(All Over The World)

Music and Lyrics by Les Reed and Geoff Stephens

Originally a hit for Herman’s Hermits in early 1967, and one of Karen’s and my favorite songs from the ’60s.  In hindsight, however, even though our version was a hit, I wish we’d never recorded it.  Here are three reasons why: (1) The original was, and is, perfectly fine.  (2) Our foray into the oldies should have ended with the medley featured on side 2 of Now & Then, 1973. (3) The use of a synthesizer in some of our recordings has not worn well with me, on this track, or just about any other track on which I used it.

Glenwood Music Corp. / Donna Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
Produced and Arranged by Richard Carpenter
Associate Producer: Karen 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
Engineer: Ray Gerhardt
From the album A Kind Of Hush (1976)
Remixed in 1985 (with some synthesizer parts removed) by Richard Carpenter and Roger Young
Engineer: Roger Young



Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  © Richard Carpenter

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