Chart Position: 3

  • #35 bestseller for 1971
  • Adapted from the film Lovers and Other Strangers
  • Written by James Griffin, Fred Karlin and Robb Royer
  • Won an Academy award for Best song
  • Lead vocals: Karen Carpenter
  • Keyboards: Richard Carpenter
  • Backing vocals: Richard Carpenter
  • Produced by Jack Daugherty
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Songwriters James  Griffin and Robb Royer were founding members of Bread
  • Singer/guitarist Jose Feliciano came up with the opening hook to The Carpenters’ version of this song, and in fact played it on guitar on the original demo but his part was eventually replaced with an oboe after a contractual dispute kept Feliciano off the record
  • Later recorded by Andy Williams (1971), Shirley Bassey (1971), Vikki Carr (1971), Johnny Mathis (1971), Perry Como (1971), Ray Conniff & Singers (1971), Petula Clark (1971), Robert Goulet (1971), Alan Caddy Orchestra & Singers (1972), James Darren (1972), Carol Burnett (1972), Brook Benton (1973), Aura (1974), Patty Weaver (1976), Dionne Warwick (1977), Tracy (1992), Nikki French (1995), Kayte Strong (2005), David Calahan (2008), Jette Torp (2011) and many others

for all we know

 

 

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