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News Carpenters Royal Philharmonic Purchasing, Ordering, Shipping Thread

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

  1. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    There's just something about those Japanese versions of Carpenters albums. It seems like there's just a little extra love put into the manufacturing. Mine will be coming in about another week and the Target version should be here on Tuesday according to the tracking info.
  2. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    Exactly. I'm thinking the same thing...there's a lot of love in those Japan editions. Can you imagine if the inside booklet is different than the US version? That's another reason I'm thinking of getting the Target one too. What if there are some additional or different photos inside? I wonder if the SHM will sound any better sonically to the non SHM. :wink:
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  3. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    That's why I've gotta have them all. Don't want to miss anything.
  4. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    My order from cd-Japan states "in process,"
    so, I am wondering if there were not enough physical copies stocked to ship on release day.
    Seems rather unusual that my copy has yet to "ship."
    Monday is the day I receive my Amazon order--that, also, seems unusually tardy.
    Owning a physical copy is more important to me than a "digital download."
    Call me old-fashioned.
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  5. Rachel

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

    Just received a text that my Japan CD arrives via 2-day FedEx by 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. My Target CD arrives Tuesday by UPS. Won't be at home when the Japan is delivered. Won't know until I get home if there are any "bonus" bonus tracks. Here's hoping.
  6. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    For me, it is still en route...Hoping "The Pony Express" can get it here by the 13th!:shake:
  7. Song4uman

    Song4uman Well-Known Member

    Was just at V-Stock or whatever it’s called. They had one on the wall of “just arrived”.

    My Target cd is coming on Tuesday. My 2 Amazon cds are being delivered right now.....except I’m on the way home from seeing White Christmas in the theater.
  8. no1kandrfan

    no1kandrfan Active Member

    I broke down and ordered CD from Japan, have
    I just received the Japanese version. It's the same packaging, although the booklet is on much glossier paper. There is an additional booklet written in Japanese, which includes lyrics in English. No photos.
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  9. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up, friend. I appreciate it. Still a valued offering though I'm sure.
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  10. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    By the way, I'm out of touch with the Japanese releases. This will be the first one I am purchasing in a long time. Does anyone know if they still come with the paper obi for the most part? It has always been one of my favorite parts of the Japanese album package in general, and when buying a previous release for my collection, I won't get it if the obi isn't intact.
  11. no1kandrfan

    no1kandrfan Active Member

    The Obi strip is there.
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  12. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

  13. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    Mine just left Tokyo today so I guess next week is my delivery this whole waiting is wearing me out. Ha I may have to resort to those digital downloads I can’t stand it any longer. lol

    Yeah those Obi strips are cool. The ones on the LPs are even nicer some have full photos of the artist on the Obi have some Carpenters and Olivia like that.
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  14. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Search your feelings. Come to the dark side.
  15. John Tkacik

    John Tkacik Active Member

    I really admire your will-power and perseverance. I would have run out to a local store to pick up an extra copy hours ago. It will be worth the wait in my opinion.
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  16. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    Hmm..but the dark side clouds everything...a physical CD impossible to see...
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  17. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    You don't have to see. Only hear. You know you want it. Such beautiful music.
  18. lotus

    lotus Active Member

    Just a little information for you.

    [1] The First version of TTR, YOM is here.

    Title: Ticket To Ride / Yesterday Once More / Merry Christmas, Darling
    URL: カーペンターズ : Ticket To Ride / Yesterday Once More / Merry Christmas, Darling - 音楽ストリーミング - Deezerで聴きましょう

    [2] "Plaese Mister Postman" is here

    Title: Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    URL: カーペンターズ : Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 音楽ストリーミング - Deezerで聴きましょう

    If you can use VPN, change "Country" of your "IP address" to Japan.
    And search the word "Carpenters Royal" on Deezer.
    You might be able to find these 2 URLs.

    I can understand the feelings of fans want to see/hear everything about Carpenters.
    Because, I have also collected so many Bootleg CDs, VHSs, DVDs...

    But, after you've heared all those songs (TTR, YOM, PMP),
    You will find the best version of this beautiful album is
    the "International version CD (without Postman)" .

    Good Luck!
  19. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Just got my Target CD in the mail, a day earlier than estimated.
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  20. John Adam

    John Adam Well-Known Member

    Bragging or complaining? :) It will keep you out of trouble at least for an hour or so.........
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  21. CarpentersToYou

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

    Got my Target one, too. Came home in a huge parcel.
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  22. John Adam

    John Adam Well-Known Member

    You guys are lucky. Still unable to get or order a Target CD here. Let me know how you like "Postman."
  23. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Haha neither. Just letting people know that there may be a possibility for early delivery depending on location. Sorry you're still waiting on yours. Hopefully the mailman didn't drown crossing the Pacific.
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  24. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    My Postman is still in Tokyo...come on Karen don't say "Stop" anymore...I need this to move along...
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  25. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    I know this is the wrong thread but I hope someone can help...I haven't listened yet but I ended up putting the songs in my iTunes library and I was almost deciding to just listen tonight but I checked the song info (in iTunes that's details about a specific song) and these downloads from Universal that came by email were all burned/ripped into mp3's as VBR (variable bit rate) and they range from 159 kbps to 202 kbps. Top of the World is 202 kbps and We've Only Just Begun is 169kbps.

    Isn't this pretty poor quality?

    Sorry...I should have posted this in the Universal Purchases thread...Darn.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2018
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