417 – The Carpenters – Goodbye To Love (1972)
Written by John Bettis and Richard Carpenter
Produced by Jack Daugherty
Label – A&M
Karen’s solemn epic to loneliness not only emphasizes the emotional gravity that befell her personal life, but additionally suits her entrancing vocal. Tony Peluso’s fuzz guitar solo that closes out the song is almost transcendental in its virtuosity.