THE CARPENTERS

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With their light, airy melodies and meticulously crafted, clean arrangements that appealed to a variety of audiences, the Carpenters stood in direct contrast with the excessive, gaudy pop/rock of the '70s; yet they became one of the most popular artists of the decade, scoring 12 Top Ten hits, including three number one singles. Karen Carpenter's calm, pretty voice was the most distinctive element of their music, settling in perfectly amidst the precise, lush arrangements provided by her brother Richard. Though their popularity began to fade as the '70s progressed, the duo continued to make music together until Karen's tragic death in 1983.

The Carpenters formed in the late '60s in Downey, California, after their family moved from their native New Haven, Connecticut. Richard had played piano with a cocktail jazz trio in a handful of local Connecticut nightclubs. Once the family had moved to California, he began to study piano while
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Christmas PortraitChristmas Portrait
Special Edition
A&M 1987
$8.52
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Christmas CollectionChristmas Collection
Remastered
A&M Records 1998
$6.50
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Carpenters Gold (CD) [2 Discs]Carpenters Gold (CD) [2 Discs]
UTV 2004
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THE CARPENTERS Offering album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Offering
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1969
THE CARPENTERS Close To You (aka We've Only Just Begun) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Close To You (aka We've Only Just Begun)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1970
THE CARPENTERS Carpenters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carpenters
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1971
THE CARPENTERS Solo Recien Comenzamos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Recien Comenzamos
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1971
THE CARPENTERS A Song For You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Song For You
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1972
THE CARPENTERS Now & Then album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now & Then
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1973
THE CARPENTERS Horizon (aka Only Yesterday) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horizon (aka Only Yesterday)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1975
THE CARPENTERS A Kind Of Hush album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Kind Of Hush
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1976
THE CARPENTERS Passage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Passage
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1977
THE CARPENTERS Christmas Portrait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christmas Portrait
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1978
THE CARPENTERS Made In America album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Made In America
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1981
THE CARPENTERS Voice Of The Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voice Of The Heart
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1983
THE CARPENTERS An Old-Fashioned Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1984
THE CARPENTERS Lovelines album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lovelines
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1989
THE CARPENTERS As Time Goes By album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
As Time Goes By
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2001

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THE CARPENTERS Live In Japan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Japan
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1974
THE CARPENTERS Live At The Palladium album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Palladium
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1976
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Grandes Exitos - En Vivo
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011

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