1. The new Carpenters recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is now available for preorder! Use this link to preorder, and help us out at the same time. Thank you!

News Carpenters Royal Philharmonic Purchasing, Ordering, Shipping Thread

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Harry, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. GDB2LV

    GDB2LV Active Member

    Target still has the special edition cd on line and I saw it at the store I shop at a couple of weeks ago. So sorry you haven’t received it yet. They should have sent it out in two shipments. Poor customer service.
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  2. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    Jared, so because your order had both the CD & LP they held up your CD because the LP hasn't shipped yet? If so that's pretty bad and worse that you had to ask the person who got it for you as a gift to undue it. There's no telling when the LP will even ship so I don't blame you for cancelling.
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  3. Yes; that’s precisely what happened. I’ll probably pick up a copy at Target (if THEY still have it, that is!) LOL
  4. John Adam

    John Adam Well-Known Member

    ^I hope you at least have the download? I hope you've heard it anyway!^
    I also have seen it at Target lately.
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  5. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    I’ve just had a reply from the Carpenters store saying they have not been advised of any change in the release date. I’ve posted the email below. Let’s hope it’s april as previously promised!


    Thank you for the email.

    I can confirm we have not been advised on a new date.

    Kind Regards


    On behalf of Customer Services
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  6. Yes, John; I at least got something out of Universal! LOL
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  7. GDB2LV

    GDB2LV Active Member

    Target website now says the vinyl release date is 6/21. Amazon still says 4/26. 6 months after the cd and digital versions. Really?
    I hope the powers that be make it worth the extended wait.
  8. GDB2LV

    GDB2LV Active Member

    Barnes and Noble also gives 6/21 as the release date.
  9. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    OMG you got to be kidding me...seriously is this being pushed back again? What in the world is happening? Is there a vinyl shortage or something? :laugh: Closing pressing plants? :laugh:

    If this is true they will have delayed the vinyl 4 times.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  10. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    It'll be the Carpenters 60th Anniversary before these vinyls are delivered :laugh:
  11. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    I’ve just received an email from the carpenters store.....

    Hello Sue,

    Thank you for your reply.

    We have not received any confirmation that there is a change to the release date for this item, and we are unable to comment on the stock/activities of other stores. Your order of Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been pushed back to a release date of the 26th of April. As soon as stock arrives we will ship all orders and you will be sent an email confirmation. However, should you no longer wish to wait, please let us know and we can cancel your order for you.

    Kind regards


    Customer Services

    So fingers crossed!
  12. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    All this crap underscores why the "local record store" is sadly missed. There are a lot of things I like about the modern music business, but there are some things that just can't be duplicated. Local friendly fast service being one.
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  13. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    Amen. It was always a fun time to go browse in a record store, to discover treasures that you didn't know existed. I can think of so many examples of finding things in a record store that wasn't even aware of. And there was nothing like the feeling of going into a store on a release day to find that release that you'd been waiting for, and then making the purchase and taking it home to listen to (or even listen in the car in the cassette or CD age).

    The closest I've come recently to that experience was with the subject of this thread. On release day, I happened to be in a Target store and saw their special bonus track issue on the shelves. Knowing that mine was coming in the mail that day, I didn't get the opportunity to rush home with my treasure. Instead, I had to wait for the mailman.

    And even then I was denied the thrill of the first listen, since the Internet had already provided us with three tracks to sample before the album even came out. It's just not the same anymore. Harrummpphh!
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  14. GDB2LV

    GDB2LV Active Member

    I can tell you from personal experience, working in a record store, both locally owned and or chain types, it was the best 28 years of my life. Something new every Tuesday and it was great getting to hear all the new releases first. I miss the promotional swag as well as meeting the artists sometimes at trade shows or company meetings and events. The free concert tickets. We were so spoiled.
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  15. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Some of my best "music memories" involve seeing a new release that I hadn't been aware of. I still remember walking by our local music store and seeing Herb Alpert's Christmas Album in the rack...I had no idea that was coming out and I had just recently been thinking "Herb should make a Christmas album."

    Once we started selling LPs at the store, the coolest thing was taking the new stuff out of the box and seeing the creative packaging on the LPs. Carpenters albums of course were often creatively packaged even if the front covers were often a little blah. I liked gatefold covers especially. A good CD booklet is cool, but it just doesn't match the coolness of a well-done LP package.
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  16. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    Same here. We were in Chicago for our wedding weekend and the day prior we were walking around Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois, when we stopped into a big record store. I spotted Carpenters LOVELINES, which I hadn't a clue was coming out.

    And then there was another day in a Philly area store where I was checking out with something or other and my eye spotted Lani Hall's LO MEJOR DE LANI in the CD racks just across from the checkout area. As I'd only ever seen it on cassette, this was a big find for me.
  17. Joeyesterday

    Joeyesterday Active Member

    I was in a new local record store today. There's nothing like spending an hour flipping through the albums. Lowered my blood pressure 10 points. I hope vinyl continues to resurge and are available in more brick and mortar stores. (Saw A copy of Herb's Whipped Cream ).
  18. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Miss my days of spending leisurely hours browsing at Tower Records!
  19. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    The best record store I ever visited was in the Champs Elysees in Paris - a Virgin Records store that had no less than five stories. I spent literally hours in that place each visit.
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  20. GDB2LV

    GDB2LV Active Member

    The HMV store in London’s Oxford Circus is amazingly large as well. It would dwarf Tower Records Sunset Blvd Store. I could spend all day there.
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  21. CarpentersToYou

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

    I will never forget showing up there only to find they had been closed. My heart was broken. I had found so many treasures there. Fortunately there is still a FNAC on the Champs-Elysées and an even bigger one in les Halles.
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  22. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    Big record store chains are gone, but there are still independent record stores around.

    Although I don't go anywhere near the mayhem of Record Store Day. One and done!
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  23. Joeyesterday

    Joeyesterday Active Member

    Me too! I visited this store several times. My wife left me there for hours while she shopped. I was so sad when it finally closed. I have found another vinyl/CD store in Paris that is at least 2 floors and the largest independent record store in Paris. I was there last October and the vinyl stock has grown.
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  24. Joeyesterday

    Joeyesterday Active Member

    Sorry, I forgot to give you the name of the store in Paris. It is Gilbert Joseph.
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  25. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Wow- we seem to be a well traveled bunch!
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