There's just something about One More Time that just penetrates right into my heart. Karen's vocal is so "out front" on this one. The arrangement has such a superb jazz feel to it - so New Orleans- as the lyric speaks of. I could listen to it over and over again. Perhaps it wasn't strong enough, but I would have loved this to have been released as a single. I long to turn on the radio and hear the immediacy of Karen's voice, as demonstrated on this song, coming out of the speakers. I don't know if that makes any sense, but this song is very special to me. I know Karen and Richard were pooped at this point in their lives, but their artistry shone through no matter what.
Gave this one 4 stars...it truly is "slow and easy goin'" as the song mentions. Just like most of whatever she sings, Karen just sings it just as easy as if she hadn't practiced it at all. No one could ever sing it as she does.
Post by wisejester7 on Jul 19, 2006 8:14:29 GMT -5
'One more time, for the good times, that far outweigh the bad' ...it's the positive outlook of life that is the underpinning of this sad (yet hopeful) song which touches my heart. KC's performance is flawless, as usual.
Another winner! This is not a "single" song, but is an absolute gem. I loved it as a kid, and didn't understand what it meant. The haunting lyrics and melody and Karen's voice singing at its most vulnerable.
I have faallen in love with "A Kind Od Hush" in general over the past few months, and during the forum break a couple weeks ago the song "One More Time" really became a favorite. It took several listens for it to resonate with me (that has been the case with a number of Carpenters songs) but I relish everything about it now- not only the superb performance and technical work, which I so often take for granted, but the way it captures the common spirit and experience of getting through some rough times by taking time to remember the good and strong memories, interactions and relationships of the past. How often I partially cope with the present by mentally going back and enjoyinf anew friends and family and good places and experiences- and frankly with Carpenter songs. It is important to take time for such reflection; to have "A Quiet Place" (title of a Christian song from the 70's) to keep in tune with what is really important and strenghtening. 5 stars for "One More Time"!