The Carpenters Collection (1978)

Record 1, Side 1:
1. A Song for You
2. Top of the World (1973 version)
3. All You Get from Love is a Love Song
4. Sing
5. Baby It's You
Record 1, Side 2:
1. Sweet Sweet Smile
2. There's a Kind of Hush
3. I Need to Be In Love
4. Happy
5. We've Only Just Begun
6. Please Mr. Postman
Record 2, Side 1:
1. I Just Fall In Love Again
2. (They Long to Be) Close to You
3. This Masquerade
4. Rainy Days and Mondays
5. Only Yesterday
Record 2, Side 2:
1. Solitaire
2. Yesterday Once More
3. Flat Baroque
4. Piano Picker
5. I Won't Last a Day Without You
6. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

Not released in the U.S. (Canadian release); never released on CD


There is nothing at all of note about this collection; no remixes appear here, with the exception of the single version of "Top of the World." It is a bit odd that several of the biggest hit singles are not included here ("Superstar," "Hurting Each Other," etc.), and a few of the songs here were not singles at all ("This Masquerade," "Baby It's You," "Flat Baroque," and so on).


Produced by Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter and Jack Daugherty.


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