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Singles 1969-1973

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct. 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002GEM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,295 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. We've Only Just Begun
  2. Top Of The World
  3. Ticket To Ride
  4. Superstar
  5. Rainy Days And Mondays
  6. Goodbye To Love
  7. Yesterday Once More
  8. It's Going To Take Some Time
  9. Sing
  10. For All We Know
  11. Hurting Each Other
  12. (They Long To Be) Close To You

Product Description

(A&M) 12 tracks

Medium 1
We've Only Begun
Top Of The World
Ticket To Ride
Superstar
Rainy Days And Mondays
Goodbye To Love
Yesterday Once More
It's Going To Take Some Time
Sing
For All We Know
Hurting Each Other
(They Long To Be) Close To You

Customer Reviews

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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This year I celebrate 50 years of music listening pleasure. This album is one of my all time favourites. The early Carpenters was the best and most consistantly good. Karen's voice...oh Karen's voice. Words cannot express the beauty, the perfection of Karen's voice. Every track on here is brilliant and wonderfully sequenced together. I bought this on vinyl in the 70's, on cd in the 90's and now I am listening to it on ipod through my hifi controlled by ipad. Life and technology move on but there has never been anyone before or since to better that voice and this collection of songs.
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By A Customer on 17 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
The first singles album released by the Carpenters back in late 1973 showcased them as one of the best selling artists of the time. 12 perfectly crafted lovesongs, including 9 US million sellers. This was the Carpenters at their best - the early years before the problems set in. Karen sounds brilliant and singing songs that really suited her voice. It includes some of the greatest recordings 'Rainy days and mondays', 'Superstar', 'Yesterday once more' and the redone 'Ticket To Ride'. Simply magic!
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Nice easy listening
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Love the album but the first tape didn't arrive and then the second one arrived broken. I recorded my own version from 180g and put it in the case.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Stars Fall Down From the Sky... 31 Aug. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was not even born when most of these songs were recorded, but I have always secretly liked many of the Carpenters' songs(even though I knew it was totally "uncool" to do so!) For a long time, I wished that I had a "best of" album of the Carpenters' songs. Lo and behold! I recently came across this album. Feeling slightly dorky, I bought it. Well, I was really glad that I did! Karen Carpenter's voice is beautiful -- she really does sound like an angel. Some of the songs do have a bit 70's sap to them ("Sing"), but many others are very moving ("Goodbye to Love," and "Yesterday Once More"). Karen's voice will hold you spellbound, as if she is the only one in the room. It's slightly eerie to hear her voice, knowing that she is not alive, because this recording is so vibrant. A great CD to add to your collection.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Dark Secret... 28 July 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In my youth, I was a great fan of the heavy metal music scene. I was into Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Led Zeppelin; but I harbored a dark secret which would had made me an outcast among my peers. Yes,mama... I wanted to grow up to be a Carpenter!!!

This album is amazing. I listen to it periodically, and it fills my soul with energy. How can anyone not like "Superstar";"Rainy Days and Mondays"; or "Close to You" on one album. Karen Carpenter's vocals are so haunting, no one will be able to resist buying this album after listening to one song!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keren really sings like an angel. 3 Aug. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
No female singer could ever sing like Keren Carpenter does. Her voice is really beautiful like an angel's voice. I can really listen to Carpenters album all day, and doesn't get bored. I really like this album because (as I mentioned before) of Keren voice and Richard's arrangement.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice album! 23 Jan. 2014
By K.C. Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is one of the most definitive albums that the Carpenters ever made. Karen's vocals gleam, especially on "Superstar," which seems to be a slightly different mix. I love the clever arrangement Richard created for "Close To You." Originally released near Christmas (no doubt on many people's lists), this album was a number one. I am certainly impressed by it, and will continue my search to the vinyl copy. If you only want one Carpenters album, this would be a great one to start out with!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's Not To Like? 1 Aug. 1998
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Format: Audio CD
I grew up in the Seventies and mostly could not (and still can't) stand most of the music that I grew up with. The mid-to-late '70s were the times of sappy, banal pop; pompous, overblown arena and prog rock; and last and certainly least, the dreaded DISCO. But some of it climbed out of mediocrity -- or worse -- and actually became timeless. The Carpenters' songs are examples of this. While my friends in high school would have ridiculed me at the time if I had proclaimed myself a big Carpenters fan, secretly I have never lost my affection for most of these songs. "Close To You" and "We've Only Just Begun" are simply perfect soft-pop ballads, and they're more than that. They have permanently ingrained themselves into our American consciousness, and that is no small achievement. Karen's voice was magic, and the layered harmonies are the type of thing that nobody bothers to attempt anymore. And for all of you oh-so-tragically-hip people that feel! compelled to write snide, sarcastic put-downs that they erroneously consider to be clever: Hey, it's OK to like punk, heavy metal, country, jazz, gospel, classical, swing, techno AND soft-pop like the Carpenters. I do. And my diverse record collection is the better for it.
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