Saturday, February 04, 2017

Song #140: "Hurting Each Other"--The Carpenters (1972)

In the opening week of January, 1972, Karen and Richard Carpenter released a song as a single that had already been recorded several times by multiple artists over the previous six years. From the album, "A Song For You", today's song was one of many excellent selections on that piece of vinyl, from "Top Of The World" (which WRVA played to death!) and "I Won't Last A Day Without You".

In the end, it's my favorite Carpenters song, a riveting story of a couple seemingly in an endless cycle of loving and hurting, with the usual masterful work of Karen vocally evoking every emotion from every part of that cycle.

We lost Karen Carpenter far too soon, but what a legacy of music we have to enjoy forever from her and from Richard.

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