One star sounds so lonely so I gave this song a two star rating. I don't care for it and I can remember when I was young that when it came to end where it gets a little crazy with the sound, my family would tell me to turn it off all the time so I guess that feeling just stuck with me.
This song grew on me & I love it. It starts & then abruptly stops & then restarts & then goes into a Instramental mode. I just loved the way the Cs on their earlier LPs used to put little "surprizes..& endings etc on their LPs. I wish they had done it on their later ones too. 5*****
This song is an absolute treat. This is one of those songs which proves the Carpenters were not just your average pop group. They were something above and beyond their contemporaries.
Richard's dramatic musical arrangement is full of jazz time signatures and techniques. And it is full of surprises musically.
Karen's sweet voice starts the song out and she builds to a powerful reading competent and compelling which in turns builds to the now famous stacked vocal effect as Karen and Richard sing, "the warmth of you had... go-o-one. Then the song moves into the fabulous and driving instrumental solo which you only expect to find on the album of a seasoned jazz artist. Instead this outstanding musical oeuvre is found on the second album of a group comprised of a twenty year old singer /drummer and a 24 year old pianist, arranger, composer, conductor and singer.
And once it's over you are just left amazed at the diverse talents and abilities of this group which went on to prove that they were more than just a flash in the pan.
Last Edit: Oct 9, 2005 20:56:09 GMT -5 by Rick Henry
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;D ;D ;D ;DVery accurate description Rick. I gave this one 5 stars. There are many different kinds of rhythms involved. You almost hear about 3 songs in one. It is a spectacular song. The only part i don't care for, and never have, even though it truly is well played, is the ending segment when everything becomes "unplugged" and turns into pure jazz seemingly with no end. Altogether, as always Karen sings vibrantly, wonderfully. The way the drums are played as well as the i think flute during the "intermission" of the song, always makes me think of the times of kings, queens, chivalry, Sir Lancelot... and that's my fave part. Like a great battle just took place, and there's the lonely sound of the flute...just my thots.
Post by BethMosior on Oct 15, 2005 13:40:51 GMT -5
O WOW what a coooooool jazzy song this is, sure does show HOW TOTALLY TALENTED these two are Karen & Richard are the best all the vocal harmonys and the music WOOOOOOOW I don't think alot of people knew that the masters of music were in thier midst I think this song shows it
This song should get 6 out of 5 stars. A true GEM on this album. Love the almost psychadelic feel to this song. Lead vocals by Karen are great and add to it. The feel. The rythm. The mood are all wonderful. A song that shows off the talents of the Carpenters.
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 20, 2006 12:52:28 GMT -5
"Another Song" not only marks the end of the album, but also seemingly the end of Karen and Rich's foray into the alternative jazz sound which flavoured many of their early recordings. Once the single "Close To You" was a massive hit, the Carpenters pretty much stuck to the same winning formula from there on in, or they at least pioneered their softer, more commercial sound, choosing to experiment in more subtle ways. It's all a matter of taste whether you like this track or not...and I have to say, I'm with Rick on this one. How great are those church-goth-like vocals on "the warmth of you had gone...."? Brilliant. 4 Stars. L