Saturday, 6 January 2018

Carpenters - Ticket To Ride (1969)

Ticket To Ride - Carpenters

Ticket to Ride (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ticket to Ride/Offering
Ticket To Ride (Carpenters album).jpg
Cover photo by Jim McCrary
Studio album by Carpenters
ReleasedOctober 9, 1969 ("Offering")
November 10, 1970 ("Ticket To Ride")
Recorded1967–1969 at A&M StudiosLos Angeles and Joe Osborn's garage studio, Los Angeles
ProducerJack Daugherty
Carpenters chronology
Offering/Ticket to Ride
Close to You
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[2]
Ticket to Ride is the first album by American music duo Carpenters. At the time of its initial release in 1969, it was issued under the title Offering,[3] with a completely different cover photo. It was a commercial failure and produced only one minor hit single, a ballad version of the Lennon-McCartney song "Ticket to Ride".
After the Carpenters' subsequent breakthrough, however, the album was reissued internationally under the name Ticket to Ride and sold moderately. The CD in the "Remastered Classics" series went out of print in March 2007. However, in Japan, the "Pack Series" released the Ticket to Ride and Close to You CDs together.
The album is far more self-contained than other Carpenters albums; excluding the orchestrations, bass by Joe Osborn and occasional guitar from Gary Sims, most of the instruments were played by Karen and Richard Carpenter themselves - drums and keyboards respectively - and 10 of the 13 songs were written by Richard and his lyricist John Bettis. It also stands out from subsequent Carpenters albums in that the lead vocals are evenly split between the two band members; on later albums, Karen Carpenter would perform most of the lead vocals and this is one of two albums where Karen provided virtually all of the drumming, the other being Now & Then, released in 1973.



Track listing[edit]

All lead vocals by Karen Carpenter except where noted
All tracks written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, except where noted.
1."Invocation (lead singers: Karen & Richard Carpenter)" 1:04
2."Your Wonderful Parade (lead singer: Richard Carpenter)" 2:54
3."Someday" 5:19
4."Get Together (lead singer: Richard Carpenter)"Chet Powers2:37
5."All of My Life"Richard Carpenter3:07
6."Turn Away (lead singer: Richard Carpenter)" 3:12
7."Ticket to Ride"Lennon–McCartney4:13
8."Don't Be Afraid"Richard Carpenter2:07
9."What's the Use (lead singer: Richard Carpenter; brief lines by Karen Carpenter)" 2:43
10."All I Can Do" 1:41
11."Eve" 2:53
12."Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing (lead singer: Richard Carpenter)"Neil Young4:21
13."Benediction (lead singers: Karen & Richard Carpenter)" 0:41



United States150 (1971)
United Kingdom20 (1972)
35 (1975)


"Ticket to Ride"[edit]

  • JP 7" single (1969) [KING AM-18] / (1976) [KING AM-1001] / (1977) [KING AM-2061]
  1. "Ticket to Ride"
  2. "All I Can Do"
  • US 7" single (1969) [A&M 1142]
  1. "Ticket to Ride"
  2. "Your Wonderful Parade"

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