Made in America (The Carpenters album)

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Made in America
Studio album by The Carpenters
Released June 16, 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop
Length 40:22
Label A&M
Producer Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters chronology
Christmas Portrait
(1978)
Made in America
(1981)
Voice of the Heart
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars[2]

Made in America is the tenth album by The Carpenters, and was the final album by the duo to be released during Karen Carpenter's lifetime. Released in June 1981, the album reached #52 in the US and #12 in the UK.

In 1985, Richard said "that was Karen's favorite album and is mine, out of all our projects".[3]

Promotion[edit]

To promote Made in America, Karen and Richard Carpenter appeared on several talk shows in 1981,[4] including Good Morning America on August 10, and The Merv Griffin Show on October 2, performing "(Want You) Back in My Life Again".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Those Good Old Dreams" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) – 4:12
  2. "Strength of a Woman" (Phyllis Brown, Juanita Curiel) – 3:59
  3. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" (Kerry Chater, Chris Christian) – 3:40
  4. "When You've Got What It Takes" (Bill Lane, Roger Nichols) – 3:41
  5. "Somebody's Been Lyin'" (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager) – 4:25
Side two
  1. "I Believe You" (Dick Addrisi, Don Addrisi) – 3:54
  2. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (Kenny Bell, Terry Skinner, Jerry Lee Wallace) – 3:19
  3. "When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)" (Randy Handley) – 5:01
  4. "Beechwood 4-5789" (Marvin Gaye, George Gordy, William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 3:06
  5. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) – 5:04

Singles[edit]

"Touch Me When We're Dancing"
  • US 7" single (1981) – A&M 2344
  1. "Touch Me When We're Dancing"
  2. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)"
"(Want You) Back in My Life Again"
  • US 7" single (1981) – A&M 2370
  1. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again"
  2. "Somebody's Been Lyin'"
"Those Good Old Dreams"
  • US 7" single (1981) – A&M 2386
  1. "Those Good Old Dreams"
  2. "When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)"
"Beechwood 4-5789"
  • US 7" single (1982) – A&M 2405
  1. "Beechwood 4-5789"
  2. "Two Sides"

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Made in America - Carpenters". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  3. ^ Larry King Live - December 1985 - transcript
  4. ^ Karen Carpenter - IMDb
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  6. ^ a-カーペンターズ "Yamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives) - Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters" (in Japanese). Original Confidence. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  7. ^ "Chart Stats - Carpenters - Made in America" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  8. ^ Allmusic Carpenters > Made in America > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Carpenters – Made in America". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-02-22.  Enter Made in America in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go