Carpenters, Ticket To Ride (1970)
Bought a few Carpenters records recently – already had a few, but trying to pick up the ones I don’t have. In part it was because I was talking about the band for a radio show – which is done now. You can click that link to check it out if you missed it. But the fascination with the music doesn’t end there. And this – sometimes called “Offering” has our heroes doing a range of interesting pop covers and even still the remnants of the jazz, soul and mild psychedelia from their earliest incarnations. I like this album. I hadn’t ever heard it until just a few short years ago – gave a CD copy a whirl. And wanted to get hold of the LP ever since first listen. I found it very recently in that remarkable Wellington store, The David N. White Gallery. There are no U-turns in that joint, let me tell you. There’s no room to swing a cat. But there’s every chance you could buy one there. Here’s a reference for all you reluctant Peppa Pig watchers out there – it’s basically the human version of Mr. Fox’s Shop.
Sample Track: All I Can Do
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