Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor

Catalog number: 31454 0703-2 9 (CD only)

1. Prelude
2. Yesterday Once More
3. Medley:
– a. Sing
– b. Goodbye to Love
– c. Eve
– d. Rainy Days and Mondays
– e. Look to Your Dreams
– f. Superstar
– g. Someday
4. I Need to Be In Love
5. Sandy
6. Time
7. For All We Know
8. One Love
9. Bless the Beasts And Children
10. Flat Baroque
11. All Those Years Ago
12. Top of the World
13. We’ve Only Just Begun
14. Karen’s Theme


This is Richard Carpenter’s 1997 attempt to get “back in the game,” compiling a largely instrumental solo album comprised of remakes of Carpenters songs and a few of his later compositions.  A couple of tracks actually have new accompaniment to older backing tracks, so even Karen gets a credit here.  The overall effect though is a bit of a letdown as these tracks mostly sound like generic instrumentals.