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The Carpenters – Superstar

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The Carpenters performed this song in the 5th Dimension Travelling Sunshine Show in 1971.

Long ago and oh so far away

I fell in love with you before the second show

Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear

But you’re not really here

It’s just the radio

(*) Don’t you remember you told me you loved me baby

You said you’d be coming back this way again baby

Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, I love you I really do

Loneliness is a such a sad affair

And I can hardly wait to be with you again

What to say to make you come again

Come back to me again

And play your sad guitar

Repeat (*) twice

Carpenters – Close To You

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Uploaded by on Jan 4, 2010

This is one of several promotion videos made for the “Close To You” single. Karen was 20 years old at the time. Richard was 23.

I can still remember how so many people were amazed with Karen’s voice back in 1970, but how even more amazed they were when they saw her playing the drums and singing at the same time.

Close to you – The Carpenters

(they long to be)

Why do birds

Suddenly appear?

Everytime you are near

Just like me

They long to be

Close to you

Why do stars

Fall down from the sky?

Everytime you walk by

Just like me

They long to be

Close to you

(*) on the day that you were born

The angels got together and decided

To create a dream come true

So they sprinkled moondust in your hair

Of gold and starlight in your eyes of blue

(**) that is why all the girls in town

Follow you all around

Just like me

They long to be

Close to you

Repeat (*)

Repeat (**)

Just like me

They long to be

Close to you

Woo… close to you…


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In 1970, it was released by Karen and Richard Carpenter on their album

More on Wikipedia here

Yesterday once more – The Carpenters

When I was young
I’d listen to the radio
Waitin’ for my favorite songs
Waiting they played I’d sing along
It made me smile

Those were such happy times
And not so long ago
How I wondered where they’d gone
But they’re back again
Just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well

(*) every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-wo-wo
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they’re starting to sing’s
So fine

When they get to the part
Where he’s breakin’ her heart
It can really make me cry
Just like before
It’s yesterday once more

Lookin’ back on how it was
In years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad
So much has changed

It was songs of love that
I would sing to then
And I’d memorize each word
Those old melodies
Still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away

Repeat (*)

All my best memories
Come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry
Just like before
It’s yesterday once more

(*) Repeat
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“Yesterday Once More”, written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, is a hit song by The Carpenters from their 1973 album Now & Then. Composed in the key of E, “Yesterday Once More” preceded an “Oldies Medley” on the album, consisting of nine songs from the 1960s. At the end of the song a motorcycle engine was heard to transition into the first song of the medley: “Fun, Fun, Fun”. The motorcycle was mixed out on the version appearing on The Singles: 1969-1973 compilation. However, very few copies of that particular version are on CD.

The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the easy listening chart, becoming their eighth number one on this chart in four years [1]. Though not quite as celebrated as signature songs Close to You or We’ve Only Just Begun, the ballad is nonetheless the Carpenters biggest selling record worldwide, becoming their best-selling single in the UK, peaking at #2. Richard Carpenter admitted on a recent Japanese Carpenters documentary that it is his favorite of all the songs he’s written. He has gone on to perform the instrumental version at concerts.

According to Cash Box Magazine, on June 2, 1973, “Yesterday Once More” was the highest debut single, debuting at number 71. By August 4, it had reached number one.[citation needed]

Dionne Warwick, a close friend of The Carpenters, performed this song live in Las Vegas the night before Karen Carpenter’s untimely death in 1983.[2]
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The Carpenters was a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of American sister Karen and brother Richard Carpenter. The Carpenters were the #1 selling American music act of the 1970s.[1] Though often referred to by the public as “The Carpenters”, the duo’s official name on authorized recordings and press materials is simply Carpenters, without the definite article.[2] During a period in the 1970s when louder and wilder rock was in great demand, Richard and Karen produced a distinctively soft musical style that made them among the best-selling music artists of all time.[1][3]

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