The Carpenters were always different. In a world of glitter, glam, prog, rock and myriad styles of music they followed their own musical mantra, one where harmony, love of the old songs and melody reigned supreme. Yet theirs was no bland pop, not formulaic nor predictable, they produced some of the most inventive pop during their revered 14-year career. Issued in November 1973, the chart topping compilation Singles 1969-1973 offers a wonderful 12-song overview of the duo's early runaway hits including "(They Long To Be) Close To You," "Superstar," "We've Only Just Begun," "Top of the World" and "Rainy Days And Mondays." SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. This disc is compatible with SACD players only and will not play on a standard CD player.
• Japanese Import SHM-SACD
• 2-channel single layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes
• Compatible with SACD player only