richard Carpenter

Piano: Richard Carpenter

Bass: Joe Osborn

Synthesizer: Jeffery Vanston (C.J.)

 

Flat Baroque

Written and arranged by Richard Carpenter

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

Keyboards: Richard Carpenter

Bass: Joe Osborn

Drums: Karen Carpenter

Oboe: Earle Dumler

Bassoon: Norm Herzberg

Synthesizer: Jeffery Vanston (C.J.)

 

All Those Years Ago

Written by Richard Carpenter, Pamela Phillips Oland

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)/Irving Music, Inc./Pamalybo Music (BMI)

Arranged by Richard Carpenter

Piano: Richard Carpenter

English Horn: Earle Dumler

Vocals: The O>K> Chorale

Flute: Sheridon Stokes

 

Top of the World

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

Keyboards: Richard Carpenter

Bass: Joe Osborn

Drums: Harvey Mason

Guitar and Banjo: Tim May

Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

Vocals: The O.K. Chorale and Richard Carpenter

 

 We've Only Just Begun

Written by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams

Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)

Arranged by Richard Carpenter

Piano: Richard Carpenter

Oboe: Earle Dumler

Flute: Sheridon Stokes

Clarinet: Jim Kanter

 

Karen's Theme

Written and arranged by Richard Carpenter

Published by Almo Music Corp./Hammer and Nails Music (ASCAP)

Piano: Richard Carpenter

Flute: Sheridon Stokes

English Horn: Earle Dumler

Clarinet: Jim Kanter


Produced by Richard Carpenter. All selections conducted by Richard Carpenter.

Concertmaster: Jimmy Getzoff

Recorded at Capitol Studios

Recording Engineers: Charlie Paakkari and Armin Steiner - except "Sandy" and "Flat Baroque", engineered by Ray Gerhardt and Charlie Paakkari; and "Time", engineered by Roger Young

Mixed at Capitol Studios by Charlie Paakkari and Richard Carpenter

Assistants: Eric Cowden, Steve Genewick, Dan Thompson and Will Donavan

Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Art Direction/Design: Chuck Beeson

Photography: Reisig & Taylor

 

A very special thanks to Ron Gorow, without whose talents this album would have been much more difficult for all involved to have executed.

 

 
Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  Richard Carpenter

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