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The Carpenters Vinyl Record Albums

The Carpenters were a 1970s vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. With their brand of melodic pop, they charted a score of hit recordings on the American Top 40, becoming leading exponents of the "soft rock" or adult contemporary genre and ranking among the foremost recording artists of the decade.During the mid to late 1960s, the two attempted to launch a musical career but failed to gain a successful recording deal until the decade's end. In May 1966 Karen joined Richard in attending a late night session in the garage studio of L.A. bassist Joe Osborn, where Richard was to accompany an auditioning vocalist. Asked to sing, Karen performed and landed a short-lived recording contract as a solo artist with Osborn's fledgling label Magic Lamp. The resulting single included two of Richard's compositions, "Looking for Love" and "I'll Be Yours," but the label soon folded, bringing this promising start to a close.During this period, the pair, joined by bassist friend Wes Jacobs, formed the Richard Carpenter Trio, a jazz instrumental group. Winning the Hollywood Bowl "Battle of the Bands" in 1966, the trio was picked up by the RCA label. The label chose not to release their songs, however, and doubting their commercial potential, RCA soon dropped the trio. Richard and Karen next teamed with four other student musicians from Long Beach State to form the sextet Spectrum. Although the new group landed club dates at such venues as the Whisky A Go-Go, no record deal was forthcoming. Nevertheless, the experience proved rewarding for the siblings, as Richard found a lyricist for his original compositions in fellow Spectrum member John Bettis.After Spectrum folded, the Carpenters decided to continue as a duo, with Richard on keyboards, Karen on drums, and both contributing vocals. Hired to perform at a party for the premiere of the 1969 film Goodbye, Mr. Chips, they were noticed by its star, Petula Clark. She introduced them to Herb Alpert, who signed the duo to his label, A&M Records. Their initial LP, titled Offering, featured numerous selections that Richard had written or co-written during their Spectrum period. The most significant track on the album, though, was a ballad rendition of The Beatles' hit "Ticket to Ride", which soon became a minor hit for the Carpenters, and the LP was subsequently repackaged and retitled Ticket to Ride with somewhat improved sales.

 

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Title

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Catalog Number

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LP
A Song For You
The Carpenters
A Song For You
1972
SP-3511
A&M Records Label; Still sealed
SS
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LP
A Song For You
The Carpenters
A Song For You
1971
SP-3511
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Includes the original inner liner lyric sleeve; Track listing: A Song For You; Top Of The World; Hurting Each Other; It's Going To Take Some Time; Goodbye To Love; Intermission; Bless The Beasts And The Children; Fat Baroque; Piano Picker; I Won't Last A Day Without You; Crystal Lullaby; Road Ode; A Song For You (Reprise)
NM-/NM-
$29.99
LP
A Song For You
The Carpenters
A Song For You
1971
SP-3511
A&M Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record appears new; Includes the original inner liner lyric sleeve; Track listing: A Song For You; Top Of The World; Hurting Each Other; It's Going To Take Some Time; Goodbye To Love; Intermission; Bless The Beasts And The Children; Fat Baroque; Piano Picker; I Won't Last A Day Without You; Crystal Lullaby; Road Ode; A Song For You (Reprise)
VG+/NM-
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LP
A Song For You
The Carpenters
A Song For You
1972
SMAS-94398
A&M Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record has minor scuffs; Club edition; Includes the original inner liner lyric sleeve; Track listing: A Song For You; Top Of The World; Hurting Each Other; It's Going To Take Some Time; Goodbye To Love; Intermission; Bless The Beasts And The Children; Fat Baroque; Piano Picker; I Won't Last A Day Without You; Crystal Lullaby; Road Ode; A Song For You (Reprise)
VG+/VG+
$12.99
LP
The Carpenters
The Carpenters
The Carpenters
1971
SP-3502
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Envelope style album cover
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
The Carpenters
The Carpenters
The Carpenters
1971
SP-3502
A&M Records Label
VG+/VG+
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LP
Christmas Portrait
The Carpenters
Christmas Portrait
1978
SP-4726
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Includes the original inner lyric/credit liner sleeve; Track listing: O Come O Come Immanuel; Deck The Hall; I Saw Three Ships; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Away In A Manger; What Child Is This; Carol Of The Bells; O Come Al YeFaithful (Adeste Fideles); Christmas Waltz; Sleigh Ride; It's Christmas Time / Sleep Well Little Children; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town; Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire); Silent Night; Jingle Bells; First Snowfall / Let It Snow; Carol Of The Bells; Merry Christmas Darling; I'll Be Home For Christmas; Christ Is Born; Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas; Ave Maria
NM-/NM-
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LP
Christmas Portrait
The Carpenters
Christmas Portrait
1978
SP 5171
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Includes the original inner lyric/credit liner sleeve; Track listing: O Come O Come Immanuel; Deck The Hall; I Saw Three Ships; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Away In A Manger; What Child Is This; Carol Of The Bells; O Come Al YeFaithful (Adeste Fideles); Christmas Waltz; Sleigh Ride; It's Christmas Time / Sleep Well Little Children; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town; Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire); Silent Night; Jingle Bells; First Snowfall / Let It Snow; Carol Of The Bells; Merry Christmas Darling; I'll Be Home For Christmas; Christ Is Born; Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas; Ave Maria
NM-/NM-
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LP
Christmas Portrait
The Carpenters
Christmas Portrait
1978
SP 3210
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Includes the original inner liner lyric sleeve; Track listing: O Come O Come Immanuel; Deck The Hall; I Saw Three Ships; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Away In A Manger; What Child Is This; Carol Of The Bells; O Come Al Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles); Christmas Waltz; Sleigh Ride; It's Christmas Time Sleep Well Little Children; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town; Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire); Silent Night; Jingle Bells; First Snowfall Let It Snow; Carol Of The Bells; Merry Christmas Darling; I'll Be Home For Christmas; Christ Is Born; Winter Wonderland Silver Bells White Christmas; Ave Maria
NM-/NM-
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LP
Christmas Portrait
The Carpenters
Christmas Portrait
1978
SP 3210
A&M Records Label
VG+/VG+
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LP
Christmas Portrait
The Carpenters
Christmas Portrait
1978
SP 4726
A&M Records Label; Album cover appears new; Record has minor scratches
NM-/VG
$9.99
LP
Close to You
The Carpenters
Close to You
1970
SP 4271
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Track listing: We've Only Just Begun; Love Is Surrender; Maybe It's You; Reason To Believe; Help!; (They Long To Be) Close To You; Baby It's You; I'll Never Fall In Love Again; Crescent Noon; Mr. Guder; I Kept On Loving You; Another Song
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
Close to You
The Carpenters
Close to You
1970
SP 4271
A&M Records Label; Minor wear on album cover and record label; Track listing: We've Only Just Begun; Love Is Surrender; Maybe It's You; Reason To Believe; Help!; (They Long To Be) Close To You; Baby It's You; I'll Never Fall In Love Again; Crescent Noon; Mr. Guder; I Kept On Loving You; Another Song
VG+/VG+
$12.99
LP
Horizon
The Carpenters
Horizon
1975
SP 4530
A&M Records Label; Still sealed (unopened); Includes the original inner photo/lyric liner sleeve; Track listing: Aurora; Only Yesterday; Desperado; Please Mr. Postman; I Can Dream Can't I; Solitaire; Happy; (I'm Caught Between) Goodbye And I Love You; Love Me For What I Am; Eventide
SS
$39.99
LP
Horizon
The Carpenters
Horizon
1975
SP 4530
A&M Records Label; Includes the original inner photo/lyric liner sleeve; Track listing: Aurora, Only Yesterday, Desperado, Please Mr. Postman, I Can Dream Can't I, Solitaire, Happy, (I'm Caught Between) Goodbye And I Love You, Love Me For What I Am, Eventide
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
Horizon
The Carpenters
Horizon
1975
SP 4530
A&M Records Label; Includes the original inner photo/lyric liner sleeve; Track listing: Aurora, Only Yesterday, Desperado, Please Mr. Postman, I Can Dream Can't I, Solitaire, Happy, (I'm Caught Between) Goodbye And I Love You, Love Me For What I Am, Eventide
VG/VG+
$9.99
LP
There's A Kind Of Hush
The Carpenters
A Kind Of Hush
1976
SP 4581
A&M Records Label; Includes the original inner photo/lyric liner sleeve; Track listing: There's a Kind of Hush, You, Sandy, Goofus, Can't Smile Without You, I Need to Be in Love, One More Time, Boat to Sail, I Have You, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
There's A Kind Of Hush
The Carpenters
A Kind Of Hush
1976
SP 4581
A&M Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record has minor scuffs; Includes the original inner photo/song title/lyric/credit liner sleeve; Track listing: There's a Kind of Hush; You; Sandy; Goofus; Can't Smile Without You; I Need to Be in Love; One More Time; Boat to Sail; I Have You; Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
VG+/VG+
$12.99
LP
Live At The Palladium
The Carpenters
Live At The Palladium
1976
AMLS 68403
A&M Records Label;Album cover and record appear new; Import from England; Track listing: Flat Baroque; There's A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World); Jambalaya (On The Bayou); Piano Picker; Strike Up The Band; S'Wonderful; Fascinatin' Rhythm; Warsaw Concerto; From This Moment On; (They Long To Be) Close To You; For All We Know; Top Of The World; Ticket To Ride; Only Yesterday; I Won't Last A Day Without You; Hurting Each Other; Superstar; Rainy Days And Mondays; Goodbye To Love; We've Only Just Begun
NM-/NM-
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LP
Made In America
The Carpenters
Made In America
1981
SP 3723
A & M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Includes the original inner liner photo sleeve; Track listing: Those Good Old Dreams; Strength Of A Woman; (Want You) Back In My Life Again; When You've Got What It Takes; Somebody's Been Lyin'; I Believe You; Touch Me When We're Dancing; When It's Gone (It's Just Gone); Beechwood 4-5789; Because We Are In Love (The Wedding Song)
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
Now & Then
The Carpenters
Now & Then
1974
QU-53519
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Original first pressing; Quadraphonic recording; Double gatefold cover; Includes the original inner song title/lyric/credit liner sleeve; Track listing: Sing; This Masquerade; Heather; Jambalaya (On The Bayou); I Can't Make Music; Yesterday Once More; Fun Fun Fun; The End Of The World; Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home); Deadman's Curve; Johnny Angel; The Night Has A Thousand Eyes; Our Day Will Come; One Fine Day; Yesterday Once More/Reprise
NM-/NM-
$39.99
LP
Now & Then
The Carpenters
Now & Then
1973
SP 3519
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Original first pressing; Double gatefold cover; Includes the original inner song title/lyric/credit liner sleeve; Track listing: Sing; This Masquerade; Heather; Jambalaya (On The Bayou); I Can't Make Music; Yesterday Once More; Fun Fun Fun; The End Of The World; Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home); Deadman's Curve; Johnny Angel; The Night Has A Thousand Eyes; Our Day Will Come; One Fine Day; Yesterday Once More/Reprise
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
Now & Then
The Carpenters
Now & Then
1973
SP 3519
A&M Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record appears new; Original first pressing; Double gatefold cover; Includes the original inner song title/lyric/credit liner sleeve; Track listing: Sing; This Masquerade; Heather; Jambalaya (On The Bayou); I Can't Make Music; Yesterday Once More; Fun Fun Fun; The End Of The World; Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home); Deadman's Curve; Johnny Angel; The Night Has A Thousand Eyes; Our Day Will Come; One Fine Day; Yesterday Once More/Reprise
VG+/NM-
$12.99
LP
Now & Then
The Carpenters
Now & Then
1973
SP 3519
A&M Records Label; Double gatefold cover
VG/VG+
$9.99
LP
An Old Fashioned Christmas
The Carpenters
An Old Fashioned Christmas
1984
SP 3270
A&M Records Label
NM-/NM-
$29.99
LP
Passage
The Carpenters
Passage
1977
SP 4703
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Gatefold cover with lyrics inside; Track listing: B'Wana She No Home; All You Get From Love Is A Love Song; I Just Fall In Love Again; On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada / Don't Cry For Me Argentina (From The Opera ''Evita''); Sweet Sweet Smile; Two Sides; Man Smart Woman Smarter; Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day)
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
Passage
The Carpenters
Passage
1977
SP 4703
A&M Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record has minor scuffs; Gatefold cover with lyrics inside; Track listing: B'Wana She No Home; All You Get From Love Is A Love Song; I Just Fall In Love Again; On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada / Don't Cry For Me Argentina (From The Opera ''Evita''); Sweet Sweet Smile; Two Sides; Man Smart Woman Smarter; Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day)
VG+/VG+
$12.99
LP
The Singles 1969-1973
The Carpenters
The Singles 1969-1973
1973
SP 3601
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Gatefold cover; Track listing: We've Only Just 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
NM-/NM-
$19.99
LP
The Singles 1969-1973
The Carpenters
The Singles 1969-1973
1973
SP 3601
A&M Records Label
VG+/VG+
$12.99
LP
The Singles 1969-1973
The Carpenters
The Singles 1969-1973
1973
SP 3601
A&M Records Label; Album cover has ring and edge wear; Record has minor scuffs
VG/VG+
$9.99
LP
Ticket To Ride
The Carpenters
Ticket To Ride
1970
SP 4205
A&M Records Label
VG+/VG+
$10.99
LP
Ticket To Ride
The Carpenters
Ticket To Ride
1970
MFP 50431
MFP Records Label; Import from England
VG+/NM-
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LP
Voice Of The Heart
The Carpenters
Voice Of The Heart
1984
SP-4954
A&M Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Includes the original inner photo/song title/lyric/credit liner sleeve; Track listing: Now; Sailing On The Tide; You're Enough; Make Believe It's Your First Time; Two Lives; At The End Of A Song; Ordinary Fool; Prime Time Love; Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore; Look To Your Dreams
NM-/NM-
$14.99
LP
Voice Of The Heart
The Carpenters
Voice Of The Heart
1984
SP-4954
A&M Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record has minor scuffs; Includes the original inner photo/song title/lyric/credit liner sleeve; Track listing: Now; Sailing On The Tide; You're Enough; Make Believe It's Your First Time; Two Lives; At The End Of A Song; Ordinary Fool; Prime Time Love; Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore; Look To Your Dreams
VG+/VG+
$9.99
LP
Yesterday Once More
The Carpenters
Yesterday Once More
1983
SE 1024
A&M Records Label; Album cover like new with a crease on back; Records appear new; Double record set; Track listing: Yesterday Once More; Superstar; Rainy Days And Mondays; Goodbye To Love; It's Going To Take Some Time; Beechwood 4-5789; (Want You) Back In My Life; Ticket To Ride; Sweet Sweet Smile; I Won't Last A Day Without You; For All We Know; Touch Me When Were Dancing; Hurting Each Other; Please Mr Postman; I Need To Be In Love; All You Get From Love Is A Love Song; Only Yesterday; The Masquerade; Top Of The World; Because We Are In Love (The Wedding Song); We've Only Just Begun; Those Good Old Dreams; Sing; (They Long To Be) Close To You
NM-/NM-
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