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GP's Song of the Day: the Carpenters

By Graeme Whitfield on Apr 28, 09 04:48 PM

Sometimes - not always, mind - the Carpenters transcended their easy listening straightjacket and turned out an absolute gem.

No less an authority than Burt Bacharach said that their version of Close To You was the best, and they had a fine line in bleakly sad tunes.

Rainy Days and Mondays is a case in point: a great tune that showcases Karen Carpenter's beautiful voice. (Goodbye to Love is great, too, though not for the faint-hearted: it's bloody tragic...)

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