A new orchestral Carpenters album will be released next month

2 November 2018, 12:53 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 12:12

Richard Carpenter has recorded a new album of Carpenters classics at London's prestigious Abbey Road Studios.

The singer-songwriter has teamed up with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a brad new new album, which will feature his late sister Karen Carpenter's iconic vocals placed on top of brand new orchestral arrangements.

Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released on December 7.

The full tracklisting is:

1. Overture
2. Yesterday Once More
3. I Need To Be In Love
4. For All We Know
5. Touch Me When We're Dancing
6. I Believe You
7. I Just Fall In Love Again
8. Merry Christmas, Darling
9. Baby It's You
10. (They Long To Be) Close To You
11. Superstar
12. Rainy Days and Mondays
13. This Masquerade
14. Ticket To Ride
15. Goodbye To Love
16. Top Of The World
17. We've Only Just Begun

Listen to the new version of 'Yesterday Once More' below:

The Carpenters' last album was 1981's Made in America, though Richard has released a number of posthumous compilations since then. Karen passed away in 1983 at the age of 32 from heart failure caused by complications related to anorexia.

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