Carpenters : Singles 1969-1981

Carpenters : Singles 1969-1981

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This tops any single-CD Carpenters collection previously available in the U.S., adding smashes like I Won't Last a Day Without You; Please Mr. Postman; Only Yesterday , and Touch Me When We're Dancing to (They Long to Be) Close to You; Top of the World; Superstar , and the rest of these pop treasures. 21 tracks, including a version of For All We Know from a British TV special!
This revamped version of the Carpenters' two original Singles LPs may, despite the absence of some Top 40 charters, stand as the definitive single-CD collection of the duo's hits. Included are most of the reasons Karen Carpenter's bring-the-pain vocals are still revered by thrift-shopping college kids and their moms alike. Despite the act's squeaky-clean image, Karen was of course more than touched by tragedy; at least one of the more hopeful of these tunes, "For All We Know," has doubt built right into its title. The best of this is smart, cry-in-your-Evian pop that sounds a lot less dated than it might in your memory. "Close to You" and "Hurting Each Other" are actually soulful claims on their then-new soft-pop tradition, while the towering "Goodbye to Love" is worthy of Rumours-era Christine McVie. Despite some duds, mostly from its later period, 1969-1981 makes its case for this enduring and sometimes classic outfit. --Rickey Wright

1. For All We Know
2. I Believe In You
3. It's Going To Take Some Time
4. We've Only Just Begun
5. Those Good Old Dreams
6. Superstar
7. Rainy Days And Mondays
8. Goodbye To Love
9. All You Get From Love Is A Love Song
10. Top Of The World
11. Only Yesterday
12. Ticket To Ride
13. Hurting Each Other
14. Yesterday Once More
15. Sing
16. Touch Me When We're Dancing
17. Please Mr. Postman
18. I Need To Be In Love
19. I Won't Last A Day Without You
20. (They Long To Be) Close To You
21. For All We Know (Reprise)

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