The Carpenters – Studio Discography (1969-2001) [FLAC]

The Carpenters (officially named Carpenters) were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Together, they produced a distinctively soft musical style, later becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, thirty-one singles, five television specials, and a short-lived television series. They were ended in 1983 by Karen’s death from heart failure brought on by complications of anorexia. Extensive news coverage surrounding the circumstances of her death increased public awareness of eating disorders.

The duo’s brand of melodic pop produced a record-breaking run of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, and they became leading sellers in the soft rock, easy listening and adult contemporary genres. Carpenters had three No. 1 singles and five No. 2 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen No. 1 hits on the Adult Contemporary chart. In addition, they had twelve top 10 singles. To date, Carpenters’ album and single sales total more than 100 million units.

Background information

Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres: Pop, soft rock, adult contemporary
Years active: 1969–1983
Labels: A&M
Associated acts: The Richard Carpenter Trio


Past members

Karen Carpenter
Richard Carpenter


1969 – Ticket To Ride
1970 – Close To You
1971 – Carpenters
1972 – A Song For You
1973 – Now And Then
1975 – Horizon
1976 – A Kind Of Hush
1977 – Passage
1978 – Christmas Portrait
1981 – Made In America
1983 – Voice Of The Heart
1985 – An Old Fashioned Christmas
1989 – Lovelines
2001 – As Time Goes By