Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Superstar
3:47
2 Rainy Days and Mondays
3:35
3 Top of the World
3:02
4 Maybe It's You
3:03
5 Let Me Be the One
2:26
6 Reason to Believe
3:04
7 Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
3:39
8 Leave Yesterday Behind
3:33
9 Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore
3:51
10 Bless the Beasts and Children
3:15
11 It's Going to Take Some Time
5 2:59
12 The Rainbow Connection
4:37
13 Only Yesterday
3:47
14 Sweet, Sweet Smile
3:02
15 There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)
3:05
16 California Dreamin'
2:31
17 Solitaire
4:42
18 We've Only Just Begun
4 3:05
19 This Masquerade
4:54
20 Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day)
7:09
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Yesterday Once More
5 3:59
2 Please Mr. Postman
4.5 2:48
3 Hurting Each Other
5 2:48
4 I Need to Be in Love
3:50
5 Merry Christmas, Darling
3:08
6 (They Long to Be) Close to You
3:42
7 All You Get From Love Is a Love Song
3:48
8 Sing
3:18
9 Make Believe It's Your First Time
4:10
10 Ticket to Ride
4:10
11 Goodbye to Love
3:57
12 I Just Fall in Love Again
4:04
13 I Believe You
3:56
14 Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
4:23
15 For All We Know
2:33
16 Touch Me When We're Dancing
3:21
17 I Won't Last a Day Without You
3:56
18 Mr. Guder
3:22
19 A Song for You
4:38
20 Karen's Theme
2:41

Credits

CD 1

keyboard [keyboards]:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 1–2)
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (1970 – 1971) (track 5)
arranger:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 1–2, 5, 19)
assistant engineer:
Norm Kinney (tracks 1–2, 5)
composer:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 3–4, 13)
Tim Hardin (track 6)
Roger Nichols (musician/songwriter) (tracks 2, 5, 18)
Neil Sedaka (track 17)
Toni Stern (track 11)
Carole King (track 11)
Leon Russell (track 19)
Larry Weiss (track 9)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 7)
engineer:
Dick Bogert (tracks 1–2, 5)
Ray Gerhardt (tracks 1–2, 5)
lead vocals:
Karen Carpenter (track 19)
lyricist:
Tim Hardin (track 6)
Toni Stern (track 11)
John Bettis (tracks 3–4, 13)
Phil Cody (track 17)
Carole King (track 11)
Leon Russell (track 19)
Larry Weiss (track 9)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 7)
Paul Williams (US songwriter/soft rock vocalist) (tracks 2, 5, 18)
orchestrator:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 1–2, 5, 19)
producer:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (track 19)
Jack Daugherty (tracks 1, 5, 11)
Karen Carpenter (track 19)
vocals:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 1–2)
Karen Carpenter (tracks 1–2)
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (1970 – 1971) (track 5)
Karen Carpenter (1970 – 1971) (track 5)
writer:
Kenny Ascher (track 12)
Perry Botkin Jr. (track 10)
Bonnie Bramlett (track 1)
Barry De Vorzon (track 10)
Terry Draper (track 20)
Juice Newton (American pop and country singer, songwriter, and musician) (track 14)
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) (track 16)
Michelle Phillips (track 16)
Les Reed (track 15)
Geoff Stephens (track 15)
John Woloschuk (track 20)
Otha Young (track 14)
Leon Russell (track 1)
Paul Williams (US songwriter/soft rock vocalist) (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
A&M Records, Ltd. (1971) (tracks 1–2, 5)
A&M Records, Inc. (1973) (track 19)
publisher:
Alley Music Corp. (track 6)
Almo Music Corporation (tracks 3, 5)
Kirshner (track 17)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 16)
Richt & Slezak OHG (track 16)
Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (tracks 1–3, 13, 18–19)
Songs of Peer, Ltd. (track 15)
Trousdale Music (track 16)
Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 17)
recorded at:
A&M Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1970 – 1971) (track 5)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Reason to Believe (track 6)
Solitaire (track 17)
The Rainbow Connection (The Muppets Movie) (track 12)
This Masquerade (track 19)
is the basis for:
小癩麻 (track 7)
later parody versions:
Jam-Bowl-Liar (track 7)
Riley Martin Dreaming (parody for Riley Martin) (track 16)
later translated versions:
California Dreaming (track 16)
Cwympo Mae Y Dail (track 16)
Džambulaja (track 7)
Einsamkeit (track 17)
Hay una especie de silencio (Spanish translation) (track 15)
Hiljenee (Finnish translation) (track 15)
Jambalaya (track 7)
Jambalaya (French version) (track 7)
Kalajoen hiekat (track 16)
La Terre promise (California Dreamin') (track 16)
Solitaire (track 17)
TOP OF THE WORLD (Fumiko Okada translation of Top of the World) (track 3)
ジャンバラヤ (track 7)
明日再明日 (track 12)
每事問 (Yue Chinese translation) (track 15)
見つめあう恋 (Japanese translation) (track 15)
part of:
The Muppets Movie (film soundtrack) (track 12)
recording of:
Maybe It's You (track 4)
Only Yesterday (track 13)
Superstar (track 1)
Sweet, Sweet Smile (track 14)
Top of the World (track 3)
Let Me Be the One (1970 – 1971) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 16)
Opening Medley (Carpenters 1972) (tracks 1–2)
Carpenters Medley (single mix) (tracks 1, 3)

CD 2

drums (drum set):
Hal Blaine (track 5)
bass guitar:
Joe Osborn (track 5)
keyboard [keyboards]:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (track 15)
celesta:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (track 5)
piano:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (track 5)
tenor saxophone:
Bob Messenger (track 5)
Wurlitzer electric piano:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (track 5)
arranger:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 2–3, 6, 15)
assistant engineer:
Norm Kinney (track 15)
associate producer:
Karen Carpenter (tracks 2, 7)
background vocals:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (track 5)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (tracks 6, 6)
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 1, 5, 11, 18)
Steve Dorff (Composer) (track 12)
Steve Eaton (tracks 7, 7)
Larry Herbstritt (track 12)
Fred Karlin (track 15)
Roger Nichols (musician/songwriter) (track 17)
Joe Raposo (track 8)
Leon Russell (track 19)
David Pomeranz (1975) (track 14)
engineer:
Dick Bogert (track 15)
Ray Gerhardt (tracks 2, 15)
lead vocals:
Karen Carpenter (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 10, 15–16)
lyricist:
Steve Eaton (tracks 7, 7)
John Bettis (tracks 1, 11, 18)
Hal David (tracks 6, 6)
Arthur James (track 15)
Harry Lloyd (songwriter) (track 12)
Frank Pooler (track 5)
Joe Raposo (track 8)
Leon Russell (track 19)
Gloria Sklerov (track 12)
Paul Williams (US songwriter/soft rock vocalist) (track 17)
Robb Wilson (track 15)
David Pomeranz (1975) (track 14)
orchestrator:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 2–3, 5–6, 15)
producer:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 1–2, 7–8, 16)
Jack Daugherty (tracks 3, 6, 10–11, 15)
Karen Carpenter (tracks 1, 8)
vocals:
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (track 15)
Karen Carpenter (track 15)
writer:
Dick Addrisi (track 13)
Don Addrisi (track 13)
Robert Bateman (track 2)
Ken Bell (track 16)
Richard Carpenter (The Carpenters) (tracks 4, 20)
Georgia Dobbins (track 2)
William Garrett (track 2)
Gary Geld (track 3)
Freddie Gorman (track 2)
Albert Hammond (track 4)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 2)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 10)
Paul McCartney (track 10)
Bob Morrison (track 9)
Peter Udell (track 3)
J.L. Wallace (track 16)
Johnny Wilson (track 9)
John Bettis (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
A&M Records, Inc. (1969) (track 10)
A&M Records, Inc. (1970) (track 6)
A&M Records, Inc. (1971) (track 15)
A&M Records, Ltd. (1971) (track 15)
A&M Records, Inc. (1972) (track 3)
A&M Records, Inc. (1974) (track 2)
A&M Records, Inc. (1977) (track 7)
A&M Records, Inc. (1981) (track 16)
publisher:
Albert Music Publishing (tracks 6, 6)
Almo Music Corporation (tracks 1, 17)
Blue Seas Music, Inc. (tracks 6, 6)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 6, 6)
Casa David LP (tracks 6, 6)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 19)
Jac Music, Inc. (tracks 6, 6)
MCA Music Ltd. (track 15)
Maclen Music Ltd. (track 10)
Maclen Music, Inc. (track 10)
Northern Songs (track 10)
Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (tracks 1, 11, 17)
The Music Force (track 13)
U.S. Songs, Inc. (tracks 6, 6)
Jonico Music Inc. (1971) (track 8)
mash-ups:
arrangements:
Sing (Japanese concert version) (track 8)
Sing (track 8)
cover recording of:
A Song for You (track 19)
For All We Know (Lovers and Other Strangers, 1970) (track 15)
Hurting Each Other (track 3)
Please Mr. Postman (track 2)
Ticket to Ride (track 10)
later parody versions:
Addicted to Christ (track 10)
later translated parody versions:
Bo cartero (track 2)
later translated versions:
Hei postimies (track 2)
I BELIEVE YOU (track 13)
Matkalippu (track 10)
Nah bei dir (tracks 6, 6)
カフェにて (tracks 6, 6)
シング (track 8)
recording of:
Goodbye to Love (track 11)
I Believe You (track 13)
Karen's Theme (Carpenter song) (track 20)
Mr. Guder (track 18)
Sing (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (track 10)
The Music of The Beatles (tracks 10, 10)
Carpenters Medley (single mix) (tracks 1, 6, 6, 8, 8)
Opening Medley (Carpenters 1972) (track 11)

Release Group

Wikidata: Q5578515 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition [info]