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on August 20, 1999
For any Carpenters fan, this is a wonderful addition to the collection. Using 27 songs, one gets all of the best Carpenters material. While it is called a Greatest Hits collection, it stands a concern why so many of the lesser known tracks make the cut. The songs from "Made in America" - namely "Back in My Life Again" and "Those Good Old Dreams" were not substantial hits whatsoever, and they seem slightly out of place on this album. Notably missing is the Carpenters masterful version of "Solitaire" - a top twenty hit in 1975 that surprisingly doesn't surface while many other passive hits make the collection. Still, the album is beautifully remastered and many have the fresh sound that is so wonderful. "Please Mr. Postman", "This Masquerade", and "Sing" are clearer than ever here and are more. Buy this if you are a fan!