Japanese CD + DVD release
Very much like the U.S. packaging of the Gold DVD with the 20th Century Masters CD, this is a package that includes a "hits" CD with a DVD.
In this case, it's the 1995 collection 22 Hits of the Carpenters as the CD (although pressed onto a gold CD, which is supposedly more archival than the standard aluminum discs), paired with the Japanese Yesterday Once More DVD. I know that they're calling the DVD Gold,, but it's not the same as the U.S. Gold DVD...
This really is the Japanese Yesterday Once More DVD -- it contains the same 16 videos (including the rare "I Need to Be In Love" video), and the title screen even says "Yesterday Once More." They didn't replace the title screen the way they did in the U.S. Gold DVD.
Of particular interest to those not in the U.S. is the fact that the DVD is coded for regions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. This means that it is basically playable anywhere in the world EXCEPT the United States, as long as you have the capability of playing an NTSC-standard DVD. When I played mine today, I happened to have my DVD player set for region 4 (Australia), and it played just fine. It would not play in a regular region 1 (U.S.) DVD player, though.
Other than the packaging, there is nothing new or different here. It's all been released before...
Produced by Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter and Jack Daugherty
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