Karen Carpenter was one of our greatest voices of the 20th Century. She went far too early, but at least she left us with precious and priceless recordings.
If you've never had the opportunity to hear her "all alone," check out these tracks, where she's isolated from the rest of the band:
"Ticket to Ride" vocals and drums:
"Superstar" vocals, bass and drums:
"Yesterday Once More" vocals and bass:
There are more at this site.
And now for your bonus track: here's Eva Cassidy singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," possibly the most profound version you'll ever hear. She performed all around the Washington, D.C., area and sadly passed away way too young at the young age of 33 in 1996. Make sure your tissue box is close by:
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