The Essential Collection [1965-1997]

The Essential Collection [1965-1997]

by Carpenters


Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2002
Label: A&M
UPC: 0606949341626
catalogNumber: 493416


Disc 1

  1. Caravan
  2. The Parting of Our Ways
  3. Looking for Love
  4. I'll Be Yours
  5. Iced Tea
  6. You'll Love Me
  7. All I Can Do
  8. Don't Be Afraid
  9. Invocation
  10. Your Wonderful Parade
  11. All of My Life
  12. Eve
  13. Ticket to Ride
  14. Get Together
  15. Interview
  16. Love Is Surrender
  17. Maybe It's You
  18. (They Long to Be) Close to You
  19. Mr. Guder
  20. We've Only Just Begun
  21. Merry Christmas Darling
  22. For All We Know

Disc 2

  1. Rainy Days and Mondays
  2. Superstar
  3. Let Me Be the One
  4. Bless the Beasts and Children
  5. Hurting Each Other
  6. It's Going to Take Some Time
  7. I Won't Last a Day Without You
  8. A Song for You
  9. Top of the World
  10. Goodbye to Love
  11. This Masquerade
  12. Sing
  13. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  14. Yesterday Once More
  15. Oldies Medley: Fun, Fun, Fun/The End of the World/Da Doo Ron ...
  16. Yesterday Once More (Reprise)
  17. Radio Contest Outtakes

Disc 3

  1. Morinaga Hi-Crown Chocolate Commercial
  2. Please Mr. Postman
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  4. Only Yesterday
  5. Solitaire
  6. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
  7. Good Friends Are for Keeps
  8. Ordinary Fool
  9. Sandy
  10. There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)
  11. I Need to Be in Love
  12. From This Moment On
  13. Suntory Pop Jingle No. 1
  14. Suntory Pop Jingle No. 2
  15. All You Get from Love Is a Love Song
  16. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
  17. Sweet, Sweet Smile
  18. Christ Is Born
  19. White Christmas
  20. Little Alter Boy
  21. Ave Maria

Disc 4

  1. Where Do I Go from Here?
  2. Little Girl Blue
  3. I Believe You
  4. If I Had You
  5. Karen/Ella Medley: This Masquerade/My Funny Valentine/I'll Be ...
  6. 1980 Medley: Sing/Knowing When to Leave/Make It Easy on Yourself/S ...
  7. Make Believe It's Your First Time
  8. Touch Me When We're Dancing
  9. When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)
  10. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)
  11. Those Good Old Dreams
  12. Now
  13. Karen's Theme

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carpenters   Primary Artist
Buddy Emmons   Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Rob Mounsey   Keyboards
Tom Scott   Recorder,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Tim Weisberg   Flute
Pete Jolly   Keyboards
John Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Red Rhodes   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
John Bettis   Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Bruce   Fiddle
Karen Carpenter   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Liberty DeVitto   Drums
Carolyn Dennis   Background Vocals
Earl Dumler   English Horn,Oboe
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Gregg Smith   Background Vocals
Tom Hensley   Tack Piano
Jim Horn   Oboe
Russell Javors   Guitar
James Kanter   Clarinet
Jay Dee Maness   Pedal Steel Guitar
Timothy May   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry McNeely   Banjo
Bob Messenger   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Cubby O'Brien   Drums
Ray Parker   Guitar
Tony Peluso   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,DJ
David Shostac   Flute
Gary Sims   Guitar,Vocals
Sheridon Stokes   Flute
Doug Strawn   Clarinet,Background Vocals
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar
Ron Tutt   Drums
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Carlena Williams   Background Vocals
Chuck Delmonico   Bass
Wes Jacobs   Bass,Tuba
Larrie Londin   Drums
Dennis Budimer   Acoustic Guitar
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
Joe Osborn   Bass
David Brown   Guitar
Tom Chorale Bahler   Background Vocals
David Duke   French Horn

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Charles Gounod   Adaptation
Franz Schubert   Composer
Juice Newton   Composer
Peter Knight   Arranger
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Bob James   Arranger
Billy May   Arranger
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
James Griffin   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Composer
Danny Wilde   Composer
Ralph Carmichael   Composer
Don Addrisi   Composer
Ken Bell   Composer
Glenn Berger   Engineer
John Bettis   Composer
Dick Bogert   Engineer
Perry Botkin   Composer
Jim Boyer   Engineer
Jack Daugherty   Producer
Robert DeLaGarza   Remixing
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ray Gerhardt   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
James Guthrie   Engineer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jerry Hey   Arranger
Brian Holland   Composer
Rick Jarrard   Producer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Fred Karlin   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Charles Paakkari   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Paul Riser   Arranger
H. Smith   Composer
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Geoff Stephens   Composer
Hiromasa Suzuki   Composer
Rod Temperton   Arranger
Eric Tomlinson   Engineer
Hank Williams   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Otha Young   Composer
Roger Young   Engineer,Remixing
Vartan   Art Direction
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Georgia Dobbins   Composer
Terry Draper   Composer
Barry Korkin   Tape Sources
William Garrett   Composer
Leslie Reed   Composer
Robert Bateman   Composer
Howlett Peter Smith   Composer
John Woloschuk   Composer
Roger Nichols   Composer
Joe Osborn   Producer,Engineer
R. Wilson   Composer
Scott Ravine   Licensing
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Yoko Narahashi   Composer
Tom Scholz   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer
Roger S. Nichols   Composer
Paul H. Williams   Composer
Tatsushi Umegaki   Composer

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The Essential Collection (1965-1997) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have bought both " From the Top" and " The Essentail Collection." While both are well done.(Hats off to Richard Carpenter)I found myself feeling almost cheated when it came to this "new and improved" box set. Karen Carpenter's vocals shine on both sets but here on "The Essentail Collection" Richard has remixed the music and Karen's voice to the point that it sounds as though she was in the studio for the making of this album. However I have listened to the studio albums and the oridginal mixs and I find them far suprior to the songs represented here. Also, I find that Karen's ill fated solo album is hardly mentioned here. Karen was very proud of her work on that album, however Richard chose to only include one song " If I Had You" and replace the two others with the Ella/Karen melody. The saving grace of this collection for me was Karen's in depth reading on the song "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again". I found that one song to be wroth the close to 120.00 I spent on it. In closing I will say that this was a valad try to "update" the Carpenter's music. However, Richard ought to release a 12 CD of the entire Carpenters collection box set here in north america, and allow the fans to be the judges.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago