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. Kacfan

    Kacfan Member

    I am in Australia and just called up my local music shop and the shop staff confirmed that the CDs are actually in the store now (not displayed of course ), but they cannot sell it to me until tmr!
  2. My copy is being "dispatched" from Amazon today for delivery tomorrow... Strangely from Scotland! I live in Cheshire, North west England so why it's coming from Scotland I don't know.
  3. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    When last I checked, my Target CD is in transit through UPS and has just left Jacksonville, FL. Meanwhile, Amazon reports that the regular CD is in Ruskin, FL. So both of mine are at least in the same state I live in.
  4. aaflyer98

    aaflyer98 Well-Known Member

    I hope “Those Good Old Dreams” surfaces. So for Target it’s “Please Mr. Postman” exclusive? Japan is getting the same thing.
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  5. Song4uman

    Song4uman Well-Known Member

    Just email from Target that the cd has shipped but tracking isn’t showing yet.

  6. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Well I don't know how it happened or why, but mine (from Amazon) showed up TODAY. (Dec. 6) So I know what I'll be doing after work tonight!
  7. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    ^^ That's awesome Mike! I also am getting mine shipped from Amazon and I will be heading out the door shortly to the Post Office to see if it is sitting in my box!! :goodie: Keeping fingers and toes crossed (not while driving though). Great days indeed for Carpenters fans!!!
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  8. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    Oh this is gonna be tough, I probably won’t get mine till next week from Japan. I feel like I’m already late to the party. Ha
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  9. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    It’s arrived in my amazon music library !
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  10. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    No such luck. Did not arrive today...I think what Amazon predicted between the 10th and the 13th of this month is going to be accurate in my case. It will be difficult to "steer clear" of all the reviews that will be flooding into this forum in the mean time but I don't want my personal listening experience effected from outside influences in any way.
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  11. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    I ordered the Japan version for the bonus track and it’s shipped so exciting
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  12. My copy is out for delivery via Royal Mail !


    Mines just arrived via Royal Mail as well, so that`s tonight`s entertainment sorted :)
    cd - check
    baileys - check
    snacks - check :D


    Almost an hour and 7 mins, that`s good for an album nowadays :)
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  15. John Tkacik

    John Tkacik Active Member

    Just picked up my copy at my local Target store in CT. Store was only supplied with 3 copies!
  16. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Neither my cdjapan nor amazon orders have shipped.
    I can hardly wait to...
    "just fall in love again"
  17. Amazon say mine has been delivered... Right now I'm stood at a bus stop to get home from college... Filled with anticipation... And freezing cold at the same time. I wish this bus would hurry up!
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  18. Rachel

    Rachel Someone said that time would ease the pain...

    Just picked up the only copy that my local Barnes and Noble had!!!!!!!!! (Why they only were given one copy, I can't understand).Trying to give them some love since they are struggling. My Target and Japan CDs are on their way. Target arrives Thursday the 13th and Japan is 2 day via FedEx. Can't wait to get off work and experience for myself. Giddy with anticipation!!:b-boogie:
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  19. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    This thread needs some pictures. I happened into a Target store this morning and spotted their three copies on the shelf. Mine's being delivered today, so I didn't need to pick one up, but it was nice to see them under "TOP HItS" and to view the back cover.

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  20. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    I'm dying to hear that bonus track! It hasn't surfaced anywhere online yet. Is it included on the UK editions as a bonus track? I ask because it came in at #1 in The Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song a while back.
  21. John Tkacik

    John Tkacik Active Member

    When I got to my local store at 8:15, they weren't even out on the shelf yet. An associate put them out after I inquired about it.
  22. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    Relax, some of us have yet to hear the album itself!
  23. Song4uman

    Song4uman Well-Known Member

    I preferred the vinyl from the official site. Ordered white and black vinyl. Just got three separate emails telling me my downloads were available.
  24. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    I did the same at lunch time. There's been no mention of a secret bonus track (Please Mr Postman) on the UK release so I'm assuming it's not on there. I'll get the UK CD at HMV tomorrow.
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  25. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator Thread Starter

    Mr. UPS man has arrived with my Target version. He beat the USPS guy by a few hours, for sure, and he's bringing my standard Amazon version. I've not yet sat down to listen, but as I type this, the songs are ripping into my computer. I intend to give it all a listen today, probably very soon.

    No-one has commented on the packaging - forgive me if you have - but I've only skimmed through the past few days posts. The CD is in a clear jewel-case, though the clear tray doesn't reveal anything other than a black background. The disc face itself contains an brownish-ochre-colored background with a white Carpenters logo at the top, A&M logo in its old customary 9 o'clock position, and "WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA at 6 o'clock.

    Booklet contains liner notes by Richard - already posted (thanks!) - and the standard credits and thank yous. Pictures are all modern in-studio shots of Richard and the orchestra and assistants. Karen and Richard are featured on the back of the booklet.

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