We’ve Only Just Begun – part 2

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See my original page on the song, published on 23 June 2014, here: We’ve Only Just Begun. This sequel is not a chronological extension of the first page. Instead, as I did with the first page, I’ve selected these recordings from among those released since 1970.

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We’ve Only Just Begun (m. Roger Nichols, w. Paul Williams)

Wikipedia:

lyric (Carpenter’s version):

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Dionne Warwick — from the album Very Dionne, (US) Scepter SPS 587, released in December 1970

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Billy Eckstine — from his 1971 LP Feel the Warm, (UK) Stax 2362-019, (US) Enterprise ENS-1017

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Nora Aunor — from the 1971 album The Song of My Life, (Philippines) Alpha Records LPM-036

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The Don Tweedy Chorus and Orchestra — from their 1971 self-titled album on Ovation Records

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The Alan Tew Orchestra — from the 1971 album These I Like, (UK, US) CBS 64424

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The Moments — from the 1972 album Live at the Miss Black America Pageant, Stang Records ST-1015

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The Temprees — originally included on their 1972 LP Lovemen, We Produce Records XPS-1901

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Peter Nero — from his 1972 album Summer of ’42, (US) Columbia C-31105

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O’Donel Levy — originally released on his 1972 LP Breeding of Mind, Groove Merchant GM 507

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Jack Jones — from his 1973 album Together, (UK) RCA Victor SF 8342, (US) RCA Victor APL1-0139

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George Jackson — issued in November 1973 on the single MGM Records K-14680, b/w “You Can’t Run Away from Love”

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Warren “Donnell” Hickman and The San Francisco Inspirational Choir, featuring soloist: David Gardner — from the 1974 LP He Didn’t Have to Do It, Jewel Records LPS 0093

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Leslie Butler Plus 3 — from the 1975 album We’ve Only Just Begun, (Jamaica) Federal Records FRM 134

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Phil Woods / Michel Legrand and Orchestra — from the 1975 album Images, RCA Victor BGL1-1027

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Bobby Womack & Brotherhood, featuring a vocal duet with Peggy Young — from the 1976 album Home is Where the Heart Is, (US) Columbia PC 34384

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Bing Crosby with Pete Moore and his Orchestra — recorded on 29 October 1976 at Hollywood, CA, and included on the 1977 album Beautiful Memories, United Artists Records UAS 30116 — It was the penultimate Bing Crosby album completed before his death on 14 October 1977.

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Lynn Anderson —  from her the 1982 compilation album The Best Of Lynn Anderson – Memories And Desires, ERA Records NU 5230 — I believe this recording was previously unreleased. Secondhandsongs.com describes the album as a “[g]reatest hits compilation, with a number of re-recordings of Anderson’s biggest hits and some new covers not released previously.”

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Salena Jones — from her 2001 album Those Eyes

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recent piano solo

Shen Vee — published on 3 September 2011

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calikokat110 — published on 2 June 2011

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BossElton — published on 7 April 2012

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Neil Archer — published on 14 April 2013

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recent choir

Elementary school children’s choir — Spring Concert, 21 May 2009; unidentified school and location, evidently in the Brownsville, TX area

The video provider, ElectroPercussive, says: “Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade choir students performed “We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters at the Spring 2009 Evening Concert.”

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Ocean City High School Choir — Spring Concert, 2010

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Glad Community Choir — Glasgow, Scotland; published on 10 June 2017

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