Karen Carpenter 1979-1980 (featuring Peter Cetera) CD-Used Like New $19.99


Condition: 1CD – Used Like New Karen Carpenter 1980 released 1996 A&M Records Made In USA.

2 in stock


Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer who formed half of the highly successful duo the Carpenters with her older brother Richard. With a distinctive three-octave contralto range, she was praised by her peers for her vocal skills.

Her enthusiasm for drumming led to teaching herself how to play complicated lines and studying stick control, drum styles, playing technique, and grips like traditional and matched grip. She was talented, rehearsed every day and within a year, she could play in complex time signatures, such as the
in Dave Brubeck‘s “Take Five“. Carpenter began to study drum technique with Bill Douglass, a well-respected jazz drummer with Benny Goodman and Art Tatum, and soon after she acquired a professional drum kit.

Carpenter was initially nervous about performing in public, but said she “was too involved in the music to worry about it”. She graduated from Downey High School in the spring of 1967, receiving the John Philip Sousa Band Award, and enrolled as a music major at Long Beach State, where she performed in the college choir with Richard. Karen subsequently became more confident in singing and began to take lessons with Frank Pooler, the choir’s director. She worked with him on developing the upper register so she would have a full three-octave range and he taught her a mixture of classical and pop singing. Pooler later said “Karen was a born pop singer”. By age 17, her voice “was a remarkable instrument”.

Video: Karen Carpenter “Making Love in the Afternoon” (featuring Peter Cetera) Peter Cetera (1980)

Track Listing :

1 Lovelines

Keyboards, Soloist – Greg Phillinganes
Orchestrated By – Bob James
Written-By, Arranged By – Rod Temperton
2 All Because Of You

Arranged By – Bob James
Written-By – Russell Javors
3 If I Had You

Arranged By – Bob James
Orchestrated By – Jerry Hey
Saxophone, Soloist – Michael Brecker
4 Making Love In The Afternoon

Saxophone, Soloist – Timmy Cappello*
Written-By, Arranged By, Vocals – Peter Cetera
5 If We Try

Orchestrated By – Rob Mounsey
Written-By, Arranged By – Rod Temperton
6 Remember When Lovin’ Took All Night

Arranged By, Orchestrated By, Keyboards, Soloist – Bob James
Written-By – R*
7 Still In Love With You

Arranged By – Le’ Band
Guitar, Soloist – David Brown (6)
Written-By – Russell Javors
8 My Body Keeps Changing My Mind

Arranged By – Rod Temperton
Orchestrated By – Jerry Hey
Written-By – Leslie Pearl
9 Make Believe It’s Your First Time

Arranged By, Orchestrated By – Bob James
Written-By – Bob Morrison, Johnny Wilson
10 Guess I Just Lost My Head

Written-By, Arranged By, Orchestrated By, Keyboards, Soloist – Rob Mounsey
11 Still Crazy After All These Years

Arranged By, Orchestrated By – Rob Mounsey
Guitar, Soloist – David Brown (6)
Written-By – Paul Simon
12 Last One Singin’ The Blues

Written-By – Peter McCann


Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in



, , , , , , , , , , , , ,



, ,


product ID



Karen Carpenter 1980