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

Rick Henry
Rick Henry 564 Comments
1,253 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.


Rick Henry Irene Economou




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!
  • Louis LaNasa
    Louis LaNasa United States, Smithtown
    Oct 23, 2017
    Oct 23, 2017
    All of her work should be heard. Agreat voice
  • Katherine  Sheehan
    Katherine Sheehan Canada, Peterborough
    Oct 23, 2017
    Oct 23, 2017
    I am a huge fan and would love to add these songs to my collection.
  • susan hellon
    susan hellon United Kingdom, Liverpool
    Oct 23, 2017
    Oct 23, 2017
    you can't let all that talent go to waste and for the world never to hear new songs sung by Karen
  • Melodi Daniel
    Melodi Daniel United States, Springfield
    Oct 23, 2017
    Oct 23, 2017
    Karen and Richard Carpenter are still my all. time favorite group. I listen everyday and never tire of Karen's voice. I would love to hear more from Karen. Please release the remaining tracks of Karen's work. Thanks for the memories.
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