UK Version (1994):
US Version (1995):
The theme of "Interpretations" is that these are songs recorded by or made famous by other artists before the Carpenters recorded them. This means that this compilation is not the same old collection of hits, although there are certainly plenty of hit singles represented here.
Both versions of the CD have three previously unreleased tracks: "Without a Song (a cappella version)," "From This Moment On" (studio version, not the live version from Live at the Palladium) and "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again." "Without a Song" was used in the opening of the 1980 TV special Music Music Music, although the version in the special was longer, continuing from the a cappella beginning to include Ella Fitzgerald and John Davidson and the full orchestra. "From This Moment On" was also recorded for Music Music Music, but was not included in the special (more material was recorded than they had time to use in the special). "Tryin' To Get the Feeling Again" is a work lead, recorded during the Horizon sessions in 1975, but not completed and eventually misplaced. Richard found the track in 1991 when remixing "Only Yesterday" for the karaoke album; this song was on the same multi-track master tape, but the name of the song wasn't marked on the box.
The UK version of the CD has a new remix of "Sing," in which the piano has been re-recorded. The new version is incredible. "Desperado" also had a new remix for this album, but the versions are so similar as to sound basically the same.
The US version has five fewer tracks than the UK version and two tracks that don't appear on the UK version. The only other difference is in "From This Moment On," which has its original piano accompaniment on the UK version, and a re-recorded stereo piano accompaniment on the US version.
Produced by Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter and Jack Daugherty
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