Almost identical to the Japanese release, the American verion of 40/40 lacks the subtitle ("The Best Selection"), and it isn't pressed on SHM-CD material. With only one track different ("Touch Me When We're Dancing" replaces "Leave Yesterday Behind"), it's the most ambitious 2-CD collection ever released to the U.S. market.
Sound-wise, this is an excellently-mastered collection. It's one of the best-sounding Carpenters products out there (along with The Essential Collection: 1965-1997). For someone looking for remixes, this is also the best 2-CD collection of remixes, with 26 songs having been remixed and differing in some way from their original album versions.
Produced by Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter and Jack Daugherty
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