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"Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography": New Book by Randy Schmidt

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by paul.ashurst, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. CarpentersToYou

    CarpentersToYou What I feel has come and gone before...

    I agree, it is amazing that something like this hasn't seen the light of day yet. Kudos to you, Randy. You're one of the go-getters that every fan set needs and you certainly are appreciated.
     
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  2. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    Just ordered. I’m #81.
     
  3. close2u

    close2u Randy Schmidt

    Just to clarify, your order number will most likely not correspond with the number inside your signed copy of the book. Every order generated is assigned an order number. Some people order more than one book under that number, others cancel their order but the number still exists in the system. I guess you could say the order numbers received on email confirmations are really more of an in-office thing.
     
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  4. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    FL
    So my chances of getting #1 of 100 have greatly increased :laugh:
    I’ll be happy just to get a book like this...something we have all wanted for a long time.
     
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  5. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Thank you Randy for answering my question. It's going to be so great to meet you!
     
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  6. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Just placed my order...Can't wait! :goodie:
     
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  7. Actorman

    Actorman Active Member

    I was #12! :)

    So excited for this book!
     
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  8. Guitarmutt

    Guitarmutt Active Member

    So, I figured I'd try the signed copy w/ tote and sticker. It did not say sold out, and order # was 106. I am thinking it would've said sold out. So maybe it is 106 orders total: signature or not.

    So ism thinking there is a good chance my copy will have some gold ink.
     
  9. close2u

    close2u Randy Schmidt

    Yes, you will have some gold ink! The number 106 includes orders of just the book itself, too, so not just those to be signed/numbered. And we decided that the "limited edition" will be all the books pre-ordered through the site, even if it goes over 100. It will still be quite limited considering it's such a small percentage of the print run, which will be warehoused and delivered at a later date.
     
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  10. Guitarmutt

    Guitarmutt Active Member

    Randy! This is great! Thank you. I cannot attend all festivities forthcoming in the spring. So this little surprise is really making me happy, and I will relish every page of your book. Thank you for all your hard work. I love 'Little Girl Blue' too.
     
  11. Tapdancer

    Tapdancer Active Member

    With "Little Girl Blue", there was a story to be told, and I think Randy Schmidt came up with the perfect cover.

    He's done it again, with Karen here looking as beautiful as she sounds.
     
  12. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    So glad that "OFFERING" will be showcased in this book. As opposed to the TTR repackage. Yes, I know they are the same album musically, great marketing ploy by A&M (made them lots of money). However, "Offering" IS their debut album and should get all the love.
     
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  13. CarpentersToYou

    CarpentersToYou What I feel has come and gone before...

    It only makes sense that the Offering/TTR re-package get a mention.
     
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  14. Just in time for my birthday!

    @ Randy. Just to say thank you and how much I enjoyed your Little Girl Blue book. It is a real labour of love.
     
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  15. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    I follow the hashtag #karencarpenter on Instagram and I’ve just seen this post, it looks like Randy's new book. The image posted contains two previously unreleased photos of Karen at the mic recording her solo album :eek:

    carpentersbook
    PRE-ORDER NOW:
    PRE-ORDER Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography

    MEET THE COMMENTATORS: Paul Steinberg is a writer, journalist, and public health specialist who leads London’s HIV Prevention Program. He's worked as a journalist for the BBC and written for various magazines and print titles, including regular pieces about the Carpenters and their music.

    @carpentersbook on Instagram: “PRE-ORDER NOW: http://carpentersbook.ecwid.com/ MEET THE COMMENTATORS: Paul Steinberg is a writer, journalist, and public health…”

    https://www.instagram.com/carpentersbook/
     
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  16. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    ^^Oh, I love that ! Thanks for alerting us to that, Stephen.
    And, that line by Steinberg:
    "Karen's solo album has been unfairly overlooked,
    hopefully this book can encourage people to listen with open ears
    ."
     
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  17. CarpentersToYou

    CarpentersToYou What I feel has come and gone before...

    It was a thrill seeing those photos today! To have been a fly on the wall during those sessions!
     
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  18. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    FL
    Thank you Stephen.
    I would not have seen these otherwise. They appear to be outtakes from the Bonnie Schiffman photo session. Awesome to see these!!
     
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  19. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to read what folks think about Karen's solo album. Listening to it now- and I love it (still).
     
  20. close2u

    close2u Randy Schmidt

    Yes! There are three images licensed from Claude Mougin, who did the professional "glamour" photography for the solo album, in addition to MANY from the Bonnie Schiffman session. So happy to be able to share these! Also lots of outtakes from album shoots and some never before seen concert and backstage photos. Taking pre-orders for advance copies for a few more weeks. Then it should hit Amazon and B&N for pre-orders around that time.

    Randy
     
  21. AnnaSock

    AnnaSock Member

    UK
    Same here! I’m really intrigued as to hear people’s thoughts. I love it too and often have it on in the car.
     
  22. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    I’m very excited to hear this!
     
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  23. Joeyesterday

    Joeyesterday Active Member

    #185. Looking forward to the book Randy!
     
  24. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

  25. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    FL
    ^^That’s a new Horizon photo too...seen various one from that outside shoot but NOT that one. Love it!!
     
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