On this day in music history: June 13, 1972 – …

On this day in music history: June 13, 1972 – “A Song For You”, the fourth studio album by The Carpenters is released. Produced by Jack Daughtery and Richard Carpenter, it is recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood, CA circa Late 1971 – Early 1972. The album is originally conceived as a concept album, with two versions of the title track beginning and ending the album sides. It also is the last Carpenters album to carry a production credit for Jack Daughtery who is the brother/sister duos A&R man at their label. From The Carpenters’ debut album in 1969, Daughtery had been receiving a producers credit when in fact he had been just booking studio time for the musicians when Richard Carpenter had been doing the actual production and arranging work from the beginning. Daughtery’s firing results in a legal battle that is not settled until 1981, in The Carpenters favor. “A Song For You” spins off five hit singles in the US including “Hurting Each Other” (#2 Pop), “Goodbye To Love” (#7 Pop), and “I Won’t Last A Day Without You” (#11 Pop). It also includes The Carpenters original recording of “Top Of The World”, which is re-recorded and included on their greatest hits compilation “Carpenters – The Singles 1969 – 1973”. The album is  remastered and reissued on CD in 1999, using the original stereo master mixes. Out of print on vinyl for nearly thirty years, it is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram LP in 2017. “A Song For You” peaks at number four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.