The Carpenters – Close to You – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

The Carpenters – Close to You – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Reissue of the 2nd studio album by the American duo The Carpenters. It contains their first two major hits: “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and the classic Bacharach/David standard “Close to You.” Ranked as #175 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, this 1970 pop masterpiece topped the Canadian Albums Chart and peaked at #2 on the US Billboard albums chart.

SIDE 1:
1. WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN 3:04
(Paul Williams / Roger Nichols)
2. LOVE IS SURRENDER 1:59
(Ralph Carmichael)
3. MAYBE IT’S YOU 3:06
(Richard Carpenter / John Bettis)
4. REASON TO BELIEVE 3:06
(Tim Hardin)
5. HELP 3:05
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
6. (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU 4:35
(Burt Bacharach / Hal David)

SIDE 2:
1. BABY IT’S YOU 2.54
(Mack David / Burt Bacharach / Barney Williams)
2. I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN 3:00
(Burt Bacharach / Hal David)
3. CRESCENT NOON 4:13
(Richard Carpenter / John Bettis)
4. MR. GUDER 3:15
(Richard Carpenter / John Bettis)
5. I KEPT ON LOVING YOU 2:18
(Roger Nichols / Paul Williams)
6. ANOTHER SONG 4:23
(Richard Carpenter / John Bettis)

PRODUCER: JACK DAUGHERTY
ARRANGEMENTS & ORCHESTRATION: RICHARD CARPENTER
ALL VOCALS: KAREN AND RICHARD CARPENTER
DRUMS: KAREN CARPENTER AND HAL BLAINE
KEYBOARDS: RICHARD CARPENTER
BASS: JOE OSBORN AND DANNY WOODHAMS
WOODWINDS: JIM HORN, BOB MESSENGER, DOUG STRAWN / GERHARDT AND DICK BOGERT
ART DIRECTION: TOM WILKES
PHOTO: KESSEL/BREHM PHOTOGRAPHY.