The Carpenters T A&M SP 3502 1st Press Gatefold DIE-CUT Cover plus KOOL song tout sticker. STILL SEALED. Has the Embossed Cover. This is a very early production copy,and is the only still sealed/new copy I have ever seen.Very good sound on these early pressings.
Carpenters is the third studio album by the Carpenters. Released on May 14, 1971, it was their most successful studio album ever, reaching number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 12 in the UK. With the hit songs "For All We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "Superstar", Carpenters solidified Karen Carpenter's reputation as one of the most accomplished vocalists of the 20th century.
It has been said that the strength of these recordings is what caused Richard Carpenter to ask his sister to front the band for their live performances instead of playing behind the drums. Amongst many fans, the album has simply been referred to as "The Tan Album", because the original LP cover, complete with overlapping flap, looked like an oversized tan envelope, and is presumably a play on The Beatles' so-called White Album.
In Cash Box 's Top 100 Albums of 1971, Carpenters was listed as one of the year's ten biggest albums. This is the first album to feature the familiar Carpenters logo.
All lead vocals are by Karen, except on the tracks "Druscilla Penny", "Saturday", and the "Walk on By" segment of the Bacharach/David Medley, where Richard Carpenter sings lead vocal, with Karen in the background.
From a nice big batch of premium albums either from my personal collection or of all types of music that I recently acquired from an audiophile.All discs in this collection have been closely inspected! All my albums are stored in a humidity/temperature controlled room. Will combine shipping.
Please click ☞ more from this seller I have several hundred albums for sale!
Buy multiple records and I will ship for discounted rates to Cont'l. US only or Worldwide. Typical Media rates are $6 for 1 LP and Priority rates are $8 for 1 LP. To all my International friends,please shoot me a list of LP's you want and I will weigh/get actual shipping charges for you. No charge for PayPal. Thanks for looking!
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