Ticket to Ride (album)

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Ticket to Ride/Offering
Cover photo by Jim McCrary
Studio album by The Carpenters
Released October 9, 1969 (1969-10-09)
Recorded 1968–1969
Genre Pop
Length 36:43
Label A&M
Producer Jack Daugherty
The Carpenters chronology
Offering/Ticket to Ride
(1969)
Close to You
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[2]

Ticket to Ride is the first album by the American music duo Carpenters. At the time of its initial release in 1969, it was issued under the title Offering,[3] (with a completely different cover photo) it was a commercial failure and produced only one minor hit single, the Lennon-McCartney song "Ticket to Ride", a ballad version of a song recorded by The Beatles.

After the Carpenters' subsequent breakthrough, however, the album was reissued internationally under the name Ticket to Ride and sold moderately. The CD in the "Remastered Classics" series went out of print in March 2007. However, in Japan, the "Pack Series" released the Ticket to Ride and Close to You CDs together.

The album is far more self-contained than other Carpenters albums; excluding the orchestrations, most of the instruments were played by the duo themselves, and 10 of the 13 songs were written by Richard Carpenter 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 Carpenter would perform most of the lead vocals.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Invocation"     1:04
2. "Your Wonderful Parade"     2:54
3. "Someday"     5:19
4. "Get Together"   Chet Powers 2:37
5. "All of My Life"   Richard Carpenter 3:07
6. "Turn Away"     3:12
7. "Ticket to Ride"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 4:13
8. "Don't Be Afraid"   Richard Carpenter 2:07
9. "What's the Use"     2:43
10. "All I Can Do"     1:41
11. "Eve"     2:53
12. "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing"   Neil Young 4:21
13. "Benediction"     0:41

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
United States 150 (1971)
United Kingdom 20 (1972)
35 (1975)
Japan 88
Australia 19

Credits[edit]

Singles[edit]

"Ticket to Ride"[edit]

  • JP 7" single (1969) [KING AM-18] / (1976) [KING AM-1001] / (1977) [KING AM-2061]
  1. "Ticket to Ride"
  2. "All I Can Do"
  • US 7" single (1969) [A&M 1142]
  1. "Ticket to Ride"
  2. "Your Wonderful Parade"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 140. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  3. ^ Carpenters: Offering at Discogs (list of releases)
  4. ^ Carpenters Fans Ask... Richard Answers, Official Carpenters website. Retrieved March 18, 2012.

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