It was a toss-up between that and the SACD, and I chose the latter simply because of the Annie Leibovitz pic which was always one of my favorites. Sorry if I was being a little selfish here Harry! LOLSince SINGLES 1969-1973 wasn't included in the list, I couldn't vote for it, but I always found that one to be pretty classy with it's gold logo on a brown field. Still, the tan album is where the logo was originally used, so it's fitting to choose it as my favorite.
After MIA, (1981), I've always considered album releases as compilation albums, even though there are some real gems on those albums after 1981, for a true Carpenter fan, the album release should span from 1969 to 1981.....am I being too picky?
Actually, with the exception of A Song For You, most of the other albums were cut on either Steinway A, B or D models oddly enough. Richard intentionally wanted to try something different for the '72 album, where I believe he credits baldwin. I have pictures of the piano he used on that album - still in pristine condition!P.S.: I love Richard's Wurlitzer/Baldwin piano sound. I must be the only person in the world who doesn't like Steinway as I find them too harsh and bright.
Well I guess you could say "posthumous" studio albums if you're talking about anything post-'81 that was actually done top-to-bottom in the studio and released after Karen's death (excluding TV recuts and such like with As Time Goes By). That's why I said "primarily studio" when I wrote the thread. Okay...so I cheated a littleAfter MIA, (1981), I've always considered album releases as compilation albums, even though there are some real gems on those albums after 1981, for a true Carpenter fan, the album release should span from 1969 to 1981.....am I being too picky?
A very good photo of Richard on the rear of the cover, they were so close, that his lose was just enormous and ultimately irreplaceable."Horizon" wins for me, but I also love the "Hush" cover for the artistic flourishes. VOTH is stunning. But Richard's not on the cover.