| Song by The Carpenters|
from the album A Song for You
The Carpenters' fourth album, A Song for You
|Released||April 13th, 1972 (as a B-Side single)|
|Producer(s)||Jack Daugherty & The Carpenters|
|Record label||A&M Records|
|Letter (Make Your Own Kind of Music)||N/A, for|
| Tracks from A Song for You
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Carpenter wrote "Flat Baroque" in 1966, when he was a music major at California State University. Before A Song For You, Richard, Karen, and Wes Jacobs (the Richard Carpenter Trio) recorded "Flat Baroque" when they were signed to RCA in 1967; in 1970, the Carpenters performed a slower version of the song on the radio program Your Navy Presents. It was never formally released until it was included on their 1972 album, as a "perfect" prelude to "Piano Picker".
This song helped Richard Carpenter win a Grammy nomination in 1973 for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals", although he lost to Michel Legrand for Sarah Vaughan's rendition of "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"
Have a ListenEdit
- ↑ Album liner notes