The set includes 12 albums on high-quality, 180g black vinyl, housed in a stylish slipcase and with the original packaging and related artwork painstakingly restored.
The album included some fine later-period Carpenters moments and, as always, those incredible Richard & Karen harmonies.
15 May 1971 was a bright day for Carpenters when their single ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’ was the highest new entry of the week on the Hot 100.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
Following the phenomenal success their album Close to You, Richard and Karen Carpenter notched another No.2 album with their self-titled album Carpenters.
Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
Released on 13 April 1974, 'I Won’t Last A Day Without You', was the Carpneters' 14th single to make the Billboard Hot 100.
‘Herb Alpert Is…’ features Questlove, Sting, Quincy Jones and a host of other influential artists and producers discussing the legacy and continued philanthropic work of the cultural icon.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
In a world of glitter, glam, prog, rock and myriad styles of music, Carpenters followed their own musical mantra, one where harmony, love of the old songs and melody reigned supreme.
You may not know they exist, but the best music arrangers can lift a song to new heights, making all the difference to whether it’s a hit or not.
Greatest hits collections are very often big sellers, and for obvious reasons, but few have been as successful as the Carpenters’ The Singles 1969–1973.
Perfect for the holiday season, Carpenters’ ‘Christmas Portrait’ is a timeless record that only gets better with each passing holiday.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, with Richard Carpenter himself at the helm, the Carpenters orchestral album make the duo’s classic songs richer.
Yuletide classics by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney and Jackson 5… the best Christmas songs of all time are the gifts that keeps on giving.