Carpenters’ ‘Horizon’ is their sixth album produced by Richard & Karen Carpenter and released on June 6, 1975 by A&M
Track Listing : 1.Aurora (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) – 01:32 . 2.Only Yesterday (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) – 04:11 . 3.Desperado (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) – 03:38 . 4.Please Mr. Postman (Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman) – 02:53 . 5.I Can Dream, Can’T I? (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) – 04:59 . 6.Solitaire (Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody) – 04:40 . 7.Happy (Tony Peluso, Diane Rubin, John Bettis) – 03:51 . 8.[I’M Caught Between] Goodbye And I Love You (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) – 04:06 . 9.Love Me For What I Am (Palma Pascale, John Bettis) – 03:30 . 10.Eventide (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) – 01:33
Musicians : Carpenters – Group . Karen Carpenter – Drums, Vocals . Richard Carpenter – Keyboards, Vocals . Bob Bain – Guitar . Pete Jolly – Keyboards . Gayle Levant – Harp . Thad Maxwell – Guitar (Steel), Slide Guitar . Bob Messenger – Sax (Tenor) . Joe Mondragon – Bass . Tommy Morgan – Harmonica . Joe Osborn – Bass . Tony Peluso – Guitar . Red Rhodes – Guitar (Steel), Slide Guitar . Alvin Stoller – Drums . Doug Strawn – Sax (Baritone) . Earl Dumler – Horn (English), Oboe . Frank Flynn – Vibraphone . Jim Gordon – Drums . John Bahler – Vocals (Background) . Mitch Gordon – Vocals (Background) . Jackie Ward – Vocals (Background) . Gene Merlino – Vocals (Background)
Production : Produced By Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter . Roger Young – Engineer . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . Dave Iveland – Assistant Engineer . Ray Gerhardt – Engineer
Arrangements : Billy May, Richard Carpenter
Package : Roland Young – Art Direction . Ed Caraeff – Photography
Recorded September 1974 – April 1975.
Released On June 6, 1975 By A&M.
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Insights and Sounds
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