Voice of the Heart

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Voice of the Heart
Studio album by The Carpenters
Released October 18, 1983
Recorded 1976–1982
Genre Pop
Length 46:30
Label A&M
Producer Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters chronology
Made in America
(1981)
Voice of the Heart
(1983)
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars[2]

Voice of the Heart is the eleventh album by American pop duo Carpenters. It was released in 1983 after Karen's death and contains the two songs from her final recording sessions, "Now" and "You're Enough", as well as previously unreleased tracks from sessions over the years.

Karen's last recording, "Now", was recorded in April 1982 while Karen was taking a break from medical treatment in New York and had temporarily returned to California. The song was recorded in one take.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Now" (Roger Nichols, Dean Pitchford) – 3:51
  2. "Sailing on the Tide" (John Bettis, Tony Peluso) – 4:24
  3. "You're Enough" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) – 3:48
  4. "Make Believe It's Your First Time" (Bob Morrison, Johnny Wilson) – 4:08
  5. "Two Lives" (Mark Terrence Jordan) – 4:35
Side two
  1. "At the End of a Song" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) – 3:40
  2. "Ordinary Fool" (Paul Williams) – 3:42
  3. "Prime Time Love" (Danny Ironstone, Mary Unobsky) – 3:12
  4. "Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" (Larry Weiss) – 3:51
  5. "Look to Your Dreams" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) – 5:13

Singles[edit]

"Make Believe It's Your First Time"
US 7" single (1983) – A&M 2585
1. "Make Believe It's Your First Time"
2. "Look to Your Dreams"
BR 7" single (1983) – CBS 47075
1. "Make Believe It's Your First Time"
2. "Look to Your Dreams"
"Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore"
US 7" single (1984) – A&M 2620
1. "Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore"
2. "Sailing on the Tide"

Now[edit]

"Now"

"Now" is the third and final single released from the album. The single is also the third posthumous release after Karen's death. "Now" was Karen's last recording before her death on February 4, 1983.

UK 7" promo (1983) – AM166
1. "Now"
2. "Look to Your Dreams"
BR 7" single (1983) – CBS 47078
1. "Now"
2. "Ordinary Fool"

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carpenter, Bil. Voice of the Heart at AllMusic
  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. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ a-カーペンターズ "Yamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives) - Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters" (in Japanese). Original Confidence. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - Carpenters - Voice of the Heart" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Allmusic Carpenters > Voice of the Heart > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Carpenters – Voice of the Heart". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 22, 2012.  Enter Voice of the Heart in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Carpenters – Voice of the Heart". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 22, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH