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To add to the myriad greatest-hits compilations, anthologies, and special showcases of the Carpenters' unique sound currently flooding the market, this three-CD long-box set may be misinterpreted as another greatest-hits showcase, but it is far from it. Chronicles is actually a repackaging of three landmark albums: Close to You, Carpenters, and A Song for You. Each of these records was critical to the group's rise to pop superstardom and delivers hits including "We've Only Just Begun," "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Superstar," and "Top of the World" among other fan favorites. While the aforementioned list may give Chronicles the appearance of being a greatest-hits record, there is plenty of filler on the three discs to prove otherwise. So while this may be ideal for fans wanting to get the complete early releases on disc, casual fans and those just beginning to explore the group's rich past should be directed toward Singles 1969-1981 or Gold instead.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
Label: A&M
UPC: 0602498823354
catalogNumber: 000478002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carpenters   Primary Artist
Tim Weisberg   Bass Flute
Red Rhodes   Guitar
Richard Carpenter   Piano,Vocals
Louie Shelton   Guitar
Hal Blaine   Drums
Karen Carpenter   Drums,Vocals
Earl Dumler   English Horn,Oboe
Norm Herzberg   Bassoon
Jim Horn   Reeds,Woodwind
Bob Messenger   Bass,Flute,Reeds,Alto Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Tony Peluso   Guitar
Eddie Rhodes   Steel Guitar
Doug Strawn   Woodwind
Danny Woody Woodhams   Bass,Bass Guitar
Joe Osborn   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Randy Edelman   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Composer
Ralph Carmichael   Composer
John Bettis   Composer
Dick Bogert   Engineer
Perry Botkin   Composer
Jack Daugherty   Producer,Audio Production
Hal David   Composer
Ray Gerhardt   Engineer
Fred Karlin   Composer
Gary Sims   Composer
Peter Udell   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Danny Woody Woodhams   Composer
Randy Sparks   Composer
Roland Young   Art Direction
Tom Wilkes   Art Direction
Jim McCrary   Cover Photo
Gary Geld   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Felice Mancini   Composer
Toni Stern   Composer
Roger Nichols   Composer
Arthur James   Composer
Robb Wilson   Composer
Barney Williams   Composer

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