1989 Carpenters – Lovelines

Lovelines is an album by Carpenters, released in 1989. That same year, Richard Carpenter decided to release an album of unreleased Carpenters tracks along with selected solo tracks by his sister, Karen (from her then-unreleased solo album).

The Carpenters’ songs were mainly from their television specials. “When I Fall in Love” was originally recorded in 1978 for their TV special, Space Encounters. However, they chose “Little Girl Blue” for that special instead, and later used “When I Fall in Love” in their Music, Music, Music! TV special in 1980. Other outtakes included “Kiss Me the Way You Did Last Night” and “The Uninvited Guest” from Made in America, the studio album released in 1981 and the last completed during Karen’s lifetime.

Tracks

1  Lovelines (Rod Temperton) 4:30
2  Where Do I Go From Here (Parker McGee) 4:25
3  The Uninvited Guest (Buddy Kaye, Jeffrey Tweel) 4:25
4  If We Try (Rod Temperton) 3:42
5  When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) 3:08
6  Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night (Margaret Dorn, Lynda Lee Lawley) 4:05
7  Remember When Loving Took All Night (John Farrar, Molly-Ann Leiken) 3:48
8  You’re The One (Steve Ferguson) 4:14
9  Honolulu City Lights (Keola Beamer) 3:19
10  Slow Dance (Philip Margo, Mitchell Margo) 3:36
11  If I Had You (Steve Dorff, Gary Harju, Larry Herbstritt) 3:58
12  Little Girl Blue (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) 3:25

Musicians

1 Lovelines

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar David Williams
Guitar Eric Johns
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Percussion Ralph MacDonald
Vocals Karen Carpenter


2 Where Do I Go From Here

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Ron Tutt
Guitar Tony Peluso
Keyboards Richard Carpenter
Oboe Earl Dumler
Vocals Karen Carpenter


3 The Uninvited Guest

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Ron Tutt
Guitar Tim May
Guitar Tony Peluso
Pedal Steel Guitar Jay Dee Maness
Keyboards Richard Carpenter
Oboe Earl Dumler
Vocals Karen Carpenter


4 If We Try

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar David Williams
Guitar Eric Johns
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Percussion Ralph MacDonald
Vocals Karen Carpenter


5 When I Fall In Love

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Cubby O’Brien
Keyboards Pete Jolly
Harp Gayle Levant
Vocals Karen Carpenter


6 Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Ron Tutt
Guitar Tony Peluso
Guitar Tim May
Keyboards Richard Carpenter
Harp Gayle Levant
Oboe Earl Dumler
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Karen Carpenter


7 Remember When Loving Took All Night

Bass Doug Stegmeyer
Drums Liberty deVitto
Guitar David Brown
Guitar Russell Javors
Keyboards Rob Mounsey
Keyboards Bob James
Percussion Airto Moreira
Vocals Karen Carpenter


8 You’re The One

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Ron Tutt
Acoustic Guitar Tim May
Keyboards Richard Carpenter
Background Vocals Richard Carpenter
Vocals Karen Carpenter

 

9 Honolulu City Lights

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Ron Tutt
Acoustic Guitar Tim May
Pedal Steel Guitar Jay Dee Maness
Keyboards Richard Carpenter
Horn Earl Dumler
Harp Gayle Levant
Vocals Karen Carpenter


10 Slow Dance

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Ron Tutt
Guitar Tim May
Guitar Tony Peluso
Keyboards Richard Carpenter
Flute John Phillips
Background Vocals Richard Carpenter
Vocals Karen Carpenter


11 If I Had You

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Liberty deVitto
Guitar David Brown
Guitar Russell Javors
Keyboards Rob Mounsey
Keyboards Bob James
Sax Michael Brecker
Percussion Ralph MacDonald
Vocals Karen Carpenter


12 Little Girl Blue

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Cubby O’Brien
Keyboards Richard Carpenter
Harp Gayle Levant
Keyboards Richard Carpenter
Vocals Karen Carpenter

Other Musicians

Backing Vocals – The O.K. Chorale (Track 9)

Liner Notes

Producer – Phil Ramone (Tracks 1, 4, 7, 11)
Producer – Richard Carpenter (Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12)
Arranged By (Rhythm And Vocal Arrangement) – Rod Temperton (Tracks 1, 4, 7)
Arranged By – Richard Carpenter (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Peter Knight (Tracks 5, 12)
Arranged By – Bob James (Track 7)
Arranged By – Bob James Rhythm Arrangement) (Track 11)
Arranged By (Vocal Arrangement) – Rod Temperton (Track 11)
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Orchestrated By – Peter Knight (Tracks 5, 12)
Orchestrated By – Richard Carpenter (Tracks 3, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Orchestrated By – Rob Mounsey (Track 4)
Orchestrated By – Bob James (Track 7)
Orchestrated By – Jerry Hey (Track 11)

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Design – Peter Grant (3)
Liner Notes – Richard Carpenter
Photography By (Back Cover) – Ed Caraeff
Photography By (Front Cover) – Norman Seeff

Manufactured By – Pony Canyon Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios