Yesterday Once More: A Tribute to the Music of the Carpenters

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Although Karen Carpenter's voice is what everyone remembers about the Carpenters, it might be argued that her brother, pianist/arranger/composer/background singer Richard Carpenter was more the architect of the duo's distinctive sound. New age pianist Jim Brickman helps make that case on Yesterday Once More, his tribute album to the Carpenters. Brickman re-creates the compelling melodies of the group's songs (sometimes written by Burt Bacharach, Leon Russell, or Lennon & McCartney) in his right hand, while introducing harmonies in the left that provide counterpoint to the main themes. There are occasional echoes of other instruments in the mixes, but Brickman's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Although Karen Carpenter's voice is what everyone remembers about the Carpenters, it might be argued that her brother, pianist/arranger/composer/background singer Richard Carpenter was more the architect of the duo's distinctive sound. New age pianist Jim Brickman helps make that case on Yesterday Once More, his tribute album to the Carpenters. Brickman re-creates the compelling melodies of the group's songs (sometimes written by Burt Bacharach, Leon Russell, or Lennon & McCartney) in his right hand, while introducing harmonies in the left that provide counterpoint to the main themes. There are occasional echoes of other instruments in the mixes, but Brickman's hands on the acoustic piano remain front and center, and he is true to the Carpenters, and in particular, to Richard Carpenter, in performances that insist on the musicality of the group's work, even in the absence of Karen Carpenter's vocals.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Green Hill
  • UPC: 792755574829
  • Catalog Number: 55748
  • Sales rank: 34,110

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jim Brickman Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Carpenters Liner Notes
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Bonnie Bramlett Composer
Barry De Vorzon Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Delaney Bramlett Composer
James Griffin Composer
Albert Hammond Composer
Richard Carpenter Composer
John Bettis Composer
Perry Botkin Jr. Composer
Jim Brickman Producer, Liner Notes
Hal David Composer
Fred Karlin Composer
Joe Raposo Composer
Paul Williams Composer
Roger Nichols Composer
Mike Haynes Mastering
Tom Ameen Engineer, Orchestration
Chad Smith Graphic Design
Greg Howard Executive Producer
Robert Royer Composer
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