Carpenters - The Singles 1969-1973
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12 timeless recordings, 1 signature voice. Very few greatest hits collections have been as hugely successful as the Carpenters’ The Singles 1969–1973. The Carpenters’ track record of hits, and their ability to appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners, were in part what made the album so popular.
This was the first compilation of Carpenters material, occurring during the duo’s career and released during a period of intense touring. The 1973 album presented fans with new ways to hear the old songs, starting with an uncredited overture before the first song, and including a re-recorded version of their first hit along with segues to link several more songs. The result was a very listenable album rather than just a collection of tracks.
All the favourites are featured like "Top Of The World", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Yesterday Once More" and of course "(They Long To Be) Close To You".
Heavyweight vinyl produced by A&M Records in 2017. Gatefold sleeve.