This 20 track compilation features the most popular tracks by the Connecticut-born brother/sister duo. Their fusion of easy listening and MOR pop brought The Carpenters a decade of chart success. 'Carpenters Gold' includes fourteen tracks which reached the UK top 40 in the 1970's. Look no further for the definitive Carpenters collection; the Carpenters Gold contains 20 great songs! Karen Carpenter's pure, gentle voice, and brother Richard's smooth-but-sophisticated arrangements and keyboards provided the signature sound of the soft-pop 1970s. You could put this collection into a time capsule for a hundred years and accurately inform subsequent generations of what AM radio sounded like in the '70s. This anthology is also a tribute the great talents of the Paul Williams/Roger Nichols songwriting team, from whose pens flowed "Rainy Days and Mondays," "We've Only Just Begun," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," and other mellow, tuneful gems--some of the classiest pure pop music of the era.