As Time Goes By (The Carpenters album)

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As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By (Carpenters album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1, 2001 (Japan)
April 13, 2004 (international)
GenreAdult contemporary
ProducerRichard Carpenter
Carpenters chronology
As Time Goes By
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars [1]
Uncut1.5/5 stars [2]

As Time Goes By is the posthumous fourteenth and final studio album by American music duo Carpenters. It was initially released in Japan on August 1, 2001. An international release was originally to follow soon thereafter, but the release of the album generated copyright discrepancies among several publishers. These discrepancies were not resolved until late 2003, delaying the album's international date of release until April 13, 2004.


As Richard Carpenter writes on the group's official website: "The tracks contained on this collection span the years 1969–1982, and are culled from a wide variety of media: demos, outtakes, live performances, as well as the Carpenters' television specials. The recordings encompass the majority of the Carpenters' recording career and are an eclectic mix, containing the likes of "Dizzy Fingers", "My Funny Valentine" and "Dancing in the Street".

Track listing[edit]

1."Without a Song"1:58
2."Superstar"/"Rainy Days and Mondays"3:10
3."Nowhere Man"Lennon–McCartney2:56
4."I Got Rhythm"/"'S Wonderful"/"Rhapsody in Blue"/"Fascinating Rhythm" (I Got Rhythm medley)4:43
5."Dancing in the Street"
6."Dizzy Fingers"Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey3:34
7."You're Just in Love"Irving Berlin3:46
8."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" (Karen Carpenter/Ella Fitzgerald medley)6:00
9."Close Encounters/Star Wars Medley"John Williams6:01
10."Leave Yesterday Behind"Fred Karlin3:34
11."Yesterday Once More"/"Magic Moments"/"Sing"/"Catch a Falling Star"/"Close to You"/"It's Impossible"/"We've Only Just Begun"/"And I Love You So"/"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"/"'Till the End of Time"/"No Other Love" (Carpenters/Como medley)6:56
12."California Dreamin'"2:33
13."The Rainbow Connection"4:36
14."Sing"/"Close to You"/"For All We Know"/"Ticket to Ride"/"Only Yesterday"/"I Won't Last a Day Without You"/"Goodbye to Love"" (hits medley '76)8:13
15."And When He Smiles"Al Anderson3:06


  • "The Rainbow Connection"
CD single UICY-5006
  1. "The Rainbow Connection"
  2. "Leave Yesterday Behind"
  3. "Medley (Superstar/Rainy Days and Mondays)"
  • JP CD promo (2001) SIC-1039
  1. "The Rainbow Connection"
  2. "Leave Yesterday Behind"


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