This Carpenters release commemorated our 20th year with A&M Records. It too, consists of recordings from a number of periods. Four are from Karen’s solo album of 1979/80:  If We Try, When Lovin’ Took All Night, Lovelines, and If I Had You, the latter two being remixed, with Phil’s permission, by Robert De La Garza and me. I also replaced the original bass player on If I Had You with Joe Osborn. Where Do I Go From Here, Slow Dance, and Honolulu City Lights are from 1978. You’re The One is from the 1977 “Passage” sessions, but was too much in the same vein as I Just Fall In Love Again to make the album. Little Girl Blue and When I Fall In Love were recorded for our third ABC TV Special. The Uninvited Guest and Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night are from the 1980 “Made In America” outtakes.    


1.    Lovelines    4:28

2.    Where Do I Go From Here?    4:24

3.    The Uninvited Guest    4:24

4.    If We Try    3:42

5.    When I Fall In Love    3:08

6.    Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night*    4:03

7.    Remember When Lovin' Took All Night**    3:47

8.    You're The One*    4:13

9.    Honolulu City Lights*    3:19

10.  Slow Dance*    3:35

11.  If I Had You**    3:57

12.  Little Girl Blue*    3:24


*Produced by Richard Carpenter

**Produced by Phil Ramone


Selections 1, 4, 7 & 11:

Recorded at A&R Recording Studios, New York, New York; A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, California; and Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California.

Engineered by: Jim Boyer, Glenn Berger, James Guthrie and Ray Gerhardt

Assistants: Bradshaw Leigh, Chaz Clifton, Dave Iveland, Ralph Osborne, Randy Pipes and David Crowther

Selections 4 & & Remixed by Phil Ramone and Jim Boyer in M.E.S.M.

Selections 1 & 11 Remixed by Robert De La Garza

Assistant: Greg Goldman


Selections 2, 5, 8 & 12:

Recorded and mixed at A&M Recording Studios

Engineered by: Ray Gerhardt and Roger Young

Assistant: Dave Iveland

Mixing Engineer: Robert De La Garza

Assistant: Greg Goldman


Selections 3, 6, 9 & 10:

Recorded and mixed at A&M Recording Studios

Tracks 5 and 6 engineered and mixed by: Roger Young

Assistants: Dave Iveland and Robert De La Garza

Tracks 3 and 11 engineered by: Roger Young

Mixing Engineer: Robert De La Garza

Assistant: Greg Goldman


Mastered by: Mike Reese at A&M Mastering Studios

Art Direction: Chuck Beeson

Design: Peter Grant

Photography: Norman Seeff (front cover)

Ed Caraeff (back cover)


Special "Thanks": Greg Goldman, Roger Young, Robert De La Garza, Ray Gerhardt, Ron Gorow, Peter Knight, Karen Ichiuji, Roberta Kleine, Nancy Sorkow, David Alley and Billy Jones / Ardel Travel.

Karen A. Carpenter Memorial Foundation

(renamed: Carpenter Family Foundation)

1800 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 900

Los Angeles, CA 90067-8918


Guest appearances made:

Bob James appears courtesy of Tappan Zee Records

Michael Brecker appears courtesy of Arista Records

John Robinson appears courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.

Siedah Garrett appears courtesy of Reprise / Qwest Records


Click on an underlined Song Title to go to Song Notes


Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  © Richard Carpenter

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