Music by Richard Carpenter
Lyrics by John Bettis

Released in the spring of 1975 as the follow-up to “Please Mr. Postman,” “Only Yesterday” peaked at #4 in the United States and became a hit in a number of countries, but not to the extent of its immediate predecessor.  Still, Karen sounds marvelous and the production sparkles, as does the late Roger Young’s impressive engineering.


Almo Music Corp. / Hammer And Nails Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced and Arranged by Richard Carpenter
Lead Vocal: Karen Carpenter
Backing Vocals: Karen and Richard Carpenter
Keyboards: Richard Carpenter
Bass: Joe Osborn
Drums: Jim Gordon
Guitar: Tony Peluso
Tenor Sax: Bob Messenger
Oboe: Earle Dumler
Engineer: Roger Young
From the album Horizon (1975 )



Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  © Richard Carpenter

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