• Two exciting new Carpenters releases are now available. The new book Carpenters: The Musical Legacy can be ordered here. A big thanks to the authors and Richard Carpenter for their tremendous effort in compiling this book! Also, the new solo piano album Richard Carpenter's Piano Songbook is available for ordering here.

⭐ Official Review Carpenters Royal Philharmonic Review and Comments Thread

How would you rate Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra?

  • ⁕⁕⁕⁕⁕ (Best)

    Votes: 35 35.0%
  • ⁕⁕⁕⁕

    Votes: 46 46.0%
  • ⁕⁕⁕ (Average)

    Votes: 16 16.0%
  • ⁕⁕

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • ⁕ (Worst)

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Did not listen to this album yet

    Votes: 1 1.0%

  • Total voters
    100

tomswift2002

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I bought the Target version of RPO, and also downloaded the RPO on Apple Music when it came out. I have since noticed some pretty substantive differences between mixes (as has been mentioned here) in the meantime.

But the biggest, to me, is an alternate take on "I Believe You." For the second part of the first verse, in my RPO version downloaded previously, Karen sings, When you TELL ME every time that we make love. In the new RPO version streaming currently on Apple Music, she sings When you SAY THAT every time that we make love.

Has anyone else noticed this? I need to check the CD from Target to see which version it is. I'm afraid to delete the older Apple version off my phone, because the new download doesn't have that alternate take -- and I enjoy both versions!
The CD tends to be labelled Version 1.0 whether it’s the regular CD or the special edition. As far as I know there has been no update to the CD.

I forget what version the LP is. The change might be on there, since the LP was released nearly a year later. I just don’t recall at the moment if it used like the Version 1.9 or something higher or if it was Version 1.0. (Of course my LP has the sound quality of a $0.25 pawn shop/charity shop LP—-that’s how it came from Universal, so it’s difficult to hear some of the different instruments.)
 

Harry

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My recollection on "I Believe You" is:

All CDS: "...when you tell me..."
2018 downloaded files: "...when you tell me..."
2019 vinyl and downloaded files: "...when you say that..."
 

LyndaK

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Was there a code or link provided for a digital download when the LP/CD was purchased via the official site? I had purchased the limited edition white vinyl back in 2018 and never received a free digital download. 🤔
 

Harry

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I bought mine through Amazon and got the free mp3s.
 

LyndaK

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I just went back to the official site and saw that digital downloads are only available in the US. That explains why I did not receive the digital download option (I am in Canada).
 

LyndaK

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Just tried purchasing the digital download via Amazon Canada and surprisingly it is not available (only LP and CD are being sold by independent sellers).

I would be grateful if someone is willing to share the digital version of the album with me (the one I am reading about in this thread that apparently has great sound!).
 
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