Carpenters - A Kind of Hush (A&M - SP 4581)
A Kind of Hush is the 7th studio album by Carpenters released on June 11, 1976.
All 3 excerpted singles became hits. "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)", a cover of a 1960s song by Herman's Hermits, broke both the UK Top 30 and US Top 20, as well as topping the adult contemporary chart. "I Need to Be in Love" hit number 25 in the US and number 36 in the UK. "Goofus" was only a minor success, stalling at number 56 on the Billboard chart, though it did crack the adult contemporary top 10.
The album was also the first not to have Karen playing drums on any tracks, which were performed by Los Angeles session drummer Jim Gordon.
Despite being certified Gold, the album was a relative commercial disappointment in the US, where its chart peak was outside the Top 30. It performed better in the UK, reaching number three in the UK Albums Chart.
Label: A&M - SP 4581
- There's A Kind of Hush
- Can't Smile Without You
- I Need To Be in Love
- One More Time
- Boat To Sail
- I Have You
- Breaking Up Is Hard To Do