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Great Effort which Respects Karen & Richard Carpenter

I had written a very detailed review, but iTunes Store managed to clobber it when I temporarily switched views, but the summary is that this album is a very faithful "copy" of these timeless hits. The lead vocal is excellent. I don't know who she is but she obviously did her homework when considering Karen's own treatment of the lyrics. Her timing and pitch are impeccable. She holds notes to achieve the proper tempo. "Only Yesterday" and "Superstar" are complicated harmonies but they ring so true.
The arrangements are quite close to what Richard & his old team decided on. When Solitaire does depart from the standards set down in the 1970's, it is for good reason. They don't try to improve on the songs; they merely sought to reporoduce the unique sound, and for that Solitaire has made one fan very proud The Carpenters' legacy hasn't been forgotten.


Genre: Dance

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The brainchild of German keyboardist Elmar Schulte, this recording entity is based in the small town of Paderborn, yet draws inspiration from foreign landscapes, particularly the wide open spaces of the American Southwest, Scotland, and Norway. Schulte named the group, in fact, after his admiration for the music on Desert Solitaire, an album by American synthesists Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, and Michael Stearns (see listing under Roach). Solitaire's dark, textural pieces and occasional ethnic rhythms...
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