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listen  1. Superstar (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Rainy Days And Mondays (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Top Of The World (1973 Remix)Carpenters 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Maybe It's You (1990 Remix)Carpenters 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Let Me Be The OneCarpenters 2:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Reason To Believe (1987 Remix)Carpenters 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Leave Yesterday Behind (As Time Goes By 2000 Version)Carpenters 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Your Baby Doesn't Love You AnymoreCarpenters 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Bless The Beasts And Children (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. It's Going To Take Some Time (1989 Remix)Carpenters 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Rainbow Connection (As Time Goes By 2000 Version)Carpenters 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Only Yesterday (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Sweet, Sweet SmileCarpenters 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. There's A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World) (1985 Remix)Carpenters 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. California Dreamin' (As Time Goes By 2000 Version)Carpenters 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Solitaire (Remastered)Carpenters 4:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. We've Only Just Begun (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. This Masquerade (1990 Remix)Carpenters 4:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day) (1989 Remix)Carpenters 7:09$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Yesterday Once More (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Please Mr. Postman (1991 Remix)Carpenters 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Hurting Each Other (1991 Remix)Carpenters 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I Need To Be In Love (1990 Remix)Carpenters 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Merry Christmas Darling (Remix)Carpenters 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. (They Long To Be) Close To You (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. All You Get From Love Is A Love SongCarpenters 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Sing (1994 Remix)Carpenters 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Make Believe It's Your First TimeCarpenters 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ticket To RideCarpenters 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Goodbye To Love (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Just Fall In Love AgainCarpenters 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. I Believe YouCarpenters 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again (1995 "Interpretations" Version)Carpenters 4:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. For All We Know (1990 Remix)Carpenters 2:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Touch Me When We're DancingCarpenters 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. I Won't Last A Day Without You (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Mr. Guder (1991 Remix)Carpenters 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. A Song For You (1987 Remix)Carpenters 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Karen's ThemeRichard Carpenter 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 10, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Utv Records
  • ASIN: B0001AP0OU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

A 2-CD set containing all their big hits, near-misses, key album tracks and even a few rarities! Like, for instance, The Rainbow Connection (the theme to The Muppet Movie ); the unreleased movie theme Leave Yesterday Behind , and their take on California Dreamin' , all of which appear here for the first time in the U.S.! Plus, of course, chart-toppers like Superstar; Rainy Days and Mondays; Top of the World; (They Long to Be) Close to You; We've Only Just Begun; Goodbye to Love; Yesterday Once More; Ticket to Ride; Sing; Hurting Each Other; For All We Know; Please, Mr. Postman , and more. 40 tracks.

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Songs that will always be lovely, thanks to Karen Carpenter's incredible voice.
Lydia
This collection has been remastered and remixed and sounds great, the clarity of the instruments and vocals is astonishing.
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It's a great collection of their most favorite songs, spanning much of their career together.
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243 of 250 people found the following review helpful By Jim Bagley on February 19, 2004
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This is the strongest Carpenters collection available. All of the hits, including, FINALLY, the single version of "Solitaire" on a domestic collection! The album cuts are well chosen, with such old favorites as "Let Me Be The One" and "A Song For You" holding their own against the singles. There's also a few previously unreleased efforts, most notably "The Rainbow Connection." At 40 tracks, it easily surpasses their previous double-disker (released at different times under the names CLASSICS and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE) which only contained 27 songs. My only regret is that Richard continues to tinker with the hits, altering classics that were more than fine in the first place. The biggest offenders are "Maybe It's You" which sounds radically different from the gorgeous, stark version found on their CLOSE TO YOU album and "Hurting Each Other," whose additional, lusher background vocals slightly deaden its highly dramatic impact. Fortunately, Richard cannot alter the Carpenters' biggest asset, which is Karen's one of a kind voice. It continues to haunt and tingle the spine 35 years later. Listed below is the lineup with the changes Richard has made to the recordings. You can still get the original versions on their respective albums.
DISC 1:
1. Superstar (additional recording in 1985, remixed in 1991)
2. Rainy Days And Mondays (1985 remix)
3. Top Of The World (1991 remix)
4. Maybe It's You (additional recording and remixed in 1990)
5. Let Me Be The One (original)
6. Reason To Believe (1987 remix)
7. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (1991 Remix)
8. Leave Yesterday Behind (previously unreleased)
9. Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore (original)
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95 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Saint on June 22, 2006
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Just listening to the samples of this new remix of "GOLD:35th Anniversary Edition ~ The Carpenters" I found it to be in my opinion sadly remixed very badly. Certainly not a tribute to the excellent talent Of Karen Carpenter and Richard as well. I wonder what Richard was thinking when he remixed these songs? As another review noticed and I agree with, is the bass on some is so loud it almost drowns out the pure excellence of Karen's deep resounding truly perfect voice. This is not a CD you want to get if you really want to appreciate the true pure sound of The Carpenters. The older CDs (if still in production or if you can find them used) "Carpenters Classics 25th Anniversary" a 2 CD disc 98:04 minute Collection remastered digitally, is a much better pick. Especially for those who remember The Carpenters when Karen was still alive and the original arrangements were nothing to mess with. The other CD's worth finding of The Carpendters especially if you like the Talent of Karen's deep resounding perfect voice, would be The CD "Voice Of The Heart" This is a hautingly beautiful collection of Love songs by Karen who lets each song touch your Heart and Soul making you feel as if you were right there as she sings each song. The other one I would highly recommend, if Christmas is your Holiday, would be "Carpenters Christmas Portrait"... "Special Edition digital version....Celebrating 70 continuious minutes of the Seasons best..." with Karen and Richard. There are 34 Carpenters songs as timeless as their sound,and 11 performances heard on this Holiday CD for the first time. These CDs are all the songs you fell in love with the first time you heard Karen sing. These are the arrangements so beautifully done with her and Richard.Read more ›
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70 of 78 people found the following review helpful By highway_star on February 19, 2004
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Back in the late 60's, the sister and brother duo consisting of Richard and Karen Carpenter, known as The Carpenters were one of the seventies best loved groups. Their first hit "Ticket To Ride" (a Beatles hit), released in 1969 did moderately well for their label A&M, but it wasn't until 1970 that the song "(They Long To Be) Close To You" shot straight up the charts to number one followed a few months later with another hit "We've Only Just Begun". The following year produced yet more hits for The Carpenters with "Superstar", "Rainy Days And Mondays" and "For All We Know", establishing The Carpenters as one of the most popular groups of the early seventies. Throughout the decade the hits continued and The Carpenters had accumulated 10 gold singles and 11 gold albums in the United States. This 2-cd "Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition" includes all their great hits such as the above mentioned songs as well as "Only Yesterday", "Please Mr. Postman", "There A Kind Of A Hush (All Over The World)", "Top Of The World", "Yesterday Once More", and a rare version of "California Dreaming" (originally a hit for The Mamas & Papas) as well as a remake of the Canadian rock group Klatuu's "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft" plus many more (40 songs total). This collection has been remastered and remixed and sounds great, the clarity of the instruments and vocals is astonishing. Also, included is a ten page booklet with a few colorful photos and a song by song breakdown and explanation by Richard Carpenter himself. Sadly, Karen Carpenter passed away in 1983 at age 32 and the world lost one of music's most gifted and beautiful voices ever. If you enjoyed the great music the seventies gave us from artists such as The Carpenters, Bread and Three Dog Night to name just a few, then this collection is a must have.
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