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

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.
 

close2u

Randy Schmidt
Mine was #40 something a couple days ago so if it’s in the 70’s now than the limited edition #’s are going to sell out pretty quickly. I wanted the 8x10 frameable print as well.
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.
 

Rick-An Ordinary Fool

Honolulu City Lights
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.
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.
 

Carpe diem

Well-Known Member
The pre-ordered "Special Editions" will be signed and numbered in gold (in advance) and include a frameable 8x10. But yes, I will gladly sign copies of the book at the event in April, too. And I will have copies of Little Girl Blue and Yesterday Once More on hand, too.
Thank you Randy for answering my question. It's going to be so great to meet you!
 

Guitarmutt

Active Member
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.
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.
 

close2u

Randy Schmidt
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.
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.
 

Carpe diem

Well-Known Member
Hi Mark! Great question . . .

OFFERING
CLOSE TO YOU
CARPENTERS
A SONG FOR YOU
NOW & THEN
THE SINGLES 1969-1973
HORIZON
A KIND OF HUSH
PASSAGE
CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT
MADE IN AMERICA
VOICE OF THE HEART
AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Richard Carpenter: TIME
LOVELINES
Karen Carpenter: KAREN CARPENTER
Richard Carpenter: PIANIST ARRANGER COMPOSER CONDUCTOR
AS TIME GOES BY
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.
 

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/
 

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
."
 

Rick-An Ordinary Fool

Honolulu City Lights
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/
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!!
 

close2u

Randy Schmidt
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!!
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
 

AnnaSock

Active Member
I can't wait to read what folks think about Karen's solo album. Listening to it now- and I love it (still).
Same here! I’m really intrigued as to hear people’s thoughts. I love it too and often have it on in the car.
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
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