Post by YesterdayOnceMore on Feb 28, 2006 9:29:53 GMT -5
I've enjoyed this ballad from the first time I heard it, until now, and every listen in between. Besides the lovely melody, which again our Karen sings with such beauty and in such a melancholy way, the lyrics grab me and I just think the whole song comes together well. Another I used to perform quite often, that got good audience response, even though most of my audiences in clubs, etc., had no clue it was a tune recorded by Carpenters.
5 stars! Great overall song - and wonderful arrangement by Richard/vocals by Karen.
"....all my best memories come back clearly to me, some can even make me cry...just like before, it's Yesterday Once More...."
"I.m caught between goodbeye and I love you" ......I also believe it to be a great song, Karen sings the balads just as well as the up-beats, there is no song I can think of where this great singer fails to do so. This song reflects the doubts we can have in this life so well. Great song! *****Amazed by the lower notes Karen could sing!
Post by Rick Henry on Mar 13, 2006 22:35:12 GMT -5
This is one lovely song which moves along smoothly. It is more understated than some of the other songs on this album. But that's the charm of this song, that it is low key and easy going. It has a nice soothing country-pop feel. This could have easily been promoted to country music radio in 1975.
This lyric, the simplicity and Karen's vocal performance of this song have an air of personal longing and emotion.
I love this beautiful song.
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Post by Prisoner_Walking on Mar 20, 2006 10:19:44 GMT -5
I read somewhere a while ago that Richard and John Bettis hailed this song as their best collaboration to date. I have to disagree. Whilst the song itself is beautifully crafted, I feel that the arrangement, somewhat half-hearted and stodgy, merely plods along from verse to lacklustre chorus. Thankfully, Karen's voice is pure honey yet again, and goes a long way to redeeming what I feel is nothing more than a fairly average album cut. 4 Stars. L
I give this song 5-stars. It's a beautiful down to earth song. Others say it drags but I don't think it does. It's a beautiful easy going song. I particualrly like this song for it's mellow country feel. I also love the lyrics. Probably some of the best John Bettis has ever written. It's a very personal lyric which Karen sings with all her heart and soul.
It's a new day for those good old dreams... One by one it seems they're coming true.