Carpenters

40/40

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Released upon the 40th anniversary of the Carpenters' debut album, 40/40 is a double-disc retrospective containing 40 tracks (hence the title). Compiled by Richard Carpenter and newly remastered, 40/40 largely covers familiar ground, running through all but one of their 20 Top 20 hits (the missing culprit is "There's a Kind of Hush") and plenty of other staples that have been reissued on compilations like this many times before. There's nothing new here, but there's nothing bad, either, and if you've somehow escaped having a double-disc Carpenters set in your collection, this is as good as any of them.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Carpenters 03:58 Amazon
2 Carpenters 03:48 Amazon
3 Carpenters 03:35 Amazon
4 Carpenters 02:58 Amazon
5 Carpenters 04:09 Amazon
6 Carpenters 01:58 Amazon
7 Carpenters 03:02 Amazon
8 Carpenters 03:04 Amazon
9 Carpenters 04:25 Amazon
10 Carpenters 04:52 Amazon
11 Carpenters 02:58 Amazon
12 Carpenters 03:31 Amazon
13 Carpenters 04:13 Amazon
14 Carpenters 02:31 Amazon
15 Carpenters 03:55 Amazon
16 Carpenters 03:54 Amazon
17 Carpenters 03:41 Amazon
18 Carpenters 03:14 Amazon
19 Carpenters 03:46 Amazon
20 Carpenters 07:09 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Carpenters 03:48 Amazon
2
Now
Carpenters 03:51 Amazon
3 Carpenters 04:41 Amazon
4 Carpenters 02:48 Amazon
5 Carpenters 02:47 Amazon
6 Carpenters 03:54 Amazon
7 Carpenters 03:02 Amazon
8 Carpenters 04:37 Amazon
9 Carpenters 03:42 Amazon
10 Carpenters 03:40 Amazon
11 Carpenters 03:55 Amazon
12 Carpenters 03:50 Amazon
13 Carpenters 03:18 Amazon
14 Carpenters 02:52 Amazon
15 Carpenters 02:48 Amazon
16 Carpenters 03:46 Amazon
17 Carpenters 03:39 Amazon
18 Carpenters 03:20 Amazon
19 Carpenters 03:05 Amazon
20 Carpenters 05:00 Amazon
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