Carpenters

Also known as Carpenders, Carpenter, Carpenter—Carpenter, Carpenters, The, Karen And Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter/Richard Carpenter, Richard & Karen Carpenter, Richard & Karen Carpenter, Richard and Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter / Karen Carpenter
Members of Carpenters: Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://richardandkarencarpenter.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carpenters, http://leadsister.com/, http://www.facebook.com/groups/321040037161/, http://www.onamrecords.com/Carpenters.html, http://kandronline.wix.com/carpenters-online, http://web.singnet.com.sg/~tonytay/carp.htm, http://carpenters.amcorner.com/

Discography of Carpenters:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Yesterday Once More 27 Audio 1993 A&M Records
2 The Singles 1974-1978 12 Audio 1978 A&M Records
3 The Singles 1969-1973 12 Audio 1973 A&M Records
4 The Singles 1969-1973 14 Audio 1973 A&M Records
5 Horizon 10 Audio 1975 A&M Records
6 Christmas Song / Merry Christmas Darling 2 Audio 1977 A&M Records
7 Passage 8 Audio A&M Records
8 A&M Gold Series - Carpenters 18 Audio 1991 A&M Records
9 Interpretations 11 Audio 2003
10 Carpenters Gold: Greatest Hits 15 Audio 2002
11 Goodbye To Love 2 Audio 1972 A&M Records
12 Yesterday Once More 2 Audio 1973 A&M Records
13 Now & Then 17 Audio 1989 A&M Records
14 The Singles 1969-1973 12 Audio 1991 A&M Records
15 (They Long To Be) Close To You 2 Audio 1970-08-00
16 Close To You 12 Audio 1970 A&M Records
17 Now & Then 16 Audio 1973 A&M Records
18 Horizon 10 Audio A&M Records
19 We've Only Just Begun 2 Audio 1970
20 Reminiscing 21 Audio 1988 PolyTel
21 Bad Hangover / Carpenter 2 Audio 2002 L.A. International (2)
22 Carpenters 17 Audio 1971-05-14
23 The Singles 1969-1973 12 Audio 1973-11-09
24 Carpenters 17 Audio 1971 A&M Records
25 Now & Then 18 Audio 1973 A&M Records
26 Please Mr Postman 2 Audio 1974 A&M Records
27 Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Collection 21 Audio 1994 A&M Records
28 Christmas Portrait 21 Audio 1987-08-24
29 (They Long To Be) Close To You 2 Audio 1970 A&M Records
30 Yesterday Once More / Road Ode 2 Audio 1973
31 Best Selection 18 Audio Echo (4)
32 The Singles 1969-1973 12 Audio 1973
33 The Singles 1974-1978 12 Audio 1978 A&M Records
34 Yesterday Once More / Superstar 4 Audio 1994 A&M Records
35 Carpenters Gold 40 Audio 2005 A&M Records
36 Now & Then 8 Audio 1974
37 Collection 53 Audio 1977 A&M Records
38 Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day) 2 Audio 1977 A&M Records
39 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2 Audio 1974 A&M Records
40 Merry Christmas Darling / (They Long To Be) Close To You 2 Audio 1990 A&M Records
41 A Kind Of Hush 10 Audio 1976 A&M Records
42 Now & Then 15 Audio A&M Records
43 Horizon 10 Audio 1975 A&M Records
44 A Kind Of Hush 10 Audio 1976
45 Singles 1969-1981 21 Audio 2000-05-00 A&M Records
46 I Won't Last A Day Without You 2 Audio 1974
47 Close To You 12 Audio 1970-08-19 A&M Records
48 A Kind Of Hush 10 Audio 1976
49 Please Mr. Postman 2 Audio 1974 A&M Records
50 There's A Kind Of Hush 2 Audio 1980 A&M Records


Vocal and instrumental duo

Consisting of American sister [a210671] and brother [a271964]. The Carpenters were the #1 selling American music act of the 1970s. Though often referred to by the public as "The Carpenters", the duo's official name on authorized recordings and press materials is simply Carpenters, without the definite article. During a period in the 1970s when louder and wilder rock was in great demand, Richard and Karen produced a distinctively soft musical style that made them among the best-selling music artists of all time.

Carpenters' melodic pop produced a record-breaking run of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, and they became leading sellers in the soft rock, easy listening and adult contemporary genres. Carpenters had three #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen #1 hits on the Adult Contemporary Chart. In addition, they had twelve top 10 singles (including their #1 hits). To date, Carpenters' album and single sales total more than 100 million units.

During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, five of which contained top 10 singles ([m84990], [m84975], [m84966], [m85055] and [m85013]), thirty-one singles, five television specials, and one short-lived television series. They toured in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. Their recording career ended with Karen's death in 1983 from cardiac arrest due to complications of anorexia nervosa. Extensive news coverage of the circumstances surrounding her death increased public awareness of the consequences of eating disorders.


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