Rainy Days & Mondays - The Carpenters (1971)
For our LCM Modern Classic this week we have a great and powerful song first released in 1971 and then re-released in the UK in 1993. It is an absolute beauty - wonderful pure and emotive vocals from Karen, beautiful arrangements by Richard and a sublime song written by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams.
This timeless piece of magic from brother and sister duo The Carpenters has instrumental backing by L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew.
They were the biggest-selling group of the 70s. No fewer than ten of their singles went on to become million-sellers, and by 2005 combined worldwide sales of albums and singles well exceeded 100 million units. Yet the Carpenters were much more than creators of beautifully crafted and hugely successful hit records. Within the space of just a few years their unique and inimitable sound had brought a new dimension to the world of popular music.