|This article is about the album. For the song, see A Song for You (song).|
|A Song for You|
|Album by The Carpenters|
Front cover to The Carpenters' album, A Song for You
|Released||June 13, 1972|
|Producer(s)||Jack Daugherty, The Carpenters|
|Record label||A&M Records|
| Albums by The Carpenters
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A Song for You is The Carpenters' fourth studio album. Released in June of 1972, A Song for You spawned five A-side singles and one charting B-side single. The Carpenters' biggest hit single from this album was "Top of the World", even though the single itself didn't see release until September of 1973.
Despite the album having been named after it, "A Song for You" was never released as a single. To this day, the album A Song for You is considered by many Carpenters fans to be one of their best albums.
Track overview Edit
A Song for You Edit
The album begins with The Carpenters' rendition of the Leon Russell song, "A Song for You". The Carpenters' version is almost five minutes long.
Top of the World Edit
Hurting Each Other Edit
It's Going to Take Some Time Edit
"It's Going to Take Some Time" was originally written and performed by Carole King, but was covered by The Carpenters in 1972. It performed on the charts decently, but it didn't reach the top ten as had other singles culled from the album: peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Goodbye to Love Edit
"Goodbye to Love" was written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis. The single peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #7.
"Intermission" was a short, 30-second long a cappella piece that was meant to conclude the first side of the LP.
Bless the Beasts and Children Edit
Originally written for a 1971 film of the same name, "Bless the Beasts and Children" was written by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. The song was placed on the B-side of "Superstar" and later included on this album.
Flat Baroque Edit
"Flat Baroque" was an instrumental piece originally composed by Richard Carpenter in 1966.
Piano Picker Edit
I Won't Last a Day Without You Edit
Crystal Lullaby Edit
Road Ode Edit
A Song for You (Reprise) Edit
The reprise closed A Song for You with a remixed version of the last fifty seconds of "A Song for You".
Track listing Edit
- Side one
- "A Song for You"
- "Top of the World"
- "Hurting Each Other"
- "It's Going to Take Some Time"
- "Goodbye to Love"
- Side two
- "Bless the Beasts and Children"
- "Flat Baroque"
- "Piano Picker"
- "I Won't Last a Day Without You"
- "Crystal Lullaby"
- "Road Ode"
- "A Song for You (Reprise)"
|Karen Carpenter · Richard Carpenter|
|Albums||Ticket to Ride (1969) · Close to You (1970) · Carpenters (1971) · A Song for You (1972) · Now & Then (1973) · Horizon (1975) · A Kind of Hush (1976) · Passage (1977) · Christmas Portrait (1978) · Made in America (1981) · Voice of the Heart (1983) · Lovelines (1989) · As Time Goes By (2001)|