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NEW: Roots Of The Carpenters CD

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Simon KC1950, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Simon KC1950

    Simon KC1950 Active Member Thread Starter

    Japan has released a very interesting double CD. "The Roots Of The Carpenters: Now & Forever"

    it has 33 songs which the Carpenters have recorded but these tracks are the original by the original artist... Allowing us to hear the songs the same way the Carpenters first hears them. Interesting, thoughts?

    More details + pictures here:
    The Carpenters: History & News
     
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    • DISC 1
    • 01. THEY LONG TO BE CLOSE TO YOU / RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN (MGM '63)
    • 02. REASON TO BELIEVE / BOBBY DARIN (ATLANTIC '66)
    • 03. BABY IT'S YOU / THE SHIRELLES (SCEPTER '61)
    • 04. MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF / JERRY BUTLER (VEE JAY '62)
    • 05. (THERE'S) ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME / LOU JOHNSON (BIG HILL '64)
    • 06. WALK ON BY / DIONNE WARWICK (SCEPTER '64)
    • 07. HURTING EACH OTHER / JIMMY CLANTON (MALA '65)
    • 08. JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU) / HANK WILLIAMS WITH HIS DRIFTING COWBOYS (MGM '52)
    • 09. PLEASE MR. POSTMAN / THE MARVELETTES (TAMLA '61)
    • 10. I CAN DREAM. CAN'T I? / ANDREWS SISTERS (DECCA '50)
    • 11. THERE'S A KIND OF HUSH / THE NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND (FONTANA '66)
    • 12. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO / NEIL SEDAKA (RCA VICTOR '62)
    • 13. BEECHWOOD 4-5789 / THE MARVELETTES (TAMLA '62)
    • 14. WHEN I FALL IN LOVE / THE LETTERMEN (CAPITOL '61)
    • 15. LITTLE GIRL BLUE / NINA SIMONE (BETHLEHEM '58)
    • 16. DANCING IN THE STREET / MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS (GORDY '64)
    • 17. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' / THE MAMA'S AND THE PAPA'S (DUNHILL '65)
    • DISC 2
    • 01. FUN. FUN. FUN / THE BEACH BOYS (CAPITOL '64)
    • 02. THE END OF THE WORLD / SKEETER DAVIS (RCA VICTOR '62)
    • 03. DA DOO RON RON (WHEN HE WALKED ME HOME) / THE CRYSTALS (PHILLES '63)
    • 04. DEAD MAN'S CURVE / JAN AND DEAN (LIBERTY '64)
    • 05. JOHNNY ANGEL / SHELLEY FABARES (COLPIX '62)
    • 06. THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES / BOBBY VEE (LIBERTY '62)
    • 07. OUR DAY WILL COME / RUBY AND THE ROMANTICS (KAPP '62)
    • 08. ONE FINE DAY / THE CHIFFONS (LAURIE '63)
    • 09. LITTLE HONDA / THE BEACH BOYS (CAPITOL '64)
    • 10. RUNAWAY / DEL SHANNON (BIGTOP '61)
    • 11. LEADER OF THE PACK / THE SHANGRI-LAS (RED BIRD '64)
    • 12. BOOK OF LOVE / THE MONOTONES (ARGO '58)
    • 13. SH-BOOM / THE CHORDS (CAT '54)
    • 14. DADDY'S HOME / SHEP AND THE LIMELITES (HULL '61)
    • 15. JOHNNY B. GOODE / CHUCK BERRY (CHESS '58)
    • BONUS TRACK
    • 16. THE CHRISTMAS SONG (MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU) / NAT KING COLE (CAPITOL '62)
     
  3. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    FL
    Interesting release, so some of these tracks will be in mono? Why does it say Ear Male? Shouldn’t it be like the Postman sleeve that said Ear Mail?
     
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  4. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I wondered that too, but then it was the Japanese who came up with Lead Sister :laugh:
     
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  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Active Member

    I would assume that the tracks from the 50’s and early-60’s would be in mono.
     
  6. Don Malcolm

    Don Malcolm Well-Known Member

    A very nicely organized collection, where the two disks explore two distinctly different areas of the C's influences. Interesting to see several of the substitutions for the more famous songs--REASON TO BELIEVE, ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME, etc.

    Of course, we are missing a number of covers: Beatles (TICKET TO RIDE, HELP!, NOWHERE MAN, CAN'T BUY ME LOVE), Buffalo Springfield (CLANCY), Youngbloods (GET TOGETHER), Bonnie Bramlett (GROUPIE/SUPERSTAR), Carole King (IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME), Eagles (DESPERADO), Paul Simon (STILL CRAZY), Michael Franks (BWANA), Klaatu (CALLING OCCUPANTS)--12 tracks that get us close to a very different disk #3. I doubt that the licensing costs would be worth it in terms of potential album sales, but it makes for an interesting counterpoint to ROOTS, doesn't it?
     
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  7. arthowson

    arthowson Active Member

    I thought these would be the songs on Interpretations, not Rainy Days, et al. I really wanted the disc to be more of Songs the Carpenters performed that were Smash Hits prior to the C's recording of it.
     

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