Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

See Wishlist
A Song For You
 
See larger image
 

A Song For You

10 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for 5.99 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Srl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
4:39
30
2
2:59
30
3
2:48
30
4
2:56
30
5
3:58
30
6
0:27
30
7
3:07
30
8
1:48
30
9
2:01
30
10
3:52
30
11
3:55
30
12
3:44
30
13
0:55

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 1972 A&M Records
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 37:09
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001KRHYZQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,740 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
17
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 22 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By LEON HERMAN on 5 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
This smooth, relaxing album is a classic from The Carpenters. Karens' voice eases your troubles as she takes you through 12 songs and ends with a reprise of the title track which also starts the album, "A Song For You". This song is a true masterpiece, Karens' voice pulls on the strength of the instruments and draws them into angelic pitch with her haunting tones. This is one of their first album releases and from listening to the songs it's easy to see how they've acclaimed so many loyal fans. Song two on the album cannot be compared to another, "Top of the World", a top ten single of the early 70's, the stomping pop, easy melody and fun lyrics make it impossible to not sing along to it! I especially like the unmistakeable Carpenter harmonies in that song.
Track three, "Hurting Each Other" is a raw, hearty 1970's song, with a thunderous chorus.
"It's Going to Take Sometime" slots into 4th place, a typical 3 minute song of its' era, not one of my favourites, perhaps because it's missing The Carpenters' lyrical touch, for this song is written by Carole King, a strong artist in her own right.
"Goodbye to Love" follows, a slower love song, with a ballad-breaking electric guitar intro and ending, a new rebel style, or so the critics thought at the time. Next is a 23 second almost a capella harmony titled, "Intermission".
Song 7 was used in a film of the same title, "Bless the Beast and the Children". A beautiful song to bridge the album, a song to inspire a rosey future for our children, not to judge but to give everyone a choice.
Title 8, "Flat Baroque", shows off Richards' musical talents, 100% intrumental song, led by flute and piano.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 11 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
Containing four of their classic songs, this album served to further enhance the already considerable reputation of the Carpenters.

Tony Peluso plays the incredible guitar solo on Goodbye to love. He subsequently worked with the Carpenters for several years, acting as DJ on the oldies medley on Now and then, the follow-up album to this one and again on the intro to Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, on Passage.

The Carpenters never planned to release Top of the world as a single but Lynn Anderson (who had a worldwide hit with Rose garden the year before) recorded a version for the country market and it was a huge success in the country charts. Meanwhile, the original Carpenters version was released as a single in Japan, where it went gold. The Carpenters finally got the message and released their version as a single elsewhere.

Two other world-famous classics (Hurting each other, I won't last a day without you) helped to ensure the success of the album. Other highlights here include the title track, It's going to take some time and Bless the beasts and children.

Richard Carpenter says that this is one of his two favorite Carpenters albums. It's not difficult to see why.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Reid TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 April 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I think of this album as the end of the first phase of the Carpenters' career, where they were moving from the highly-produced, multi-tracked Carpenters sound towards the later records where Karen's beautiful voice was really all that mattered. It contains the best of both phases and is, for me, probably their best album of all.

"A Song For You" and "Top of the World" have been rightly acclaimed and successful.

But it is "Goodbye to Love" that is for me the stand-out track - probably the best they ever made. Here we have the muti-tracked vocals linked with a beautiful melody, haunting words and a great arrangement. Tony Peluso's guitar soars. This was one of Karen Carpenter's favourite tracks, and rightly so.

On what was side two, Richard has a couple of slots and he deserves them - he is a great composer, competent pianist and singer and a superb arranger. So "Flat Baroque" and "Piano Picker" are well worth their places on the album.

If I had to recommend one Carpenters' album to buy, this would probably be it. It has a bit of everything that made the Carpenters great. Highly recommended and, without hesitation, five stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Red Roy on 23 Dec 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Brilliant album. The Song for you track, is one of the carpenters best songs.Great saxophone solo. Other tracks that are not as well known as there favourites ,on the album are great too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JOHN on 27 Oct 2011
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Karen and Richard Carpenter surely represent one of the all time greats. Tight vocals delivered perfectly, as ever by Karen and harmonies that can move you to tears. Beautiful and only a small sample of their creative efforts. Simply terrific.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. S. Moorhouse on 19 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
Having been around in the 1970s, when this recording was first released, I can remember clearly the tremendous reception it received on radio stations and by others who took their popular music seriously. Updating my copy, many years later, by buying a CD version, it was a pleasant surprise to hear the beautiful melodic sounds of that record once again. Karen Carpenter's voice never sounded silkier, or more entrancing. Her control was always exquisite. The harmonies on some tracks may sound a bit sweet to the ears of today's pop pundits, but in those far-off days we all adored this sound.

As a musical collection, the 13 tracks form (to my way of thinking) the most satisfying and unified album the Carpenters produced. There is a theme running through the tracks, starting with the thoughtful A Song For You, which is also reprised as the album's final track. The full impact of Karen's low-register voice is at its most thrilling on the lilting It's Going To Take Some Time, and that other tearjerker I Won't Last A Day Without You. Just for fun, there's even a snappy little piano piece by brother Richard Carpenter titled simply Piano Picker.

All in all, a wonderful album which provides a perfect platform for their talents.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category