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

Rick Henry
Rick Henry 547 Comments
1,229 Signatures Goal: 2,500

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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March 5
The petition has reached 1,000 signatures!!! We're on our way to 2,500!!! Let's keep on going! We can do it!!!
March 4
Petition has reached 1000 signatures!
June 9
Petition edited to include Universal Music Group in the plea to get these songs released.
June 1
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
June 29
Let's get this petition rolling again. We have more than 1,600 signatures to gather to reach 2,500. Let's do this for Karen!!! She loved her solo album! Let's show her how much we care for something she cared about dearly!
  • Paul Bierman
    Paul Bierman United States, Brighton
    Jul 11, 2017
    Jul 11, 2017
    I already have these tracks on an "unofficial" release, but would absolutely purchase any new release. Carpenters rock!!
  • Dr John Capey OBE
    Dr John Capey OBE United Kingdom, Poulton
    Jul 08, 2017
    Jul 08, 2017
    I listen to Karen singing almost everyday. Such a lovely, evocative voice which is full of emotion sometimes sadness. She is unique. Her sound will live fore ever. What a loss to the world. Pity medicine in 1983 wasn't up to treating her right. She needed much more family support as well. Why did they make her go through with the marriage to Tom Burris? An absolute tragedy! John Capey
  • Darlene MA
    Darlene MA United States, Amherst
    Jun 26, 2017
    Jun 26, 2017
    Richard, Karen was your sister, so you do what feels right. But if it feels right to let myself and others hear and enjoy what Karen created, please from your heart release the remaining tracks. I would so love to know what she sang at her Godchild's school. My Mom was lucky enough to see you both in the 70's and you and Karen are at the top of my list of people I will never get to see perform. There will never be a voice like Karen's. The first note, you know it is Karen. If you would, please share her gift to us all. We all love you and Karen and want so much to keep her memory and voice alive if we can as I know you sure do. God Bless
  • cheryl ohl
    cheryl ohl United States, Reno
    Jun 20, 2017
    Jun 20, 2017
    please, please release Karen's remaining solo tracks. Richard's two solo albums were released! god, isn't it time to let Karen have her day?
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