Gold (2000)

1. Yesterday Once More (1991 remix)
2. Superstar (1991 remix)
3. Rainy Days and Mondays (1991 remix)
4. Goodbye to Love (1991 remix)
5. It's Going to Take Some Time (1991 remix)
6. I Won't Last a Day Without You (1991 remix)
7. For All We Know (1991 remix)
8. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (1991 remix)
9. Touch Me When We're Dancing
10. Please Mr. Postman (1991 remix)
11. I Need to Be In Love (1991 remix)
12. Solitaire
13. We've Only Just Begun (1991 remix)
14. (They Long to Be) Close to You (1991 remix)
15. This Masquerade (1991 remix)
16. Ticket to Ride (1973 version)
17. Top of the World (1973 version, 1991 remix)
18. Only Yesterday (1991 remix)
19. Sing (1994 remix)
20. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (1989 remix)

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European CD release

This CD seems to be trying to duplicate the success of ABBA's Gold and More Gold CDs -- it looks just like them, for one thing.

Looking at it as simply another Carpenters compilation, it is hardly any different from Twenty-Two Hits of the Carpenters, only without two of the 22 songs... (Actually, it's missing three of the 22 songs, because Twenty-Two Hits doesn't have "Calling Occupants").

Essentially, what The Singles: 1969-1981 does for the American market, and what Twenty-Two Hits of the Carpenters does for the Asian market, Gold does for the UK market -- it is a collection of the top singles for that region.

The best thing Gold has going for it is its liner notes -- there is a very good overview of the Carpenters' career, and also detailed notes about each song.

Don't be confused by the title and cover; this is a single-disc collection that has been replaced by a vastly better two-disc version. If you buy a Gold album by Carpenters, check to make sure you're getting the one you want. The link on this page links to Amazon's page listing the single-disc version.

Produced by Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter and Jack Daugherty

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