Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this album from the soft pop duo. A Song for You is the fourth album released by The Carpenters, released on June 22, 1972. According to Richard Carpenter, "A Song for You was intended to be a concept album (of sorts) with the title tune opening and closing the set and the bookended selections comprising the 'song'." Six songs were released as A-side singles internationally: "Hurting Each Other", "It's Going to Take Some Time", "Goodbye to Love", "Top of the World", "I Won't Last a Day Without You", and "Bless the Beasts and Children". The Carpenters produced a distinct soft musical style, combining Karen's contralto vocals with Richard's arranging and composition skills. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded ten albums, along with numerous singles and several television specials. Their career together ended in 1983 following Karen's death from heart failure brought on by complications of anorexia.
1.1 A Song for You 4:42 1.2 Top of the World 2:59 1.3 Hurting Each Other 2:48 1.4 It's Going to Take Some Time 2:56 1.5 Goodbye to Love 3:58 1.6 Intermission (Carpenters/A Song for You) 0:27 1.7 Bless the Beasts and Children 3:09 1.8 Flat Baroque 1:48 1.9 Piano Picker 2:01 1.10 I Won't Last a Day Without You 3:52 1.11 Crystal Lullaby 3:55 1.12 Road Ode 3:44 1.13 A Song for You (Reprise) 0:55