Do any of you guys know if the Carpenters used superior recording equipment when they were producing music in the 70's and early 80's? It sounds so much clearer than almost anything from that era. (Yes everything I have is at least 16bit FLAC or better, all quality recordings)
Carpenters isn't really my cup of tea but Close To You is a splendid recording. Burt Bacharach praised Richard Carpenter's arrangement of this song as being superior to his and Dionne Warwick's recording (and that's sayin' somethin'!). Listen to the vocal harmonies - layers and layers of them that a planar headphone presents with utmost precision. A joy!