Music and Lyrics by Peter Udell and Gary Geld

“Hurting Each Other” was originally released by Ruby and the Romantics, on A&M, in 1969.  The Nick DeCaro arrangement combined a bossa nova rhythm in the verses, and a rhythm ballad feel in the choruses.  I figured it for a hit.  Wrong.  Recalling the song a couple of years later, I rearranged it, and “Hurting Each Other” became our seventh single release, and sixth consecutive gold single.


Universal - PolyGram Intl. Publishing, Inc. / Andrew Scott Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced by Jack Daughtery
Arranged by Richard Carpenter
Lead Vocal: Karen Carpenter
Backing Vocals: Karen and Richard Carpenter
Keyboards: Richard Carpenter
Bass: Joe Osborn
Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: Gary Coleman
Engineer: Ray Gerhardt
From the album A Song For You (1972)
Remixed in 1991 by Richard Carpenter and Roger Young
Engineer: Roger Young



Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  © Richard Carpenter

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