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. After Karen's tragic death in 1983 Richard released the appropriately titled, Voice Of The Heart which included recordings from her last few sessions. It features the Bobby Vinton-recorded "Make Believe It's Your First Time," Paul Williams' "Ordinary Fool" and closes with the fitting Bettis/Carpenter song "Look To Your Dreams."