Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition
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|Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition|
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|Released||February 10, 2004|
|Label||A&M/Universal Music Distribution|
Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition is a two-disc compilation released by the Carpenters in early 2004.
The cover has the same look as the 1992 Gold: Greatest Hits compilation album by ABBA. The album is essentially the expanded US release of a European compilation released in 2000, titled Gold: Greatest Hits (the same title as ABBA's). It peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart. This version contained just one disc with 20 tracks, all of which were featured on the American version; it simply has "Greatest Hits" in place of where "35th Anniversary Edition" is on the US cover. An accompanying DVD followed in 2002. The album has sold 1,335,586 copies in the UK as of September 2016.
|1.||"Yesterday Once More†"||Bettis, Carpenter||Now & Then||3:58|
|2.||"Please Mr. Postman†"||Robert Bateman, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland||Horizon||2:47|
|3.||"Hurting Each Other†"||Gary Geld, Peter Udell||A Song for You||2:47|
|4.||"I Need to Be in Love†"||Bettis, Carpenter, Albert Hammond||A Kind of Hush||3:49|
|5.||"Merry Christmas, Darling" (1978 mix)||Carpenter, Frank Pooler||Non-album single, 1970; mix used found on Christmas Portrait, 1978||3:05|
|6.||"(They Long to Be) Close to You†"||Burt Bacharach, Hal David||Close to You||3:40|
|7.||"All You Get from Love Is a Love Song*"||Steve Eaton||Passage||3:46|
|8.||"Sing†"||Joe Raposo||Now & Then||3:18|
|9.||"Make Believe It's Your First Time*"||Bob Morrison, Johnny Wilson||Voice of the Heart||4:08|
|10.||"Ticket to Ride¤"||John Lennon, Paul McCartney||Offering/Ticket to Ride, 1969||4:09|
|11.||"Goodbye to Love†"||Bettis, Carpenter||A Song for You||3:55|
|12.||"I Just Fall in Love Again*"||Steve Dorff, Larry Herbstritt||Passage||4:03|
|13.||"I Believe You*"||Dick Addrisi, Don Addrisi||Made in America, 1981 (released as a single three years prior)||3:55|
|14.||"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again‡"||David Pomeranz||Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration, 1995 (released as a single the previous year; originally recorded twenty years prior)||4:22|
|15.||"For All We Know†"||Arthur James, Karlin, Robb Wilson||Carpenters||2:32|
|16.||"Touch Me When We're Dancing*"||Kenny Bell, Terry Skinner, Jerry Lee Wallace||Made in America||3:20|
|17.||"I Won't Last a Day Without You†"||Nichols, Williams||A Song for You||3:54|
|18.||"Mr. Guder†"||Bettis, Carpenter||Close to You||3:21|
|19.||"A Song for You†"||Russell||A Song for You||4:37|
|20.||"Karen's Theme*"||Carpenter||Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor (Richard Carpenter solo album), 1998||2:41|
Most of the songs listed here are remixes. This compilation's songs have more refined and re-recorded tracks, less noise in the background, and a lot of reverberation in the background.
- ^* These songs are the original mixes, meaning that they have not been retouched since their recording.
- ^† These songs include a harder bass drum line and considerably more reverberation than the original version. "Top of the World" is mixed with an alternate ending to segue into "Maybe It's You".
- ^‡ All of these songs (with the exception of "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again") are from the album As Time Goes By, but all of these were remixed. The tracks from As Time Goes By were remixed in the late 1990s/early 2000s, and "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again", from Interpretations, was originally recorded in 1975, but was left off Horizon due to the fact that it would have been too long. It was subsequently remixed in the mid-1990s.
- ^†† This version of "Solitaire" can only be found on this album. This version is the single version, which Richard Carpenter claimed to have a guitar riff before each of the verses, whereas the version on Horizon had no guitar riff.
- ^♮ "Calling Occupants" is a longer version including a comedic introduction, where an alien speaks to a radio call-in show.
- ^¤ "Ticket to Ride", the only song here that is of a 1973 remix, is a fully re-recorded version of the original. Karen did not appreciate the deep vocals of the original, and felt that she could do a better job for The Singles: 1969–1973. Thus, it was re-recorded, and has not been touched since then.
Gold: Greatest Hits
- "Yesterday Once More" – 3:59
- "Superstar" – 3:47
- "Rainy Days and Mondays" – 3:35
- "Goodbye to Love" – 3:56
- "It's Going to Take Some Time" – 2:59
- "I Won't Last a Day Without You" – 3:54
- "For All We Know" – 2:32
- "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" – 3:37
- "Touch Me When We're Dancing" – 3:21
- "Please Mr. Postman" – 2:48
- "I Need to Be in Love" – 3:50
- "Solitaire" – 4:41
- "We've Only Just Begun" – 3:05
- "(They Long to Be) Close to You" – 3:41
- "This Masquerade" – 4:53
- "Ticket to Ride" – 4:09
- "Top of the World" – 2:58
- "Only Yesterday" – 3:46
- "Sing" – 3:20
- "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" – 7:09
Some editions contain "Hurting Each Other" as a bonus track.
A Canadian release from A&M Records/Universal Music Canada is dated 2005 and is simply titled Gold, without a subtitle. The 22-page booklet has a colour photo cover, not the original black cover.
- Allmusic review
- Richard Carpenter. Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition. Album notes. 2004.