Written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody, ‘Solitaire’ is one of those much-covered songs, but the Carpenters' version for their album Horizon might be the best.
The duo's place in the firmament of pop music was so assured that they were able to approach their fourth album as a broad-based concept record.
The album included some fine later-period Carpenters moments and, as always, those incredible Richard & Karen harmonies.
Whether they supported each other or had epic falling outs, here are some of our favourite sibling musical duos that have forged music history together.
Ticket to Ride, originally titled Offering, is the least well known of the Carpenters' albums, but it's full of wonderful harmonies and great songs.
As the third single from Passage was released, 18 February 1978 brought the Carpenters' one appearance on the country chart with 'Sweet, Sweet Smile.'
We will always have the Carpenters' records to keep their legacy alive and well, and at uDiscover, we’re celebrating it with this 20-song playlist.
Nearly seven years after Karen Carpenter's death, her brother Richard let devotees hear a whole disc of unreleased material on the album Lovelines.
Perfect for the holiday season, Carpenters Christmas Portrait is a timeless record that only gets better with each passing holiday.
A&M/UMe will celebrate one of the best-loved melodic pop acts with the 17 November 2017 release of the 12LP Carpenters Vinyl Collection box set.
Often pigeon-holed as AOR, Carpenters were actually musical mavericks, thanks to Richard Carpenter’s forward-thinking arrangements and Karen’s unique voice.
The latest sales awards from UK industry body the BPI show that the Carpenters have struck gold again, with their 2000 compilation The Singles 1969-1981.
‘Live At The Palladium’ by the Carpenters, which was only released in the UK and Japan, made its British chart debut on 8 January 1977.
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.
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.