Gold: Greatest Hits [Deluxe Sound & Vision] [2003]

Gold: Greatest Hits [Deluxe Sound & Vision] [2003]

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Usually the name Gold: Greatest Hits means "avoid this album." Many times small labels will buy the rights to some obscure songs by a big-name artist and then release it under that very title. But despite the name, this collection keeps the crap in the middle of the album, buried between the good stuff. In fact, this is a really good retrospective of this band.See more details below

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Usually the name Gold: Greatest Hits means "avoid this album." Many times small labels will buy the rights to some obscure songs by a big-name artist and then release it under that very title. But despite the name, this collection keeps the crap in the middle of the album, buried between the good stuff. In fact, this is a really good retrospective of this band. The dark and lonely ballads that Karen Carpenter sing take center stage, pushing brother Richard's pop contributions to the background. The album starts strong enough, featuring several of their biggest hits, including "Superstar," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Goodbye to Love," and "It's Going to Take Some Time." And the album ends with more big hits, such as "Top of the World," "(They Long to Be) Close to You," and "We've Only Just Begun"; even their Klaatu cover, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft," makes it. But the middle is a danger zone of filler, featuring forgettable tracks like "Please Mr. Postman" and its ilk. But this collection has the requisite amount of good Carpenters songs to make it worthwhile, and anyone who does not have these songs on album should give this a listen. [A Deluxe Sound & Vision edition was also released.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2004
Label:
Universal Int'l
UPC:
0602498130445
catalogNumber:
9813044
Rank:
90252

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Yesterday Once More
  2. Superstar
  3. Rainy Days and Mondays
  4. Goodbye to Love
  5. It's Going to Take Some Time
  6. I Won't Last a Day Without You
  7. For All We Know
  8. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  9. Touch Me When We're Dancing
  10. Please Mr. Postman
  11. I Need to Be in Love
  12. Solitaire
  13. We've Only Just Begun
  14. (They Long to Be) Close to You
  15. This Masquerade
  16. Ticket to Ride
  17. Top of the World
  18. Only Yesterday
  19. Sing
  20. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

Disc 2

  1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  2. Overture: Deck the Halls (With Boughs of Holly)/I Saw Three Ships/Have
  3. The Christmas Waltz
  4. Sleigh Ride
  5. It's Christmas Time/Sleep Well, Little Children
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  7. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  8. The Christmas Song
  9. Silent Night
  10. Jingle Bells
  11. The First Snowfall/Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  12. Carol of the Bells
  13. Merry Christmas Darling
  14. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  15. Christ Is Born
  16. Winter Wonderland/Silver Bells/White Christmas
  17. Ave Maria

Disc 3

  1. We've Only Just Begun
  2. Those Good Old Dreams
  3. Superstar
  4. Rainy Days and Mondays
  5. All You Get From Love Is a Love Song
  6. Top of the World
  7. Ticket to Ride
  8. Only Yesterday
  9. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
  10. Beechwood 4-5789
  11. Touch Me When We're Dancing
  12. Hurting Each Other
  13. Please Mr. Postman
  14. There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)
  15. (They Long to Be) Close to You

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carpenters   Primary Artist
Pete Jolly   Keyboards
Richard Carpenter   Keyboards,Vocals
Karen Carpenter   Vocals
Bob Messenger   Tenor Saxophone
Cubby O'Brien   Drums
Ron Tutt   Drums
Joe Osborn   Bass
Tom Chorale Bahler   Vocals

Technical Credits

Franz Schubert   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Peter Knight   Arranger,Adaptation
Irving Berlin   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Steve Eaton   Composer
James Griffin   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Buck Ram   Composer
Phil Cody   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
John Bettis   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Karen Carpenter   Producer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Jack Daugherty   Producer,Engineer
Hal David   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Ray Gerhardt   Engineer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
George Gordy   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Dave Iveland   Engineer
Fred Karlin   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
P.D. Scots Pipe Band   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Nick Perito   Arranger,Adaptation
Joe Raposo   Composer
Armin Steiner   Remixing
Geoff Stephens   Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Peter Udell   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Roger Young   Engineer,Remixing
Victor Young   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Georgia Dobbins   Composer
Terry Draper   Composer
J.L. Wallace   Composer
Peter J. Wilhousky   Composer
Kenny Bell   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
William Garrett   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Leslie Reed   Composer
Terry Skinner   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Robert Bateman   Composer
Toni Stern   Composer
Domenico Bartolucci   Composer
John Woloschuk   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Roger Nichols   Composer
Frank Pooler   Composer
Peacock   Original Sleeve Design
Traditional   Composer
R. Wilson   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer

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