Carpenters - Ticket To Ride

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Ticket To Ride is the debut studio album by American pop duo Carpenters, originally released in October 1969 via A&M Records.

In April 1969 Richard and Karen Carpenter signed to A&M Records and were given free creative reign in the studio to create music in their own style. Jack Daugherty, who had been instrumental in connecting the Carpenters with Herb Alpert, was suggested by the label to produce their album. However Richard Carpenter was probably the de-facto producer in reality.

The album contains ten original songs composed by Richard Carpenter with lyricist John Bettis and the lead vocals are shared more or less evenly between Karen and Richard. This album is also notable for Karen’s drum playing, which is featured on all the album tracks. She also played bass on two tracks "All of My Life" and "Eve". Seasoned session musician (and Wrecking Crew member) Joe Osborn played bass on the album, and would continue to work with them during their career.

The band chose to cover The Beatles “Ticket To Ride” song, and turn it into a ballad with a slower tempo arrangement. This was issued as a single in November 1969 and became a minor hit for the band in the US reaching #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

Ticket To Ride is one of the Carpenters most interesting albums, as it contains a range of interests and sounds that were modified or abandoned on subsequent albums. The lushly orchestrated "Someday" is a brilliant showcase for Richard's arranging skills and the most dramatic side of Karen's voice.

The album was initially released with the title Offering and sold only 18,000 copies on its initial run, at a loss to A&M Records. After the Carpenters second album Close To You (1970) broke them into the charts and internationally, the album was re-titled Ticket To Ride and sold more than 250,000 copies.

Check out the tracks:  Ticket To Ride (Live)”; Ticket To Ride”; “Someday”; “Your Wonderful Parade”; “All I Can Do”; and “All Of My Life”.

This LP record is a 2018 reissue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl featuring remastered audio with replicated original album artwork and digital download code, pressed in Europe.

(602557403718)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Invocation

1:00

A2

Your Wonderful Parade

2:57

A3

Someday

5:13

A4

Get Together

2:32

A5

All Of My Life

3:00

A6

Turn Away

3:09

B1

Ticket To Ride

4:10

B2

Don't Be Afraid

2:05

B3

What's The Use

2:43

B4

All I Can Do

1:42

B5

Eve

2:51

B6

Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing

4:15

B7

Benediction

0:40

SKU 602557403718
Record Label A&M Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 00602557403718
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 16 February 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 09 October 1969
Barcode # 602557403718
Shipping Weight 0.2650kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Original Album Artwork Replicated, Remastered Audio, Reissue, Mastered for Vinyl By Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Pop
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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