Saturday, 6 January 2018

Carpenters - Made In America (1981)

Made In America - Carpenters

Made in America 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Made in America
Studio album by Carpenters
ReleasedJune 16, 1981
Recorded1978-1981 at A&M StudiosLos Angeles; mixed at Sound Labs and A&M Studios, Los Angeles[1]
GenrePopadult contemporary
ProducerRichard Carpenter
Carpenters chronology
Christmas Portrait
Made in America
Voice of the Heart
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1.5/5 stars[3]
Made in America is the tenth album by Carpenters, and was the final album by the duo to be released during Karen Carpenter's lifetime. Released in June 1981, the album reached number 52 in the US and number 12 in the UK.
In 1985, Richard said "that was Karen's favorite album and is mine, out of all our projects".[4]
Karen played drums in the studio for the first time since Horizon on the song "When it's Gone (It's Just Gone)", albeit in unison with veteran Nashville session drummer Larrie Londin, and she also played percussion on "Those Good Old Dreams" in tandem with Paulinho da Costa.




To promote Made in America, Karen and Richard Carpenter appeared on several talk shows in 1981,[5] including Good Morning America on August 10, and The Merv Griffin Show on October 2, performing "(Want You) Back in My Life Again".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Those Good Old Dreams" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) – 4:12
  2. "Strength of a Woman" (Phyllis Brown, Juanita Curiel) – 3:59
  3. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" (Kerry Chater, Chris Christian) – 3:40
  4. "When You've Got What It Takes" (Bill Lane, Roger Nichols) – 3:41
  5. "Somebody's Been Lyin'" (Burt BacharachCarole Bayer Sager) – 4:25
Side two
  1. "I Believe You" (Dick Addrisi, Don Addrisi) – 3:54
  2. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (Kenny Bell, Terry Skinner, Jerry Lee Wallace) – 3:19
  3. "When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)" (Randy Handley) – 5:01
  4. "Beechwood 4-5789" (Marvin Gaye, George Gordy, William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 3:06
  5. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) – 5:04



"I Believe You"
  • US 7" single (released & charted in 1978 as stand-alone single; subsequently included on this album) - A&M 2097
  1. "I Believe You"
  2. "B'wana She No Home"
"Touch Me When We're Dancing"
  • US 7" single (1981) – A&M 2344
  1. "Touch Me When We're Dancing"
  2. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"
"(Want You) Back in My Life Again"
  • US 7" single (1981) – A&M 2370
  1. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again"
  2. "Somebody's Been Lyin'"
"Those Good Old Dreams"
  • US 7" single (1981) – A&M 2386
  1. "Those Good Old Dreams"
  2. "When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)"
"Beechwood 4-5789"
  • US 7" single (1982) – A&M 2405
  1. "Beechwood 4-5789"
  2. "Two Sides"


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