Carpenters - Now & Then Vinyl Album

Carpenters - Now & Then Vinyl Album
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Carpenters - Now & Then Vinyl Album

Now & Then is the fifth album from The Carpenters, released on May 16, 1973. In Cash Box Year-End Charts of 1973, Now & Then appeared at number 20. The title for the album was suggested by Richard and Karen's mother, Agnes Carpenter. As an outgrowth of the Rick Nelson Garden Party incident, an oldies revival occurred in pop music around 1973, so Side "B" of the album featured an oldies medley. The medley starts with the Carpenters' original song "Yesterday Once More". Tony Peluso, the Carpenters' electric guitarist, is heard as a radio DJ throughout the medley, which includes such songs as "The End of the World", "Dead Man's Curve", "Johnny Angel", and "One Fine Day". Peluso would also be heard as a DJ was on the Carpenters' "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" recording in 1977. The Now & Then album also featured Mark Rudolph, a cousin of the Carpenters, on the "Guess the Golden Goodies Group Contest", as the listener who calls in. The LP album features a three-panel cover that folded out, showing a panoramic view of Karen and Richard Carpenter driving past the Carpenter family home on Newville Avenue in Downey, California. The car pictured on the cover was a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ("Daytona") owned by Richard. (Richard later sold the original red Ferrari featured on the album cover, but bought another car of the same type in 1995.) In February 2008, fans created a worldwide awareness campaign of the impending demolition of the Now & Then Carpenter house, which had been made famous on the album cover and become a tourist destination, by the home's present owners, who had purchased it in 1997.

Both the album cover and the vinyl album are used but in great condition. The inner sleeve is the originall with the lyrics.

Songs on Album:

Side One
A - Sing
B - This Masquerade
C - Heather (Instrumental)
D - Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
E - I Can't Make Music
Side Two
F - Yesterday Once More Medley

 

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