Howard Carpendale

40 Hits: Die Originale

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After Howard Carpendale announced his retirement in 2003, EMI issued this two-disc compilation to commemorate his career. 40 Hits: Die Originale covers five decades of music, from Carpendale's 1969 cover of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" to his more recent work. It also includes four rarities, two of which were previously unpublished. Carpendale's retirement was short-lived, as he returned to music in 2007, but this is still a thorough album that represents the bulk of his career.