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Not your typical Carpenters collection, Reflections collects not the duo's most recognized songs, like "Superstar," but rather some less remembered songs. The majority here come from four albums -- Close to You (1970), A Kind of Hush (1976), Passage (1977), and Made in America (1981) -- and though these selections generally aren't perhaps what you'd consider to be some of the Carpenters' best moments, they're still quite impressive songs nonetheless. Some of the more recognized songs here include the duo's version of "Ticket to Ride," the classic ballad "I Just Fall in Love Again," and the latter-day gem "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)." The fact that this compilation avoids songs like "Rainy Days and Mondays" is what makes it such a fun listen -- it's quite unpredictable, particularly for someone not overly familiar with the Carpenters. But, again, everything here is of high quality, so it's nice that this collection isn't random or trivial in its inclusions, even if it is unpredictable. You're better off starting with a more definitive best-of like Singles (1969-1981), but Reflections is a good place to look next, once you've heard all the duo's bigger hits and want to dig a little deeper.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/1998
Label: Polygram Uk
UPC: 0731455159325
catalogNumber: 551593

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carpenters   Primary Artist
Tom Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums
Bobby Bruce   Fiddle
Karen Carpenter   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Tom Hensley   Tack Piano
Timothy May   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry McNeely   Banjo
Bob Messenger   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Peluso   Electric Guitar
Ron Tutt   Bass
Joe Osborn   Bass
David Duke   French Horn

Technical Credits

Juice Newton   Composer
Peter Knight   Orchestration
Richard Carpenter   Composer
John Bettis   Composer
Dick Bogert   Engineer
Jack Daugherty   Producer
Ray Gerhardt   Engineer
Dave Iveland   Engineer
Otha Young   Composer
Roger Young   Engineer,Remixing
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction

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