Carpenters

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American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of sister and brother Carpenter.

Carpenters were the #1 selling American music act of the 1970s. Though often referred to as "The Carpenters", their name on official releases and press materials was "Carpenters". During a period in the 1970s when louder and wilder rock was in great demand, Richard and Karen produced a distinctively soft musical style that made them among the best-selling music artists of all time.

Originally from New Haven, Connecticut, their parents decided to move the family west to Los Angeles, California. Richard and Karen originally played jazz, with Karen having an interest in playing the drums. They were briefly known as Spectrum and then Carpenters, where they then recorded for a small label, Magic Lamp. In their move West, they met Lou Adler who introduced them to Herb Alpert, who signed them to his label, A&M Records in 1969.

While Richard penned compositions with writing partner, John Bettis, many of the duos' hits were written by others and some were cover versions of established hits for other artists, such as The Beatles and Motown's, The Marvelettes. Their 1973 album, "Now and Then", B-side consists of a 9-song medley of 60's hits recorded like a radio show.

Carpenters' melodic pop, produced a record-breaking run of hits on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, and they became leading sellers in the soft rock, easy listening and adult contemporary genres. Carpenters had three #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen #1 hits on the Adult Contemporary Chart. In addition, they had twelve top 10 singles (including their #1 hits). To date, Carpenters' album and single sales total more than 100 million units.

During their 14-year career, Carpenters recorded 11 albums, five of which contained top 10 singles (Close To You, Carpenters, A Song For You, Now & Then and Horizon), thirty-one singles, five television specials, and one short-lived television series. They toured the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands and Belgium. Their recording career ended with Karen's death in 1983 from cardiac arrest due to complications of anorexia nervosa. Extensive news coverage of the circumstances surrounding her death increased public awareness of the consequences of eating disorders.
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SP-4205 Carpenters - Offering diseño del album Carpenters Offering (Album) A&M Records SP-4205 US 1969 Vender esta versión
none Carpenters - Navy Presents diseño del album Carpenters Host Sam Riddle Carpenters Host Sam Riddle - Navy Presents US Navy Recruiting, US Navy Recruiting, US Navy Recruiting, US Navy Recruiting none US 1970 Vender esta versión
AMLS 998, 80 840 TT Carpenters - Close To You diseño del album Carpenters Close To You (Album, Comp, MiniAlbum) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLS 998, 80 840 TT Germany 1970 Vender esta versión
CSJ-987 Carpenters - Close To You diseño del album Carpenters Close To You(LP, Album) 中聲 CSJ-987 South East Asia 1970 Vender esta versión
HDAS 371-61 Carpenters - Carpenters diseño del album Carpenters Carpenters (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records HDAS 371-61 Spain 1971 Vender esta versión
71-41, 71-43 Carpenters - Sounds Like the Navy diseño del album Carpenters, Sam Riddle Carpenters, Sam Riddle - Sounds Like the Navy(2xLP, Transcription) Sounds Like The Navy, Sounds Like The Navy 71-41, 71-43 US 1971 Vender esta versión
SAML-934561 Carpenters - A Song For You diseño del album Carpenters A Song For You (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SAML-934561 New Zealand 1972 Vender esta versión
SP-3519 Carpenters - Now & Then diseño del album Carpenters Now & Then (Album) A&M Records SP-3519 Barbados 1973 Vender esta versión
SP 3556 Carpenters - Ahora y Entonces diseño del album Carpenters Ahora y Entonces(LP, Album) A&M Records SP 3556 Argentina 1973 Vender esta versión
GSW 301 / 2 Carpenters - Live In Japan diseño del album Carpenters Live In Japan (Album) A&M Records GSW 301 / 2 Japan 1974 Vender esta versión
SP-4530 Carpenters - Horizon diseño del album Carpenters Horizon (Album) A&M Records SP-4530 US 1975 Vender esta versión
28 335 XOT Carpenters - Live At The Palladium diseño del album Carpenters Live At The Palladium (Album) A&M Records 28 335 XOT Germany 1976 Vender esta versión
OR 4581 Carpenters - A Kind Of Hush diseño del album Carpenters A Kind Of Hush (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records OR 4581 US 1976 Vender esta versión
AMLK64703 Carpenters - Passage diseño del album Carpenters Passage (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLK64703 Israel 1977 Vender esta versión
31C 064 61916 Carpenters - Christmas Portrait diseño del album Carpenters Christmas Portrait (Album, Comp) A&M Records 31C 064 61916 Brazil 1978 Vender esta versión
AMLK 63723 Carpenters - Made In America diseño del album Carpenters Made In America (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLK 63723 UK 1981 Vender esta versión
SP-4954 Carpenters - Voice Of The Heart diseño del album Carpenters Voice Of The Heart (Album) A&M Records SP-4954 Canada 1983 Vender esta versión
C 38253 Carpenters - An Old-Fashioned Christmas diseño del album Carpenters An Old-Fashioned Christmas (Album) A&M Records C 38253 Australia & New Zealand 1984 Vender esta versión
LPR-73080 Carpenters - Lovelines diseño del album Carpenters Lovelines (Album) A&M Records LPR-73080 Mexico 1989 Vender esta versión
POCM-1819 Carpenters - Lovelines diseño del album Carpenters Lovelines(CD, Album, Promo, RE) A&M Records POCM-1819 Japan 1993 Vender esta versión
540 251-2 Carpenters - Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration diseño del album Carpenters Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration (Comp) A&M Records 540 251-2 UK 1994 Vender esta versión
069490880-4 Carpenters - As Time Goes By diseño del album Carpenters As Time Goes By (Album) A&M Records 069490880-4 Indonesia 2001 Vender esta versión
B0029419-02 Carpenters - Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra diseño del album Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Album) A&M Records, Universal Music Group B0029419-02 US 2018 Vender esta versión
TEL 960213 Carpenters - The Carpenters diseño del album The Carpenters* The Carpenters(CD, Album, RE) ARC Records TEL 960213 Europe Unknown Vender esta versión
R105-19 Carpenters - Christmas With The Carpenters diseño del album Carpenters Christmas With The Carpenters(2xCD) Time Life Music, A&M Records R105-19 US Unknown Vender esta versión

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stanleyainsworth

stanleyainsworth

30 de julio de 2018
I love Karen always have I'm 60 yrs old and I still cry when I listen to you guys music. I've always felt I could have helped her . maybe not . But I still miss her I think she is the greatest, I'll miss her till I die, and hopefully after. You guys created something that is magical , will not ever be redone . It hurts to think she is gone , I loved her so much. and Richard your almost as good as Karen, and I still respect you. Your music made people feel good about themselves. Karen's voice is amazing, like the perfect rose' . I love her and you too.Thank you for all the music you have created.
Xercus

Xercus

3 de enero de 2017
Yep, they were an amazing duo. Then again, if it were not for Karen Carpenter's alto voice, the whole thing would be mediocre. However, Richard managed to make her that little bit better and so it all made for a decade of solidity from a duo that really delivered the goods.
I personally don't see the point in everything being changed over and over by Richard through the years though (even if ever so slightly). Still I think he took the new times in and tried to his best ability and by all means, it is in reality almost never for the worse. Still I never got the point of these alterations... It worked in the original incarnation of the songs as well :)
rosesred

rosesred

30 de mayo de 2015
Such an amazing duo!

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