Song For You CD (1999)

Artist: Carpenters

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Label Uni/a&m
SKU 60078365
UPC 082839351126
UPC 14 00082839351126
Format CD
Release Date 1/12/1999
Author Carpenters
Associated Artist/Work Taliesin Orchestra
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Technical Info
Engineer Ray Gerhardt
Producer Jack Daugherty
CatalogID 3935112
Lable Name A&M (USA)
Released 01/12/1999
Original Release 1972
Number of Discs 1
Length 36m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00082839351126
Musical Guests
Hal Blaine
Tim Weisberg
Album Notes and Credits
The Carpenters: Karen Carpenter (vocals, drums); Richard Carpenter (keyboards, background vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Louie Shelton, Tony Peluso (guitar); Red Rhodes (steel guitar); Bob Messenger (tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute); Tim Weisberg (bass flute); Earl Dumler (oboe, English horn); Norm Herzberg (bassoon); Joe Osborn (bass); Hal Blaine (drums).
Digitally remastered by Richard Carpenter.
The Carpenters: Karen Carpenter (vocals, drums); Richard Carpenter (vocals, keyboards).
Additional personnel: Tony Peluso, Louie Shelton (guitar); Red Rhodes (steel guitar); Bob Messenger (tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute); Tim Weisberg (bass flute); Earl Dumler (oboe, English horn); Norm Hertzberg (bassoon); Joe Osborn (bass); Hal Blaine (drums).
Personnel: Tony Peluso (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Richard Carpenter (vocals, keyboards); Karen Carpenter (vocals, drums); Red Rhodes (guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar); Louie Shelton (guitar); Bob Messenger (flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone, wind); Tim Weisberg (flute, bass flute); Earl Dumler (oboe, English horn, wind); Norm Herzberg (bassoon, wind); Hal Blaine (drums).
Audio Remixer: Roger Young.
Liner Note Author: Richard Carpenter .
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; A&N Studios.
Photographer: Jim McCrary.
Arranger: Richard Carpenter .
A SONG FOR YOU, Karen and Richard Carpenter's fourth album, is an unusual record. Alongside the usual million-selling hits, here including "Top of the World," "Hurting Each Other," "Goodbye To Love," and the film theme "Bless The Beasts And Children," A SONG FOR YOU contains a number of brief instrumentals designed to showcase Richard Carpenter's keyboard and arranging skills. Elsewhere, sibling Karen sings as beautifully as ever, and her dusky, clear alto is at its most expressive. The CD was remastered by Richard Carpenter in 1998 as part of a general overhaul of the Carpenters' A&M catalogue. A limited-edition Japanese release features 32-bit digital remastering and an LP-style slipcase.
Artist Overview
The brother and sister duo of Karen and Richard Carpenter were purveyors of a exquisitely crafted pop sound that garnered them a enormous string of Top 10 hits in the 1970s. Employing first-call sidemen, compositions from top writers like Bacharach-David and Paul Williams, and innovative, harmony-laden production, Richard Carpenter created an ideal, wonderfully slick bed for Karen's angelic voice. Unfortunately remembered almost as much for Karen's 1982 anorexia-related death as for their music, the Carpenters brought a truly innovative sound to the soft-rock genre.
Disc 1
1 Song For You, A
2 Top Of The World
3 Hurting Each Other
4 It's Going To Take Some Time
5 Goodbye To Love
6 Intermission
7 Bless The Beasts And The Children
8 Flat Baroque
9 Piano Picker
10 I Won't Last A Day Without You
11 Crystal Lullaby
12 Road Ode
13 Song For You, A - (reprise)

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