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Released upon the 40th anniversary of the Carpenters' debut album, 40/40 is a double-disc retrospective containing 40 tracks (hence the title). Compiled by Richard Carpenter and newly remastered, 40/40 largely covers familiar ground, running through all but one of their 20 Top 20 hits (the missing culprit is "There's a Kind of Hush") and plenty of other staples that have been reissued on compilations like this many times before. There's nothing new here, but there's nothing bad, either, and if you've somehow escaped having a double-disc Carpenters set in your collection, this is as good as any of them.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/2009
Label: A&M
UPC: 0602527133577
catalogNumber: 001322302
Rank: 2721

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carpenters   Primary Artist
Tom Scott   Recorder,Tenor Saxophone
Tim Weisberg   Flute
Richard Carpenter   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Louie Shelton   Guitar
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums
Bobby Bruce   Fiddle
Dennis Budimir   Acoustic Guitar
Karen Carpenter   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Carolyn Dennis   Background Vocals
Earl Dumler   English Horn,Oboe
John Ellis   Oboe
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Tom Hensley   Tack Piano
Timothy May   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry McNeely   Banjo
Bob Messenger   Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Ray Parker   Guitar
Tony Peluso   Guitar,Electric Guitar,DJ
John Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
David Shostac   Flute
Sheridon Stokes   Flute
Doug Strawn   Clarinet
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar
Ron Tutt   Drums
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Peter Limonick   Percussion
O.K. Chorale   Background Vocals
Larrie Londin   Drums
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
Joe Osborn   Bass
Gregg Smith Singers   Background Vocals
Ed Green   Drums
Caroline Williams   Background Vocals
Jimmy Joyce & His Children's Chorus   Background Vocals
David Duke   French Horn
Earle Dumler   English Horn,Oboe
Sheridan Stokes   Flute
Caroline Williams   Background Vocals
Chuck Del'Monico   Bass
Ed Green   Drums
Larry McNeely   Banjo

Technical Credits

Juice Newton   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Peter Knight   Arranger
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Steve Eaton   Composer
James Griffin   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Larry Weiss   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ralph Carmichael   Composer
Don Addrisi   Composer
Lewis Anderson   Composer
Ken Bell   Composer
John Bettis   Composer
Dick Bogert   Engineer
Perry Botkin   Composer
Karen Carpenter   Producer
Jack Daugherty   Producer
Hal David   Composer
Robert DeLaGarza   Engineer
Ray Gerhardt   Engineer
Brian Holland   Composer
Fred Karlin   Composer
Parker McGee   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Joe Raposo   Composer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Robb Royer   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Peter Udell   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Otha Young   Composer
Roger Young   Engineer
Randy Handley   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Terry Draper   Composer
Mike Ragogna   Liner Notes
J.L. Wallace   Composer
William Garrett   Composer
Terry Skinner   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Robert Bateman   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Toni Stern   Composer
John Woloschuk   Composer
Roger Nichols   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Chihiro Nozaki   Cover Design
Barney Williams   Composer
Philip Cody   Composer
William M. Lane   Composer
Georgia Dubbins   Composer

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