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12LP ‘Vinyl Collection’ Celebrates Carpenters’ Legacy

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Carpenters Vinyl Collection Box Set

The cherished recording catalogue of one of the best-loved melodic pop acts in history is celebrated with A&M/UMe’s release of Carpenters Vinyl Collection, a new 12LP vinyl box set by Carpenters.

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 discs have been mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Each Carpenters album will also be released separately.

The collection features all of the duo’s original studio albums with the exception of their two Christmas records. It also includes their famous and massively successful compilation The Singles 1969-1973, which went seven-times platinum  in the US alone, as well as platinum in the UK and other countries.

The new collection affords a fresh opportunity to admire the unfailingly stylish harmony pop of siblings Richard and Karen Carpenter, who have career record sales estimated at 100 million copies. The three-time Grammy winners have two recordings in the Grammy Hall Of Fame, ‘(They Long To Be) Close To You’ and ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’.

The US singles chart record of the Carpenters shows a tally of three pop No.1s and five No.2 hits among their 12 Top 10 singles. They also logged a remarkable 15 No.1s on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, from ‘Close To You’, in 1970, to 1978’s ‘Touch Me When We’re Dancing’.   

Order Carpenters Vinyl Collection here.

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The albums in the box set are:

1. Ticket To Ride (1969)

2. Close To You (1970)

3. Carpenters (1971)

4. A Song For You (1972)

5. Now & Then (1973)

6. Horizon (1975)

7. A Kind Of Hush (1976)

8. Passage (1977)

9. Made In America (1981)

10. Voice Of The Heart (1983)

11. Lovelines (1989)

12. The Singles 1969-1973 (1973)

 

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. mstanley

    October 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Is there a price

    • Stephen

      October 12, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      $180.

  2. Ken Palmer

    October 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Another rehash
    It would be better to have the Xmas lps as well as singles 1974-8 included
    I love Carpenters but won’t be getting this due to the fact of the omissions of 3 fantastic albums

  3. William M. Rice

    October 13, 2017 at 5:54 am

    I’d buy them in a heartbeat, if I had the extra cash. My 3 favorites are 1973’s “Now And Then” and then 1975’s “Horizon” and 1976’s “A Kind Of Hush”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Brian

    October 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    It sucks that the 2 Christmas albums are missing and also it would of been awesome include Karen’s solo album, since it has never been produced on vinyl.

  5. Peter S.

    October 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Does this mean we will also get remastered on CD?

  6. Michael

    November 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Are the remaster sourced from the analog tape or digital files? This is important to a lot of us.

    • Mike Thomas

      December 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Hello Michael: Remastered for vinyl…they do not tell the source… probably from digital files…not true analogue!

  7. A.W

    December 19, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    got all the original late 80’s CDs am very happy that there is such a box.. listening to A Kind of Hush,but alas ,the pressing is mediocre for a 180g vinyl .. too much crackles on the vinyl surface ..

  8. Mary. Malewicz

    April 17, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    What will the 50th Anniversary Album Contain? Will any of Karen’s Solo be on their and what is the price?

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