This article is about the album. For the group, see The Carpenters. Confusion
Album by The Carpenters

Front cover to the tan album

Recorded 1970-1971
Released May 14, 1971
Length 31:35
Genre(s) Pop
Producer(s) Jack Daugherty, The Carpenters
Record label A&M Records
Albums by The Carpenters

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Close to You (1970)

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A Song for You (1972)

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Carpenters (also known as The Tan Album) is the third and eponymous album by The Carpenters. Released in 1971, Carpenters contained three hit singles: "For All We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays", and "Superstar". The album also solidified Karen Carpenter's reputation as one of the most accomplished female vocalists of the 20th century.[1]

Because the airing of Make Your Own Kind of Music coincided with the release and popularity of this album, the Carpenters performed many of their songs from Carpenters on the TV series.

Reception Edit

Public reception was very positive. The album went to #2 on Billboard's Top 200, and became a 4x platinum album on April 16, 1998.[2]

Track listing Edit

Side One
  1. "Rainy Days and Mondays"
  2. "Saturday"
  3. "Let Me Be the One"
  4. "(A Place to) Hideaway"
  5. "For All We Know"
Side Two
  1. "Superstar"
  2. "Druscilla Penny"
  3. "One Love"
  4. "Bacharach/David Medley"
  5. "Sometimes"

References Edit

  2. RIAA Searchable Database. 9 July 2008. Recording Industry Association of America. 9 July 2008.