If I Were A Carpenter

Label
Universal Music Romania
Release date
12 Sep 1994
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
54:08

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 American Music Club - Goodbye To Love 3:12 9,624
2 Shonen Knife - Top Of The World 3:56 12,163
3 Sonic Youth - Superstar 4:08 359,473
4 The Cranberries - (They Long to Be) Close to You 2:42 28,217
5 Bettie Serveert - For All We Know 3:28 8,071
6 Dishwalla - It's Going To Take Some Time 4:18 12,336
7 Sheryl Crow - Solitaire 4:44 5,954
8 Marc Moreland - Hurting Each Other 4:12 773
9 Redd Kross - Yesterday Once More 3:59 9,567
10 Babes in Toyland - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft 4:08 12,591
11 Cracker - Rainy Days And Mondays 3:45 8,192
12 Matthew Sweet - Let Me Be The One 3:26 5,771
13 4 Non Blondes - Bless The Beasts And Children 4:19 5,707
14 Grant Lee Buffalo - We've Only Just Begun 3:51 7,892

About this album

If I Were a Carpenter registers as one of the best tribute albums of the lot in 1994, with spot-on performances of Carpenters classics from the ’70s. Unlike many tribute collections, this album gets it right most of the time, thanks to a lineup of artists suited to the duo’s wide-screen pop mix.

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  • futchadoc

    I love this album so much... fantastic covers!!

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • vishal8492

    Dishwalla rocking it pretty good very good album i mean few tracks are really good all tracks are great but some of them performed great by some artists while some of them failed !!!!

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • vishal8492

    i am sorry but what is Shonen Knife - Top Of The World it's all right but when she says top of the world it just sucks soul out of song but well no one can sing like karen i shouldn't expect so much!!!

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • vishal8492

    Wow only sonic youth does their job i am big fan of Carpenters but for this album only sonic youth have done good enough job to make songs more memorable!!!

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • jnev77

    great stuff

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • dardar227

    One of my favorite albums. Great covers of some great songs.

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • grungebandung

    good mix,its rare nowday's

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • minge1980

    Love this! I had it when I was 14 or 15 and it was such a product of its time...but to my happy surprise, it really seems to hold up.

    17 Jan 2009 Reply
  • miladydoe

    This is just about the best cover or tribute album ever. All the singers fit the songs and make them their own, and make the Carpenters more accessible to many genres of music. Great job!

    30 Nov 2008 Reply
  • emmaforman

    great album

    22 Sep 2008 Reply
  • dewflive

    There isn't one song on this that I don't love

    4 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Pi4noBl4ck

    Sonic Youth just owns this album. No other band did a version with the power and poetics as they did.

    29 Jun 2008 Reply
  • iusejelly

    i may be called an idiot or whatever, but i am pretty much in love with this album

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
  • nboldock

    It's correct now, one year on, you'll be pleased to know!!

    25 Mar 2008 Reply
  • tsernobog

    The picture for this album is wrong. That's actually the cover of a cheap knock-off with no-name artists. Where can I report this?

    17 Apr 2007 Reply

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