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Richard Carpenter, PopMaster and the Love Song

Richard Carpenter picks his Tracks of My Years with music from Carole King and Bing Crosby. There's the daily love song, record and album of the week plus PopMaster.

Richard Carpenter, one half of the sibling duo The Carpenters, chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from Carole King and Bing Crosby. With a trademark sound highlighted by Richard's multi-layered production and sister Karen's timeless voice, The Carpenters set a new standard for melodic pop becoming the top-selling American artists of the 1970's. Some fifty years on, they remain among the best-selling legacy acts worldwide. In December last year the newly produced "Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" was released with fresh orchestrations augmenting the original recordings. The album features timeless hits and favourites, pairing the duo's original vocal and instrumental tracks with new arrangements from Richard, conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Ken also has the daily love song, record and album of the week plus more from the legendary music quiz that is PopMaster. If you'd like to get in touch with the show email

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Cher


    • Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Record of the Week

    • Kylie Minogue

      New York City

      • Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection.
      • BMG.
  • Spandau Ballet

    Heaven Is A Secret

    • True (Special Edition) CD1.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Bobby Brown

    Two Can Play That Game

    • Now 30 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • David Guetta

    Stay (Don't Go Away) (feat. RAYE)

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Robert Miles


    • New Pure Moods (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Bachman–Turner Overdrive

    You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    • And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1.
    • Debutante.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Black Star Dancing

    • Black Star Dancing EP.
    • Sour Mash Records.
    • 1.
  • a‐ha

    Foot of the Mountain

    • (CD Single).
    • Universal.
    • 3.
  • Faith Hill

    There You'll Be

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Mark Ronson

    Find U Again (feat. Camila Cabello)

    • Late Night Feelings.
    • Columbia.
  • Roachford

    Cuddly Toy

    • Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade.
    • Columbia.
  • The Killers

    When You Were Young

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
  • Cat Stevens

    Can't Keep It In

    • The Very Best Of Cat Stevens.
    • Island.
  • Emeli Sandé

    Extraordinary Being

    • X-Men: Dark Phoenix O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Virgin Records.
  • The Human League

    Don't You Want Me

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • Jess Glynne & Jax Jones

    One Touch

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 103 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Bon Jovi

    You Give Love A Bad Name

    • Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet.
    • Mercury.
    • 2.
  • Susan Boyle

    Fix You (Radio 2 Piano Room 5 June 2019)

  • Album of the Week

    • Jamie Cullum


      • Taller.
      • Island.
  • Wilson Phillips

    Hold On

    • The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Lewis Capaldi

    Hold Me While You Wait

    • Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extinct.
    • Vertigo.
  • The Mavericks

    Dance the Night Away

    • Ultimate Country (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Tracks of My Years

    • Bing Crosby

      I'll Be Seeing You

    • Carole King

      You've Got a Friend

      • Carole King - Tapestry.
      • Epic.
  • Keith Urban

    Drop Top (feat. Kassi Ashton)

    • Graffiti U.
    • Hit Red Records.
  • Nick Lowe

    Cruel To Be Kind

    • Fantastic 70's (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
    • 9.


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