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Song for You [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

CarpentersAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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listen  1. A Song For You 4:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Top Of The World 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Hurting Each Other 2:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. It's Going To Take Some Time 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen10. I Won't Last A Day Without You 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. A Song For You (Reprise)0:55$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 12, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000006XGU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,147 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "A Song For You" is Vintage Quality Carpenters July 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
"A Song For You" is the third consecutive smash-hit album (it went to #4 on Billboard) produced by the Carpenters, the others being "Close To You", and "Carpenters". Unbelievably, no less than 6 hit singles were released from this album! - "Top of the World, (#1 for two weeks) " "Hurting Each Other"(went to #2)" "It's Going to Take Some Time,"(#12) "Goodbye to Love,"(#7) "I Won't Last a Day Without You,"(#11) and, "Bless the Beasts and Children." With this many hits singles, it is an album that definitely pleases.

The album is "bookended" with the touching "A Song for You" (in its complete form at the beginning and in a very haunting rendition at the end that will send tingles up your spine). Interestingly, the order of tracks 1 - 5 repesents a cycle of the stages of a love relationship from initial deep love to an eventual breakup. Karen Carpenter's vocals are extraordinary, and exhibit a depth of feeling that indicate she has experienced the deep emotions in each of these songs.

This album has no dull moments, with every track a unique gem of its own. "Bless the Beasts and Children", is a movie theme that is one of my favorites. "Flat Baroque" and "Piano Picker" are two tracks that show off Richard Carpenters' varied talents as both a composer and performer. Finally, the album wraps with "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "Crystal Lullaby" and "Road Ode." All three are individually pleasing.

The album is another well-deserved GOLD album for the Capenters. While many of these songs are included in the Carpenter greatest hits albums, this album deserves a place on your music shelf library for it is a complete package. You will treasure this album as I do.

Jim Konedog Koenig
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
A Song For You is a strong album from Karen and Richard Carpenter that showcases yet again their singularly beautiful artistry. Karen and Richard performed so very well together that is was practically heavenly; and I am not trying to be effusive-it's just the simple truth. When Karen sang it was as if she was singing to you and only you; and Richard's musical arrangements and backup vocals always enhanced the beauty of their ballads. The artwork is very nicely done and the quality of this sound on this CD is excellent.

The album begins with the title track, "A Song For You." "A Song For You" has a gorgeous melody that fits perfectly with the vocals Karen sings. Karen's voice is not only beautiful; it also conveys a certain innocence and even a touch of vulnerability that made so many people love her singing. Great! "Top Of The World" is a very joyful song that celebrates life, love and everything god. Karen sings this with all her heart and soul; and the sound of Karen and Richard singing together is absolutely wonderful. I rarely enjoy any music that quite so well done. "Top Of The World" is certainly a major highlight of this album; and it was a huge hit for Karen and Richard Carpenter as well.

"Hurting Each Other" is a touching, moving song about a couple who can't seem to stop hurting each other's feelings; their love is in jeopardy and they apparently just don't know how to stop the cycle of abuse. "Hurting Each Other" was another major hit for Karen and Richard and this was very well deserved; the arrangement is lush without being overdone or silly. In addition, there's also "It's Going To Take Some Time;" now Karen sings of a couple who needs time to heal their wounds or decide if they are going to stay together.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Karen had the lovliest voice I've ever heard... March 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
How anyone can deny the sweetness and warmth (well, okay, sheer greatness) in Karen Carpenter's voice is a mystery to me. She was a beautiful talent, and her throat could reach phrases and emotions that most singers wish they had the ability to get. This album doesn't stand up as high concept, but it isn't supposed to be that way. Sometimes the seventies coyness and cuteness shows through, but that is more than forgivable. If you want spirit-lifting melodies and charming songs sung by the best female vocalist, then pick this up. If you own a greatest hits album, note that the lead guitars on both "Top of the World" and "Goodbye to Love" are altered and less flamboyant here.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great album. Better on vinyl though. February 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard this l.p. in the 1970's, I thought and still think it is their best record. The title track will send shivers up your spine and the rest of the album contains some of their biggest hits like Goodbye To Love, Top Of The World, Bless The Beasts And The Children, and Hurting Each Other. It also contains sone other great non hit tracks like Road Ode, and Piano Picker. Unfortunately when I play this on my cd player the recording, even though it has been newly remastered, sounds rough and harsh along the edges and highs. I hope a Dvd audio version will be released in the near future, and I will be the first one to buy a copy. For now I cannot give it a rave review because of the sound quality. I was quite dissapointed about it. However if your fortunate enough to come accross a original vinyl version (and your fortunate enough to still have a record player) you will love the warmth of the original recording. It plays smooth and clean. In short, great lp, all original packaging with lyrics, but rough sound.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wunderbar!
Not a single flaw in the cd, played perfect, The sellers were great. They were fast and provided a top product at a low price.
Published 21 days ago by Jeffery W Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to My Ears!!!
This is by far their best work! The songs are beautiful and Karen Carpenter delivers once again with stunning vocals.
Published 2 months ago by Chanda Hawthorne
5.0 out of 5 stars The Carpenters
I have allways loved the carpenters, Try to buy all thier dvd's I wish they were still around, The problem is there is allot of repretitive music on thier albums you buy 2 of them... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Caroline Steinberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Album !
Lots of great songs on this album , no ' fillers ' here ! You won't be disappointed , I PROMISE you !
Published 9 months ago by timmyd1970
5.0 out of 5 stars CD's
I have always loved the Carpenters. I had several cassettes with no way to play them. Was thrilled to find the old songs on CD. Thanks!
Published 10 months ago by Linda D.Hutchins
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST
This album is one of the best carpenter album. With six hits on it. I really love this album. If I love the carpenters like I do,this is one album you should have
Published 12 months ago by Jack Spinetta
5.0 out of 5 stars Brown velvet voice and blue ribbon songs
Karen Carpenter has a vocal range that matches my own, so I've always loved singing along with her music. Read more
Published 14 months ago by MamaHen
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treasure
Another great cd from this artist that is hard to find. If you love classic 70's music you should own this. One of the best from that era.
Published 14 months ago by Jerry
5.0 out of 5 stars A Song for You
This is so nice to dance or listen to or anything else. An excellent recording of some of the best music. Christine C.
Published 15 months ago by christine c
4.0 out of 5 stars Song for You brought back lots of memories
This is one of my favorite Carpenters albums. Lots of great songs. I had lost mine recently so purchased another and am glad to have it back in my collection!!
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