Carpenters

Christmas Collection

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In 1998, A&M released the original Carpenters' albums for the first time on CD. Along with the reissues, the label released Christmas Collection, a double-disc that combines Christmas Portrait and An Old Fashioned Christmas on one set. Neither album offers any surprises -- they sound exactly like you'd imagine a Carpenters Christmas album would sound like. Since the two albums are virtually interchangeable, relying on Richard's famously light, inoffensive arrangements and Karen's sweet, soaring vocals, they make for a terrific pairing. It is true that only hardcore fans will need this set, but they should be more than pleased by this definitive collection.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 0:28 Spotify
2 4:39
3 2:13 Spotify
4 2:38 Spotify
5 2:54 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:54 SpotifyAmazon
7 1:05 Spotify
8 3:39
9 3:19 Spotify
10 1:11 Spotify
11 3:33 SpotifyAmazon
12 1:38 Spotify
13 3:05
14 3:50 Spotify
15 3:14 Spotify
16 5:30 Spotify
17 2:36 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 0:43 Spotify
2 8:14
3 2:14 Spotify
4 3:10 Spotify
5 2:35 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:43
7 3:43 Spotify
8 2:53 Spotify
9 3:54 Spotify
10 2:12 Spotify
11 4:04 Spotify
12 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
13 6:15
14 2:24 SpotifyAmazon
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