The Carpenters were always different. In a world of glitter, glam, prog, rock and myriad styles of music they followed their own musical mantra, one where harmony, love of the old songs and melody reigned supreme. Yet theirs was no bland pop, not formulaic nor predictable, they produced some of the most inventive pop during their 14-year career. The Carpenters recorded 11 albums, released 31 singles, and toured the world with drummer/vocalist Karen beguiling audiences with her beautiful voice and Richard wowing the public with his keyboard skills and arranging abilities. In 1981 the Carpenters released Made In America, their final album as a duo recorded during Karen's lifetime. Richard has said it was both his and Karen's favorite album. It includes their last top 20 single, "Touch Me When We're Dancing," while Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager's "Somebody's Been Lyin'" serves as an additional standout.