This is a compilation of Carpenters songs composed by Richard Carpenter. It's sort of the opposite of Interpretations, which was a collection of Carpenters' songs written by other people. This compilation spans their entire A&M recording career, incorporating songs from every album released between 1969 and 1983 except Passage (which contained no original Richard Carpenter compositions).
It's a pretty even mix of singles and non-singles, although only a few of the singles represented here were big hits. The inclusion of "Karen's Theme" is the only oddity here -- it's the only tune on the album not performed by the Carpenters (since it was performed by Richard as a solo artist).
There are no new remixes here. Everything here has been issued on previous compilations (except "At the End of a Song," which I do not believe has appeared on a compilation before, only on the Voice of the Heart CD).
Produced by Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter and Jack Daugherty
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