Voice of the Heart

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Voice of the Heart
Voice of the Heart (Carpenters album) CD cover art.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 18, 1983
StudioA&M Studios and Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
ProducerRichard Carpenter
Carpenters chronology
The Very Best of the Carpenters
Voice of the Heart
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[2]

Voice of the Heart is the posthumous eleventh studio 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 of their previous albums A Kind of Hush and Made in America.

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.

The tracks were finished by Richard months after Karen's death.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
2."Sailing on the Tide"4:24
3."You're Enough"3:48
4."Make Believe It's Your First Time"
  • Bob Morrison
  • Johnny Wilson
5."Two Lives"Mark Terrence Jordan4:35
Side two
6."At the End of a Song"
  • Bettis
  • Carpenter
7."Ordinary Fool"Paul Williams3:42
8."Prime Time Love"
  • Danny Ironstone
  • Mary Unobsky
9."Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore"Larry Weiss3:51
10."Look to Your Dreams"
  • Bettis
  • Carpenter


"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"



  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. ^ "Yamachan Land (Japanese Chart Archives) - Albums Chart Daijiten - Carpenters" (in Japanese). Original Confidence. Retrieved September 21, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Carpenters - Voice of the Heart" (PHP). Official Charts Company. 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. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Voice of the Heart in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  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.