Urge Universal Music Group and Richard Carpenter to complete and release Karen's remaining solo tracks

Rick Henry
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The world has embraced Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter and their music since 1969. Through the years, the famous brother and sister duo enriched the music scene with 10 studio albums, 3 posthumous albums and countless compilations featuring melodious songs of hope, love, and joy. Fans who have been loyal and faithful followers regret the fact that uncompleted, unreleased solo tracks of songs sung by Karen still exist.

Therefore, we request that the principals from Universal Music Group and Richard Carpenter reconsider their current position on the existing music repository, and produce and release the remaining tracks, which total nine or more. These would be produced into either an expanded edition of Karen's solo album or a separate, new second album. In either case, we would also like to see the songs accompanied by complete liner notes with commentary, insights, and photos from Richard and those involved in the recording and production of Karen's solo tracks, which may include all or some of the following: Bob James, Rod Temperton, Russell Javors and Rob Mounsey

While we recognize that this is a huge undertaking, we are confident that the end result will surpass expectations and be a rewarding experience for all. The world wants to welcome these unreleased songs not only as a tribute to the memory of Karen, but also as a tribute to both Karen and Richard, and what they represented to us as Carpenters. This is music to be enjoyed by those of us who have grown up with Carpenters, and by a new generation of listeners who also appreciate Karen's superb vocal qualities.

We, the fans, believe the time to move forward with this undertaking is now, 30+ years since the anniversary of Karen's passing.


These are the nine unreleased solo tracks:
I Do It For Your Love
It's Really You
Jimmy Mack
Love Making Love To You
Truly You
Don't Try To Win Me Back Again
Something's Missing (In My Life)
Keep My Lovelight Burning
Midnight Never Lets You Down


If you support our efforts and share our desire to see the remaining solo tracks released, then please add your name below.

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  • Roberta Ann Marziani
    Roberta Ann Marziani United States, Philadelphia
    Oct 01, 2017
    Oct 01, 2017
    Please, please release Karen’s unreleased solo tracks
  • John T
    John T United States, Hilo
    Sep 29, 2017
    Sep 29, 2017
    Karen's voice was her gift to the world. These abandoned songs deserve to be heard, because Karen is gone, and we know how much this project meant to her, and her legion of fans! Please. :)
  • Ginny
    Ginny United States, Oakhurst
    Sep 07, 2017
    Sep 07, 2017
    From a new fan
  • Joseph Alamo
    Joseph Alamo United States, Los Banos
    Aug 30, 2017
    Aug 30, 2017
    Sounds worthwhile and hope it comes to pass! As producer of her solo album, why isn't producer Phil Ramone mentioned as one of the principals??
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