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Old 04-07-2011, 00:34
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I am a big fan of The Carpenters. I've got all their albums and listen to them regularly. Are there other fans out there?....if so what is your favourite Carpenters song?
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Old 04-07-2011, 00:37
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Calling Occupants is one of my faves, along with For All We Know. Karen had such a soothing voice.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:21
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I am a really big Carpenters fan , it's nice to see a thread here about them.

Some of my favourites are Beechwood 4-5789, Prime Time Lover, Tryin' to Get The Feeling Again, Now, All You Get From Love Is a Love Song, Druscilla Penny, actually i could be here all day listing them .

I'm also a big fan of Karen's solo stuff.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:38
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Almost impossible to choose between Hurting Each Other and Superstar.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:51
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i love them. they had so many good songs, way too many to mention. i loved karen`s voice. someone mentioned `tryin` to get the feeling again` that is a hidden gem!
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:07
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Probably an obvious choice, but I adore "Rainy Days and Mondays".
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Old 04-07-2011, 13:14
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Solitaire, Superstar, Yesterday Once More and Sing are my favs
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Old 04-07-2011, 13:19
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Jambalaya is my favourite.

Solitaire,Yesterday Once More,Calling Occupants,Top Of The World.
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Old 04-07-2011, 13:24
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Loved Them For Years...Fav Songs, Now, Those Good Old Dreams, Sweet Sweet Smile,Only Yesterday,We've Only Just Begun,Superstar, I Won't Last A Day Without You, (They Long To Be) Close To You..
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Old 04-07-2011, 13:25
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Close to You, Superstar, and Rainy Days and Mondays are my favourites
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Old 04-07-2011, 14:03
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Rainy Days and Mondays
All You Get From Love Is a Love Song
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Old 04-07-2011, 16:46
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I love their music but listening to it is always tinged with sadness because of Karen's tragic and untimely death. Don't think I could pick a favourite!
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Old 04-07-2011, 18:33
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I adore them! Currently, my favourite is Only Yesterday

I urge people (who already haven't) to buy their 1975 album Horizon. That is sublime and possibly the best album they ever recorded.
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Old 04-07-2011, 19:13
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Yesterday Once More is my favourite. I also love Solitaire and Only Yesterday... Being a Carpenters fan is not that clandestine!
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Old 04-07-2011, 19:17
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Hurting Each Other is my favourite song from them.

Karen's voice was just magic.
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Old 04-07-2011, 20:58
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Solitaire is such a lovely song and Karen's voice is so well suited to it, it makes it almost impossible for others to cover successfully. Oh, those low notes!
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Old 04-07-2011, 21:35
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Superstar, Close to you, Calling occupants of interplanetary craft.

thank you for this thread!
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Old 04-07-2011, 22:24
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Goodbye to Love is my favourite.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:58
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Goodbye to Love is my favourite.
Mmm, have this song in my head now. Lovely song.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:29
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Close to You, Superstar, and Rainy Days and Mondays are my favourites
^ This.

Also like 'Calling Occupants...'

Dammit, I'm going to have to dig my Carpenters CD out now.
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Old 05-07-2011, 13:25
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Another vote for Only Yesterday from me
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Old 05-07-2011, 13:28
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In a word...yes
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Old 05-07-2011, 13:40
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Love The Carpenters. I have everything they ever recorded. Karen had a voice of pure gold.
It's a shame they are still, to a degree, seen a sugar sweet pop. They released some very good songs. I wish I could get a hold of the Karen Carpenter film with Cynthia Gibb. I know I cry each time I watch it. such a tragic end to her life.
My favourite tracks are - Now, Rainy Days & Mondays, I Need To Be In Love, Only Yesterday, For All We Know, Eve, Where Do I Go From Here?, Two Lives
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Old 05-07-2011, 14:58
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Masquerade is my favourite.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:24
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I don't think there's a Carpenters song I haven't at least liked. My favourite track tends to switch around but I'd have to say their cover of 'There's A Kind of Hush,' is my current favourite. Come December it'll be 'Merry Christmas Darling' - I love the 'Christmas Portrait' album.

I used to listen to 'Touch Me When We're Dancing' and 'Yesterday Once More' a lot when I was growing up because I had them on a mix tape.
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