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The Singles: 1969–1973

なんとカーペンターズのアルバムで全米No.1を獲得したのは本作のみ。彼らの公式ベスト・アルバムがリマスターで登場。69~73年までに発表されたシングルばかりで構成され、入門編にも最適。

シングルス 1969~1973 / カーペンターズ / Amazon

The Singles: 1969–1973 is an album by the brother/sister pop duo The Carpenters. A greatest hits collection, it topped the charts in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and became one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s. Features of this compilation include a newly recorded version of “Top of the World”, “Ticket to Ride” and a number of musical introductions and segues between the songs “Superstar”, “Rainy Days and Mondays” and “Goodbye to Love”. It has been certified 8× platinum in the U.S. alone. In the UK, the album reached #1 for 17 (non-consecutive) weeks.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. We’ve Only Just Begun / 愛のプレリュード Paul WilliamsRoger Nichols 4:03
2. Top of the World / トップ・オブ・ザ・ワールド Richard CarpenterJohn Bettis 2:56
3. Ticket to Ride / 涙の乗車券 John Lennon; Paul McCartney 4:10
4. Bonnie BramlettLeon Russell 3:49
5. Rainy Days and Mondays / 雨の日と月曜日は Paul Williams; Roger Nichols 3:40
6. Goodbye to Love / 愛にさよならを Richard Carpenter; John Bettis 3:50
7. Yesterday Once More / イエスタデイ・ワンス・モア Richard Carpenter; John Bettis 3:50
8. It’s Going to Take Some Time / 小さな愛の願い Carole King; Toni Stern 2:55
9. Sing / シング Joe Raposo 3:20
10. For All We Know / ふたりの誓い Fred KarlinJimmy GriffinRobb Royer 2:34
11. Hurting Each Other / ハーティング・イーチ・アザー Gary Geld; Peter Udell 2:46
12. (They Long to Be) Close to You / 遥かなる影 Burt BacharachHal David 3:42
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