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(C45s)(They Long To Be) Close To You/ I Kept On Loving You by The Carpenters

Label: A&M 1183 Year: 1970
Factory sleeve included
Condition: M- $11.00
(They Long To Be) Close To You/ I Kept On Loving YouHere's a beautiful copy of the song that launched a thousand voices (that's about how many Richard Carpenter layered into each vocal track). :-) It wasn't their first single, but it was their first hit, and it's specially edited from a 4:34 album track (about a minute longer). Interestingly, the B side features Richard doing lead vocals on a decidedly upbeat, sunshine-pop style number. 'Course, when the layering starts, I can hear several dozen Karens in the lineup. My wife says she likes it better than the hit side. Note: This 45 record comes in a vintage A&M Records factory sleeve. it grades Near Mint across the board (Labels, Vinyl (styrene), Audio). (This scan is a representative image from our archives.)
Condition Detail:Label: M-   |   Vinyl: M-   |   Audio: M-Written by: Hal David-Burt Bacharach (A), P. Williams-R. Nichols (B)Produced by: J. Daugherty, Arranged by Richard CarpenterChart info: #1p in June 1970Track time(s): A: 3:40 | B: 2:20Mix: StereoOther info: Contains an edited version of the LP track.


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