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

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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
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." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
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: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 602498130445
  • Catalog Number: 9813044
  • Sales rank: 4,201

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yesterday Once More (3:59)
  2. 2 Superstar (3:49)
  3. 3 Rainy Days and Mondays (3:35)
  4. 4 Goodbye to Love (3:56)
  5. 5 It's Going to Take Some Time (2:59)
  6. 6 I Won't Last a Day Without You (3:54)
  7. 7 For All We Know (2:32)
  8. 8 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (3:37)
  9. 9 Touch Me When We're Dancing (3:21)
  10. 10 Please Mr. Postman (2:48)
  11. 11 I Need to Be in Love (3:50)
  12. 12 Solitaire (4:41)
  13. 13 We've Only Just Begun (3:05)
  14. 14 (They Long to Be) Close to You (3:41)
  15. 15 This Masquerade (4:53)
  16. 16 Ticket to Ride (4:09)
  17. 17 Top of the World (2:59)
  18. 18 Only Yesterday (3:46)
  19. 19 Sing (3:19)
  20. 20 Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (7:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (0:28)
  2. 2 Overture: Deck the Halls (With Boughs of Holly)/I Saw Three Ships/Have (4:39)
  3. 3 The Christmas Waltz (2:13)
  4. 4 Sleigh Ride (2:38)
  5. 5 It's Christmas Time/Sleep Well, Little Children (2:55)
  6. 6 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (3:54)
  7. 7 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (1:05)
  8. 8 The Christmas Song (3:40)
  9. 9 Silent Night (3:19)
  10. 10 Jingle Bells (1:11)
  11. 11 The First Snowfall/Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (3:33)
  12. 12 Carol of the Bells (1:39)
  13. 13 Merry Christmas Darling (3:05)
  14. 14 I'll Be Home for Christmas (3:50)
  15. 15 Christ Is Born (3:14)
  16. 16 Winter Wonderland/Silver Bells/White Christmas (5:30)
  17. 17 Ave Maria (2:35)
Disc 3
  1. 1 We've Only Just Begun
  2. 2 Those Good Old Dreams
  3. 3 Superstar
  4. 4 Rainy Days and Mondays
  5. 5 All You Get From Love Is a Love Song
  6. 6 Top of the World
  7. 7 Ticket to Ride
  8. 8 Only Yesterday
  9. 9 Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
  10. 10 Beechwood 4-5789
  11. 11 Touch Me When We're Dancing
  12. 12 Hurting Each Other
  13. 13 Please Mr. Postman
  14. 14 There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)
  15. 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
Al 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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