The Carpenters - Now & Then (1973) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

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The Carpenters - Now & Then (1973) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

The Carpenters - Now & Then
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1973 | Genre: Pop | Label: A&M | SP-3519 | US pressing

The Carpenters - Now & Then (1973) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

"Now & Then" is the fifth album from The Carpenters, released on May 9, 1973. In Cash Box Year-End Charts of 1973, Now & Then appeared at number 20.
The song "Sing" reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number-one on the easy listening chart, and it became the group's seventh gold single.
Side "B" of the album featured an oldies medley. The medley starts with the Carpenters' original, "Yesterday Once More". Tony Peluso, the Carpenters' electric guitarist, is heard as a radio DJ throughout the medley, which included such songs as "The End of the World", "Dead Man's Curve", "Johnny Angel" and "One Fine Day".
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The Carpenters were the US-born Grammy-winning duo whose string of easy-listening hits in the 70s, including “Top of The World”, “Only Yesterday” and “Please Mr Postman”, put them among the best-selling acts in music.
Brother and sister Richard and Karen Carpenter first tried to launch their musical career in the mid 1960s but it was not until 1969 that they were signed to A&M Records. Their debut album was Offering (1969) – later repackaged as Ticket to Ride.
The second album Close To You spawned the hit "(They Long to Be) Close to You" which was their first No.1. This was swiftly followed by "We've Only Just Begun", a song which would later be covered by many other artists. The album went on to win two Grammys, with their brand of inoffensive pop finding many fans - though the critics were less keen.
Their best-selling album, Carpenters, was released in 1971. It was the third of a long string of successful albums released in rapid succession in the 1970s. A slew of hit singles accompanied their album successes, including "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Goodbye to Love", "Sing", and "Yesterday Once More". Their success meant that they made many television appearances and concert tours.
By the late 1970s their star was beginning to fade, though they remained successful. The toll of their schedules was beginning to tell as Richard developed an addiction to Quaaludes. While Richard recovered from his addiction, Karen recorded a solo album: but Karen Carpenter was not released until 1996, 13 years after her death from anorexia nervosa.
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Track Listing:

A1. Sing
A2. This Masquerade
A3. Heather
A4. Jambalaya
A5. I Can't Make Music
B1. Medley of:
- Yesterday Once More
- Fun, Fun, Fun
- The End of the World
- Da Doo Ron Ron
- Deadman's Curve
- Johnny Angel
- The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
- Our Day Will Come
- One Fine Day

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