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A&M Retro

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Thanks for sharing these fantastic pics, Chris! I always thought these particular photos were taken during the 'A Kind Of Hush' sessions, as a few of them are featured in the 1976 tour book. Is there a date on these? They're fascinating.

Bob
 

GaryAlan

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Nice photos, thanks Chris !
I think the A&M Compendium has similar photos from this time period,
March 1975 perhaps ?
 

GDB2LV

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Not even autographed. Way overpriced poster. Out of the question for most collectors I think.
 

Murray

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Joeyesterday

Active Member
Finally got a copy of the West Germany Christmas Portrait CD from eBay. Early Christmas present. No choir on Ave Maria...beautiful! The WG seller was only asking about $20 so I was very lucky. My Carpenters collection is almost complete now. Thanks to the forum for all the info on this rare release!!
 

Chris May

Resident 'Carpenterologist'
Staff member
Moderator
yes - a copy just sold on Ebay - looks like a "gratis" purchase as it had been compromised from the $450.00 it set out for immediate purchase
Someone emailed me about this a few days ago stating they’d placed a bid but wanted to verify the validity of the item before finalizing anything. For as much as I hate to see someone lose a sale - assuming there’s nothing intentionally being misrepresented, I hate even more seeing someone lose potentially hundreds of dollars on something disingenuous, regardless of the seller’s true intentions.
 

offering

New Member
Does anyone know what became of Karen's wardrobe? I was always curious about the orange dress that she wore, amongst other little things, whether they were worn on stage or just out and about. I admire her style so much. I did see a "Karen owned" baseball cap on eBay but questioned its authenticity.
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
Does anyone know what became of Karen's wardrobe? I was always curious about the orange dress that she wore, amongst other little things, whether they were worn on stage or just out and about. I admire her style so much. I did see a "Karen owned" baseball cap on eBay but questioned its authenticity.
The majority of it is still owned by Richard and stored away. He pulled many of her clothes and stage outfits out for use in The Karen Carpenter Story.
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
Here is the infamous Money Cube, promo item for Made In America (this is the second time I have ever seen it for sale,
long ago there was one in Goldmine Mag for $50, I passed on buying it--but, regret that decision now):
The Carpenters Made In America promotional MONEY CUBE 1981 | eBay
I’ve always wanted to see a picture of one of these and I’m disappointed. It’s not even a cube :laugh:. In my mind I pictured it being the same shape and size as a Rubik’s cube and with the same colours as the Carpenters logo on the album cover.
 

Chris May

Resident 'Carpenterologist'
Staff member
Moderator
I wondering what marketing was trying to communicate using that. Record industry payola? :wink:
I always thought it was meant to be symbolic of the American dream related to the economy. Kind of like “if you support domestic manufacturing you’ll buy this product” kind of thing.
 

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
About the Money Cube:
I believe it ties in with the A&M Press Kit for the album.
The Press Kit talks about "Carpenters" initial success in USA and then how their popularity spread throughout the world.
Sorta like "exporting" a successful American brand around the world, as in financial success for all.
 

Carpe diem

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So, if you go down to Costco and buy a case of scotch tape and start assembling all the currency together (making sure that the serial numbers match), could you get $100,000 out of your investment? Might be a good deal!! :D
 
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