The Singles: 1974-1978 (1978)

1. Sweet Sweet Smile
2. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
3. Can't Smile Without You (alternate version)
4. I Won't Last a Day Without You (album version, sped up)
5. All You Get from Love is a Love Song
6. Only Yesterday
7. Solitaire
8. Please Mr. Postman
9. I Need to Be In Love (single version)
10. Happy
11. There's a Kind of Hush
12. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

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Not released in the U.S.

This album, which was obviously designed to be the "greatest hits volume 2" package, falls far short of the first Singles album. Perhaps this is why it was not released in the United States...

There is only one item of interest on this album: the version of "Can't Smile Without You" is an alternate one, with different lyrics in places and some different instrumentation. The version of "I Need to Be In Love" included here is the shorter single mix without the piano intro, and the version of "I Won't Last a Day Without You" is the original album mix, but sped up a half-step to match the speed of the single version. All the other tracks are the original album mixes.

Produced by Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter and Jack Daugherty.

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