The Carpenters The Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 180g 2LP
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Timeless Tracks Re-Arranged For RPO On
180g Vinyl Double LP!
Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra showcases the anthemic ballads
of Karen and Richard Carpenter with brand new symphonic arrangements composed,
produced, and conducted by Richard Carpenter himself. Performed by the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, this fresh
orchestration paired with the timeless original vocals is a true reimagining of
the signature songs everyone knows and loves.
Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra comes on the heels of the RPO’s
album projects of recent years accompanying the catalogues of Elvis Presley,
Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison and the Beach Boys. The Carpenters’ album
represents the first time that one of the artists who created the timeless
original music has been closely involved in their new presentation. Richard
Carpenter serves as the producer, arranger and conductor on the album.
Richard Carpenter met the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Studio 2 at Abbey Road
Studios in August 2018 to record the new arrangements which add to the original
vocals and keyboards performed by himself and his late sister Karen Carpenter.
Richard finally has a chance to 'correct' original versions that have always
bothered him, such as adding more strings to the classic hit "Close To You",
giving it a richer sound. Richard says "these refreshed tracks more than ever
showcase Karen's remarkable voice... And that to me was reason number one for
undertaking the project."
• Double LP
• 180g Vinyl
2. Yesterday Once More
3. Hurting Each Other
4. I Need To Be In Love
5. For All We Know
6. Touch Me When We're Dancing
7. I Believe You
8. I Just Fall In Love Again
9. Merry Christmas, Darling
10. Baby It's You
11. (They Long To Be) Close To You
13. Rainy Days and Mondays
14. This Masquerade
15. Ticket To Ride
16. Goodbye To Love
17. Top of The World
18. We've Only Just Begun