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News Carpenters: "The Vinyl Collection"

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Simon KC1950, Mar 28, 2017.

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  1. DLKG

    DLKG New Member

    It sounds like all I'm doing is complaining on tis forum because I got a few bad copies in my 12 Lp set but I ordered the Collected 2 Lp set on White viny anyway. It was The only one on Ebay I could find in the USA (The bulk of the white ones are still in Holland). Well, It was actually shipped to me early and I never received it. I called my local UPS place where it was scanned but they somehow lost it. The 12 Lp set was lost in the regular US mail. What is going on ?!!!! A friend of mine said it's because I have too many Carpenter's Lps already !!
  2. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    The ten review(er)s on Amazon are quite discouraging--especially this :
    Dec 18, "This box set is defective and Amazon should stop selling it."
    Here is the Star-Rating distribution as of December 21....
    priced today at $152 brand new, free shipping:
    5-star, 30%
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  3. Chris Mills

    Chris Mills Well-Known Member

    What a Universal fiasco. Looking on the positive side, it can only get better.
  4. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    B'wana is the same as the album version, it contains the natural reverb that we talked about earlier and is crisp and bright which opens Karen's vocals. The album and 45 versions are far superior than any of the CD versions.
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  5. Thanks to Sue for letting me know about the price drop for the box set, no brainier now to order from the U.K. and take a risk!!. Happy Christmas.
  6. I guess it’s a lottery with these sets though, like Christmas you never know what your going to get until you open it!!.
  7. DespRicardo

    DespRicardo New Member

    Hi Wayne, I had same issues you did with Spin. I've not asked for a refund though as they said they may get more stock in January.

    I was wondering if you had ordered it yet? If so where from, as I can still only see it on Amazon for £320 - which I cannot justify spending (and don't think I'd be allowed tbh ).
  8. I bought it from here


    Amazingly it worked out cheaper than Spins price, regarding Spin id 100% ask for a refund from them as they are charlatans at best!!, they won’t be getting any stock in they told me so on the phone.
  9. If you have the Amazon app on you tablet or phone you will have to type it in manually as it defaults to the U.K. Amazon website in the USA Amazon.com it’s currently only $133 which is really good value!.
  10. TONY Sandell

    TONY Sandell New Member

    Just listened to ticket to ride and all fine so far.3 down 9 to go!
  11. no1kandrfan

    no1kandrfan Active Member

    Finally finished listening to all the records. Some surface noise on a few, that disappeared once the song began. Now & Then and Lovelines are PERFECT. The vinyl on Lovelines is the same as the others. There is only once skip - on Only Yesterday, but I can see no surface damage. There are pops on At The End of A Song - ironically at the end of the song. Will try and clean both of these more, to see if it helps. Listening to vinyl once again, took me way back. What an experience!
  12. Toolman

    Toolman Simple Man, Simple Dream

    Received another "Horizon" (as a Christmas gift) and was happy to find an actual Horizon LP inside this time :) ...played just fine.

    Noticed that a reviewer on Amazon criticized the "A Song for You" included with this set as having the single version of "Top of the World" rather than the original LP track. Sorry, that's wrong. Unlike at least one CD of ASFY that I've purchased, the 2017 vinyl is true to the 1972 release.

    Happy holidays, fellow Carp fans.
  13. Gustavo

    Gustavo New Member

    No, the version of Top of the World in ASFY is the original one (I specially checked that). However, the version of Yesterday Once More in N&T is the one originally included in The Singles. It’s a pity...
  14. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    That cracked me up! :laugh:
  15. Simon KC1950

    Simon KC1950 Active Member Thread Starter

    I decided not to get the box set for a few reasons, mostly the price and that I have them all in great condition.

    The only one I didn't have on vinyl was Lovelines which I got for Christmas. It came from Amazon (UK). It was in great condition, completely clean and not a single scratch or mark. The hole was cut perfectly and it sounds great too. It even came with an MP3 download voucher which I'm guessing is a UK only thing. Overall I have no problems with it, not a single one.
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    @Simon KC1950

    received my brand new `now & then` a couple of days ago, well chuffed.
    I wanted to leave it sealed and un-touched, but at the same time, because of all the issues with these albums, I feel I should open it to check it. :rolleyes:
    Simon KC1950 likes this.
  17. The box set is now only $122 on Amazon , what a bargain price that is. I ordered it at 132 and thought that was a bargain but now it’s a no brainier purchase!.
  18. Sue

    Sue Member

    Why does the price change on Amazon USA but almost never on Amazon UK? Its still very expensive in UK!
  19. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    I would too if I were buying it, honestly. Even if you decided to re-sell it, someone might just get mad at you because of defects they'd find. If you mean to keep it anyway, why not open it?

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  20. That’s very true, I’d definitely be opening it as well.
  21. I find that amazing also still At £317 in the Uk (three times the price in the USA at this time, which is beyond my comprehension). I’ve bought two of them from the USA for £60 less than buying 1 box over here, ridiculous I know. that’s with £60 import charges included and postage, if I was in the USA it must be amazing to buy at such a low amount that’s $10 an album which is giving it away. And well worth the risk of getting the odd duff pressing. Reviews are improving on it.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
  22. DespRicardo

    DespRicardo New Member

    After all the disappointment of ordering and not receiving my box set before Christmas, I am now over the moon to have been refunded by Spin today AND tonight ordering from Amazon US. With postage and import charges the set has cost less than Spin were supposed to be supplying for at £115. Even with the possibility of defects, I am once again on the ceiling with excitement!!!!!!
  23. theninjarabbit

    theninjarabbit Well-Known Member

    I received "Lovelines" over the holidays-- my only complaint is that the edges are rather sharp. Only slight surface noise on some tracks (at least on side 1). Compared to my other LPs, that's fair. I'm happy enough to keep it.
  24. Nawvish74

    Nawvish74 New Member

    Hi, just wondering how you managed to get your refund from Spin? I've sent several stern msgs through their website but to no avail. Any tips would be greatly appreciated Would love to get the collection from Amazon US once I have my money back. Thanks
  25. DespRicardo

    DespRicardo New Member

    Hi, it's taken my other half a couple of phone calls and an email to get it refunded. That said, I may be being slightly premature as it hasn't landed on the account as yet! Time will tell. I would definitely give them a ring though.
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