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The Essential Collection (1965-1997) [Box]
0. DISC 1:
2. Parting of Our Ways, The
3. Looking for Love
4. I'll Be Yours
5. Iced Tea
6. You'll Love Me
7. All I Can Do
8. Don't Be Afraid
10. Your Wonderful Parade
11. All of My Life
13. Ticket to Ride
14. Get Together
16. Love Is Surrender
17. Maybe It's You
18. (They Long to Be) Close to You
19. Mr. Guder
20. We've Only Just Begun
21. Merry Christmas Darling
22. For All We Know
0. DISC 2:
1. Rainy Days and Mondays
3. Let Me Be the One
4. Bless the Beasts and Children
5. Hurting Each Other
6. It's Going to Take Some Time
7. I Won't Last a Day Without You
8. Song for You, A
9. Top of the World
10. Goodbye to Love
11. This Masquerade
13. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
14. Yesterday Once More
15. Oldies Medley: Fun, Fun, Fun/The End of the World/Da Doo Ron ...: Fun, Fun, Fun / The End Of The World / Da Doo Ron Ron / Deadman's Curve / Johnny Angel / The Night Has A Thousand Eyes / Our Day Will Come / One Fine Day
16. Yesterday Once More (Reprise)
17. Radio Contest Outtakes
0. DISC 3:
1. Morinaga Hi-Crown Chocolate Commercial
2. Please Mr. Postman
3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
4. Only Yesterday
6. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
7. Good Friends Are for Keeps
8. Ordinary Fool
10. There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)
11. I Need to Be in Love
12. From This Moment On
13. Suntory Pop Jingle No. 1
14. Suntory Pop Jingle No. 2
15. All You Get from Love Is a Love Song
16. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
17. Sweet, Sweet Smile
18. Christ Is Born
19. White Christmas
20. Little Alter Boy
21. Ave Maria
0. DISC 4:
1. Where Do I Go from Here?
2. Little Girl Blue
3. I Believe You
4. If I Had You
5. Karen/Ella Medley: This Masquerade/My Funny Valentine/I'll Be ...: This Masquerade / My Funny Valentine / I'll Be Seeing You / Someone To Watch Over Me / As Time Goes By / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
6. 1980 Medley: Sing/Knowing When to Leave/Make It Easy on Yourself/S ...: Sing / Knowing When To Leave / Make It Easy On Yourself / Someday / We've Only Just Begun
7. Make Believe It's Your First Time
8. Touch Me When We're Dancing
9. When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)
10. Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)
11. Those Good Old Dreams
13. Karen's Theme
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 493416
Dick Bogert; Eric Tomlinson; Glenn Berger; James Guthrie; Jim Boyer; Ray Gerhardt; Roger Young; Armin Steiner; Joe Osborn; Charlie Paakkari
The Carpenters: Richard Carpenter (vocals, arranger, piano, electric piano, keyboards); Karen Carpenter (vocals, drums).
Additional personnel includes: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Bob James (arranger, keyboards); Ray Parker, Jr. (guitar); Tim Weisberg (flute); Tom Scott, Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Hal Blaine (drums).
Producers include: Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter, Joe Osborn, Rick Jarrard, Jack Daugherty.
Recorded between 1965 & 1997. Includes liner notes by Richard Carpenter.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Adapter: Charles Gounod.
Personnel: Gary Sims, John Bettis (vocals, guitar); Karen Carpenter (vocals, drums, background vocals); Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Tim May (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Tony Peluso (guitar, electric guitar); David Brown , Ray Parker, Jr., Russell Javors (guitar); Dennis Budimer, Fred Tackett (acoustic guitar); Larry McNeely (banjo); Bobby Bruce (fiddle); Bob Messenger (flute, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Tim Weisberg, David Shostac, Sheridon Stokes (flute); Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Tom Scott (recorder, woodwinds, tenor saxophone); Doug Strawn (clarinet, background vocals); James Kanter (clarinet); Earl Dumler (oboe, English horn); Jim Horn (oboe); John Phillips, Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Chuck Findley (trumpet); David Duke (French horn); Wes Jacobs (tuba); Tom Hensley (tack piano); Pete Jolly, Rob Mounsey (keyboards); Cubby O'Brien, Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon , Larrie Londin, Ron Tutt, Liberty DeVitto (drums); Tom Chorale Bahler, Carolyn Dennis, Maxine Willard Waters, Gregg Smith, Julia Tillman, Carlena Williams (background vocals).
DJ: Tony Peluso.
Audio Mixers: Dave Iveland; Karen Carpenter.
Audio Remixers: Roger Young; Robert DeLaGarza.
Recording information: Carpenter Home (1965-1996); Joe Osborn's Garage Studio (1965-1996); Living room (1965-1996); Los Angeles, CA (1965-1996); United Audio, Orange County (1965-1996); Your Navy Presents Studio (1965-1996).
Arrangers: Jerry Hey; Nelson Riddle; Paul Riser; Peter Knight; Rod Temperton; Billy May; Bob James.
The Carpenters' 2002 box set, The Essential Collection (1965-1997) is a revised version of their 1991 box set, From the Top. This time, Richard Carpenter has aimed more at a comprehensive treatment of the Carpenters' career, including all of their Top 40 hits (some with grudging remarks in the liner notes) in an expansion that adds 45 and a half minutes to the running time. There are also some more album cuts and rarities, though the only previously unreleased tracks are a commercial and a medley of standards by Karen Carpenter and Ella Fitzgerald from a television special. In total, he has added 17 tracks, while deleting four: a cover of the Beatles' "Goodnight"; a Spanish-language version of "Sing" (replaced by the English-language hit version that had been left off From the Top); and two songs from his sister's solo album (which he no longer describes as having been shelved in 1980 "at Karen's behest," but now "for reasons that are well-chronicled elsewhere," presumably in Ray Coleman's 1994 authorized biography), "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind" and "Still Crazy After All These Years." Since that album finally saw release in 1996, he may have thought it was no longer necessary to represent so much of it. The result of the changes is a big improvement. From the Top didn't really justify its four discs; it could have fit on three. And it was a compromise between an all-out rarities set and a thorough career overview. This version uses its greater length to satisfy the latter goal. It is worth noting, too, that like From the Top, The Essential Collection (1965-1997) is a retouched version of the Carpenters' story. Richard Carpenter has not hesitated to remix, overdub, and otherwise spiff up the band's recordings. Purists may object, but the sound justifies the changes. ~ William Ruhlmann
Uncut (01/03, p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The real revelation here is the astonishing invention and sophistication of their early work..."
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