Music by Richard Carpenter
Lyrics by John Bettis

The oldies were enjoying a resurgence in popularity during the early ’70s, much to Karen’s and my delight.  I thought it would be nice to write a song about this, and use the piece to bookend the oldies medley we were planning to record for the second side of our first album release for 1973, Now and Then.  The resulting “Yesterday Once More” became our eighth domestic gold single, and one of our biggest hits worldwide.


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: Karen Carpenter
Guitar: Tony Peluso
Engineer: Ray Gerhardt
From the album Now & Then (1973)
Additional recording and remix done in 1985
Engineer: Roger Young


Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  © Richard Carpenter

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