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Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969-1983
     

Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969-1983

by Carpenters
 

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This double-CD set was probably too much of the Carpenters for the average fan, but just the same, it touches bases that The Singles misses, and it is rewarding. The 1998 remastering (catalog number 31454 1000-2) is doubly attractive, as a mid-priced item with 24-bit remastered sound and new notes by Paul

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This double-CD set was probably too much of the Carpenters for the average fan, but just the same, it touches bases that The Singles misses, and it is rewarding. The 1998 remastering (catalog number 31454 1000-2) is doubly attractive, as a mid-priced item with 24-bit remastered sound and new notes by Paul Grein. The 28 songs, totaling more than 110 minutes of music, still have a few holes, like their cover of "Beechwood 4-5789" and the deeply atmospheric "Crescent Noon," but every one of their albums is represented from Ticket to Ride on up. The remastering makes all of the difference in the enjoyment of the songs, presenting Karen Carpenter's voice and Richard Carpenter's arrangements in close, rich detail and intimacy; it all makes the care that was put into the original performances completely worth the effort. The duo's music never sounded less like recordings and more like performances, a fact -- brought home by the crystalline tones of Joe Osborn's bass -- that may distress those who merely want to relive their memories of hearing these songs on the radio. There will also be a few worthwhile surprises even for the casual listener, including the melodic dance number "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" from their final album and the rhapsodic "I Just Fall in Love Again" from Passage. This set is a decent compromise between the superficiality of The Singles and the deep but awkward construction of the four-CD boxed set, made more valuable by the remastering, which renders its sound superior to that of the same material on the box.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2008
Label:
Universal Japan
UPC:
4988005455741
catalogNumber:
6648/9

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Performance Credits

Carpenters   Primary Artist
Richard Carpenter   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums
Karen Carpenter   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Carolyn Dennis   Background Vocals
Ed Greene   Drums
Timothy May   Guitar
Tony Peluso   Guitar
Ron Tutt   Drums
Carlena Williams   Background Vocals
O.K. Chorale   Background Vocals
Larrie Londin   Drums
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
Joe Osborn   Bass
Jimmy Joyce   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Juice Newton   Composer
Peter Knight   Arranger
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Chris Christian   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Steve Eaton   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Kerry Chater   Composer
Bob Morrison   Composer
Ken Bell   Composer
John Bettis   Composer
Perry Botkin   Composer
Karen Carpenter   Producer
Jack Daugherty   Producer
Hal David   Composer
Steve Dorff   Composer
Ray Gerhardt   Engineer
Brian Holland   Composer
Fred Karlin   Composer
Harry Lloyd   Composer
Joe Raposo   Composer
Gloria Sklerov   Composer
Geoff Stephens   Composer
Peter Udell   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Johnny Wilson   Composer
Otha Young   Composer
Roger Young   Engineer
Paul Grein   Liner Notes
J.L. Wallace   Composer
Reed   Composer
Terry Skinner   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Toni Stern   Composer
Roger Nichols   Composer
Arthur James   Composer
G. Dobbins   Composer
Draper   Composer
Robb Wilson   Composer
Larry Herstritt   Composer

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