A new album coming out today includes songs from a solo album Karen Carpenter was working on when she died of heart failure brought on by anorexia in 1983. "Love Lines" is an LP of previously unreleased selections featuring Karen solo and with her brother, Richard. The album, marking the 20th anniversary of the Carpenters' association with A&M; Records, has four songs from solo sessions overseen by record producer Phil Ramone. Among those tracks are "If I Had You," which also is being released as a single, and "Little Girl Blue," from the 1935 Rodgers and Hart musical "Jumbo." Six years after her death, Carpenter remains a pop idol. A CBS movie-bio, "The Karen Carpenter Story," was last year's top-rated TV movie, and an A&M; spokeswoman reports that "the fan mail that still comes in is amazing."
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