Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this album from the soft pop duo. Close to You is the second studio album by The Carpenters, released on August 19, 1970. The album contains the hit singles "(They Long to Be) Close to You" and "We've Only Just Begun". The album topped the Canadian Albums Chart and peaked at #2 on the US Billboard albums chart. It was also successful in the United Kingdom, entering the top 50 of the official chart for 76 weeks during the first half of the 1970s. 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.