For All We Know is my all-time favorite Carpenter song because as with any great artist, less is more. This song is from the 1971 motion picture Lovers and Other Strangers and was given to the Carpenters by the films director for recording. Richard rushed the arrangement and together with Karen finished it in time to become their third smash single. The simplicity of the arrangement coupled with Karen's unmatched vocals created a powerful song of the possibility of love. Richard has called For All We Know one of their all time best recordings and I couldn't agree with him more.
???I gave this 5 stars...next to Only Yest., it Is my very favorite. I seldom get tired to listening to it and its always ends too soon for me. It is an awesome beautiful song. I love the way it starts out the instrumental part and then Karen's signature voice comes out low and then wow....i absolutely love it.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2005 23:20:26 GMT -5 by smoothie2
It took me ages to find out that this song was never released as a single in the Uk. It was the B side to Superstar & I thought theyd made a mistake in putting it like it till I was told by someone in the know that not all Cs singles released in the USA came out here. 5 S
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 20, 2006 14:05:12 GMT -5
Never been a favorite Carpenter hit for me. I like it, but for some unknown reason, it's never really appealed to me in a big way.
I think "For All We Know" works well in the hits medley Live though (New London Theatre '76)....has anyone noticed how Karen sometimes smiled at Rich during the line "and love may grow (pause)....for all WEEEE<smile>EEEE......and the sound coming from her mouth doesn't change one bit!? That's the sign of a great singer!