Product Code: SAML 933910
Artist: Carpenters
Origin: New Zealand
Label: A&M (1970)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Pop U

Ticket to Ride

Rare NZ pressing. Nice clean vinyl with minor marks.) Cover in great condition with faint ringwear.

Ticket to Ride is the debut studio album by the American music duo Carpenters. At the time of its initial release in 1969, it was issued under the title Offering, with a completely different cover photo. It was a commercial failure and produced only one minor hit single, a ballad version of the Lennon-McCartney song "Ticket to Ride".

The album is far more self-contained than other Carpenters albums; excluding the orchestrations, bass by Joe Osborn and occasional guitar from Gary Sims, most of the instruments were played by Karen and Richard Carpenter themselves—drums and keyboards respectively—and 10 of the 13 songs were written by Richard and his lyricist John Bettis. It also stands out from subsequent Carpenters albums in that the lead vocals are evenly split between the two band members; on later albums, Karen would perform most of the lead vocals and this is one of two albums where Karen provided virtually all of the drumming, the other being Now & Then, released in 1973.

A1   Invocation 1:00
A2   Your Wonderful Parade 2:57
A3   Someday 5:13
A4   Get Together 2:32
A5   All Of My Life 3:00
A6   Turn Away 3:09
B1   Ticket To Ride 4:10
B2   Don't Be Afraid 2:05
B3   What's The Use 2:43
B4   All I Can Do 1:42
B5   Eve 2:51
B6   Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing 4:15
B7   Benediction 0:40