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.
Often pigeon-holed as AOR, Carpenters were actually musical mavericks, thanks to Richard Carpenter’s forward-thinking arrangements and Karen’s unique voice.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
'Ticket to Ride' is the least well known of all the Carpenters' albums, but it is pure gold, full of wonderful harmonies and great songs.
Carpenters’ 'Passage' album was a victim of its own timing. Released in October 1977 when the world was going punk, Carpenters still made the plushest pop.
Released in October 1983, Carpenters’ ’Voice Of The Heart’ is a posthumous release that captured the deep beauty in Karen Carpenter’s voice.
Inspiring covers by everyone from The Beatles to Carpenters, The Mavelettes’ ‘Please Mr Postman’ song put Motown on the map as a true cultural force.
The King Of Rock’n’Roll made many definitive recordings, but there are a number of surprising Elvis Presley covers of songs not often associated with him.
‘Goodbye To Love’ by the Carpenters is the original power ballad. It became the template for countless other ballads that followed.
The album included some fine later-period Carpenters moments and, as always, those incredible Richard & Karen harmonies.
Following the phenomenal success their album Close to You, Richard and Karen Carpenter notched another No.2 album with their self-titled album Carpenters.
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.