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Chronological List of Recordings

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Mark-T, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I'm just curious if anyone here has ever tried to do a chronological listing of the duo's recordings.
    If so, I'd love to see it.
    If not, I would love to have this be part of anything that is offered for the 50th.
    Certainly, it would prove very interesting to read!
     
  2. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    It would be difficult, if not impossible to compile unless you had access to the multitracks boxes or other studio archival records which would list the recording dates for each track.
     
  3. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I'm sure you're right.
     
  4. Rachel

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

    Will Randy's new book provide the answer to that which you seek? We shall wait and see.
     
  5. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    @close2u? (See the above question.)
     
  6. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    I think the earliest Carpenters song that has been released is Caravan, as that's from about 1956, while the Mook single of We'll Be Together/Don't Tell Me is from a year earlier.
     
  7. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Mook single? Tell us more please.
     
  8. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

  9. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    I asked Randy that question a while back and no. . . no tracking dates etc. . .just critical appraisals of each album.
     
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  10. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    True, but it might be interesting to have a go, since we do know some things. . .. . like e.g.

    1)I'll Never Fall In Love Again/ Love is Surrender were the first things tracked for CTY in Jan' 70.
    2)Solitaire/Trying To Get Feeling were done in Jan '75
    3)Aurora/Eventide were recorded on Agnes and Harold's Anniversary in '75
     
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  11. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    I believe their version of Caravan recorded in the living room at Fiddler was recording in '65 and not '56...
     
  12. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    Actually, the rhythm tracks on both of these were recorded in November of '69 and the sweetening was not done until July of '70.
     
  13. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Does the song "Caravan" as done by the duo have its own thread (I searched but could not find)? Lately, I've been fascinated by this recording. Is that Karen sneezing at the beginning? I could swear I also hear sniffling and someone laughing.
     
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  14. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    Chris...You gotta spend an afternoon putting these dates on the site....Seriously, Id kill for this stuff.
     
  15. GDB2LV

    GDB2LV Active Member

    Had to add Caravan and Iced Tea to my Carpenters Jazzy Side play list on iTunes just now. Both great cuts.
     
  16. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    Hahaha well if it doesn't end up in a book or someone else beating me to it, I just might! I'm impressed with how close you were with the dates actually. There were a few others cut in January that we mentioned here so that may have been where you got the info. But Love is Surrender and INFILA were definitely both recorded on the same night, this is correct :)
     
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  17. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    PLEASE do this, @Chris May! You'll be my hero. Then I can finally compile a chronological collection.
     
  18. Kyle Thomas

    Kyle Thomas Member

    USA
    I would love to see the chronological list. I know these songs were a 'work in progress,' over days or weeks (or even months), but the main point of interest for every song is "when did Karen lay down this lead?" So I would love to see a chronological list with dates, based on when Karen actually recorded in the studio.
     
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  19. AnnaSock

    AnnaSock Active Member

    UK
    I second this! :)
     
  20. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Though it would be painstaking work, I believe we have the "brain trust" in this forum to assemble this...and what a magnificent "gift" this would be. I'm but a novice looking in from the outside.
     
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