Yesterday Once More (album)

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Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969–1983
Compilation album by The Carpenters
Released 8 October 1984
Recorded 1969–1983
Genre Pop
Length 98:04 (1984)
104:25 (1998)
Label A&M
Producer Phil Ramone; Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters chronology
The Singles: 1974-1978
(1978)
Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969–1983
(1984)
From the Top
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Yesterday Once More is a 2-disc compilation album by US pop group The Carpenters. It was released in 1984 and has been certified platinum in both the US and UK. It was re-released in 1998 with the addition of an extra track "I Just Fall in Love Again" and a changed track ordering. The reissue was remastered in 24-bit sound with new notes by Paul Grein.

Track listing (1984)[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Yesterday Once More" – 3:58 (Carpenter, Bettis)
  2. "Superstar" – 3:48 (Russell, Bramlett)
  3. "Rainy Days and Mondays" – 3:40 (Williams, Nichols)
  4. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" – 3:39 (Chater, Christian)
  5. "Ticket to Ride" – 4:08 (Lennon–McCartney)
  6. "Goodbye to Love" – 3:54 (Carpenter, Bettis)
  7. "Bless the Beasts and Children" – 3:15 (Botkin, De Vorzon)
  8. "It's Going to Take Some Time" – 2:57 (King, Stern)
  9. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" – 7:09 (Draper, Woloschuk)
  10. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" – 3:02 (Newton, Young)
  11. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" – 3:54 (Nichols, Williams)
  12. "For All We Know" – 2:31 (Griffin, Karlin, Wilson)
  13. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" – 3:20 (Bell, Skinner, Wallace)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" – 3:03 (Reed, Stephens)
  2. "This Masquerade" – 4:53 (Russell)
  3. "Hurting Each Other" – 2:46 (Geld, Udell)
  4. "Please Mr. Postman" – 2:47 (Bateman, Dobbins, Garrett, Gorman, Holland)
  5. "I Need to Be in Love" – 3:49 (Bettis, Carpenter, Hammond)
  6. "Make Believe It's Your First Time" – 4:07 (Morrison, Wilson)
  7. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" – 3:46 (Eaton)
  8. "Top of the World" – 3:00 (Bettis, Carpenter)
  9. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)" – 5:01 (Bettis, Carpenter)
  10. "We've Only Just Begun" – 3:04 (Nichols, Williams)
  11. "Those Good Old Dreams" – 4:12 (Bettis, Carpenter)
  12. "Sing" – 3:18 (Raposo)
  13. "Only Yesterday" – 3:46 (Bettis, Carpenter)
  14. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" – 3:40 (Bacharach, David)

Track listing (1998)[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Yesterday Once More" – 3:58 (Carpenter, Bettis)
  2. "Superstar" – 3:48 (Russell, Bramlett)
  3. "Rainy Days and Mondays" – 3:40 (Williams, Nichols)
  4. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" – 3:39 (Chater, Christian)
  5. "Ticket to Ride" – 4:08 (Lennon–McCartney)
  6. "Goodbye to Love" – 3:54 (Carpenter, Bettis)
  7. "Bless the Beasts and Children" – 3:15 (Botkin, De Vorzon)
  8. "It's Going to Take Some Time" – 2:57 (King, Stern)
  9. "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" – 3:03 (Reed, Stephens)
  10. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" – 3:02 (Newton, Young)
  11. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" – 3:54 (Nichols, Williams)
  12. "For All We Know" – 2:31 (Griffin, Karlin, Wilson)
  13. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" – 3:20 (Bell, Skinner, Wallace)
  14. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" – 7:09 (Draper, Woloschuk)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "I Just Fall in Love Again" – 4.03 (Dorff, Herbstritt, Lloyd, Sklerov)
  2. "This Masquerade" – 4:53 (Russell)
  3. "Hurting Each Other" – 2:46 (Geld, Udell)
  4. "Please Mr. Postman" – 2:47 (Bateman, Dobbins, Garrett, Gorman, Holland)
  5. "I Need to Be in Love" – 3:49 (Bettis, Carpenter, Hammond)
  6. "Make Believe It's Your First Time" – 4:07 (Morrison, Wilson)
  7. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" – 3:46 (Eaton)
  8. "Top of the World" – 3:00 (Bettis, Carpenter)
  9. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)" – 5:01 (Bettis, Carpenter)
  10. "We've Only Just Begun" – 3:04 (Nichols, Williams)
  11. "Those Good Old Dreams" – 4:12 (Bettis, Carpenter)
  12. "Sing" – 3:18 (Raposo)
  13. "Only Yesterday" – 3:46 (Bettis, Carpenter)
  14. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" – 3:40 (Bacharach, David)

Chart positions, certifications and sales[edit]

Year Chart Provider Position
1984 UK Albums Chart BPI
10
1993[2] Japanese Albums Chart Oricon
35
Country Organization Level Sales/shipments
United States RIAA 2× Multi-Platinum[3] 1,000,000+ (×2)
United Kingdom BPI Platinum[4] 300,000+
Japan RIAJ Platinum 270,000+[2]
China BPI Platinum[5]

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